Alan Design Studio
Interior Designers & Decorators
Winnetka Residence traditional home office
 

Winnetka Residence

Designer: Jean Alan
Design Assistant: Jody Trombley
URL
http://www.alandesignstudio.com

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hinmaniac wrote:
Desktop Composition - Do you know what the top of the desk is made of? Looks like there may be a soft covering?
     Comment   September 21, 2012
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The desk was hand painted white, and it has a leather desk top
September 28, 2012 at 10:05am     
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zolulex wrote:
Where did you get the base and wall cabinets? - they look great!
   Comment   August 31, 2012
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The architect designed all of the cabinets for this office. We worked with Ver Bryck Architects for this project
September 28, 2012 at 10:07am     
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Barb Finney wrote:
where can I find a mid-century modern bookcase?
   Comment   June 11, 2012
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Emily Hurley
Hi there, Was there a particular kind of look you were after? You may have some luck looking at what is available on the inmod.com or dwr.com or yliving.com websites. Also, if you are after a vintage piece, craigslist.org can be a great resource.

Hope that helps!
June 11, 2012 at 11:06am   
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You should try shopping online for one. Ebay?
September 29, 2012 at 11:13am   
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jmprisco wrote:
Do you know the color of the desk and the wood top?
   Comment   June 5, 2012
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The desk was hand painted white, and the desk-top is leather
September 29, 2012 at 11:14am     
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mstrice wrote:
where did you get this chair?
   Comment   April 19, 2012
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Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair from Herman Miller
April 19, 2012 at 1:14pm     
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debnsync
I am inspired that I can actually make room for a small space w/ the necessities shown here! Lovely.
June 30, 2013 at 10:38am   
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joanneisenberg wrote:
Dimension - What is the size of this space?
   Comment   March 1, 2014
everythingnice wrote:
Is the light from the window hard on the eyes while viewing computer? - We are wondering if it is better to place the desk/computer facing a wall or window. We are concerned west facing window may be too bright behind work space and hurt the eyes. Otherwise, would like a window view!
   Comment   February 16, 2014
lvnlv wrote:
Ceiling light - Please tell me where I can find this cieling light. Thanks
   Comment   December 30, 2013
drace6 wrote:
Would like to build a sunroom onto existing attached deck? Pictures o - Country view... Would like plenty of windows!!
   Comment   August 30, 2013
Lorraine Halderman wrote:
Dimensions of desk - What is the depth of the desk?
   Comment   March 8, 2013
cookpat wrote:
Need to build return stairs in old home - Need ideas for designs and structural details
   Comment   February 1, 2013
ellebel66 wrote:
Where to go with your legs? - Without the drawers under the desk it would probably fit.
   Comment   January 23, 2013
tfirst wrote:
Could you please share the wall material between the desk and the cabinets.
   Comment   January 13, 2013
andysullivan15 wrote:
Please tell me where you got the window covering/shade thanks
   Comment   October 17, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Check your ergonomics. Pay attention to how you feel after logging a few hours at your desk at home. If you have any pain or soreness, it's time to check the ergonomics of your setup.• Your chair height should be adjusted so that your feet can be flat on the ground.• Align your screen with your sight line to avoid eye strain and shoulder stiffness. If you have a laptop, consider putting it on a stand to adjust the height.• Check the lumbar support of your chair. Add a pillow or get a new chair if you have been experiencing lower back pain.• Invest in a few cushy pads to keep your wrists elevated as you type and use the mouse, especially if you spend a lot of time at the computer.
5. Mix modern function with Victorian details. With our reliance on modern technology and equipment, the traditional freestanding desk in the middle of the room may be a little impractical. Cables trailing across the floor are unsightly and dangerous, so situating desks around the room's perimeter has become more popular. Here, fitted units and the use of dark wood and leather loosely imply Victorian style in a very modern aesthetic.
5. Working in white in Illinois. Textured wallpaper provides a nice sense of contrast in this mostly white office, transitioning between the built-ins and the dark desktop.

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