I recently created a gorgeous bedroom space that incorporated a home office. Here are my top tops when creating multi-use spaces.
1. START WITH A BEAUTIFUL BED
All hard working mamas and papas DESERVE a beautiful bed. After a hard day of raising kids, working outside and inside the home, MOMS (AND DADS) ARE TIRED! So invest in a BEAUTIFUL bed!
This Wayfair bed does not disappoint; it is soft, plush and elegant. I love the tufted headboard and the drama the wingbacked headboard adds. Plus, this was a great value; I have spent upwards of $4000 on custom upholstered, storage beds so getting this one for less than $2000 all in is just fabulous.
A beautiful bed needs a quality mattress. Here we used the award winning Casper Mattress. This mattress offers ZonedSupport, an innovative foam framework that contours specifically to each area of the body for incredible comfort, ideal anatomical support, and focused spinal alignment. I also chose Casper’s sheet and duvet set in a crisp white. A bonus, they deliver right to your door and arrive within days of ordering.
2. DESIGNATE A SPOT FOR THE OFFICE
Once your bed is taken care of, designate the office spot. I opted for custom millwork here to utilize every square inch of storage I could. Going custom allowed us to paint the desk this gorgeous turquoise colour, Benjamin Moore Waterfall 2050-50. Take note of the brass, hand cast cabinet pulls from local, Toronto entrepreneur Shayne Fox – they’re like jewellery on this desk.
Every desk needs a chair, and THIS CHAIR IS A GAME CHANGER! It literally felt like a hug for my lower back and pelvis. The CoreChair is an ergonomic active sitting chair that provides optimal support while introducing movement into your workday, meaning you kind of wiggle when you sit in it, which keeps the muscles active, helping us to avoid lower back pain. This chair needs to be in homes and offices everywhere.
3. ADD YOUR PERSONALITY
This is important, regardless of the kind of space you are creating; it has to reflect you and your unique personality. Here I just had to add elements like this Metrie door painted Benjamin Moore Yellow Highlighter 2021-40. To ensure this was the focal-point, we kept the adjacent Metrie sliding closet doors in white to ensure some balance.
Again, to ensure the space didn’t feel too overwhelming with all the vibrant pops, I wrapped the room in Metrie’s tongue and groove paneling and painted it Benjamin Moore Decorator White CC-20. I love interior mouldings; they provide such a beautiful textural element to any space.
Every bedroom needs to feel cozy and comfortable, which is why I added ample blankets and pillows in a variety of textures, all within our colour palette to stay harmonious, and displayed them on this ladder from Bouclair. Lighting also makes a big impact in the room, with a stunning modern chandelier from Bouclair adding an architectural element.
Lastly, the fun accessories; I picked up this tray and yellow pen holder at Bouclair, where it’s easy to come home with a carful of fun, well-priced accessories. I love the painterly element of this tray and on trend rope detail.
by Lisa Canning www.lisacanning.ca
Photos by Dann Tardif