Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
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San Francisco Bedroom contemporary-home-office

San Francisco Bedroom

Making a small room feel spacious is always a challenge. This 110 square foot guest bedroom was designed in the quietest, simplest, most unobtrusive way possible using many visual cues to create a calm and seemingly larger volume. Diagonal sightlines, open back chairs, furniture that does not extend to the floor, open weave fabrics at the windows all contribute to a sense of spaciousness. This is a room we hope a guest would be happy to spend more than a single night in. (2001)

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This window desk combines bronze and chrome to terrific effect. The bronze lamp doesn't detract from the view through the window, and the chrome table catches the light. This is a great example of how to mix a matte and a shiny finish.
Similarly, a simple shelf tucked under a window can serve as a nice light bedroom desk.
Commandeer a niche with a built-in desk. One shelf can transform an awkward, unused area into a productive and attractive space.

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February 19, 2015
Desk in stair well?
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February 15, 2015
like the built in nes of it.
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February 2, 2015
Great idea
pburger added this to Bedroom / Storage
January 28, 2015
Nice built in desk under a window, between other built-ins. But, maybe takes up too much space.
janroze added this to STUDY
January 20, 2015
No way would either of us give up the desk where we can look out the window, view the rising sun and the birds. In fact when DH retired I feared I might lose my study to him and I was determined "that wouldn't happen. I lobbied for a second computer and he said, "Only if you can tell me where you will put it." I had been thinking about it for a long time. "Ill show you," quickly drawing the existing desk that I had designed with a four foot knee hole, followed by a lg unit in front of the knee hole. "What is that?" "It's a Jack and Jill desk, see we each have a 4' computer desk facing each other, with an "L" of bookshelves and a stack of drawers, file cabinet and the ability to watch the birds at the feeders. Under it is a storage ottoman for resting feet and playing footsie. He had to admit it was perfect and still is, after all these years. Think ahead, good luck and enjoy!
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January 5, 2015
Window and simple shelf transforms niche.
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December 26, 2014
another desk in bedroom
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December 19, 2014
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December 17, 2014
simple built in desk. 1 piece.
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November 23, 2014
Guest room
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November 2, 2014
Just what we need
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October 16, 2014
Floating desk
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October 12, 2014
This might be good in Peyton's room in the little nook.
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October 12, 2014
bedroom desk
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September 25, 2014
Window office
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September 25, 2014
I like the neutrals on this picture.
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Commandeer a niche with a built-in desk. One shelf can transform an awkward, unused area into a productive and attractive spa
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built in desk closet maybe
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Nice serene feeling
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September 13, 2014
For right side of fire place
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August 23, 2014
Could work in a dormer for morning quiet time.
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built-in desk, great use of space
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August 17, 2014
Office chair
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What a lovely space. I can imagine myself sitting there reading, writing a letter or tapping away on my Laptop.
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July 11, 2014
Desk by the window
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July 3, 2014
? desk or sitting area in bay area
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June 24, 2014
Desk lamp for reading
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June 2, 2014
built-in desks in guest bdrms.
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June 1, 2014
desk under window
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May 27, 2014
would work in the east bedroom
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May 23, 2014
A's room
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May 18, 2014
At the loft window . . .
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built in desk
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Windowsill office
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simply elegant
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April 23, 2014
desk in dormer
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April 2, 2014
Dormer nook idea
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March 25, 2014
Love the built in desk with a window
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March 21, 2014
Simple reading area
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built-In desk
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Commandeer a niche with a built-in desk. One shelf can transform an awkward, unused area into a productive and attractive space.
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February 16, 2014
This would be good in that wasted dormer space
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muted colors, use of space
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February 13, 2014
Use of space
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February 13, 2014
built in desk under the window. Does the space allow enough clearance for a built in?
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February 12, 2014
desk in front of window
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desk (shelf)
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February 11, 2014
Ivory cushion for 60s chairs.
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Desk in alcove
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the vignette
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I love it
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Great use of space
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great upstairs at window to guest room
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Study Table
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Clare's window
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Desk between book shelves in sitting area
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February 9, 2014
Really balanced
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February 9, 2014
this might be nice to do in the upstairs guest room, maybe with drawers.
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February 9, 2014
Guest 3,,,,,,,,wood top desk
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Love this
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desk niche
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Dormer use
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Better than a window seat!
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desk for small bedroom
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Niche with a built in desk
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creating work area in small space
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use of space
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very pretty desk, lamp and comfortable chair
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love setup
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Max's room
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Commandeer a niche with a built-in desk. One shelf can transform an awkward, unused area into a productive and attractive space.
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Something like this at top of stairs
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February 8, 2014
study table
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February 8, 2014
Create an office in the bedroom.
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Niche office
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Built in desk niche
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Dormer window
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February 6, 2014
Lovelovelovelove. I could write a lot of bad poetry at that desk.
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Gable desk
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Built in desk
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Pour ma lucarne dans ma chambre
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February 6, 2014
I like the little round side table and its position
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February 2, 2014
cool use of space
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Guess room
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Desk and chair in dormer
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use of space, can have heater underneath
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writing table
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November 19, 2013
soft roman shade of translucent fabric - would it stack high because fabric so thin?
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November 13, 2013
Just stunning...
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November 11, 2013
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simple built in desk under wndow
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decor fam rm
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dormer desk
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perfect use of space
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Desk in window
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October 9, 2013
Another idea is a desk in front of dormer window
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October 6, 2013
end of upstairs hall
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October 5, 2013
Lamp bronze
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October 4, 2013
use of a window niche
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October 3, 2013
Vanity instead of desk
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September 29, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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September 17, 2013
Similarly, a simple shelf tucked under a window can serve as a nice light bedroom desk.
TP added this to Home Office Ideas
September 15, 2013
Mini desk area.
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September 13, 2013
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Turning window seat into window desk
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desk in dormer
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dormer window desk
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built in desk in front of window
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Table under window?
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Dormer sitting area
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Master bedroom cottage
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Built-in desk
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July 29, 2013
window desk
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July 25, 2013
lovely idea...practical and pretty
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Lucy window desk
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Cool desk
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desk built in
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Desk in dormer
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desk dormer
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June 23, 2013
Maybe put Fleurs little desk and remove Atholl's other one
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dormer in spare bedroom
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For the beach!
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Study room
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built-in desk
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Desk nook
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built in option - very sleek
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May 1, 2013
Maybe I could remove my window seat and install a window DESK!
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Desk alcove
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Every nook
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reading nook
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March 27, 2013
yes! perfect dormer nook.
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desk area
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Desk by window
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February 9, 2013
A desk built into the dormer...what about a vanity?!
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February 5, 2013
Just a beautiful space!
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February 4, 2013
Just like the picture.
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erin bedroom
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desk in a dormer
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Built in desk
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Master bedroom dormer
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guest bedroom upstairs. check window area to see if we could do something like this
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Dormer desk
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desk in master
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girls/ room
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could have desk in a feature window in an upstairs bedroom
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