Designing out loud is really the best way to describe how I’ve tackled the design of my home office. Rather than sharing a before and after and skimming over the details of the process, I’ve documented every step of the way often seeking your thoughts and opinions when I’ve found myself struggling to make a particular design decision.
Today I’m sharing an update and once again flushing through the thoughts in my head regarding this space.
The Right Side
Facing the room from the entry foyer, the right side of the space is really starting to come together. After many months of searching, I scored the perfect little table to go between the grey velvet chairs at a local antique mall – Mt. Pleasant Mall. I could literally spend hours in that place! This table was just $88! And I’m in major love with her!
Sideboard – Still Undecided
While the right side of the room is starting to look pretty close to finished, I’m still undecided on whether or not to paint the sideboard. And also what color to paint her? Thoughts?
While I had originally planned to hang a gallery wall above the sideboard, I’ve changed my mind. I like the cleaner look of just these two pieces. Having them matted and framed the same way makes them look more like a pair. I pulled the palm tree in from our front porch just to get an idea of how it would look to have two trees flanking the sideboard. Can you tell I’m having a moment with symmetry right now? 😉 Anyhow, I’m thinking two taller palms on either side of the sideboard would add volume to this large wall without looking cluttered. Thoughts?
The Left Side
While the right side of the room offers some serious design eye candy with the palm print curtain panels kind of stealing the show, the left side of the room feels a bit underdressed.
My desk chair finally arrived this past weekend, and I’m in major love! It definitely helped to even the score a bit. Thanks for all of your help in helping me decide on fabrics. I went with a pinstripe on the front and a tweed on the back. The combination of masculine fabrics with the curvy shape of the chair feels perfect for the space. It creates a nice balance in a room that has a definite female vibe happening.
The lighter grey on the back ties in nicely with the grey velvet chairs, and the charcoal front compliments the black in the room.
Paint the Doors?
Now I just need to decide whether or not to paint the doors. And if so, do I go with a light grey or a darker charcoal color? I don’t want the space to feel too dark. There are already a lot of darker shades happening in this space. Do you see why I’m waffling on this decision? Thoughts?
I’m on the hunt for a large vintage mirror to hang on the wall behind the desk. Maybe I should wait until I have the mirror on the wall before making any paint decisions for the doors?
So that’s where I am with my home office. My decorating process is slow, but I kind of like it that way. Spaces seem to naturally evolve one step at a time, and I enjoy the journey. Especially because I can air out all the design thoughts that are cluttering up my brain space here with you all. 😉
So what do you think? Should I paint the sideboard? What color? Paint the doors? Soft grey or charcoal? Share your thoughts below!
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