Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's a man's world

I shouldn't say this project didn't excite me but when I found out I needed to make sure the clients ducks were on the wall I did cross my fingers and hope for the best. However, my people do hunt so I wasn't exactly out of my element. I am thrilled with the turn out and think this is the right touch of masculine while still blending with the rest of the house I did last year. See here.
 This was a blank slate. I (when I say I... I mean my brother)added the board and baton wainscoting and painted it a glossy white. The room doesn't get a ton of light so I felt like we needed all the white. The walls and ceiling are both painted a  brownish gray. A good man color.
If you sketch it they can build it. I worked with my brother (Soundside Carpentry) to make sure the client got the built in desk of his dreams. A galvanized background makes for the perfect message center and the walnut desk top mans it up! The gray color of the built in is very current and a nice contrast to the white wainscoting.
 There is plenty of open storage as well as hidden storage. I love the sliding doors with the grommet finger holds.
speaking of storage... These are file drawers the client requested. Say goodbye to metal filing cabinets and hello to custom drawers with really cool pulls!
The vintage banker chair was a major score from Raleigh's craigslist. It had to live at my house for a month or so and I have to admit it was hard to deliver to the client. Did I mention it spins up and down? Bonus!
 I spy with my little eye.... A Lowe's Hardware light! There just so happens to be a much more expensive designer version of this light but I love the Lowe's one and I love it in the room.
 And...there are  those ducks! And look, their reflection is in the mirror so it looks like they are flying all over the room! I of course had to throw in a hide. The new carpet is neutral enough that the hide works on top.
The homeowner had the leather chair so we paired it with this Pier One chair for a little his and hers! The  pillows and side table  were a great Joss and Main score.  Home Goods is always the place for lamps and I was thrilled to find this brass pharmacy light there.
The client had a library cabinet that I ended up keeping in the room. I needed a place for the remaining ducks that didn't fly!
All in all I loved how the man room/ office turned out... don't you?.... -Ann
In other news...Hooper and I are off to the beach today for some much needed magazine reading... Join us if you are around!  Happy Thursday!
Bye, bye birdie,


stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

you definitely accomplished a manly room. Looks awesome! love the cabinetry -just beautiful work you are so lucky to have such a talented brother!

Lindsey Suggs said...

Looks great! Love the file drawers. I wish I was reading mags on the beach too...I'll settle for blog reading at my desk for now.

Adi Edlen said...

this room looks amazing! when I first read that there would be ducks on the wall I never would have thought they could look so great, you did a wonderful job of pulling the room together and adding sophistication - love it!

Curtain said...

Thank you for the read. Honestly you covered the topic and broadly examined all areas. If i was to write this i would have done a few things differently myself but you have definitely inspired me to get into the world of blogging.

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