Location: McKinney, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Linda and John moved from another state with a job transfer. They are both professionals – Linda is in the insurance industry and John is a pilot for a private company. They spend a lot of time traveling for their jobs and visiting family.
The home they selected was a newly built home and everything was very neutral. Their furniture had been with them for quite a few years and really needed to be replaced. They wanted a space that was uniquely them – rustic, casual, sophisticated and hold up to their 3 dogs and cat. They wanted to add color and loved warm and cool colors. They wanted pieces that were unusual and rustic. They both like clean lines but not too contemporary.
The study is space that Linda and John both wanted to use. They do not use the study for work, so it did not have to be specifically designed for one or the other of them. They wanted the office to be fun, modern and rustic all at the same time.
First, we selected the color pallet. To bring in the warmth, we continued with the colors that were used in the living room – teal, greens, golds, and rust/pumpkin. We love the combination of both the warm and cool colors. We decided to use the gray on the walls, and bring the blue green to the ceiling in a softer color. This truly brings up the eye to see the unique ceiling fan.
Secondly, I selected furniture that was both rustic and modern. I used the glass and chrome saw horse desk and flanked the desk with rustic black/glue green bookcases. They are great for storage and displaying some of their pictures. The black of the cabinets was chosen to coordinate with the black cabinets in the dining room, since these rooms are right across from each other. The lateral file was also selected in a black finish.
Next, the window treatments were created in grommets and a hounds tooth pattern fabric. The fabric has all of the colors we are using in the living areas – teal, green, pumpkin and rust. This brought a fun casual feel to the room. We also selected an armchair in a playful zebra fabric for the room
Lastly, we added the accessories and area rugs to pull the room together. The area rug is in a gray/rust pattern that has movement without being too busy. The chair is a clean, gray and chrome chair that is comfortable and modern. The Artwork above the desk is a beautiful piece in teals! The artwork on the other side of the room was painted by the home owners – all of their dogs! We offset with accessories that were rustic, related to their dogs and John’s love of planes.