Design by Yumi Murayama
Natural elements were a must for Yumi, who wanted an earthy, calming vibe for the Reyes’ work and study space. She mixed cane, marble, and feather with a toile wallpaper in soothing shades of green and added a fiddle-leaf fig for good measure.
Modern pendant lighting is a major upgrade from office-issue fluorescents— plus it saves on desk space. Art made completely from feathers (really!) adds texture and interest when mixed into a gallery wall or as a stand-alone statement. Hide the clutter behind stylish cane doors with this mid-century–style bookcase.
Since the office shares room with the living area, she chose a round table instead of a traditional desk so it could be multifunctional. “Now the space
can be fully utilized as a hangout spot for playing games with family or relaxing when it’s not work time,” she says.
A key to having a home office that does double duty is making sure you have enough concealed storage space—enter this bookcase— to tuck away your cords, computer, and any other unsightly things that will remind you of work. Just shut the cane doors and it’s time for game night.
Renderings by Michael Panov