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The Penthouse by Ivy Style33/ Busy Bee contemporary home office

The Penthouse by Ivy Style33/ Busy Bee


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leftcoastgal wrote:
How do you decorate a home office that also doubles as a guest room?
   Comment   February 22, 2011
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Kerrie L. Kelly
I address this in my book, Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide. If your guest room must do double duty, look for furniture that keeps the room from being too businesslike, such as an office armoire, chests, cabinets, side tables, and footstools with built-in storage.

Space for home offices can also be found in some unexpected places, such as an underused closet, space under the stairs, or a place in the attic, basement, or garage.
February 23, 2011 at 9:33am   
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June 2, 2011 at 9:06am   
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jlward wrote:
Desk - How was the desk created?
   Comment   September 26, 2012

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Margaret Everton added this to Where Creativity Happens
This blank corner becomes a tucked-away private space with the addition of this desk space and surrounding book cases. This is a nice example of how it is sometimes not fancy or expensive furniture, but the creative placement of simple elements, that make a space.
Here they make a room where there wasn't one before, and provide lots of workspace storage.
Samantha Schoech added this to 15 Rooms That Excel at Double Duty
Here is an office off the entryway in a "room" created by shelving. Keep the space facing the door for the pretty stuff and hide the papers and clutter down near the bottom of the shelf against the wall.
Create privacy within a larger space. If you do not have an entire room to dedicate to your office but really need one, you can still carve out a private nook with a few space tricks. You could use an open-backed bookcase as a room divider, placing your desk on the other side (as shown here); create an office corner by strategically positioning a decorative screen; or even place a large potted tree behind your desk.

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elliet_123 added this to study
March 29, 2014
col_tim added this to Kite Final Living
March 26, 2014
white plant pots on bookcase
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March 23, 2014
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March 17, 2014
Shelving office
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February 25, 2014
Bookcase as divider
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February 25, 2014
Darelynn Prudent added this to darelynn_prudent's ideas
February 14, 2014
Corner home office
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January 26, 2014
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January 26, 2014
desk in entryway
jmannell added this to jmannell's Ideas
January 23, 2014
double duty - entrance and office......all the pretty stuff is easily seen and the paper and office stuff is lower down or facing away from the entrance. The space was made by using shelves
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January 16, 2014
Hidden office
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January 16, 2014
Walls created with shelving
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January 15, 2014
suncottage added this to Cottage
January 15, 2014
Make office out of large front entryway
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January 15, 2014
clever idea for creating a home office
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January 14, 2014
Office space
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January 12, 2014
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January 9, 2014
small office
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January 1, 2014
Rincón propio
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December 31, 2013
Domestic Stories with Ivy Save to Ideabook Email Photo Here is an office off the entryway in a "room" created by shelving. Keep the space facing the door for the pretty stuff and hide the papers and clutter down near the bottom of the shelf against the wall.
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December 28, 2013
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December 26, 2013
nice cozy desk idea
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December 23, 2013
book shelve decoration ideas
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December 22, 2013
Desk nook
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December 17, 2013
shelving creating office space
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December 8, 2013
Screen off portion of room for private office space
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November 23, 2013
Natural work area
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November 20, 2013
Create privacy within a larger space. If you do not have an entire room to dedicate to your office but really need one, you can still carve out a private nook with a few space tricks. You could use an open-backed bookcase as a room divider, placing your desk on the other side (as shown here); create an office corner by strategically positioning a decorative screen; or even place a large potted tree behind your desk.
cutthechaos added this to Home Office Ideas
November 17, 2013
Create privacy within a larger space. If you do not have an entire room to dedicate to your office but really need one, you can still carve out a private nook with a few space tricks. You could use an open-backed bookcase as a room divider, placing your desk on the other side (as shown here); create an office corner by strategically positioning a decorative screen; or even place a large potted tree behind your desk.
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November 11, 2013
Green and white office
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November 7, 2013
Expedit Bookcases
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October 28, 2013
The expedit shelves are the constant staple of a great built in.
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October 20, 2013
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October 18, 2013
Perfect little private spot
Miera Melba Interior Design, LLC added this to paint studio - offices
October 9, 2013
bookcases act as privacy walls
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October 9, 2013
Ikea look
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October 9, 2013
Cubbies built along wall
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October 5, 2013
good arrangement for small lay-out
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October 3, 2013
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September 23, 2013
Bookcase to hide office
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September 19, 2013
Tucked away desk area
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September 19, 2013
partition off a corner for a mini office
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September 19, 2013
офис в гостинной
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enclosed space
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September 15, 2013
Create privacy in a large space.
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September 11, 2013
good use of space
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September 1, 2013
Consider room dividers?
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August 29, 2013
home office
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August 23, 2013
office space
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August 22, 2013
oficina 3
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August 21, 2013
plants in office
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August 19, 2013
Carve some space
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August 19, 2013
Here is an office off the entryway in a "room" created by shelving. Keep the space facing the door for the pretty stuff and hide the papers and clutter down near the bottom of the shelf against the wall
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August 18, 2013
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August 18, 2013
office in entry
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August 18, 2013
Extend a narrow open shelf from the nook for entry - even just 1 foot wide with 2 or 3 shelves Opposite wall behind door - couple of hooks and shoe tray
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August 18, 2013
office created off an entry into a room
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August 18, 2013
hidden office with shelves
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August 17, 2013
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August 17, 2013
Escritorio estar
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August 12, 2013
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August 5, 2013
Office idea
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August 1, 2013
Room within a room
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August 1, 2013
Maybe create something like this in Garage?
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August 1, 2013
open-back bookcase divider
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July 31, 2013
Private office area within larger space. Open-backed bookcase, decorative screen, or large potted tree.
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July 31, 2013
Desk area
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July 31, 2013
Hidden office
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July 18, 2013
Creating walls
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July 15, 2013
Banner and plants in office.
Emma Leitch added this to Study
July 14, 2013
Make a space
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July 11, 2013
idea for study area
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June 30, 2013
Separate room
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June 29, 2013
create privacy
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June 24, 2013
Cute space
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June 24, 2013
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June 23, 2013
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June 15, 2013
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June 13, 2013
the size
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June 10, 2013
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June 7, 2013
private nook
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June 6, 2013
double duty nook office/storage/bookshelf
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June 4, 2013
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June 1, 2013
Nice cabinet stuff
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May 28, 2013
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May 28, 2013
Maybe in the living room area?
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May 19, 2013
garden tones
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May 18, 2013
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May 5, 2013
white n green n clean w/ pennant
houstonbb44 added this to Attic
May 2, 2013
I already some of those cubby shelves. Cool.
Sue FabFifty added this to sue_fabfifty's ideas
April 29, 2013
could be a meditation room
sheby7 added this to Chanel
April 28, 2013
Good idea
aroudez added this to aroudez's Ideas
April 28, 2013
Like the cozy hidden place.
turkeyanne added this to Home Office
April 27, 2013
Any excuse to get more EXPEDITs is one I'll take.
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April 27, 2013
expedit office
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April 23, 2013
Corner office
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April 21, 2013
Sewing space
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April 18, 2013
This is good for storage but it may be too enclosed
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April 14, 2013
Small office
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April 13, 2013
workspave made by putting shelves around desk and entryway
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March 23, 2013
For extra small space
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March 22, 2013
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March 20, 2013
Hidden office
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March 13, 2013
using furniture to create intimate space.
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March 11, 2013
ikea Expedit as room divider
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March 11, 2013
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March 8, 2013
{living room} use shelves to create workspace
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March 4, 2013
Use open bookcase to split room
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March 2, 2013
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March 2, 2013
Desk chair
mkb1971 added this to M's study
February 24, 2013
Cool! A room within a room....
oliveidc added this to oliveidc's Ideas
February 23, 2013
Bookcase? Office
pkbnaks added this to pkbnaks's ideas
February 21, 2013
I like ivy as an accent either real or painted. The Magnolia Mansion has artistic murals and one is ivy. Something understated would be nice.
fej42 added this to Home office Ideas
February 20, 2013
Open back shelf
heatherlace added this to heatherlace's Ideas
February 20, 2013
entry way/office hidden with shelves
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February 20, 2013
office nook
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February 19, 2013
trini3de added this to Green!
February 17, 2013
Can't go wrong with crisp green and white. Always looks fresh. I'd add pops of turquoise, orange and black for drama.
rattatattat added this to rattatattat's ideas
February 16, 2013
office in a corner w airy bookcase as 'wall'
cburton13 added this to Katie
February 15, 2013
Office space in front "Library"room
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February 10, 2013
hstinson added this to hstinson's Ideas
February 10, 2013
Office w bookshelves to separate
hwklau added this to hwklau's ideas
February 7, 2013
Interesting idea for workspace
Dániel Varga added this to Home office
February 4, 2013
plan B
hhendrycks added this to hhendrycks's ideas
February 2, 2013
like the way this space was carved out
pybo added this to Expedia bookshelf
February 1, 2013
Small segregated office
trini3de added this to trini3de's ideas
January 27, 2013
Colors, ivy, chair, bookcase.
sdobes added this to office
January 27, 2013
Corner office
findei added this to findei's Ideas
January 26, 2013
Nice green and white theme
hshawaf added this to hshawaf's Ideas
January 22, 2013
Hidden office
Joni Cardoso added this to joni_cardoso's ideas
January 20, 2013
corner office
kath1986 added this to Storage walls
January 19, 2013
hayleybrowninteriors added this to Havelock North house
January 13, 2013
Don't necessarily need doors between office and living - could be like this
joanhanley added this to joanhanley's ideas
January 13, 2013
even in a small space
krze24 added this to Texas big
January 13, 2013
Like green and white
debbiebor added this to debbiebor's ideas
January 12, 2013
Madison Wood added this to madison_wood's Ideas
January 11, 2013
Another good office location. 'Dining area' more craft room. Less privacy of info
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January 11, 2013
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January 8, 2013
natandal added this to office
January 8, 2013
private space
Merritt Stephens added this to merritt_stephens's ideas
January 6, 2013
Cozy and private office space, use of open bookshelf to separate space
deidre14 added this to deidre14's ideas
January 5, 2013
cute idea to use a screen or shelf to divide office and tv room
jvhuynh1 added this to jvhuynh1's ideas
January 3, 2013
creating a nook using open expedit shelving and large potted plant
jackson0865 added this to family ideas
January 3, 2013
for Becky and Makenzie's work spaces in den
serena303 added this to serena303's ideas
January 1, 2013
Office nook open partition
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December 31, 2012
office space
Erika Nortemann added this to living [room]
December 20, 2012
cubbyhole option.
tonettecalma added this to tonettecalma's ideas
December 17, 2012
enclose office area with shelving unit
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December 14, 2012
Just looking... Something about it.
December 14, 2012
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Augie SpreeChicago added this to augie_spreechicago's Ideas
December 13, 2012
Entryway office space
Anna Marie added this to decodesire's ideas
December 13, 2012
add to box in office from other side
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December 12, 2012
Hide out
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December 4, 2012
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November 25, 2012
Creating an office in a corner with open back bookcase as room divider
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November 19, 2012
Expedit shelving
chrisurian added this to chrisurian's Ideas
November 8, 2012
Possible use of upper loft
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November 4, 2012
office space
christinad9 added this to Office Space
November 2, 2012
creation of privacy with bookshelf.. great idea
sudy_86 added this to Home Office
November 1, 2012
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October 28, 2012
nook desk
wrider13 added this to wrider13's Ideas
October 26, 2012
In the basement
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October 25, 2012
hate it...thin
Nicola Bevan added this to nicola_bevan's ideas
October 21, 2012
ohhh thats what mine will look like,, just a bit more cluttered
ojocat added this to ojocat's ideas
October 20, 2012
small space
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October 20, 2012
judenp added this to kitchen cubbyhole ideas
October 19, 2012
similar to our entryway
jnbramblett added this to jnbramblett's Ideas
October 17, 2012
Bookshelf separating the desk and door.
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October 15, 2012
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October 13, 2012
creating an office space
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October 12, 2012
Created corner
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October 10, 2012
office chair, room divider
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October 10, 2012
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October 6, 2012
Easy to make office
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October 5, 2012
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October 5, 2012
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October 1, 2012
For L room
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September 30, 2012
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September 30, 2012
office by kitchen by kids play area
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September 30, 2012
Wall divider
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September 29, 2012
Super smart way to subdivide my studio
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September 29, 2012
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September 29, 2012
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September 29, 2012
quando lo spazio è poco
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September 28, 2012
At front entry!
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September 28, 2012
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September 28, 2012
desk nook
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September 28, 2012
Small office space.
Candace Lopez added this to candace_lopez's ideas
September 28, 2012
the organization of it, for such a small space.
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September 28, 2012
private office nook in larger room
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September 28, 2012
Kim's study
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