I may have a girl crush on this client. Dr. Jan-Marie Kroh, is quite impressive and her house is equally as cool. She's smart, decisive, has great style, a fun family, a successful career, an incredible home and so that we can all really hate her, she's really pretty. But it's hard to hate her because she is so nice.
We recently worked on her upstairs office. It most likely was originally built for maid quarters. It had built-ins but they were so awkward. It made it difficult to get in the space as they were right by the doorway. The carpet had seen better days. So it got a full makeover. I designed cabinetry to conceal the "mess" and fit the space but opened up the entrance to the room. It was built to accommodate the coolest desk Dr. Kroh found on etsy.com. We took out a closet to capture more room in the space and redesign the flow of the room.
The floor was redone in a herringbone pattern and stained to match the existing floors in the home. New lighting was added. And thank god we all love the fixture because it was on the longest back order list ever. It was almost comical but not really :)
The sofa was another vintage find that was lacquered white and recovered in a vibrant fabric. The drapes and pillows carried out the bright colors. The office chair is take 2. The first one could have been retro cool, but the wood stained frame, in this small space, just didn't blend. So this new find, redone with coordinating fabrics is perfect. I mean I LOVE this space. I'm afraid you are going to have to see these pictures again because I'll be looking for a reason to share detailed shots of the room.
All pictures (other than my before snapshots) are by the talented photographer, Chrissy Wichman. And Scott Fischer, sefcontracting.com, was the contractor that made this transformation happen.