Design Files: Modern Home Office

I had the pleasure of working on a home office project that allowed me to use different products to deal with a tricky wall of mirrors. This client was really fun but truly had no clue about the type of design she wanted in the room.  The only direction she gave me was that she wanted a modern design and a large desk.  Here are the before pictures:

This room was the gym in the model home and included a “lovely” wall of mirrors.  The mirrors helped make the small room feel much larger but most non-narcissistic people don’t want to stare at their reflection while they sit at the desk.  The homeowner didn’t want to get rid of the mirrors for a variety of reasons (including costs and potential resale value) which required us to come up with an idea for how to hide it.  I researched a variety of ideas including attaching fabric to the wall or adding a full wall of storage or a built-in desk solution.  Eventually I decided that these awesome wall graphic decals from Blik would be an inexpensive way to hide the mirrors and add visual interest to the small room.  (Unfortunately, it looks like they don’t carry the color that we used for this design but they have introduced new colorways.)

So let’s look at some of the after pictures: 

Because the space was so small and the homeowner wanted a very large desk (it is an office after all), we kept the other parts of the room open and bright.  The walls are painted a soft gray (Popular Gray – SW 607) and the window treatments were white.  We also installed a new drum shade light fixture and kept most of the other furnishings white.

A fun part of the room was the bedroom closet.  We took the doors off the closet and painted the inside of the closet a dark grey.  We then created a little nook for the printer and bookshelves.

Besides the wall decal, my favorite part of the room is the vintage orange chair.  This chair was originally owned by the homeowner’s grandfather and she was using it in another room.  We moved it to the office and used that as the pop of color to bring more personality into the fairly neutral room.

One last pretty image…I love that wall tile!

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