Create More Space With A Creative Study Nook
July 13, 2011
Ideal's Design Center manager, Dari Roberts, and her team design interiors for the company's beautiful model homes. This summer, Dari will blog about quick ideas that you can incorporate into your summer makeover plans. First up: a study nook or home office.
"We took advantage of a hallway alcove to create a study area for kids in the Country Place model at 2340 SW 135th. This home already had a beautiful home office, but we thought this alcove made a great place to do homework. You could do something similar in a closet or the corner of a bedroom. We used painted cabinets, but you could use a file cabinet with a painted hollow core door for the top. Add a chair and lamp, and you're in business.
The chair and wall art look custom, but we found a chair that we loved and matching pillows. We stapled the pillow fabric around stretcher strips for an instant custom look."
Dari's Tip: This fabric has a bold striped pattern, so you should select your paint color after you select furniture and accessories. It's a lot easier to match paint to fabric than the other way around.