Last month I introduced you to this apartment John and I are working on in Munich, Germany! It is overlooking the city’s fabulous big park, the Englischer Garten. If you want to revisit that post click here.
Just look at these materials chosen for their study/home office!
This is a tiny room, where they plan to work, watch TV (no TV in the living room! – That’s for reading.) and put up the occasional guest for sleeping. It’s a lot to ask of a small room. But with built in’s along one wall for storage and the TV, and a modern workstation style desk to hide clutter, and a long daybed with lots of bolsters and pillows, this room can work hard.
In addition, this is a room you see through glass doors as soon as you enter the apartment. After much discussion about how we could make a focal point in the foyer, we came upon the solution of having a wonderful artful rug in the study, which you will see upon entering the foyer. It will provide the artwork. You will see this fab rug with huge flowers in silk fibers floating across the wool. It feels like a breeze is softly blowing them.
To add to the drama of looking into this room, I’m having the rear wall painted a warm cinnamon color – Benjamin Moore “Cattail”, with a similar color plush velvet on the daybed. Warm, soft, sensual, inviting! The cinnamon picks up on the colors in the rug. The other 3 walls will be in “Warm Sand”.
Large bolsters and toss pillows in chartreuse green and copper will add fizz to the room, and invite lounging. They will sit upon the inviting daybed, upholstered in a lush mohair velvet in a cinnamon color.
The office chair will be a true task chair, standing up to long hours of working in front of a computer. Cinnamon colored leather will make this chair inviting and easy care.
Similar to the drapery in the living area of the apartment, the office will have simple pleated drapery panels on small iron rods. The fabric is a textured white with a large repeating design of diamonds woven in. (See it in the composite photo above.) It’s purpose is to provide light screening during the day, as those windows look out over the busy street below. It, too, will be elegant without drawing too much attention to itself. Unlined, it will be light and breezy.
We envision this space as a hard worker, inviting the homeowners to relax and watch movies together at night, or for one to work quietly during the day, as the busy trollies pass by below.
Next week let’s take a look at their interesting foyer, and the custom piece we have planned for that entry! If you want to revisit our original post on Munich click here.
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