GET INSPIRATION FROM OUR COLLABORATORS
Want to set up an efficient and stylish office area where your imagination can soar? Don’t have anywhere to put it? We have a solution! Here are two ways to integrate an office into your spare room from our collaborators, Instagrammers Joëlle Paquette and Rebecca Heart.
IDEA 1: Design a creative space that’s anything but ordinary
In her new apartment, our collaborator Joëlle Paquette (@veryjoelle) wanted to set up a space for creativity and reading in her spare bedroom. This underused room was the perfect place for Joëlle to find some peace and quiet. So, she painted the area in Sico Royal Meringue (6093-31). She chose this pastel yellow for its soft, calming tones. The final result creates the tranquil mood she wanted for her new space. This yellow hue also complements the dark salmon tones in her hallway.
Stylish final touches
To round out her modern vintage décor, Joëlle sewed a slipcover for her futon in a bold printed fabric that matches the colours in the room: pastel yellow, pale blue, sage green and sandy beige. Above the futon hangs a photo taken during a trip to San Francisco. The room also features a maple dresser made by her father many years ago, updated with brushed brass drawer pulls. And voilà! Joëlle’s spare room now has a functional nook that inspires creativity.
IDEA 2: An office space that blends into your décor
Our collaborator Rebecca Heart (@imrebeccaheart) wanted a dramatic change for her spare bedroom. Because she’s been working from home more lately, it made sense to create a workspace in an underused room. Rather than focusing on just one section, she wanted to revamp the entire room’s décor. To start, she painted all the walls in Sico Grayly (6240-73). With its unique grey and green tones, this colour gives the room a bold, dark mood. To make the most of this grey green, Rebecca also used it to paint her doors, baseboards, door frames and ceiling.
Decorate to your unique taste
As a final touch, Rebecca decided to repurpose her antique dining room table as a functional desk. She kept its solid wood surface uncovered to preserve its history. To create a vintage-modern old English cottage look, our collaborator included an antique black dresser that has aged naturally over time. She also added a wooden Windsor chair. For the bed, she bought new sheets that complement the wall colour and a few modern cushions to add even more style. Now, Rebecca can work and have friends stay over in this new and versatile multi-purpose space!