What she wanted
Martha Stewart, the original lifestyle and homekeeping influencer, wanted to add a desk space and office storage to a room in the carriage house of her Bedford home. The space serves as a guest quarters for her assistant when he visits the farm. Although large, the room needed to fit a bed, living area, and a workspace—and, of course, still look good.
How we did it
Martha worked with California Closets National Sales Manager Tara Blanchet to design The Everyday System into a home workspace for her and her assistant. Working around the room’s sloped ceilings, they created a system with a desk and plenty of open shelving and drawers for storage—all framed around a window with a view of Martha’s paddocks and the country landscape. Knowing that she wanted to add her trademark pops of color, Martha selected a simple yet classic white-on-white palette: the Perry St. White Woodgrain finish with White metal.
The home office setup is the first thing you see when you walk into the room, and it makes a great first impression. Although the room has a very specific, mid-century modern aesthetic, The Everyday System fits in perfectly with the rest of the furniture and decor. And the neutral color palette is the perfect canvas for Martha’s colorful accessories. Read more on Martha’s blog.
- Finish: Perry St. White Woodgrain
- Metal: Gloss White
- Metal mesh cabinets
“Working with Martha was wonderful! She has so many ideas and so much experience—it was a joy to ‘talk shop’ with her and discuss all the various possibilities. She really loves the EDS product and was excited about incorporating it in the room.”
“I love how it looks like it truly belongs in the room. Although the room has a very specific aesthetic, the Everyday System blends perfectly with the other furniture pieces.”