From a "formal" dining room to a FABULOUS office, this room transformation is a beauty!
When my client contacted me back in November and said she wanted a "girly" office space that could be an oasis away from chaos, I knew this would be a job I couldn't say "no" to. Not having to design around a man's taste is always fun!
Let's start with the existing space. The dining room that had been made into a make shift office was definitely not working. It lacked personality and it simply was not functional. The room had a cased opening which did not provide any privacy and the high chair-rail was leaving this momma puzzled on how to decorate.
First, I addressed the privacy issue by adding a set of french doors. What a difference!
Next, color scheme. We decided that a neutral wall paint was best because we could then design with lots of color when it came to window treatments, accent furniture and a rug. The room already had amazing coffered ceilings so I recommended painting them Sherwin Williams Naval which created some visual interest. The high contrast between the navy and white trim is so dreamy and really sets the mood for the room.
We softened the windows with curtains but made sure the fabric was feminine and whimsical. Floral doesn't have to be something your grandmother had in her 1990s home.
Let's talk about this chandelier. GLAMOROUS! Not only does it immediately capture your attention when you walk in the room but it provides so much more light than the builder grade option that was in its place. Lighting can make or break a space. In this new office space, lighting totally made it!
Having a mom's corner, where she could drink coffee and curl up with a book was also a must in this new office space so we found a stellar chair from Bassett furniture and paired it with a shiny side table. There was a little bit of **bling** on every wall of this office. Pottery Barn hammered metal frames made up a collage of pictures. A sequin floor lamp shade. A mirrored console for extra storage. Nail head trim. Tassel hardware. It's all about the details.
Don't forget the desk! A white lacquer piece with feminine features and an oval shape was made for this room. A mossy green rug with a fun geometric pattern warms up the hardwoods. A navy lamp to tie in the accent chair and ceiling color sits on the console and a sentimental photo taken while on a trip to Venice was printed and framed for artwork. There is plenty to admire in this new space!