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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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cocomo215 wrote:
Where is the futon from? - Love it!
   Comment   January 22, 2013
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February 21, 2013 at 1:24pm   
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nm4bd3lj wrote:
What are the room dimensions?? - I was thinking this exactly then I saw the picture. Wondering if it will work in my space. Wondering how big.
   Comment   January 20, 2013
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Hello, thanks for the question and we apologize for the delay. The room size is 9'-0" x 11'-0". Hope this works for you!
February 21, 2013 at 2:58pm     
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Amy Fortier wrote:
Love the shelves that go around the corner. Can you tell me where I can purchase them at? Thanks
   Comment   November 11, 2012
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Thank you very much for the comment Nicole!
November 5, 2013 at 8:25am     
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Thanks Amy! Those shelves were custom built for the room. This house was built in 1908 and two wall are square to each other! If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area give me a shout and I can lead you to gentleman who built and installed them for us.
March 17, 2014 at 2:26pm     
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romanvd wrote:
Hi,really like your design and think about using that concept in my home office.Just need to ask what wood was used and how did you get gloss white effect?
   Comment   January 19, 2012
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The desk and shelves are custom millwork and fabricated from poplar with a high gloss latex paint coating. The desk has an inset glass top.

Thanks for your inquiry and when you're in need of a designer or architect, please let us know!
January 19, 2012 at 2:34pm     
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The wood was birch plywood and solid stock with a spray lacquered semigloss fnish.
March 17, 2014 at 2:29pm   
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JoAnne P wrote:
Love the wall color. Name?
   Comment   January 17, 2012
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Benjamin Moore: Hawthorne Yellow (HC-4). Thanks for your interest!
May 8, 2012 at 5:29pm     
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gorgeous color! I was so happy that someone had already asked!
August 26, 2012 at 11:34am   
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msladybird wrote:
Is this a high ceiling? Above standard?
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For an old San Francisco house, it's pretty standard - about 9' high.
November 5, 2011 at 6:43am   
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The ceiling is 8'6". This is a great visual to show how a lighter ceiling can make a small space airy. Thanks for the inquiry!
November 7, 2011 at 10:24am   
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Don’t think your shelving must always cover an entire wall. Just a couple of shelves placed artfully can make an impressive statement.

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