By Shani Silver

Published on March 17, 2016

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text by  SHANI SILVER
photography by  JESSICA ISAAC

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Even for small space aficionados like us, 175 square feet sounds like a challenge. Jewelry designer maya brenner Owner/Designer of Maya Brenner Designs, didn’t see a challenge, she saw her new office. Read on to find out how Maya took a Silverlake shed and converted it into the workspace she’s now using to let the creativity flow.t

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CONVERT A SHED INTO YOUR WORKSPACE?

Our house had no guest room or home office so it really was a necessity to use this shed as a space for both.

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WHAT ITEMS OR ELEMENTS DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE AROUND YOU WHILE YOU WORK?

I love art that has personal meaning for me. Kids drawings, needlepoints by my friend Lisa Borgnes, books that I’ve read, love notes from my man. All inspire me daily.

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ANY ADVICE FOR READERS HOPING TO CREATE A SIMILAR SHED-STYLE WORKSPACE?

Windows and light will make any space amazing!

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WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU ENCOUNTERED DURING THIS PROCESS?

We had construction fatigue from renovating the house and were on a budget, so we wanted the office space done quickly and cost effectively. We ended up being able to use windows that were removed from the house. That along with fresh paint and a shag rug from Linoleum City that we installed ourselves transformed the space!

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF THIS PROJECT?

The day it was completed the whole family piled in to watch TV, relax in the massage chair and play on the computer. Even though we had the whole house we all wanted to be in this tiny, transformed space!

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CURTAINS West Elm PHASES OF THE MOON HANGING Art for Now