Office Table by Day, Dining Table by Night

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Designer Lotta Jansdotter knows a little something about making the best of small-ish spaces; the 725 square foot home she and her husband used to share in San Francisco is full of ideas and inspiration for small space dwellers. One particularly impressive attribute is this transforming home office and dining room. It's nothing novel: Plenty of small-space dwellers use their dining table—well, only table, really—as a workspace during the day. But Lotta's solution made this room-transient lifestyle look chic.

From Sunset magazine:

By day, this is a his-and-hers work space. After 5, tuck the laptops away, put the lamp on the floor, and the office becomes a dining space for casual entertaining.

It works thanks to a table with lots of storage. The double-topped table leaves room for books, laptops, cubbies and dishes to be stored out of sight as needed.

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It's a great design, and very accessible. We could even see this as a DIY; as you're picking out tabletops and legs from IKEA's a la carte table department, grab an extra top. With some nails, wood glue and a few small boards cut to size, you can replicate the stellar storage of Lotta's desk, too.

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(Images: Thomas J. Story & Jess Chamberlain for Sunset)

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