We recently completed a project for a sweet young family in San Francisco and wanted to share the transformation of their front room. The space was originally a combined office and guest bedroom, but since they rarely hosted guests it ended up being wasted space. We capitalized on the great natural light and gorgeous period details to transform the room into a comfortable and airy sitting room complete with built-in storage, a small desk, and sleeper sofa.
Before the remodel: dark fireplace, queen bed taking up floor space, and an improvised storage closet.
We designed built-ins flanking the fireplace with a combination of open shelves, an enclosed wardrobe, and small writing desk. The fireplace was painted and re-tiled in a marble herringbone, and the room and trim got a fresh coat of paint as well (Benjamin Moore Horizon on the walls and White on the trim).
The result: A bright and colorful sitting room that can still serve as both the office and guest room...