All Aboard! Whose coming aboard the Tweak Train?
Here at Tweak Your Space we’re met with challenges every day; we thrive on them! Our goal is to find out from you what it is you can’t do for yourself that you need us to do for you. We love getting to know you as part of this process! During this particular interview, I discovered the homeowner didn’t know how to solve her dilemma – transforming her dark, “cubbyhole” (39” deep x 8’9” wide) dining space. She loves her collections of family heirlooms, but didn’t know what to do with them. She prefers to stand rather than sit when she works on her computer and when she eats. Her father likes to visit from time-to-time, so she needed a place for him to sleep. And, she’s always wanted fun, boho-style spaces. Got it! Are you still with me? Are you starting to get inspired?
Thankfully, she was completely ON BOARD with the Tweak concept and gave me carte blanche to do whatever I needed to do to get the job done. No questions asked. She trusted me.
After a thorough search of her home, we discovered this larger room (picture on the right) where she kept all her collectibles and a twin day bed in the corner for when her father came over. “What a waste of space?,” I thought. The wheels start turning! Chugga-chugga, choo-choo!!! Are you thinking what I’m thinking? This would make a great office!…No?… That wasn’t what you were thinking? Weighing the idea of Louis Sullivan’s famous axiom, “Form follows function” vs. Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Form and function are one.” Wait, I’m getting sidetracked, I have a train to catch! Simply, to make this decision, I just needed to calculate the time she spends working from home and the time she would utilize this space for guests! It was a no-brainer!
Let’s flip the spaces.
We took the daybed from the office and, after removing the dining table, placed the bed in its new sleeping berth. We installed new lighting, bedding, and these awesome curtains from West Elm for more privacy. The former dining room was Tweaked into a cozy, quiet room the client can escape to for a relaxing interlude with a good book and a welcoming sleeping berth for her father when he visits.
To replace the bed, we had a high-top desk made by Urban Wood Goods for our “stand-up” client! Then we added a chandelier and pops of color to compliment the client’s colorful art collection. Ta-daa! Now the client has a dynamic, personally-functional, office!
Want Your Own Sleeping Berth?
Here’s what we used!
"12 Tips to Tweak Your Way to a Happy Space”