Unveiled: Ariel's Inspired Workspace
The grand reveal of her new WFH set up, expertly outfitted by California Closets.
"When Covid hit, I wasn't able to travel back and forth to my office in LA for over a year. We decided to build a space in the backyard that could double as a WFH office as well as a guest room. We live in an old Victorian home so I loved the idea of the space having the same peaked roofline. I used a prefab company and they custom built it to our specs. The permits took forever due to Covid delays but it was wild because the whole building was installed in a day! I'd been obsessed with the Lake August floral wallpaper for so long and that was one of my first design choices. I had a very clear vision of wrapping the whole space in it (ceiling and all). I didn't want the room to be dominated by a big bed so the idea of a murphy bed made a lot of sense. California Closets was my first place to look for the chicest version. Having the built-in banquette is not only great for when I have meetings up here but also for when guests want a little nook for a coffee and a newspaper. It feels like a serene little floral jewel box."
I was working with a small space that needed to work for both meetings and overnight guests. When I knew I wanted to take advantage of the space with a murphy bed and built-in seating, California Closets was the first call I made.
It feels like a serene little floral jewel box.
I didn't want the room to be dominated by a big bed so the idea of a built-in Murphy bed was appealing, and I knew California Closets was my first stop for the chicest options. They turned my dreams of a WFH studio / guest suite into a chic reality with the best storage solutions for all the AGJ pieces I have at the ready.
Honestly the kids love the space as much as I do. They'll spend time in here coloring or just keeping me company.
Now I can stay close to home with the ideal WFH set-up and host all of my friends who now have an adorable little place to stay.
Interior Design + Jewelry by me
Photography by Ericka McConnell
Styling by Mikhael Romain
Flowers by Rachel at Forslund Florals & Design
Wallpaper by Lake August
Fabric (on pillows & cushions) by Ottoline Interiors
Bedding by Blockshop Textiles