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DESIGN DETAIL: Stylish Study

DESIGN DETAIL: Stylish Study

BY MARTIN AMADO ON JUNE 19TH, 2019

I love creating spaces that are unique to the people that live there – and teen bedrooms are no exception.  Particularly when working with young adults, I find that their spaces need to serve many purposes: sleeping, hanging out with friends, and most importantly, studying.   

When it comes to designing an area for schoolwork, the main furniture pieces such as the desk and chair can also be stylish and functional!  No need to compromise one for the other.  For example, don’t be afraid to combine different wood tones or styles such as an antique desk with a modern chair. It can actually look vintage/modern, which is a big trend in design!  In this makeover, I combined a desk in a distressed, black finish with a lighter wood chair. It can also function as a nightstand when placed bedside, so this is also a great idea if space is limited. This is also the type of furniture that can transition well into their college years, so it’s great to think ahead.