#8 – Michael’s Customized Home Office
Location: St. Helena, CA
A/V or Home Office: Home Office
Favorite Source: My favorite source is Flax Art supply in San Francisco. That’s where I got the paper for the desk. It was probably the cheapest thing, but I think it’s what really makes the room.
What inspired you? My inspiration came mostly from lots of nights going through design magazines at Borders. I wanted grey walls, and the first thing that I knew was going in the room was an orange Three by Three magnetic strip. I tried to blend everything in with those two colors.
…Ikea in Emeryville had a mock office that used a curtain rod with clips to hold architectural drawings. I saw that and knew I had to incorporate a similar idea somehow. I didn’t want just a plain desktop, and my first idea was the Eames Dot pattern, which I love. I couldn’t find a piece of that fabric for any reasonable price in the size I needed, but I’m happy with the pattern I ended up going with.
Great Tip: The desk is just plywood built in to the room. I found some cool
wrapping paper to put on top, and put a piece of glass over it.