There is only one success--to spend your life in your own way.
~ Christopher Morley

Heirloom home office

Period: Early 2000’s

Building: Contemporary Colonial

Site: Suburban neighborhood in Weston

Project: Space planning, furniture & finishings interior design

Area Designed: Home office

Green Design features: Nearly all elements, including all local and sustainably harvested woods, fair-trade, made in the USA furnishings, cork flooring, and zero-VOC paint.

Color palette: Terra cotta, deep golden yellow, deep rich brown, white accents

Materials palette: Walnut, quartersawn cherry, and tiger maple; cork, leather.

Client: A busy couple with two preschool children

We created this warm, quiet, peaceful space for a father who often had to work from home and needed privacy and a dedicated space to do so, while safely welcoming young children to “work with him” occasionally. Another priority for the project was that it be a space that Mom could enjoy from time to time as a respite, to read or surf the web.

In collaboration with a local artisan, we custom designed this bench made desk in sustainable local quartersawn cherry and tiger maple. This piece was made within historical shaker precedent in aesthetic and craft technique, but updated in both form and function with a unique trapezoidal shape and space to hide a CPU, laptop or keyboard, and mouse. This piece is a one of a kind heirloom that will be passed down to children and grandchildren.

Semi-custom case goods in sustainable local walnut are modular, can be used in many configurations and rooms into the distant future, and have made by the same family business since 1907. They are designed to attractively hide, and safely lock away from children, all necessary office components including printer, shredder, files, and disks. Sustainable, comfortable and quiet cork flooring rounds out the space which also features custom matted, digitally enhanced, framed family photo collages to take the place of many cluttering individual frames.

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