Monday, July 19, 2010

A Colorful and Fun Office and Hobby Room

These home owners did a fantastic job of turning a very common and 
mundane basement into a colorful and bright office and hobby room
with every day materials.  The space is not huge but they make good
use of the space with a good floor plan.

The colorful walls are simply peel and stick carpet floor tiles.  Not
only does it give the room a punch of color but it can double as 
a bulletin board.  The desks and peninsula are made of MDF 

The bottom half of the wall is covered with beaded board 
and gives the room a nice detail and finish to the walls.

They used old scrabble boards with Scrabble 
tiles to caption and frame photos.

An inexpensive way to make wall art is to take a set of photos, prints,
 or in this case cards and pin them on the wall in an orderly fashion.

Believe it or not, this electronics charging station used to be
a bread box.  Holes were drilled at the bottom for the cords
to come through.  Clever isn't it?

One way to make a space uncluttered is to not store anything
on the desk or counter space - take it all away by storing the
supplies and tools in drawers or lifting it off the ground and 
storing it on the wall like in the image above.

What I especially love about this peg board is that it is clear 
and made of acrylic.  It is very modern and lets the colors of
the supplies pop up.

Hmmm do I see 1970's popcorn ceiling?  The owners were actually
very clever in using patterns and colors that didn't make the popcorn
ceiling stand out.  If there isn't any space in the ceiling to install 
recessed lighting, track lighting is a definite solution around that 

Have a container for everything.

Chair covers make a great way to put some color in a space.

If any of you have hobbies or crafts and art projects on the side
but need some inspiration to get organized and get started...
Creative Time and Space is a wonderful book to help you in
 the mindset, get organized and to get started.

Photos from DIY


Victoria Bellow said...

Such a clever ideas!it's perfection! i don't think becoming a stylist is dreaming at all, its actually a talent and he/she does my friend! very talented person!i truly adore this works.Job well Done.thanks For sharing you have a great post too.inspiring.

Annie@A View On Design said...

I just can't get over how creative some people are - specially scrapbookers, they are amazing!

Shunta said...

I really like this room!! Everything about it!! So inspired! We have dark wood furniture in ours b/c it's a small room I didn't think white would work without a lot of space to create an open feel. My favorite are the scrabble board frames! My husband and I play scrabble all the time, that'd be a cute way to display some pictures of us in our office! :-)

Kim said...

Do you know where to find the acrylic pegboard? I love it!!

Sam from Hundy and Undy said...

I love that whole room, but I think the scrabble boards are my favorite! So clever.


Mayra said...

Wow, this is a dream! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Dovecote Decor said...

I am seriously going to clean my office right now!!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY work space... soooo inspiring... love all the work spaces you find!!!

Catherine said...

The scrabble photo frame idea is great.

LeAnne said...

Where can i find that acrylic peg board?

La Creative Latina Diva said...

I love, love, love, your blog. So I take it this is your creating space. The colors are fabulous and so happy. Wow! I will be back again and again.

Kristen @ Busy Kids = Happy Mom said...

Your office inspired me to finish mine. thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would also like to know where the pegboard came from! Such a bright, inspirational room!!

Anonymous said...

were would i be able to get the corner desk with all the drawers? i love it!

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