Aya Ishihara modern-home-office

Aya Ishihara

This home office/creative space has come a long ways since we moved into our 70's home over 3 years ago. Since it's located in our basement, we replaced the old orange carpeting with white Tundra flooring from Ikea to brighten up the space. We chose a soft, soothing gray for the accent wall, which added a nice back drop for the white floating shelves where we can display our favorite objects. We selected mostly white furniture except for the wooden bookshelf that we already had. We wanted the accessories in the room to act as splashes of color. We chose a large white work table in the center of the room, where art supplies are always available for our boys. The large painting is a piece I painted with leftover wall paint that was inspired from a fabric swatch. The foam boards below the shelves are the perfect spot to hang kids artwork or inspiration. This space has been a great place express our creativity and be inspired!

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October 13, 2014
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Hi Victoria,

I was just noticing how many people have added this photo to their ideabook, wow! I would love to have you feature my space in your magazine! Please let me know what else I can provide for you.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2014 at 12:55PM
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Hi Aya,

Great! If you'll email me directly at cbmagintern@gmail.com, I can send over the image and text request. Looking forward to working with you!
    Bookmark   October 15, 2014 at 10:46AM
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December 4, 2013
Tim Acheson wrote:
How did you make the "foam boards?" Did you use a fabric? - Looks great!
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This is the material used:
You could probably find it elsewhere for cheaper.
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June 20, 2013
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yes, we love the white tundra flooring! It is much more durable than the expensive hardwood flooring we have in other parts of our home. We don't wear shoes inside our home but it has held up very well to two energetic kids!
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May 13, 2012
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Yes, it is the Ikea Lack shelf
    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 10:43PM
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Thank you.
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July 10, 2013
bgreenfield wrote:
What is the material for the back splash?

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To decide if it’s a good option for you, first make an honest assessment of your working styles. Do you like to work in silence or listen to music? Will you need to take phone calls or have video conferences? Are you neat?These three questions — let’s face it, the first question alone — could make it clear that creating separate workspaces is imperative. Unfortunately, though, not everyone has the luxury of empty rooms just waiting to be transformed.

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Love the shelf and pin board
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This is more along the idea of the space I will create... just needs more natural light. (Perhaps transom windows above desk) Hummmm :)
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