Office room renovation – going back to neutral colours
The most convenient way to design a home is to have the master bedroom as an actual bedroom, but we, of course, had to do things a little bit differently!
The first time we looked at the house we were blown away by the fact that the ceilings were high and the rooms were so airy. As both Patrick and I work within the arts we wanted a designated space that was practical for us to work, but nonetheless a space that filled us with inspiration. So, after a lot of back and forth, we settled on having the master bedroom as a big office. The other day we finally “completed” the room and I thought I’d share the transformation with you all!
My inspiration for the room was old photography books, vinyl records and the Louis XV wardrobe I found on eBay a couple of months ago. I wanted the style and feel to be a space where you come to work, relax and find inspiration.
When I first decorated the office I went for a quite bold palette of colours. I wanted the office to be dark mustard yellow, having this optimistic vision of myself sat snugly up in an antique red oxblood Chesterfield 1780 type of chair (that I obviously do not have!) with a tartan quilt over me, researching and reading lots of political science books. But my reality is not that. Although the research is still there, lockdown and spending more time in the house has made me realise that I actually want to spend more time in brighter, lighter rooms. So the dark mustard yellow was swapped for a more neutral grey colour. A beautiful matt colour from Farrow & Ball that changes with the direction of the light, a soft and balanced in tone but with a depth of pigment: Shaded white.
I paired it with some more rustic and colourful furniture such as this vintage 1950’s Air military Oak office desk that was the perfect size for the room – not too big, not too heavy in the design but perfect. And to end it, an antique rug that wasn’t too colourful or overpowering for the room.
~ I hope you guys like it!
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