Go White! The Monochrome Nook

Go White! The Monochrome Nook

Anthony Nguyen
Mar 31, 2009

Since many of us here can attest that maybe bigger isn't always better, photoblogger T dimensional has helped proven that mantra by showing us that it can be done! In fact, he completely transformed his underutilized breakfast nook into a highly efficient, highly fantastic home office that makes use cabinet drawers for hidden storage and clever use of white to create a feeling of a wider, open space.

Utilizing a simple color palette and old Campbell's Soup cans, we really get that intertwined feeling of underlying breakfast nook tones within his converted home office.

While a clutter-free environment gets plus points on our side, we're always a bit curious what one does without ever having to charge his computer. Surely, he couldn't compute all day without having his laptop plugged in, right? A clever wire-controlled solution would have been interesting to see.

Hardware-wise, he uses new unibody Macbook Pro to do the majority of his computing, with an iPhone as a side distraction. Unfortunately, you really see the negative impact of having a glossy screen when facing an opposite window in one. Gagh! Our eyes!

Finally, using matching white furniture and paint really creates a more open-room feeling despite being a closed-off corner of the house. You can also make things feel even roomier by keeping the cabinets raised a few inches from the floor, keeping wires tucked in and out of sight, and limiting furniture to the bare essentials.

Have a sweet minimal set-up to share? Tag them "unplggd" and we'll find them! Or join our awesome Flickr group, Unplggd.

[Images: T Dimensional]

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