Who: Jenni D.
Where: Kansas City, MO
I used to refer to my office as the lava pit, thanks to the lovely orange shag carpet, which was the first thing to go. After tearing the carpet up, I refinished the hardwood floors underneath. Rather than tearing down the wallpaper, I simply filled the seams with drywall mud and painted over everything. The focal point of the room is the custom-built window seat and bookcases that I made from scratch, all by myself. The window-seat lid lifts up for storage, and air circulation isn't a problem since I included radiator screens at the bottom. I added crown molding to the room and replaced the light fixture as well as built the custom sideboard and shelves.