A New Look for a New Jersey Bonus Room

transFORM designer, Joe Egan, created this custom home office and matching murphy wall bed to turn a bonus room into a work space and guest bedroom for a wonderful New Jersey family.


This transitionally styled home has architecturally traditional bones and a little bit of molding but has been updated with a smooth and sleek contemporary feel. In keeping with that theme, the desk and wall bed were designed in high gloss, with brushed aluminum flat bar handles for a modern, lustrous look. The calming colors of the room are juxtaposed with the glossy red backing on the wall bed, so when the bed folds down, there’s a fun surprise, just like when the grandparents come to visit.


Mom, dad, kids and their frequent guests all need a lot of space, but this room is just for mom and grandma. The wall bed conveniently pulls down from the wall for grandma to stay over when she comes to watch the children so Mom and Dad can have a fun night out. The bright red backing was chosen to reflect grandma’s spitfire, no-nonsense personality. A comfortable home office space with a contoured desktop, organizing file drawers and plenty of extra drawer space make it easy for mom to stay focused and accomplish a lot on her days working hard from home.


A very happy mom and dad gave their empty space new purpose and a look that is sleek and fresh but also homey and inviting with a design from Joe Egan that is custom fit to the style of their home and the personality of their family.