One of my favorite, if not my very favorite, rooms in our home to hang out in is Scott’s study/office. My lacking photography skills and lack of a wide angle lens, etc don’t give this space justice. He has the best natural light from the large windows on both sides of the space (not pictured) and the colors are quite soothing. When he is out seeing customers (like today, as you can tell I had a chance to snap his office sans scattered papers), I often use this space. I think the reason I love this space so much is because of what it took for me to get it like I had envisioned it from convincing my client (Scott) that stained wood built-ins would be too heavy for this space because of the wood floors and stained beams to designing the built-ins, stripping them of details as they were putting the cabinets in because my vision didn’t quite work and then redesigning again and winging it with the trim guys after the cabinet makers left. It was quite the ordeal and in the end, it has the masculine details I was looking for while still fitting with the rest of our home. I chose tone on tone warm gray for the walls and trim because I didn’t want the color palette to compete with the views from his windows. Most importantly, I love this room because Scott is really happy with it which means a lot to me since he trusted my choices and let me run with it.
He definitely needs a new office chair. It just doesn’t fit the space and one wheel just broke off from rolling it over the jute rug over and over this past week. I’m thinking a cool vintage brown leather one would be awesome with the gray, but unfortunately they are mucho dinero. For now, he will have to do with buying a new set of wheels . If anyone knows of a cool rolling vintage leather office chair for a deal, I’m all ears. The shelf and desk styling is a work in progress. Styling shelves is always really intimidating to me! I wish I had more time to go antiquing. I always look forward to my trips to Marburger Farms and the Warrenton Antique Fair and hope to find new treasures this coming April to add for more character.
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