Amy's Integrated Office Space

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Name: Amy Peltier, Interior Designer
Location: San Gabriel, California
Size: 13ft 9in x 11ft 7in
Years lived in: 2.3 years - own

Amy Peltier, a Los Angeles based interior designer, enjoys the perks of being her own boss, as well as a work from home mom. She and her husband share their two bedroom home with their son, and cleverly using the space available is part of the challenge. She has recently put the finishing touches on her home office, which does double duty as the home's dining room.

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Situated right off the kitchen, this dining room converted into an office is ideal for a busy design entrepreneur and mom of a toddler. As the lead operator of her own interior design firm Peltier Interiors, Amy uses the dining table as a drafting table, conference table, and also a place to organize materials for her upcoming projects. I loved how organized her office space was, and how you forget that it was intended for a formal dining room — though she has left plenty of space for both dinner and a laptop. I enjoy her layering of black and whites with soft floral colors and bold artwork that immediately grabs one's attention.

Welcome!

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Eclectic.

Inspiration: Black and white.

Favorite Element: The custom piece of art I painted. I also used blackboard paint on the top of the table, which is fun to draw on with my son.

Biggest Challenge: Keeping it organized and using it both as an office and dining room for my family.

What Friends Say: I think they love how I was able to integrate my office into the home. It really is an organized, functional space to work in. My staff uses the table to work at, yet my son also does artwork at the table, and we eat our family dinners there. I even have room to fully extend the table for when we have larger groups for dinner.

Area where there is room for improvement/future projects: There is always room for more organization! But I think that is something that evolves as the business changes and grows.

Proudest DIY: The large contemporary acrylic.

Biggest Indulgence: Actually, everything was very inexpensive and things I already owned. But I guess if you add up the major pieces of furniture, they were the priciest things in the room.

Best Advice: Organize your cords, stay wireless if you can, and go with Apple products. They have the BEST looking design.

Dream Sources: If I could buy anything??? I love Bliss Studio, Arteriors, Currey and Co, and my all time favorite Made Goods.

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Resources of Note-

Tech Hardware:

  • Computer – Apple
  • Printer – HP
  • Laptops – Apple
  • Apple IPAD
  • Appliances:
  • Furniture:
  • Table and chairs – Pottery Barn, painted black and white
  • Desk, bookcase and lucite chair – IKEA

Accessories:

  • Wall shelf – IKEA
  • Wall filling – IKEA
  • Lucite desktop items – The Container Store
  • Boxes and magazine boxes – a mix from The Container Store and IKEA
  • White flower container - IKEA

Lighting:

  • Chandelier – Came with the house
  • Chandelier shades – The shade store
  • Chevron lamp – Home Goods
  • Organizing Tools/Accessories:
  • Wall shelf – IKEA
  • Wall filling – IKEA
  • Lucite desktop items – Container Store
  • Boxes and magazine boxes – a mix from The Container Store and IKEA
  • Black cork board – Container Store
  • Black and white file folders – Office max


Additional Elements:

  • Rug – IKEA
  • Galvanized metal tub – local hardware store
  • Art – a mix of art fair finds, family photos, hand-me-downs and purchases on travels

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Thanks, Amy!

(Images: Bethany Nauert)

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