Excited is an understatement to describe how I felt when this project came to me. It all started with an inspiration photo with an emphasis on florals. I was able to find a floral abstract canvas that led the design of the entire room. The canvas was the best of both worlds. Most floral art pieces are far from modern but this abstract piece was completely my client’s style.
Once we found the artwork, a desk was the next thing on my list. This was harder than I thought It was going to be. My client liked gold so I knew I wanted a neutral base color desk with gold accents. Easy right? Negative! I don’t know why it was so difficult to find a reasonably priced partially gold desk. Luckily, Homary saved the day. They have a bunch of beautiful modern pieces. Just be aware of long shipping times. This seems to be a common problem with most stores these days.
Continuing the brass/gold accent trend was this concrete bookshelf that I have been wanting to incorporate into a design for the longest. It is definitely an investment statement piece. I adorned the shelf with my client’s most treasured items and then filled in the rest of the spaces with books. She had a ton of books so she chose her favorites and I sat them between black faux marble bookends. The remaining books were stored in the conjoining closet on shelves. The bookends are heavy and super great quality. I also added a set of purple agate bookends which gave a perfect punch of violet on the shelf. Other accessories include florals, vases, and a decorative hourglass.
For lighting, we opted for a brass chandelier and globe wall sconces to match. Initially, we debated whether to do a chandelier or a fan. We are so glad we with the chandelier decision because it truly sets the tone of the room.
Velvet was the go-to fabric for this room. The curtains are a violet floor-to-ceiling velvet curtain and the accent chair is a chartreuse velvet. The chair is another splurge and favorite of mine. I literally looked EVERYWHERE to find this color and style and almost gave up until I found this beauty.
I wanted to provide as much working space as possible because what’s worse than a cluttered desk? So I presented the double desk idea with additional storage drawers. Since the primary desk would be centered in the room. So I looked for something inexpensive, muted, functional, and something that would match for the secondary desk. Ikea was my go-to. I went for the Malm desk in black/brown.
For the desk chair, I wanted something neutral, functional, and sleek. I found the perfect one with good reviews and added padding on the armrests! To continue the botanical theme, there had to be some greenery. A bird of paradise tree was the best way to do that and add drama simultaneously.
The emptier side of the room had small wall space in between 2 doors. Since that side was so blank due to the white doors taking up a good amount of the wall I knew I have to add some color. I decided to pull from the canvas and add framed florals. I will post a tutorial on this soon. This was the perfect finishing touch. We may even add more frames.
The fact that this office brings joy to my client also brings me joy. I am so pleased with this space and it was a blast to work on. I hope you like it as much as I do.
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