Call me mad. Call me crazy. But I woke up one day around three months or more ago and decided to completely renovate my home study.
Ideas came to me quickly and obviously all are Apple Store inspired.
The Apple pillar structure complete with lit up Apple logo and built-in LCD screen is the room’s feature. I run my Apple TV into this screen and often just let it run through the screensaver (I prefer Photo Wall setting with some of my holiday snap shots and some nice easy-listening music during light work).
I had a replica made of the Fetzer Maple Wood Desk incorporating the interlocking pattern. Only difference is the drawers are real on mine.
Replica Product Cabinet complete with most (not all) of my Apple products I have bought over the years and managed to retain their boxes. I currently have 20+ operational iThings (unabashed boast!!)
In-wall Samsung LED TV runs my 24-hour news feeds. I watch CNN International, BBC World, and I find anti-Obama Fox News very entertaining (For the record, I’m not anti-Obama and quite like the guy).
Shelves are silver anodized and heat-treated for soft shine and finish and more importantly to match the Store cabinets. Every last detail was important to a crazy person like me.
Found this nice design wire-hung light panel to brightly light up the room and give it a spacious feel of the Apple Store.
All I need now is a nice personable gentlemen to don a blue Apple sweater and serve my every whim…”tea or coffee sir?”
One thing I can’t show well in a picture (or I’m just too dumb a photographer to know how to), is that all four walls are glass panels. The wall facing me as I sit is a non-reflective matt finish so I don’t have to see my ugly face as I work. But the remaining three walls are clear glass. 90% of the walls have a white undercoat to give the room a sense of spaciousness, with 10% in Ferrari red to add a little bit of life. Hong Kong apartments are small and this room measures only 2m x 2m, however, the height by comparison is high at over 3m. The concept for glass arose from my passion for using Blue Sky charts and I intend to use the rear wall as a whiteboard to chart things related to projects I’m working on both at work and my personal projects.
If you’ve read up to the end here, I appreciate you stopping by so I could share with you my project that was finally completed after 3 months. If there are any would-be Apple Store Home Office dreamers out there, don’t dream anymore and take the plunge like I have. I am happy to offer any advice based on my experience.
I am not a designer nor a decorator by profession.