Want to make your mulit-use home office space as fun as it is flexible? This multi-use home office in a 1960 Eichler in Southern California brings in tropical decor and texture that’s ready for equal parts business and pleasure. Homeowners Ande and Paige Sigband found ways to maximize and personalize this room for several uses.
Dubbed “Aloha Ande’s Hawaiian Hideaway,” this room features custom-built shelving and desk in the closet and a murphy bed, so it can be a workroom, guest room, entertaining space or a place for the family to hang out. It also beautifully displays some of the family’s vintage tiki and Hawaiiana pieces. Take cues from this clever and vibrant space for your home office aspirations.
1. Behind the Curtain
Here a closet is just the right amount of space for a work station. Colorful, groovy patterned curtains keep the workspace partitioned off and out of view for once you’ve logged off and called it a day. Open shelving and matching white containers above the desk can help keep you honest about organization and keep a lid on paper clutter. It also makes the room hospitable for when it functions as a guest room.
2. Cocktail Hour-Ready
Speaking of making the room hospitable, the bamboo bar cart on hairpin legs and circular shelf with barware just says, “Come kick off your flip flops!” Paige designed and fabricated the bar cart herself, and the collectibles give the room personality from the hula figurines to the vintage album art to the Polynesian masks.
3. Take a Seat
Combined with the desk chair, the room stands equipped to seat four. The Z armchairs with their sleek profile serve as decor when they’re not in use, and they are also easy to adjust for when the murphy bed, tucked behind the bookcase, needs to come down.
Get the Look
While most of “Aloha Ande’s Hawaiian Hideaway” is comprised of vintage finds and Paige Sigband designs, here are a few items you can buy to help you replicate the style.
Looking for more home office inspiration? See our roundup of mid mod, multi-use home offices, “Put Your Space to Work.”