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  • Writer's pictureLee'Or Meyerson

Office Update.The Details.ORC Week 2

Welcome back to week 2 of the One Room Challenge series. If you missed week 1 of the Home Office design, you can find it here.

This week, I want to elaborate on all of the details we chose for my client's home office space. In the initial consultation with all of my clients, I ask a few questions that help inspire me to begin the design process: how they want the room to function, how they want the room to feel, and to share inspiration photos. I take all of this into consideration when creating each design, which allows me to make their design completely personal.

This client wanted to create a moody, beautiful and functional space for her to work from home. She is young, beautiful, fashionable, business minded and motivated. She runs a highly successful beauty products manufacturing company that she started in her own kitchen.

Based on our conversations, I knew that artwork should be the focal point of the room. The perfect piece would capture her beauty and capture the essence of what she envisioned for her company. I knew I would find exactly what I was looking for on Etsy. I love using Etsy to find unique and affordable pieces, especially when I have something specific in mind or working on a tight timeline or budget. I found three pieces that I thought would work as the focal point, and she fell in love with this piece below.

When creating design, I love adding texture upon texture and design upon design. Though we would be painting the bookcases a dramatic color, we needed an extra little something special behind the artwork...WALLPAPER! It's so fun when I have a client who will try something new and she really excited to move forward! I have used this grasscloth before and absolutely love it.

After deciding on these two huge design elements, I was able select that dark moody color she was craving that would be a showstopper. And the winner is.....Sherwin Williams Dark Night. With this color, I highly recommend that you have a room with a lot of natural light and you have a very well prepped space, especially on cabinetry. Dark paint will show every single imperfection the room may have.

We knew the desk would be the furniture piece to center the room. My client saw a picture of a desk she loved that had curved edges. When I saw the photo, I knew exactly which desk she was speaking of and thankfully everything about it was perfect for the space. The richness of the wood matched the library ladder. I knew the built-in shelves would shrink down the space of the room significantly, and the desk still fit perfectly. The clean lines kept it simple and modern.

With the richness of the furniture, the dark paint color and tone on tone elements, bringing brass elements into the space seemed like a natural option to brighten up the room. I went back to Etsy to find unique hardware, using a vendor that has had stellar products in the past. I turned to my favorite lighting manufacturer for the picture light over the artwork. And finally to "cover" even the smallest detail, I selected brass covers for the switch plates and electrical outlets.

Below is a reminder of what my client's office looked like before and the initial design plan I presented her.

Just a reminder that this project is part of the Spring 2024 One Room Challenge (ORC) where bloggers, designers, and influencers makeover one room over the course of 8 weeks. Be sure to check out all of the other ORC week two updates on the ORC website. Catch up on my project with the week one office design plan.

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