Eye Candy: Unconventional Offices and Cool Closets

By: Diy maven Jan 14, 2013

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'Tis the time to organize. Those two places that are oftentimes the focus of such activity are our offices and our closets. While purging, shredding and labeling this year, keep in mind these novel offices and dandy closets. 

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We've all seen Airstreams turned into backyard home offices/studios, but this is the first time I'd seen a utility trailer turned into one. This one belongs to landscape architect Andreas Stavropoulos. He pulls it to worksites behind his Honda CR-V. Not surprising Andreas lives full time in an Airstream. 

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An inside shot:

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Jewelry designer Judi Patson converted a shipping container into her studio.

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A company by the name of Hut Design in the UK makes huts turned garden offices. Darling.

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For something a little more curvilinear, how about a tipi as an office? This one-of was designed by John Paananen when he was a student at Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan. 

 

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And the tipi inside:

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Want an office with a view? Then I might suggest a treehouse office. This one belongs to J Scott Di Valerio (president, Americas Group, Lenovo).

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Now let's turn our attention to closets. We're going to ease into transition with this tiny office hidden inside a closet.

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Another brilliant use of curtains is in this closet turned laundry room. (Click here for a bunch more clever closet transformations.)

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Here's another idea that dispenses with closet doors altogether. Divine, no?

Or how about headboards that conceal a closet? That's what's going on in this next bedroom by Utopia

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Our final example belongs to Barbara Savage-Schiller. She spent a whopping $75k to turn a bedroom into her home into an OTT walk-in closet. Click here for an interactive graphic explaining the highlighted details. 

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In all the fancy closets I see, I rarely see full length hanging space. I dislike folding my jeans and dress pants over a pants hanger. Strange that so many of these closets don't have room for that.

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