Ron’s Home Office:Part 4

Ron’s Home Office:Part 4

Well, I was going to stop at Part 3, but it seems that showing just my office in the “Home Office Switch” saga is not enough. Many people have commented that they want to see Ron’s office as well. I think they are concerned that he might have the short end of the stick after seeing my new and BEAUTIFUL office!  But I say, it is a win win for both of us!

We moved Ron’s recording equipment and guitars into my old office.  We left him a smaller desk so he still has a place to check his email and do a bit of work if necessary from home.  In this room he has shelving to display his many objects representing many of the things he loves, from cars, baseball, birds, trees, golf, the Free Masons and of course….his love of music!

And…he has his real estate office,which I also designed, in the one block of lovely downtown of Graton.  There he has three desks, one for him and his two sons, plus a conference table where they all can work with clients.  He is quite the mayor of that town as he is the sixth generation who is born and works in West County Sonoma! (our grand daughter is the eighth generation born and living here!) So he does get a lot of visitors who come in wanting to know the history of the town etc.  Perfect for a realtor!

He is happy with both his rooms, I am happy with my office, so as I said at the beginning, it’s a win win for both of us.  Check out his space in the video below!  What can you do to shake up the energy and get it moving in your office?




  1. Linda Shelp 12 years ago

    Irene, you have the gift of magically transforming a space…office, home, castle etc. and I think Ron totally appreciates your creative gifts. His offices are wonderful!

  2. Jamie Hunt 12 years ago

    Very nice, What a nice space for Ron.

  3. Chrystal 11 years ago

    It looks like a studio. It’s amazing how much more work you can get done when your offie and space is clean, uncluttered and organized.

  4. Clyde Lerner 11 years ago

    Love the transformation you made, Irene. I like the way you used the 2 medium both youtube and a static screen shot (for those on-the-go people who may not have time for video). The place is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

  5. Donna McCord 11 years ago

    The original home office didn’t look that bad to me! But what you did made it so much more appealing and cozy looking! His new office looks great, too, and Iusing the youtube video was fun!

  6. Louise Edington 11 years ago

    I love the colors! Our office is a bit too 80’s black right now. Time for a change?

  7. Dawn Thomas 11 years ago

    Wonderful work on Ron’s home office! As a fellow Realtor, I know how imperative it is to be really organized and feel good about the work-at-home space. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Lee L 11 years ago

    I’ve been waiting to see what you were going to do with your hubby’s office and now I get to see it. It looks great, Irene! I love how the guitars on the wall and in the front create some visual focus, and how the rest of the equipment and favorite items blend seamlessly into the architecture and arrangement!

    You’re definitely a decorating rock star, Irene!

    Cheers, Lee

  9. Cheryl McDonald 11 years ago

    Beautiful office, I am going to have to go back and read the rest of the series. Design should be about the person you are designing for, looks like that is also your focus. Nice work!

  10. Stephanie Feldman 11 years ago

    Impressive, makes me wish I had an office and not just the corner of a hallway!

  11. Julia M Lindsey 11 years ago

    I love the light colors and uncluttered feel of the room. I can get so much more done when the room is not cluttered.

  12. ChrisLWagner 11 years ago

    Hi Irene, I love that you use video in your blogs. Do you create them yourself? I love how you design with your clients life in mind. It shows that you listen and want to please your clients. I love decorating, but never have the time anymore!

  13. Haley Montgomery 11 years ago

    I’m so glad to see the finished product, Irene — both for you and Ron. I love how you used some of his “loves” to personalize the space. And, best wishes on many productive hours in your new space!

  14. Jennifer Duchene 11 years ago

    Irene I love the transformation of Ron’s office. Feels so good. And the downtown office is really good looking too. Great colors and art. Always essential to make the colors and personal objects work in a client’s space.

    The Home Makeover Mixtress blending cool and cozy style.

  15. Bill Browning 11 years ago

    I love both of your offices. They seem to reflect who each of you are. Your environment does have energy.

    For me, I need lots of space and green to offset living downtown in the epicenter of 5 million people. I have an album of my office views on facebook.

    Excellent video and music. Thanks Irene.

  16. Sharon Collins 10 years ago

    Nice offices, soothing to the eyes. great job Irene.

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