Condo Design: Second Level

If you missed the first level of the condo I am designing for my Design Studio term project, you can catch up here. The first floor was all about open space entertaining, and a chefs kitchen for Mike.

Today, it's all about the second floor and all about Alicia, who wanted a cozy and colorful home office to do her writing from. Here is the plan:

When you come up the stairs, there is a bit of an awkward but spacious landing. I decided to put a small laundry closet here, as well as a little bench and a console which can be styled up really nicely.
I love the shape of this desk that Lindsay shared the other day:
via Sadie and Stella

 On the other side of the staircase is Alicia's office, which overlooks the first floor. For the desk, I knew I wanted to repurpose the couple's existing dining table here:
It's the West Elm Collapsible Saw Horse Table, no longer available. They love this table and so do I. Also, Alicia is getting a bright and cheerful tribal Rug:

via Rugs USA
This area is also going to double as a guest bedroom. Rather than choose a pull out sofa, I thought that a day bed (from West Elm) would be a good look and add to the laid back vibe of this space:

I am going to cover the mattress in this La Fiorentina fabric:

I had it picked out before I spotted this picture on Alicia's Pinterest:
 Looks like we are speaking the same language ;)
Even though the space is open to the floor below, I think the deep burgundy tones amp up the coziness factor. I know I could get lots of work done in this pretty space!


Sadie + Stella said...[Reply]

Ok love each and everything. Truly. Love the rug and the table :)you are really blossoming into a kick ass designer my friend.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...[Reply]

beautiful!! love the rug!! what a coincidence our minds were thinking similarly today!! Love the etagere! where is it from?

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...[Reply]

I love your plans for this space!! And the colors are great!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

I'm nuts over that rug. And always love anything with LaFiorentina.

Sita said...[Reply]

I love the eclectic feel of the space. The rug is gorgeous! Hope you are off to a great week!

Hannah said...[Reply]

Loveeeee it! I'm obsessed with that fabric right now.

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Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

I love that rug!

Johane Lachapelle said...[Reply]


just found your blog. You have a good taste and will have a lovely career! Do you take client from Montreal?

Sincerely, Johane

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...[Reply]

Love the rug! I still have yet to pull the trigger on a rug for my kitchen. There are just too many beauties to choose!

jackie jade said...[Reply]

looking so good! i love that rug and the daybed is beautiful and functional - i really love this board you've come up with!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

Great space. You have a good feel for how to use it!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...[Reply]

I want to move into this condo! For that rug alone!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...[Reply]

I love this design the best. Global,'s all good!

Kay said...[Reply]

The rug and the fabric are awesome! I think covering a mattress is a great idea, you can change the cover often and if offers bigger variability than an already upholstered sofa.
Good luck with your project!

Alicia said...[Reply]

Our similar tastes must run in our blood :) I've been loving that sofa fabric AND I've always wanted a daybed. If your prof needs anything from us, you can say that we think you should get 100%!

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