The Space: A home office in Marin County in a recently built luxury home with a commanding view of the surrounding hills.
The Need: Create a new contemporary home office for a multi-media executive that could accommodate a work style which necessitated accommodating the best and latest computer equipment in a contemporary upscale yet relaxed setting. Ample storage was needed as well as a small communal worksurface where members of the Client’s family could occupy themselves while he worked. The Client preferred to integrate unusual species of woods and materials in any solution.
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The Solution: InHouse designed a contemporary home office with a partial perimeter solution of cantilevered eucalyptus shelves for display. The main desk consists of two components: a central Makore work area (which holds a tablet, a large monitor and an articulating keyboard tray) and an oval shaped cylinder made of eucalyptus with a butterfly veneer pattern on top. This cylindrical worksurface appears solid from one perspective but actually opens up to provide knee space should one or two family members choose to pull up a stool. Ample storage and workspace is provided for the Client’s multi-media equipment and camera collection with a specially designed velvet lined drawer to accommodate numerous lenses. The existing carpet on the floor was replaced with a wenge wood floor to highlight the custom designed Makore and Eucalyptus cabinetry. Color and lighting consultation services were also provided.