I met my clients a few years back, when I designed their living room and dining room area, which you can see here. A couple of years later, they contacted me again to design their master bedroom. During the remodel of the master bedroom we added a small office too.
Our initial step was to think about how to address the focal wall in the bedroom, which is where the bed and headboard would be situated. We opted for a gorgeous deep blue grasscloth wallpaper. The color is so rich, it looks like a gem. Once the main color was chosen, we introduced additional colors that would blend harmoniously, add intrigue, and give the room a relaxing and inviting vibe – light grays and pinks, and other natural earthy tones. The walnut nightstands give the room a more modern feel, as do the metal finishes in soft-hued brass and matte black.
The new small home office is located at the entrance of the master bedroom. The white vertical shiplap on the walls creates a repetitive pattern which is subtle and elegant. I believe that even when working with smaller nooks, you should not shy away from featuring a statement wall.
Walnut wood floating shelves, decorated with books and accessories, “speak the same language” as the walnut nightstands in the master bedroom.
In the niche behind the desk we added a small splash of wallpaper to make the space feel extra fun and also to provide a perfect background for Zoom meetings, which has become a significant part of our home-office lives. We didn’t manage to get a good photo of the niche because the space is so small, but trust me on this one - it turned out fabulous! Take a look at the room board that we used for inspiration.
Here are some before photos:
Photo: Vivian Johnson