RL Makeovers: A Bodega turned into a Guestroom and Home Office
A young couple’s house now has a space for welcoming guests, working at home, and even practicing yoga
Just like many other homes, the house of Cyrus, Aries, and their four-year-old daughter Victoria used to be filled with mismatched pieces. Aries explains that their furniture and appliances were from their parents or the apartments they once lived in. As the family started having their own things, they moved many of their old belongings into their old bodega.
To make the most of this family’s home, interior designer Van Acuna turned the bodega into a guest room and work space. Van came up with a design that seamlessly melds two purposes. The homeowner adds that the former storage room is now the perfect spot for writing, reading, and paper work. She also uses it as a space for meditating and practicing yoga.
“The color made me realize that the room is like a big jewelry box filled with the things that are precious to me. Plus, the wall color is the same as my cellphone case and Van’s business card. Choosing this shade of blue together played an important part in our harmonious designer-homeowner relationship,” explains Aries.