After visiting 12 thrift stores to collect white-covered books to fill their home office bookshelf in 2019, designer and content creator Anne Sage and her husband, Ivan Juarez-Mrazek, learned they’d be welcoming a new baby. The couple live in an 800-square-foot, two-bedroom duplex in Los Angeles, so it was already time for the next chapter of their home office space
“Halo just learned how to point, so when we sit on the floor playing, she looks up at the shelves and points at the toys she wants.”
Sage and her husband decided to carve out functional spaces for the baby throughout their apartment that serve a dual purpose as they work from home. They kept the desk intact, including a slide-out cabinet for their printer that hides visual clutter and cords, but they replaced the collection of books with curated baby toys, books, and pom-pom-adorned storage bins to hold smaller items like swaddles for baby Halo (1), who arrived in March 2020.