Mar 20, 2012

e-design before + after: family office

this client had a room off the entry of her home that the family used as an office. the family is a large and active, and this office was used everyday for games, computer use, and homework.
a few things that  needed to be addressed:
1. more storage was needed.
2. we needed to keep as much existing furniture as possible. 
3. the color needed to be amped up a bit.
4. window treatments and more seating was needed.
5. the current desks were too deep and took up too much floor space.

the positives:
the room has high ceilings, lots of light, and plenty of space.

here is the idea board from the design plan:

the walls were painted benjamin moore's woodlawn blue (hc-147) , and an existing love seat from another room in the house was brought in and placed in front of the window to anchor a seating area.

a color scheme of aqua, red, brown and camel was established by some chevron pillows.
a new rug adds softness and lots of pattern, while the red ottomans provide a shot of color and also function
as extra seating. new roman shades were added for much needed light control and privacy.

family photos were corralled on three shelves to the side of the sofa.
the new light fixture is much easier on the eyes than the old ceiling fan!

in the corner, a new storage unit was added. this was the key to making the floor plan work.
two new desks were also added, all in a finish to coordinate with the homeowners existing white storage pieces.

new bulletin boards were made, and comfy new armless chairs were added to the desk areas.
i have to admit that my client made lighting fast progress on this office, and did a 
great job styling the room.

interested in working together to create a more functional and beautiful space?
i have just added a new service to my services page: a pinterest board + phone call
that i am really excited about!
you can check it out here.


  1. Looks great! It looks so nice and organized now.


  2. Um, wow!! Might be my favorite of your e-design transformations yet.

  3. Fabulous as always Autumn- You always suggest the best lighting fixtures- Bravo!!

  4. Oh.My.Gosh. Autumn! This room is awesome! I love the tall bookshelves - perfect for the great height in the room. The color scheme is serene but the red takes it up a notch. And I love the tall bulletin boards. Seriously - this room is one of my favorites! :)

  5. What a wonderful difference. Love the color of the walls, the statement making rug and the wonderful storage...great job!!

  6. I really appreciate with what you have written on this blog about family office.

  7. Good job in creating a well-organised office! Double like for your ideas! :)


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