The goal of this home office was to keep her adult children close and comfortable

My client, an empty nester dentist wanted to create a haven for her adult children while they study to be dentists.

The solution was a home office off the entryway that encourages study at a well lit desk or reading on the reupholstered chaise lounge brought from her home in India. Now her daughter is often found sitting at the built-in desk on her laptop while her brother relaxes on the chaise nearby. Goal achieved; Mom is happy to be surrounded by her children.

We built the room from the ground up. The first design choice, an Oriental carpet from Gregorian Rugs, combines rich periwinkle blues and warm greens. We recovered the chaise in a soft green chenille fabric adding a custom velvet polka dot bolster and silk embroidered pillows from India.

An ergonomically correct desk chair supports long hours of study. Wooden bookshelves were replaced with glass, letting light travel from the ceiling down to the desk top. This effect makes the desk wall glow, highlighting accessories and family heirlooms. All LED recessed lights were placed on a dimmer to set a mood that can go from soft warm light to brighter reading light.

The chaise and pillows invite one to relax and read under the brass wall sconces.

The Maya Romanoff wall covering, made of abalone shell tiles simmers in the light. This round mirror is framed with hundreds of tiny Murano glass flowers. The combined effect makes the walls luminescent.

The picture window is framed with full length silk draperies with ball trim. Since this room faces the street in Lexington, MA, silk cafe curtains protect privacy.

Our homes can encourage family closeness through consideration of each person’s comfort. Soft durable fabrics invite us to relax. Good lighting cheers and warms us through the long New England winter. Expressing your personality and family history makes your home warm, authentic and welcoming.

Call Linda to create your special place. 339-927-6137