Work Meets Play on Martha’s Bedford Farm

Martha Stewart turns an empty wall into a beautifully organized home office space.

Client Martha Stewart

Location Bedford, NY

Design consultant Tara Blanchet


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.


Final result

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


Stefan Radtke

“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.”

Tara Blanchet

“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.”

Tara Blanchet