What do you do when you don’t cook or eat at home, but you need to set up a home office? You may do exactly what entrepreneur and author Mandy Williams (aka Black of Red & Black) did, and convert your dining room into a home office.
Mandy isn’t your traditional author or business owner and doesn’t take a conventional approach in her personal and business life. Her approximately 15.8′ x 15.7′ home office is the perfect example. She could have converted a spare bedroom, corner of a family room, or a formal living room into her workspace, but how conventional would that be?
Mandy’s well-hidden home office is still disguised as a dining room, thanks to the wall of wood. Unless you opened the cabinets, you’d never know that behind the Wenge wood doors are several file drawers along the bottom, a slide-out printer stand, and open shelving for storing loose-leaf binders and various office organizing boxes/sorters. She also has cubbyholes for paper, notepads and envelopes.
Her gorgeous custom-designed, glass-top table with a leather base looks like a dining table but can be used as a conference table or desk. Not unlike many dining rooms, Mandy’s office is filled with natural light (often the best in the home).
Not eating or cooking at home seems to be a good trade-off for a stunning home office.