Creating an environment that encourages you to be organized and productive, takes intelligent planning and expertise. Everything from the lighting, to how much desk space is required around you, matters for making that perfectly ergonomic space. An office should have deeply personal touches, optimized for how you work; this means making desks, shelves, and drawers just the right size for your things, hiding printers, wires, or routers, and hiding TVs or screens.
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A Refined Home Office
This was part of a whole apartment gut renovation in preparation for a couple to relocate to Park Ave. They wanted a substantial home office and library, with a custom desk big enough for two people, as well as built-in shelving. Two people could work at this desk while facing each other, and each had their own space and drawers. The desk had a custom-cut marble top, which tucked into a recess in the wall. Light sconces illuminated the shelves above. Everything was made of stained white oak.
A Trapezoidal Nook Office
This retired couple had the bottom two floors of a classic townhouse. The husband had grown up in NYC and lived on the West Coast for a long time before returning to New York. They wanted built-in bookshelves in the living room and hallways for their extensive book collection, but the most interesting part of the project was what to do with the best room in the house: a strange trapezoidal room that defied typical design solutions.
A Bright Corner Office
This family of four had the whole house to themselves on a quiet street of the West Village, and wanted a corner office with plenty of file storage. The floor was extremely sloped (as is the case for many spaces with rustic charm), but bases were placed underneath the built-ins to provide a level surface.
Custom sliding panels to hide the TV
This client wanted to hide the TV with a wooden sliding panel with slats; a modern take on the sliding barn door. He opted for a faux finish to match the opposite wall, and indirect concealed illumination. Everything was made of walnut. We also incorporated his existing file drawer, and concealed the large printer, but had it on a slide-out tray for easy access.