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The Office…That's What She Said

When designing a home office for a guy, there are many things to consider.  The most important thing to consider is how will the office fit in with the rest of the house.  My clients went with a modern and eclectic look throughout their home so his office needed to play off of that.  The perfect compromise between a husband and wife…she has the house and he has his “man room”!

I am a big fan of graphic patterns and so is my client.  We started looking at graphic wallpaper options to use on the back accent wall but ended up going with that look in another room.

You can see the finish board HERE.

We selected Benjamin Moore’s Affinity  in Weimeraner for the back accent wall. It was the perfect color.  Your eye is still drawn to the back wall but we are not drawing attention to the long narrow shape of the room.  In this case, simple was better.

Since my client is a University of Texas grad, he wanted to bring in pieces that were familiar to him with out designing the entire room in the burnt orange and white color scheme!  The Arabesque Rug from Global Views was the perfect compromise for this office. It brought in the graphic pattern and pops of orange and white!

Piecing the rest of the office together was easy. Now that we had the rug as a jumping off point, we needed to keep the rest of the space open and simple. This white lacquer Studly console was the perfect fit for the back wall and provides a place for my client to keep his printer, files and office knick knacks.

We knew we wanted shelving on the walls but our favorite wall shelves from Design Within Reach were too large and a bit pricy. We found these Tesso Bookcase wall shelves from CB2. The chrome finish works with the rest of the office accents and the glass shelves help to keep the narrow room from feeling crowded.

For the desk in the office, my client found the  Strut Work Table from Crate &  Barrel but the glass top offered was going to take over the space. So we purchased the base and had a custom piece of glass cut to fit the area and now we can keep that fabulous rug front and center!

The University of Texas fountain painting was commissioned by my client. He was able to get the look and size he wanted for the back wall. The white leather Lider Desk Chair from Zgallerie  in white ties in with the console and white in the rug and keeps the space feeling modern and masculine.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these roman shades. We selected a heavily textured cotton in a neutral color for the shades, the color blends with the existing wall color and pops against the dark espresso trim.  The orange and ivory greek key trim was purchased from a local fabric store and looks amazing! The pattern is modern and masculine and the color works perfectly with the Arabesque Rug.

Accent Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Affinity  in Weimeraner |  Rug: Arabesque Rug from Global Views  | Desk Lamp: Crate & Barrel Hoopla no longer avail but see this color  |  Desk: Crate & Barrel Strut Work Table |  Shelves: CB2 Tesso Bookcase |  Desk Chair: Lider Desk Chair from Zgallerie

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Simple Stonington Gray

Selecting the “right” paint color for a room is always a challenge.  I agree with Emily A Clark when she says “Don’t pick your paint color first. I’m always surprised when I hear someone say they’re going to paint their living room avocado green, but they haven’t picked anything else.  To me, paint color should be the complement to everything else (the perfect backdrop), and I try to always choose it last.”

I love Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray and have used it in my own home. It is the perfect blue with a touch of gray and I’m always impressed with how well it adapts to the colors in the fabrics and furniture in each room.

Image Via: Hodge Podge Blog Barbara used Stonington Gray in her daughter’s bedroom, super cute! I love the paper lanterns and that red headboard is aaaahhhhhhmazing!


Image Via: House Beautiful

Images Via: Me I used Stonnington Gray in the Studio.

Image Via: Decor Pad Perfectly simple and the pillows make the room!

Image Via: Samantha Pynn

Image Via: Living in Color

Image Via: The Lonely Wife Project

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Wonderful Walls


Looking for a simple way to make a statement in your home? Just can’t get excited about paining your space a new color to shake things up? As we have all seen wallpaper is in and it has officially made it’s comeback. This time the millions of options out there can be found from more affordable chic designs at retails like Ballard Designs,  Target & Brocade Home.  And if you were looking for a more chic “designer” product, there are quite a few places online that will sell to the public. Our local Benjamin Moore paint store has an amazing selection of papers to fit any style!

Not sure hot to implement wallpaper in your space? Take a look at how homeowners and designers are adding that extra “wow” to their spaces.

Fun tip: Look up for inspriration! Adding any bold or simple pattern to your room’s ceiling can bring that extra something to your space.





Maybe being so bold isn’t for you, try a tone on tone pattern with touches of metallic to create a focal point. It will still create that “wow” factor and give your room a focal point. Use it as art for the room too!






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My new color assistant!

I just LOVE my iphone…most of the time!  I seriously need to step away from the apps, espically the ones that cost $ because those little suckers will add up!  Not only does my favorite crush Benjamin Moore have an app available ( launching June 1st), but the other man in my life…Sherwin Williams is in the iPhone App game too! Yippie, I can hardly wait to try these out and the best part is that they are FREE!


Launching on June 1, the new app from Benjamin Moore lets you “snap a picture of any color inspiration, anywhere in the world, and instantly match it to one of the more than 3,300 hues that comprise Benjamin Moore’s color system”. Favorites can be saved for “instant color coordination and comparison“.

Here’s a description of how it will work from the press release: Simply glide a finger across the digital photo taken with the iPhone’s built-in camera, zoom into a color, and tap the “match” key. In just seconds, a strip of colors will appear below the photo, with the closest paint match highlighted. A simple shake of the phone and ben will provide up to four coordinating colors, creating an entire harmonizing palette based on the original selection. Favorites can be saved and enlarged to the size of the iPhone screen for easier viewing. There’s access, as well, to the full spectrum color wheel, which expands or contracts by fingertip control to focus on a color preference. That, too, can be translated into a Benjamin Moore color and saved as a favorite for future reference.


Sherwin Williams App:  The overall idea is similar to the Ben Color Capture App – you choose a color from a photo and it will give you the closest paint match along with a coordinating palette – and this time, of course, it pulls from the Sherwin Williams line.

Here’s a full list of the features:

Choose a color and Sherwin-Williams will match it with one of its paint colors.

Receive more than a color match—you’ll get a coordinating palette that complements your chosen color.

Colors also include RGB values for architectural design pros and Photoshop fiends, making it easy to recreate the colors in renderings.

Using either iPhone GPS capability or zip code entry, find your local Sherwin-Williams store. You can direct dial or map its location all within the application.

  • Save colors to your “My Saved Colors” library for future reference.
  • Stay tuned for new and exciting features to come with the new 3.0 OS iPhone software release.
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