Matthew Mau's Creative Corners

Inspiration

Those of you that are lucky enough to work from home should pay close attention to this inspiring and unique home office set up. There are no rules about having to shove your home office into a room out of sight, if you do it right, you'll want your home office to be smack in the middle of your apartment &mdash where everyone can see it!

Matthew Mau lives in the Chapman Building in Downtown Los Angeles. The building dates back to 1912 and still features a lot of the original architecture and of course the over all charm is still in tact. Matthew did an amazing job of embracing the original charm while adding modern furniture to create a surprisingly cohesive space.

The floors are light, the walls are white &mdash so he took advantage of the somewhat blank canvas and used furniture and art as a way to bring in an abundance of color. He selected furniture that not only served as a pop of color, but also for utilitarian and architectural purposes. He used the large bookcase to store all of his records (he's a dj by night, graphic designer by day), and to divide the living room and bedroom.

On the other side of the bookcase is his bedroom. He hung curtains to cover the backside of the bookcase and hung his tv. We're not exactly sure how he did it, but we'd certainly love to know! We like that he utilized the IKEA shelving for extra blankets as well as speakers and electronics.

In the living room he has an additional home theater set up. He used the same shelf from in the bedroom &mdash except the tv is not hung (a little hard to hang a tv on a window!) Right behind the bright turquoise couch is his desk. A corner desk was the perfect option for the space because it allows him to utilize the entire corner.

What do you think of Matthew Mau's Creative Corners?

See the full tour: Matthew Mau's Creative Loft in the Chapman Building

(Images: Marcia Prentice and Matthew Mau)