This project was a "hybrid e-design." Since my client, Ad is local, I could go over and see the space first. Then I let her "run with the ball" with a design board, sources and floor plan.
Ad works from home and needed a pretty home office/den.
Below is the 'before" photo.
Ad knew she liked this handsome desk below,
so I designed the room around it.
Sometimes, her daughter and a friend play
on the computer in this room.
An ottoman pulls up for occasional seating at the desk
when not in use in the cosy reading corner.
The chair in the striped fabric was discontinued so Ad bought it in a solid and cleverly added the striped pillow.
You can see the rug better here. Since this is really Ad's work space, I thought a soft rug would be nice to sit on the floor for wrapping presents or sorting files (that's what I like to do).
I knew Ad liked blue from seeing other parts of her home in photos and then in person.
This pastel landscape was her grandmother's.
It looks like early southern California.
We had my carpenter, Adrian, custom build the wooden
shelves in an ebony stain for contrast.
Ad styled the shelves herself. Love it!
The desk from Restoration Hardware is very well made with a working key hole and dovetail joinery.
I was able to extend my professional discount to her.
The lidded basket hides electrical cords.
I saw that Ad collected prints and added them to the design.
She did a fine job with the composition, didn't she?
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Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia