What design / remodel / reno / decoration ideas do you have for a home office / chillout space backing onto a kitchen, 7'4" wide by 9' long , with 9' ceiling, for a DINKY couple in Queens, NY?
We're in contract on a co-op in Queens and will be renovating soon. Here
is the soon to be renovated kitchen, with a "breakfast room" that we will put sliding doors into to separate from the kitchen.
is the kind of reno we will do to the kitchen and the kind of pocket doors we will likely install…..
We want a space beyond the pocket that will act as a home office to work in (small computer desk, reading chair), and chillout area when we want to read while the other is watching TV or entertaining. If a chillout couch was used, could fold into a futon or some other sleep surface if possible…..or another piece of occasional sleep-able furniture.
Style of the room should be vaguely "modern"/"art deco", but as we are closing the door, as long as it's not too frumpy/wacky, we're open to suggestions.
What paint colors/ decorations would help the room serve its purpose?
What can we do with that window (looks onto fire escape, faces SSE, 6th floor, must be securable).
What alterations could we make to the room that would not require permiting(i.e. no knocking down walls). I'm amenable to mounting stuff on walls/ceilings.
Furniture? Accessories? Ideas?
Any other creative ideas links blogs etc to specific examples would be awesome
Vendors in NYC or beyond for this kind of small-room stuff?
Go nuts in your suggestions, the room is a semi-blank canvas! Looking for inspiration!