by Vanessa De Vargas
The following are two offices I’ve designed that balance beauty and organized storage.
For the Encino office (above and immediately below), my client wanted a home office where she could hide
cords and miscellaneous equipment from her twin boys. We wanted to create a space where she could site at her desk and watch the kids play in the other room – the living room is just through the other door.
My client only works on a laptop so there was no need for “extra” computer equipment to be on the desk. We had a custom cabinet made so that all of her files, her printer, and her fax machine could all be put away. The custom cabinet maker worked closely under our direction, and the cabinet includes two file drawers that slide out, four custom shelves to house all the equipment and three drawers that slide out to hide all of her office supplies and paper.
For the office I did in Santa Monica, my client works a lot from her office so she wanted a place that her clients would come in and feel like they were at home and at ease. She wanted to display her clients press and flyer information so we added two large pin boards to the wall so she could easily see a collage of her clients’ work and flyer information:
We added 4 Lucite shelves behind her desk that would not interrupt her wallpaper niche and visually looks clean and neat. She wanted to display artwork and pictures from her clients and small boxes that she could easily
organize of her clients CD’s and promo information:
We added some small rolling shelf units on the floor so she could keep all her supplies close at hand. This was the best way to utilize the space she she could grab what she needed within arm distance of her desk:
Vanessa De Vargas is an Interior Designer and Consultant, High-end Vintage Designer, E-Decorating specialist, Apartment Therapy Blogger and leader for The Designer Networking Group located in Los Angeles and one of the hosts of Designer Tag Sale.