Homearama 2016: The Study

This beautiful built-in desk was the starting off point for our next stop on the tour of Homearama 2016: The Study.  We wanted to create a workspace where both homeowners could have their own space, but keep them together!  M&H Custom Cabinetry made our vision come to life! 

Custom Built-in Desk


Barn Door

We used a medium tone wood on the barn door as well as the work surface for the desk, pairing it with a black base for the rest of the built-in.  This combination  helps bring out the beautiful grain in the barn door.



Black & Blues

Blues always look great with black and medium tone wood, so we used Interesting Aqua (SW6220) by Sherwin-Williams on the walls. We accessorized  the bookshelves with shades of blue and teals as well as some metallic accents to reinforce our color palette. 


For more interest, we added pops of bright colors in addition to teal with these box set.


The bright horse head artwork on the opposite wall also add to our bright and bold color palette.

One of our favorite aspects of this room was being able to reuse the homeowners’ sign from their family farm.  The backdrop for this heirloom was our plaid accent wall. We wanted to make sure that the large wall opposite the built-in was able to hold its own without feeling out of balance.  We incorporated a couple of other colors on the paint strip (Moody Blue:SW6221 and Delft:SW9134) to create the plaid effect on the wall.
07_Office---Detail---Chair We paired a black and white plaid chair to the corner with a bold cobalt throw.

With the Study being directly off the Great Room, it was important to bring in some of the natural tones in the fireplace.  We added this small table lamp and bronze horse to this fun stag horn side table.


A classic geometric pattern on the window treatment added softness and depth to the window.


We love this fan!  Its modern and beautiful and fits perfectly on the Study’s exposed beams.  It also has some power behind it – essential for moving air around those high ceilings.


We hope this tour of Homearama 2016: The Study proved that these work spaces can be both functional and beautiful. Check out another Study we designed to prove our point further. Stay tuned next week for our tour of the Great Room! 

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