Lanz, Michael and Brent have been living together in their Hayes Valley, San Francisco apartment for several years. They've collaboratively made the space their own and continue to do so. They've all contributed to the communal rooms, but they really shine when they were unleashed in their own, private spaces &mdash particularly their workspaces.
Lanz's studio is one of our favorite parts of the home. We've never seen a desk quite like that and it makes such a huge impact in the room. The stainless steel works so well with the colors on the walls and the black accents. On the opposite end of the room is his painting studio. The simple shelves displaying his paintings aren't so simple after all. If you look closely, you can see that each shelf is a wood plank &mdash and not the kind of "plank" you'd buy at IKEA. The shelves add a rustic, down to earth quality that fits right in with an artists studio.
Michael chose to have his office in his bedroom and did it in a unique way. He used a small industrial metal cart in the corner of his room to hold his desktop computer. The metal cart fits right in and helps pick up the other industrial touches in the room &mdash the table behind his bed and the more obvious white, brick wall.
Brent's office is rather small, but still makes a huge impact. Small, awkwardly shaped rooms can be a bit of a challenge to most, but it doesn't seem to have been a problem at all for Brent. We like the fact that there's a curtain that can be closed to mask that the office is there.
The communal living room is interesting as well. We really like the home theater set up because of all of the storage. With three roommates living in one house there's bound to be a lot of stuff. The combination of the bins, shelving and large closet all of the movies, games and electronics can be tucked away.
What do you think of Lanz, Michael & Bret's Workspaces?
(Images: Jess Watson)