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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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January 22, 2013
cocomo215 wrote:
Where is the futon from? - Love it!
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    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 1:24PM
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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!
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November 11, 2012
Amy Fortier wrote:
Love the shelves that go around the corner. Can you tell me where I can purchase them at? Thanks
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Thank you very much for the comment Nicole!
1 Like    Bookmark   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.
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January 19, 2012
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?
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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!
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The wood was birch plywood and solid stock with a spray lacquered semigloss fnish.
    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 2:29PM
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January 17, 2012
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Benjamin Moore: Hawthorne Yellow (HC-4). Thanks for your interest!
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gorgeous color! I was so happy that someone had already asked!
    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 11:34AM
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November 5, 2011
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.
    Bookmark   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!
    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 10:24AM
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Samantha Schoech added this to 15 Rooms That Excel at Double Duty
A flexible sofa or daybed in the office can be the place where all your best ideas strike and the place where guests lay their heads at night.
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Downsizing Help: Shelve Your Storage Woes
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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corner shelves for decorating and organization
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Open shelving around a large desk.
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Painting ok
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same sofa as me, could work in small room
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the "Hawthorne yellow" paint color
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High and out of the way. Balances the room too
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doubles as a guest bedroom
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