Her solution: Create a flexible, multi-purpose working and living space that can be configured to a desired function. “A Murphy bed was really the best way to go about it because you can open it when you want to use it and close it when you’re not using it—which is 80% of the time. She’ll still have the office that she needs and still have the bedroom on the weekends,” says Edwards.
The flexible design maximizes the space while still keeping form and function in mind. The bookcase added to the side of the Murphy bed provides more shelving and helps make the space feel finished and cohesive while the bed is tucked away. For when the room is not being used as a bedroom, Edwards brought in a small blush pink couch to fill the space. “The Murphy bed really kind of disappears while she’s using it as the office because she has a couch right in front of it. The couch is really lightweight and is easily movable,” says Edwards.
The walls and ceiling got fresh coats of paint and new lighting was installed to enhance the overall brightness. Edwards added small inviting details like speakers, essential oil diffusers and a TV for when her client is out of work mode. “It really is a multi-purpose room” says Edwards “It's an office, it’s a guest bedroom, but it is also a hiding place for mom when she needs it.”