Home office with built-in shelving unit
Photo: Tria Giovan
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Managing the Office

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.

Cabinets; clancywoodworking.com. Knobs and pulls; meritmetal.com. Chair; ethanallen.com. Window treatment; carletonvltd.com
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