My home office is this nestled small space in our Miami apartment that was originally the “man cave”. Its former life as a den for the man in the house is still evident in the collection of artwork above the desk console and the oversized television and surround sound system better suited for a large living room. (For the sake of pretty pictures all electronics were removed of course). But the deep plush sofa and mini fridge has been traded for bright white simple furniture and dresser drawers that are stuffed with fabric samples, project remnants, and linens for the changing seasons in the apartment.
Innovation Living Splitback Deluxe Sofa from YLiving, Pillow fabrics: Robert Allen Eleria and Stout Gayle Onyx from Walfab, and gold accent table by Nate Berkus at Target
I needed the space to start functioning right away. I jumped right in repurposing items from all over the house. The desk frame were two modern laundry hamper frames purchased decades ago, the sliding canvas laundry hamper is removed, but the simple white frames were the perfect size for this small space with a custom ordered glass top to fit exactly where I wanted it.
Replica Flos Guns Bedside Table Lamp, Resin Buddha from Pier1 Imports. and customized Lack sofa table from Ikea.
The desk console (pictured above) is the IKEA Lack console on steroids. I gave this once black console a smooth coat of white lacquer paint and added 8″ of scrap wood to each leg. The additional wood is disguised by the stainless steel wrapped around the bottom of each leg. My original thought was to add mirrors to the legs so it would appear that it was floating- but the stainless steel was found in the roofing aisle of home depot and worked just as nicely, more importantly quickly. The finished project produced a more functional work surface and saved an old item that was on its way out to the curb. It will last until I find the right piece that captures my heart.
One last little note. Every space in our home is personal. There is some token of history or story to share behind every piece. The story I share with you here is how I ended up possessing a clear, miniature, iconic “Kartell Ghost Chair” that I came across while shopping online. I got excited by the price and quick ship time and with one hit of a pay pal button I scooped it up! It was at that very moment while reviewing the order confirmation I checked the measurements and realized why this good deal was in fact too good to be true. This little chair is a reminder to always check my measurements.