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Reworked

Creative furnishings and a bold color scheme transform an extra eating area into a welcoming home office.

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Crayons covering meeting agendas; Elmer’s Glue teetering on laptops. The family of four in this Stapleton house was in need of an orderly work hub: They were sharing a desk exiled to an upstairs corner. Interior designer Erin Iba of Iba Design Associates transformed a rarely used breakfast room into a multi-use home office. You can, too.

Chandelier

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The light fixture (a West Elm floor sample) is the “jewelry of the room,” Iba says. “It draws your eye toward the ceiling.” Tip: Knotted strips of linen hide the chain.

Walls

Benjamin Moore Teal adorns the main walls. “I loved the idea of doing something dark and moody,” Iba says.

Storage

The boxes (Ikea) on the shelves and a file cabinet (a Crate & Barrel floor sample that resembles a credenza) help keep everyone’s things organized, from the kids’ crafts to important household files.

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Seating

Double turquoise stools (Threshold Collection from Target) are as functional as they are attractive (and affordable).

Bookcase

Ikea Billy bookcases become bold accents when back-painted with a custom blend of Ralph Lauren Bitter Orange.

Rug

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The black-and-white Ikea Stockholm rug anchors the brightly colored furnishings.

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