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Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio traditional-home-office
 

Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio

At the top of the stairs, the Schneiders have made use of redundant space by creating an elegant home office alternative. Before building their company's offices over the garage it was used
for their business, but now it is a place for writing, researching, or just relaxing. "Sometimes I just like to sit up there and think creatively", Gayle states. "It’s such a pretty outside view at that window, so it’s very inspiring to me."

The table holds significance, as it was a gift from Gary when the couple were dating. Gayle has since refinished it, along with the chair. The stool was another thrift store gem which the couple repainted. Gayle creates interest on the wall by attaching pages in a whimsical fashion. She was inspired by a display she saw at a store, and replicated the look using aboriculture publications found at a flea market.

Since finishing their home over nine years ago, the last of the Schneider children have grown up and moved on, leaving a lot of extra space for house guests of all kinds. Though they have opened their home to those needing a place to stay for a while, the Schneiders do plan to downsize in a few years.

"When we do, we plan on a smaller house, but with a more pastoral setting, maybe even with a small lake," says Gayle. "Along with that, we'd like to build an event center on the property that can host weddings, creative business meetings/retreats, but can also be used at a reduced cost or free for certain charitable organizations."

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marewalker7 wrote:
It that just a regular farm table being used for a desk?
   Comment   January 9, 2013
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gschneider
Yes - here's another shot more head on.
January 14, 2013 at 6:02AM   
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marewalker7
thanks, wasn't sure what to do with my farm table. It will make a nice desk
January 15, 2013 at 8:51AM   
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Curtains - Where can I find curtains like these?
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At the top of the stairs, the Schneiders have created an elegant home office alternative. Before they built their company's offices over the garage, this space was used for their business, but now it is a place for writing, researching or just relaxing. "Sometimes I just like to sit up there and think creatively," says Gayle. "It’s such a pretty outside view at that window, so it’s very inspiring to me."The table holds significance, as it was a gift from Gary when the couple were dating. Gayle has since refinished it, along with the chair. The stool is another thrift store gem that the couple repainted. Inspired by a retail display, Gayle replicated the look of a whimsical arrangement of pages using arboriculture publications found at a flea market.

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