Aya IshiharaModern Home Office, Seattle

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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usair wrote:May 13, 2012
  • ayai
    Yes, it is the Ikea Lack shelf
  • usair
    Thank you.
cbmag wrote:Oct 13, 2014
  • ayai
    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.

  • cbmag
    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!
dkfinnegan wrote:Jul 25, 2015
  • ayai

    The one on casters was a floor sample find at Hive in Portland, the other white ones are from Ikea.

Tim Acheson wrote:Dec 4, 2013
Paige Phelps wrote:Jun 20, 2013
  • ayai
    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!
bgreenfield wrote:Jul 10, 2013

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Alison Hodgson added this to Working at Home Together (and Apart)Feb 24, 2014

    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.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Preeti Iyer added this to Craft RoomAug 6, 2019

    I like the ledge on top of the table for storage

    Furkidonline added this to OthersJul 3, 2019

    Study: Board - magnetic and cork combination

    Melinda Knight added this to Knight, Melinda - kids project areaApr 27, 2019

    Tackable background is interesting. Would this end up too cluttered/messy? Putting art supplies in containers of the same type really makes them look more put together.

    Natalie added this to OfficeJan 25, 2019

    Upper shelve and long working desk area

    kjcjun added this to Katharine's Study RoomApr 10, 2018

    Make three stations: computer, craft, and homework

    lirralirra added this to Display BoardsJan 19, 2018

    This is the type of display board and shelving I'd like above our desks

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