How to turn a condominium's living and dining areas into a law office? A one-bedroom condo was purchased by this client to use as his law office and he needed this one L-shaped area to serve as his main office space, his client reception area and as a conference room. The client wanted the space to be comfortable to work in and inviting to clients, while not being too casual. The client had purchased his craftsman style desks and bookcases just prior to moving into this office and wished to use them in the design.
The room was configured so that the largest living area of the "L" serves as the main office area, the smaller section of the "L" serves as the conference area and the passage between these two spaces serves as the reception area. The workspace area contains two desks: a computer desk placed in front of the windows and the executive desk facing out into the room, which then allows the lawyer to easily interact with clients. The leather loveseat allows for comfortable, yet elegant seating for clients as they wait for or interact with the lawyer. A 100% wool area rug in deep blues, reds and golds helps to define the conference area and brings vibrant color into the room. The table allows for 6 people to conference easily. To complement the craftsman style of the office furniture some simple accessories like the Tiffany style desk lamp an antique globe, and some prints of early Eugene were added. A zero-VOC paint was used on the walls in a buttery yellow to give the office a sense of warmth and brightness. With basically one wall of windows, keeping the space feeling open and bright was important.
The end result is a warm, inviting, yet elegant workspace which easily provides for all of the necessary functions of this lawyer's office.