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An “industrial cafe” style home office

Just sharing pics of an old project of mine!

Client: Newspaper editor and owner of a PR firm

Space: Roofdeck that was turned into an enclosed home office space

Style preference: Since he and his team often work out of the office–either in fast food restaurants or cafés–he wanted his home office to have the look and feel of a café, particularly those industrial-style, third-wave coffee shops.

Budget: Minimal, as there was no major renovation done. We only repainted some walls and added a divider made from powder-coated aluminum to separate the pantry sink from the work area. We also customized desks for his staff made from filing cabinets and wood planks.

Here are some BEFORE pics of the space:

And here are the AFTER shots!

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Brick wallpaper from Wallcrowne, MC Home Depot BGC. Shelves and wall clock from Wilcon Depot.
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Mickey drop lamp from Vintage Hardware. Chairs and tables sourced by owner.
Wire metal grid and baskets from Wilcon Depot. Wooden trolley from Ikea (c/o Furniture Source).
Wire mesh pencil stand from National Book Store.
Cage lamps from Vintage Hardware. Magnet board from Ikea (available locally at Furniture Source). Wall clock from Wilcon Depot.
Desk customized from wood planks from Matwood (available at Wilcon Depot), and black filing cabinets from National Book Store. Wooden clipboards from National Book Store. Chairs sourced by owner.
Walls here were painted chalkboard black (which we made with flat black paint mixed with grout) to camouflage the unsightly uneven lines (courtesy of the previous contractor). Wooden pendant lamp from Mandaue Foam. Shelves from Wilcon Depot. Dish rack, utensils holder, and bar stools from Ikea (c/o Furniture Source).

I provided a dropleaf table here that my client and his staff can use to shoot products for their publications. The twin rollup shades also act as a plain white backdrop solely for this purpose. Dropleaf table from Ikea (Furniture Source). Twin roller shades (sunscreen + blackout) from ABC Decor.

That’s it! Hope you liked this mini tour 🙂

All AFTER shots taken by Toto Labrador.

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