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SF Home Office

This room in an early 1900’s Victorian needed to do double duty –a functional workspace for an IT manager who works from home and a comfortable sleeping quarters to accommodate overnight guests. DMA was tasked with designing a custom work surface and wall shelving, as well as sourcing the rest of the room’s furnishings and accessories. The warm palette plays nice with the rest of the residence and the framed photography, shot by one of the owners, was inspired by the bent wood light fixture. Done on a tight budget, this project marries the best of custom and cost effective solutions that create a harmonious and beautiful space in which to work and relax.

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September 29, 2014
Maritza Baumgartner wrote:
Where are your wall shelves from?
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The shelves are custom millwork, made to fit the room. They are fabricated from poplar with a high gloss latex paint coating. Fabricated by
    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 9:18AM
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July 2, 2014
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It's natural Beech
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February 17, 2013
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The credenza is from CB2.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 5:15PM
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Here are the dimensions 54"w x 18"d x 24"h
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 8:57AM
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January 21, 2013
mdn727 wrote:
Great use of space. Do you have the room dimensions? Thanks.
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Thanks for you compliment. The room size is 9'-0" x 11'-0".
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 2:55PM
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October 10, 2012
jillnb wrote:
I love the carpet. What kind of carpet is it and where did you find it?
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Hello Jill, thanks for the question. It's a tribal Kilim carpet purchased from
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September 12, 2012
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Hello this is a custom designed piece. Please see the top view attached to see how we achieved the thickness. Thanks for the great question!
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January 27, 2012
romanvd wrote:
Hello,I was wondering how you attached your wall to wall desk.If it attached or rests on the cabinets?And your floating shelves do they have a frame inside?
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Thanks Jennifer!
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 6:19PM
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The desk is only supported on three side, attached to the wall so it "floats". The shelve have a flat steel plate with wielded steel dowels protruding from the plate which is attached to the walls. The shelves have holes drill to accept the dowels.
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January 16, 2012
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The cabinet is from CB2. Here's a link:
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 1:43PM
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The wall color is: Benjamin Moore: Hawthorne Yellow (HC-4)
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shelves, layout
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Layout works; HATE the color scheme (but it does work with the Domino painting...maybe it's just the carpet I hate)
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This room is 9x11 ours is 8x12 we have to lose the credenza
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