Monday, June 8, 2009
On the day we did this redesign there was a huge yard sale in the housing community just behind our home.
I saw this large piece of art and it had a definite masculine "office-den" feel.
(If you look in the first before shot the art that was originally in the room was too small in scale.)
We picked up the piece and it was just the right fit
Love it when that happens!
Notice how we made a "unit" with the chair and the items hanging on the wall. The homeowner had spent some time in Australia and had some wonderful items that we were able to incorporate into the office.
We took off the doors and took out the leaded glass,
then added a little darker gel stain over the top.
It went from rather fancy to quite masculine.
We added a throw blanket on the chair for a fabric element.
So this Living room became an office for "the man of the house".
It is full of things that are meaningful and things that are useful, and it feels COZY!