Saturday, November 8, 2014
Mid-Mod Chic Home Office
To be welcomed into homes is such an honor for us at c2Design. This particular project was a familiar home since they have been family friends for a while now. It was desired to have an updated, sophisticated office space. A challenge when working from home is to separate your home from your executive office. c2Design was up to the challenge to separate the space while creating a mid century mod dream!
Bookcases are excellent focal point for many homes. This office boasted a full wall of custom built bookcases with storage underneath. We updated the look by painting the back wall in a charcoal, high gloss gray. Not only did her amazing collection of books now jump out from the color, but they could really be highlighted for what a beauty they are.
If the bookcases weren't enough of a grand focal point, we also had a window directly adjacent to decorate. Custom drapery allowed us to take the window and fabric in the direction we wanted. We choose a trellis pattern on a heavy weight silk which allowed the drapes to hang nicely. To frame the top of the window, a multi colored cord outlined the upholstered valence and tied together all the colors.
To add a little glam, a beaded trim finished off the drapery.
It's essential to connect the two adjacent focal points so that the eye has a path to follow when walking in the room. We accomplished this with a gold mirror, which is more like a piece of art, and placed it on the wall to reflect the bookcases and drapery in once glance. It really tied the grand elements of the room together. Now it was time to focus on the function of the office.
It was important to remember the primary purpose of this office; a visual pleasing, yet functional space to work in! Two chairs were placed conversationally in front of the desk to allow work meetings to take place but with style. The architecture of the chairs were a nod to mid century modern aesthetic We paid homage to the style by upholstering the seats in a gray and white houndstooth fabric. This tied in with the bench under the bookcase which received the same upholstered treatment and a updated spray painted gold "x" base. To anchor this whole space we selected a spectacular hair on hide gray and white area rug that added another geometric pattern and anchored the whole space.
Finishing touches of vintage inspired lamps, maps, greenery, and paper trays completed this office transformation. With a variety of grays, beiges, and gold finishes, our mid century mod (with a touch of glam) was a success! We thank our client for letting us put a touch of c2Design in her office!
Could you get some work done in this space? We would love to hear your thoughts!