fcdx I can’t believe that I was dreaming up ideas for a future office not too long ago…. and here we are.
I had a general idea of the feel I was going for, but once we sealed the deal on our house… the floodgates opened to a whole new world and I had way too much fun putting this room together. I created this vision board as a general starting point; woven shades, Murano chandelier, antique baroque style desk, woven rug—being my priorities—and I am so thrilled to have found the most perfect pieces within a couple of months of stalking the web…
There have been a lot of times in my life where I had a vision for something and for whatever reason it didn’t turn out quite as I expected… but this room lived up to its full potential and then some in my eyes. So happy with it!
bits and pieces of the vision
I went back and forth on wall color a bit, but knew I wanted a calming, creamy hue. SO in love with how the beige-y olive green turned out… we went with ‘Country Charm’ by Kelly Moore. A lot have asked me my paint preference and to be honest, I have tried many different brands, from Benjamin Moore to Farrow and Ball, and have always been happy with results. I tend to opt for what is closest to me for convenience. I did all BM in SF because it was a block away, and now KM is just very close, so in case you’re wondering, too! I’m not super particular and always opt for the nicer paint option from wherever we go.
Over the last month or so as we’ve nested, I’ve gotten a few people ask me the same question that I found interesting and thought I would take a stab at it…
How would you define your interior design style?
My style is thoughtfully collected. Pieces that strike me. I like to hold out for the special and unique. I love things with immense charm and character. My style also embodies the things I collect… vintage Italian Murano vases / lighting, beautifully crafted antiques, lush textiles. I love fun shapes, fluted details, and pieces that are even more magnificent when drenched in natural light. My style is also very much so European-influenced as you are well aware at this point.
I think that’s exactly how you should go about creating a space you love… by adding things that speak to YOU and make you happy. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, your space should make your heart sing.
I don’t believe in following rules, I like to make things up as I go. My style evolves with time and I’m constantly discovering new things that captivate me and I run with them. Inspiration is literally everywhere; color stories in nature, in movie sets, in books and magazines… my eyes have always looked for beautiful details in daily life and I think that’s how I’ve cultivated a discerning eye for myself when it comes to what I really like.
Office product details below!
Custom Seagrass rug | Etsy
Baroque Desk | Antique Find, via
Slipcover Chair | RH
Embroidered Pillow | Bunny Williams
Mirror Art Piece | Vintage, Anyon Atelier
Custom Plaster Console | Oken House Studio
Leather Chair | Jenni Kayne
Custom Woven Shades | Etsy
Vintage Murano Chandelier | Vintage
Nickel Lamp Base | Visual Comfort Co.
Ratten Lamp Shade | Etsy
Rope Mirror | Jayson Home
Black Lamp | old from Rejuvenation
Round Alabaster Pedestal | old from MARCH SF
Acrylic Shelf | old Zara Home
Little glass dishes / vases usually photographed are all vintage
When it comes to vintage hunting… I like to get lost in Etsy / eBay / auction sites / estate sales, etc. I will be browsing for something like a murano vases and will end up finding something completely off the wall that I hadn’t expected to uncover. Those perusing sessions are the best, highly recommend it. Best piece of advice: always go with your gut…
P.S. I created a new category when we moved called “Home Updates” which is under “Home” on my menu bar where you can find all things new house related…