House Update – Office Design

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Home office design, mood board, material board

I am back with another house update and this time I am sharing our plans for our home office design! We started with our bedroom, through we have yet to put the finishing touches on that room. I will be sure to share once it is complete.

The house is in amazing shape and has the most beautiful character. With our careers in Architecture, we are excited to keep tackling home designs and updates and really making this new home our own.

We are moving onto our office update which is a bit more intense of an update than the bedroom. So much so that I have enlisted the help of my mom and god-mama who have both recently retired and are itching for things to do :). They will be flying out for a week to help with the updates.

Here is a moody before photo of the office. The plan is to BRIGHTEN and add pops of color and texture.

Home office design, mood board, material board
Home office design, mood board, material board

Once again I started with a look and feel board. As weird as this may sound, my inspiration for this office design was the red and white cabana stripe pillow paired with an Italian watercolor and a newspaper that I grabbed in Rome on the day Pope Francis was selected to be the new pope. I quickly started to pull together what turned out to be an Italian-coastal inspired design.

Home office design, mood board, material board

Sofa Bed, Rug, Desk, Chair, Wallpaper, Dresser, Bolster PillowDrapesCurtain RodLight

Once I had the look and feel board ironed out, I decided to model the office on my computer to understand how everything would fit together spatially and make sure everything looked as cohesive as I had hoped.

Using bead board, chair rail, and crown moulding allowed us to break up the textures and colors in our small office space. The base, crown, frames, and chair rail are painted Benjamin Moore Sweet Bluette in Gloss finish while the bead board at the wainscotting and closet are painted the same color but in an eggshell finish.

The wall covering is the element I am most excited about! I opted for Annie Selke Antique Oak Wallpaper as it offers a beautiful neutral pattern and a grasscloth-esque texture, tying in the coastal vibe.

The drapes are custom from an Etsy shop and the rug is another one from Loloi – the deep tones and textures pair nicely with the subtlety of the wall covering and the soft blue paint. I cant wait to show you the final product!

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