Friday, June 18, 2010

Office/Guest Bedroom Redesign

We are lucky enough to have a second bedroom even though we live right outside NYC in Brooklyn. The issue is that we need this bedroom to act as a guest bedroom and an office. My husband works in the design field so he works CRAZY hours at the office so, I wanted to give him a place to work at home if he has to work on the weekends! We already have a few of the items which we will be reusing in the redesign in order to make it more affordable.

Here is a picture of the room now:

So, as you can see from the pictures, the queen sized bed takes up most of the room. For the redesign I would like to get a bed that does not take up as much room, but can fit more than one person and is comfortable! I also want to keep the design of the room modern, but I also want the elements in the room to be versatile enough to be reused in a nursery when we have babies!! When this time come, hopefully we can do a redesign of the living room to accomidate the office leaving this room as a guest room/nursery!! I am trying to think ahead so I can not only sell this redesign to the hubs, but also make the transitions affordable!

Here is my proposed redesign:

The bed that I selected is from Ikea. I have seen it in the stores and it seems very functional. The area with the drawers pulls out to make the bed into a king, and the drawers are also functional in both positions (it is hard to explain, but the pictures on the site show it). This would give us more floor space for when guest are not in town. I would just have white bedding for the bed linens, and I have a pillow top cushion that would make it more comfortable when used as a bed. We already have the drafting desk which is also from Ikea. The chair that I have chosen for the desk is from Pier One. I chose it mostly because I think that it would look really great in a nursery while also functioning as our comfy, desk chair right now! The curtains are from Urban Outfitters. The design is then pulled together with some blue, gray, and yellow throw pillows and a gray shag rug.

I would love to hear your opinions/suggestions!! I hope the hubby likes my idea!


Bri said...

Looks great! I've always loved that Pier One chair.

Oh, and my Mother-in-law has that Ikea bed and it works out wonderfully when we go to visit. The only downside to it, is that it can be hard to put back into the twin size if you have thicker carpet. Other than that, it's great!

Vanessa said...

I can't wait to see your new room!! I love the throw pillows you have in there now and I'm drooling over that new chair!

beckalynnclark said...

I love the curtains. PS i just found your blog 4 minutes ago and Im in love with your taste!