Downtown CondoTransitional Home Office, Boston
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Make everything neat and organized. This couple’s Boston living room also has to serve as a workspace and is within view all the time. A neat desk surface, hidden paper storage in the adjacent cabinets and pretty storage boxes keep this hardworking nook looking living room-appropriate.
9. A Multifunctional Living Room With Hidden SecretsA small writing desk niche and walls of books punctuate this contemplative Boston living room, where many things do double duty. The chair works as a desk chair here and as extra seating in the living room. The cabinet on the lower right of the built-ins holds a filing cabinet. The back of the desk has a grommet in it to keep computer wires organized and lead them to the outlet below.Cool feature: A custom banquette with a table handmade by Amish craftsmen offers a unique dining spot with more storage underneath.See more of this multifunctional living room
The writer wanted to have a designated spot for working at home. Extending the wall on the right about 2 feet, the designers carved out a niche for a desk and added a banquette on the other side. The shelves are walnut, and the cabinet on the far right of the built-ins conceals a file cabinet. “Everything does double duty in here,” Giese says. The chair works as a desk chair and as extra seating in the living room. Tip: Plan for wires. The back of the desk has a grommet in it to keep computer wires organized and lead them to the outlet below.