More recently, Kurth ended relative chaos in the 130-square-foot home office with wall-to-wall storage solutions, including a cabinet that hides the printer and a charging station. "In this case," Kurth says, "the door and window trim were switched to stained wood. We wanted the trim to be part of the built-ins, and sometimes a change from white to a darker color can have a dramatic effect." Ellis, who likes to hunker down amid the warm furnishings, says, "Now it's my favorite room in the house.Shown:
Cherry built-ins line the home office, along with a shallow chase that keeps cords and outlets out of sight.
. Knobs and pulls; meritmetal.com
. Chair; ethanallen.com
. Window treatment; carletonvltd.com