Project Description

A formerly dark home office slash junk room becomes a fabulous base of operations for a chic and successful real estate CEO.

Blending our client’s elevated personal style with the grounded, powerful persona of her Oakland Hills Tudor home we transformed what was a drab library/office/junk room, and the resulting design is now bright, modern, and welcoming.

Balancing feminine and masculine, personal and powerful, the clean lines and pale-neutral palette are punctuated by our client’s beloved personal items and highlighted with shimmering gold accents. We removed and/or repainted most of the original, dark, wood details, keeping just the right amount to anchor the updated design to the grandeur of the home’s historic provenance. The patterned wallpaper felt like a risk to the client at first, and now, she will tell you, it turned out to be one of her favorite elements of the room.

Click here to read more of the story of this home-office transformation inside a Piedmont Tudor home — and see the Before photos!

Click here to read more about how this room was staged for the photo shoot, and about staging interior design for photography, in general.

Photos by Mo Saito