I cleared out the office a little this week so I could begin to see the space with fresh eyes. I was growing tired of the blue walls (a rich blue called Scribe from General Paint) and was definitely going to repaint, but with less clutter, the blue looks so pretty again!
The old armchair (I have a pair...acquired when I was 19) sorely needs reupholstering...
I moved my lovely crystal column lamp (from RH) into the room. The white shade adds airiness and the cylinder shape adds some structure and modernity to the old, curvy, dark dresser. I also cleared off the bulletin board, which helped a lot!
Here is the desk area (an old photo). I definitely intend to have a new (tailored) skirt made for this table if I cannot find a desk I love:
I'm considering a grayer shade for the walls, to be combined with white drapes and lots of white accessories. I love Farrow & Ball's Manor House Gray and think I need a shade that is the same or perhaps even darker than the photo below:
I am so fond of these lamps from Crate and Barrel. I think the tall one would be lovely on the desk. The small one would be pretty on the dresser or on another table we have in the room. Then I can move the RH lamp back to our bedroom!:
As you can see, I want to create a tranquil space (my typical decorating philosophy)...
I will share more as I make progress. I am a slow decorator because I'm careful with my purchases and like to choose things which will be versatile and which will last. I also get easily confused with my style (I have about 4 main styles I like) and need to ruminate and distill it all down to make sure it meets my deepest tastes, which I think this does.
I also really need to buy an ergonomic chair for my bad back. I hope to find one that is vaguely attractive, maybe in a light colored faux leather?! Do you know of any good options?
Your thoughts are always appreciated...