Louisville Nests: Reclaiming A Study

Our next Louisville Nest started out as a Study, became a Nursery, and is once again a Study.


This room is located right by the Foyer near the Master Bedroom. For a time, it served as a very special young lady’s Nursery, but she is growing up way too fast so now it is back to being a Study for a busy family of 5.

Reusing Existing Elements

The homeowners wanted to keep the paint color  – which I love especially with the white wainscoting – and they also had a desk and love seat they wanted to use. The couple had bought artwork from our store in the past and come in for some inspiration. They left with a fully decorated space (on paper) which we turned into a beautiful, functional space.

The Study not only makes a great first impression as you enter the home, it is now being used by all of the family members – for doing homework, managing the household & busy schedules, or just catching up at the end of the day.

The Inspiration

Our jumping off point was this large piece of amazing artwork. We placed it on the large wall which you see as you pass the space. They originally had the desk facing the door, but we moved it into the recessed area of the room to make the space feel larger. We replaced their desk chair with this upholstered chair in a blue fabric – we  pulled the color from artwork and then repeated it in the drapery fabric and rug.


This sideboard has great closed storage and an open shelf which is perfect for baskets or stylish paper storage. This beautiful lamp and ornately framed bulletin board to help organize schedules and display a young Picasso’s artwork.


Mixed Wood Finishes

To break up the wood furniture and brown walls, we added this ivory painted chest with even more storage. We added a throw to the existing love seat and placed a pair of landscape artwork above it.

The homeowner told me this is a room that the entire family likes spending time in – that is quite a compliment! Enjoy!

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