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In This Segment

H&H design editor Joel Bray takes us behind the scenes of a photo shoot for our August issue, where he shows how to use one room two different ways. See how he easily creates a stylish double-duty dining room and workspace using transitional pieces that transform a formal area into a casual office for everyday use.

By being strategic with furniture selection and incorporating decor that works in both types of rooms, Joel was able to create a space that's truly multifunctional. Built-in bookshelves bring warmth to the room, while an upholstered bench provides secret storage. An embroidered accent chair at the head of the table can easily be used as a desk chair. Once the rest of the dining chairs are removed, office accessories and a lamp that were tucked neatly away onto the sideboard become the feature attraction in the home office.

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Home office: Built-in shelving, Feasby & Bleeks Design; bench, Ikea; blanket (on bench), Anthropologie; armchair, Lee Jofa (to the trade); tall vase, lamp, Peaks & Rafters; desk organizer, Anthropologie; desk pad, Ikea; craft paper (under desk pad), The Paper Place; basket, Putti Fine Furnishings. 

Dining room: Pitcher, red bowl, CB2; plates, napkins, West Elm

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SENIOR PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

STYLIST

Reiko Caron

EDITOR

Andrew Noddin

WEB ADMINISTRATOR

Scott Polley

ONLINE DESIGNER

Jessica Piekarski

Runtime: 3:10
Released: July 01, 2015
Featuring: Joel Bray
Channel: Design Lab