It has been busy, busy here at Abigail Hayden Interior Design! We made it through the holidays and are ready to keep the momentum going through the New Year! I finally had time to take some photos of the Study Project and update you all on the next few projects I have in the works in my following posts.
The Study Project turned out great…and it always helps to have such great clients! I think we all had a great time working together which is now leading me to other project in their home.
Does anyone remember what it looked like before? Great space with great potential….but really? Just a big empty room and my clients were not sure what to do with it.
We filled it with new furniture, piece by piece….
We painted the walls a color called Squirrel Tail by Benjamin Moore and immediately the space warmed up!
Then there was the problem with the window treatments….first we were going to just throw them away…but it was such a shame to do that! They were beautiful silk dupioni custom drapes that the previous homeowners had left. The gold tones were not really in our plan.
Then I found this pillow! An inspiration! Could we keep the drapes? Could we make it work? We had them cleaned while the room was to be painted…we put them back up after the paint was done and they looked great!!! We saved a ton on the budget by doing this and my clients were happy! I also had the idea to mix in more gold metallics in the lamps I purchased to balance out the gold in the draperies! Perfect!
I also had the idea to mix in more gold metallic with the lamps I used on the sideboard and on the desk to balance out the gold in the draperies! Perfect!
We also decided to keep the chandelier. In the beginning we discussed maybe an antler chandelier because my client was worried the current light fixture was not appropriate for a masculine study. In the end, we decided to keep the light fixture and add a few antler accessories here and there. The chandelier does have a rustic quality that really ended up working towards our goal.
And I can not forget the lanterns! The funny thing is, one of my clients loves them while the other took some convincing but I think they have grown on him. They add a rustic charm to the space, that’s for sure!!! We just scattered a few here and there. When the candles are lit it really warms the room.
We did end up going with the campaign desk, which has sides that can extend out for extra work space if needed. It really has become very functional for my client when he works from home. The dice boxes on the desk top are a fun little accessory because he sells board games for a living. We are still planning on getting him a new desk chair….we just haven’t found the perfect fit for him yet.
So here is the finished project…..What do you think of it? Could you work from home in this space?