We have been working on redecorating Bradley’s office since February and we are getting close to finishing. For years, his office has just been a collection of second-hand items that sort of just ended up together. He has recently been working equally between his desk and an armchair, so we decided to down-size his desk space and emphasize a lounging area in the office.
This was one of the only rooms in the house that I hadn’t repainted since we moved in. It was a nice soothing blue. Our new vision for the room centered around a warm, cozy mid-century-inspired atmosphere, so I brought home paint chips from Sherwin Williams in every shade of medium gray. We settled on Westchester Gray, and I love it. To keep a mid-century look, we chose curtain panels similar to the wall color from Tuesday Morning.
Bradley had always wanted an Eames lounge chair, but after seeing the Austin chair at West Elm, he decided to go with it in Chestnut leather. He also envisioned a wall with a television flanked by bookcases. I spotted the Antwerp line at Target and liked how the bookcases are airy at the top, but grounded by a couple of solid drawers at the base. It was also a good way to balance the budget for the room – spending a little more on items like the chair and a little less on the tv wall.
The rug is also from Target – the Kenya Fleece Rug in cream. The sofa is from Craftmaster and the end table came from Houzz. The round side table was a compilation of a base from a table we got from Tuesday Morning and a marble charger-turned-tabletop from Wayfair. Bradley had been wanting an arc floor lamp, so I found one at a reasonable price at Wayfair.
His desk at work is an adjustable-height desk, and he wanted to replicate that at home, so he ordered a motorized desk base from Amazon. The desk top was a custom piece from tablelegs.com made of walnut. One of our last hold-outs is a lamp for the desk area to brighten up this dark corner.
I’m slowly working on filling the bookcases. Bradley has a collection of old cameras so I used some of them sparingly. He loves bonsai trees, so I got him one I found at Walmart. The retro clock was a gift I gave him years ago after he saw one at one of our favorite little quirky restaurants – Aretha Frankensteins in Chattanooga.
Here are sources for other items around the office:
A before and after comparison: