• Samia Verbist

One Room Challenge Spring 2020 - Week 3 - Custom Home Office -

Updated: Mar 4, 2021


First time on my blog? Welcome and thanks for coming by! The One Room Challenge is an amazing challenge if you are looking for inspiration or if you want to know more about how to transform a room in an eight-week period. It is fun, creative, and inspirational!

This spring, as an interior designer, I will show you my process to turn an ordinary home office into a bright, elegant and functional custom home office.


Already week 3 and we did a lot during the past seven days! First, I have to introduce you the company I chose to work with for all the custom cabinets, Murphy bed, desks and bookshelves: LANGIN DESIGN. This company was created in 1998 and is owned by François Langin, a talented craftsman! He owns a degree in furniture design from the University Compagnonique in Lyon, France. He has worked during two years for the King of Morocco, Hassan II and then spent several years in the Philippines learning exotic woods before finally settle in the US. He obtained two awards: 2009 Award winner "Design in Wood" International Competition and 2012 Award winner CWD Design Portfolio.


So, last week, I did a quick layout and some renderings to see what we could do in this room. I went to François' office and discuss with him about my vision for the space. With our two expertise and ideas, we were able to design the future home office of my clients.

Here is the final floor plan:


As you can see, we decided to stay on my first layout and now we are sure we can open the Murphy bed without hitting other elements. Let's have a look to the elevations: