Basement Desk Under The Stairs
© Leslie Goodwin Photography |
Interior Design by Sage Design Studio Inc. http://www.sagedesignstudio.ca |
Geraldine Van Bellinghen,
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This office is also out in the open in the heart of the home. Using the same cabinetry style as the rest of the home and very carefully editing items out on display help this office to fit right in. This is a nice option if you would feel isolated working in a closed room all by yourself.
Create an under-stairs office triangleIf you have a staircase that is flanked by a wall on one side, you can turn the space underneath into a cosy cubbyhole. Line slim wooden shelves along the top half of the wall and install a desk that hugs the entire length of your wall. Create handy storage below your desk and add an elegant chair that can swivel around to serve as extra seating for guests. It’s important to keep your palette consistent with the surrounding living area to ensure a seamless decor style.Notice how the ebony-and-ivory design in this home extends from the staircase right into the under-stairs office triangle. The oak-toned floor and spotless white floor skirting also echo the colour scheme.Browse more under-stairs area for design ideas
Lost space under staircasesThe space under the stairs is commonly a dumping ground for excess random household items or, at the very least, somewhere to store the vacuum cleaner. Clever designers are now making the most of this area to create additional rooms such as study nooks. In this case, the joinery extends into space that would have otherwise been used as a thoroughfare.Tip: So the study desk and storage units don’t look like a tack-on underneath the staircase, integrate the design so that it appears as part of the staircase. Using similar materials and colours will help the joinery to blend in.