One of our finished projects includes a refreshed home office for a recent retiree. Her inspiration was “Hollywood Starlets”- a la Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, and Katherine Hepburn.
For this project we were only looking at decorating, so we focused on glamorous furnishings, window treatments and a sparkly light fixture.
This room functioned as a home office with a lot of practicality and very little style.
We brought in comfortable reading chairs, added a lot of closed storage via two mirrored chests, and added a touch of animal print our homeowner loved.
Custom made drapery panels in black linen received an Oscar worthy dressmaker detail with jeweled and beaded trim on the leading edges.
The tricky part was hanging all the art in a level line, with equal spacing between and beside. I learned a long time ago to leave that to the pros!
We also included this unique ottoman and had it upholstered in a gold and black graphic print. It sits in front of the chairs so the homeowner can put her feet up while browsing the internet or reading a book!
All in all a fun transition away from a drab room to a glamorous, fun space to lounge!
You have got to love a lady who appreciates a little bit of glamour! We’ve been seeing a definite increase in the glamour quotient in a number of our recent projects. Not just ‘sparkly’ elements, but also adding bold colors and dramatic prints. Stay tuned for more ‘before and after’s’ with added glam. You will know it when you see it!
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