From Dark and "Dumpy" to Bright and Booming... Transforming an Office Space with IKEA!
Dr. Monique Yuen, a licensed naturopathic physician with an office on Kapahulu Avenue in Honolulu, had been trying to get things from IKEA for years without success. A longtime IKEA fan, she loved the great design, quality, and price point that the brand offered but never thought she would be able to furnish her office with all of the IKEA items on her wish list.
Dr. Yuen knew exactly what she wanted from IKEA when we first met at her office. She said she felt her space "was dark, dumpy and didn't match."
Dr. Yuen knew that she wanted to brighten up her space with white furniture pieces. We worked to create a custom Billy combination that she could use to organize and store her medicine, supplies and files. We added extensions to the top of her bookshelves to maximize the vertical storage the Billy bookcases provided.
One of the great features about the Billy series is that it will be able to respond to her growing needs. The shelves are adjustable and can be taken out. Dr. Yuen says she appreciates that the glass doors help to keep out the dust and she's able to keep her files and supplies secure behind the solid doors.
Dr. Yuen felt that her previous desk was heavy and bulky, so for her new desk she really wanted something bright and airy. She selected the Linnmon table top in high gloss-white and she dressed her Lerberg Trestle legs in gold spray paint.
To compliment the desk, she selected the Hendriksdal chairs in white with a gray-beige fabric cover. She wanted chairs to accommodate the various body shapes of her patients. She selected the Hendriksdal chairs because they are made of solid wood and the covers are removable and washable.
Overall, this office transformation helped Dr. Yuen to better reflect her style and personality. Her patients have shared with her how impressed they are with how modern, organized and inviting it feels. Having this bright and efficient workspace allows Dr. Yuen to focus on attaining her mission of helping her patients reach the highest level of optimal health and happiness.
I hope this amazing IKEA transformation has inspired and motivated you to tackle your own workspace. If you need help with putting pieces together for your home or office, please contact us to set up a 30-minute FREE Design Appointment.
The following is a list of all the IKEA products I sourced for Dr. Yuen's office transformation:
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I'm Jane and about a decade ago, my husband and I were in college and we moved out into our very first place. It was a tiny studio and we had the hardest time finding furniture on island that would fit into our space at the right price point. So in 2013 with 2 children in tow we created haul2hi in a tiny storage unit with the mission of providing the people of Hawaii access to functional and affordable IKEA® home furnishings at an unbeatable price.