Back in the School Groove!

Are you sick of your dining room table being cluttered with papers? A designated schoolwork space benefits the parents as well as the children. It can turn a place of homework struggles into a happy homework haven. If possible, create your space in a place where your kids already gravitate to. Go with the flow and think long term. You'll want a space you can update as your children grow older and study needs change. A monotone environment is less likely to encourage creativity and stimulate the thinking process. Be creative & use color!

Depending on the age of your child, having a place for parents to sit can also be important.

Keep the clutter to a minimum! There may need to be plenty of supplies for your student to access. Help them learn to stay organized. There should be a place for everything and after the homework session everything should go back in its place.

Having furniture to fit your child’s size is important. This adjustable height desk and chair are just the ticket for growing kids!

What a great set up for multiple children!

Obviously, not all students are young children. So what about teens and college students? Here are some wonderful ideas for these folks.

What teen wouldn’t dig this set up? Notice the flexible lighting, great storage, and ample work space!

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Proper lighting is essential to any work space. Keep lighting options flexible and be sure to provide task lighting. Any of these lights would do the trick!

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Comfortable and adjustable seating is also important. I LOVE the Herman Miller office chairs!

If a built-in desk is not an option for you check out these movable pieces!

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Having a specific place where you feel comfortable, can focus, and get to work is important for any student. Where do you or your children do homework?

By |September 19th, 2013|Bookcases, Desks, Hannah, Kids|Comments Off on Back in the School Groove!|

Faux Sho-House: Library/Home Office Edition!

A home office or library can mean a lot of different things to different people. For me it is an escape. A place where MY stuff belongs. No  kid toys, plenty of storage, a surface to draw, write, paint, or work on the computer, and a comfortable seating area are key for my home office. I am excited to showcase what my ideal office space would provide. Not shown in these images would be built-in floor to ceiling cabinetry across from this desk wall. Enjoy!

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Theo chair by Angela Adams is a cozy spot to snuggle up with a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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This round side table with tree legs is so great I NEED one! Available through BHD.

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I happen to love most things from Anthropologie. This Ettore bench with custom cushion (fabric: Robert Allen, Road Bump) would be a functional piece in almost any room you choose to place it in.

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On that Anthropologie note, both this beautiful rug and bookshelf are from  their exciting collection of  home goods. The rug is the Doily rug and the bookshelf is the Kansai bookshelf.

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All of the cubbies in this desk excite me! I know, I’m a dork, I just love organization! This desk is called the Dockery Work Table and is from Currey and Company. This sweet little desk chair is made by Zentique and is called the Louis Side Chair.

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Fun accessories make the space unique and feel like home.

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Aldo Vase, Yuma Vases, Marbled Vase, Cartwright Mirror, Ronan Hinged Box, all available through BHD

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Lighting is  usually forgotten until the end of a project, when your budget is shot. Good lighting will make a great space spectacular and have a major impact on the design. Bad lighting can ruin an entire design. Both of these amazing lighting elements are available through BHD.

9What is important to you in your home office? Stay tuned for more exciting spaces next week!

By |August 28th, 2013|Accessories, Bookcases, Decorating, Design Elements, Desks, Faux-Sho House, Hannah, Organization|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Library/Home Office Edition!|