Converting part of our attic space to an office is on our dream list of to-do projects, so when I saw designer Brooke Chamblee post a shot of her converted attic on Instagram a few weeks ago, I immediately emailed to ask for more pictures. She was gracious to share before and after shots of the finished design studio and more details. . . (All images by Laura Rowe Photography @casualrevivalhome.)
The previous homeowners had already run the electrical and covered the walls in tongue and groove. Brooke had painters tape the window off and then spray everything in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. All walls, cabinets, ceiling, and trim were sprayed at the same time, making it easier and cheaper to have painted.
Since there’s only one window, I asked her if lighting had been a problem. She installed a statement chandelier and changed the existing three can lights to LED, which made the biggest difference. One other thing to consider in a converted attic space: heating and cooling. Since her workspace is across from the remainder of their usable attic, she did mention that it gets plenty warm in the Summer and cool in the Winter. (If I could have an upstairs getaway like this, I’d be happy to bring in the fan or a coat, depending on the season. 😊)
I like how she didn’t try too hard to coordinate all of the storage. Mixed textures on the baskets and functional plastic bins for fabric samples make the space clean and workable. Natural wall-to-wall carpeting ties it all together.
See more of Brooke’s interior design work here.