This study makeover was one of several room redesigns we completed recently for our clients. Last week’s post highlighted their master bedroom before-and-after. Stay tuned for the living room redesign and the conversion of a sitting room into a dining room.

The clients’ study serves as a home office but is visible from the entry foyer. As such, they wanted to update the look to reflect the other areas of their home. They wanted to keep the large desk and credenza set but were open to updating everything else in the room. The other furnishings and accessories had begun to look dated and, because these pieces were added over time, the incongruent patterns on upholstery, drapery, and rug detracted from the cohesiveness of the room.

We began the project by removing the second door to the bathroom, which helped to open up that space. We then painted the room with SW Accessible Beige. The next step was to install grasscloth wallpaper behind the desk, making use of both texture and color to showcase the main wall. We found a stately, yet modern, work credenza to replace the old cabinet, and topped it with the original tall lamps used in the room. They looked quite different, however, simply by replacing the lampshades!

The accent chairs were reupholstered and custom window treatments were hung in the sitting area. The addition of a more modern lamp on the existing small table completed the look in front of the window. On the opposite wall, the removal of the tall lamps allowed for the display of three beautiful framed works of art with special meaning to the clients.

We added a modern ceiling fixture to bring more light into the room, and also replaced the rug with an updated pattern and color scheme to coordinate with the rest of the study.

This project was finished with the hanging of a gorgeous piece of hand-painted artwork on the showcase wall behind the desk. The silver-framed print incorporates shades of cream, light brown, seafoam green, gray and various blues that beautifully tie together the room’s color scheme.

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Is your home ready for a makeover? The team at AHT Interiors will listen to your needs and work within your budget to give you rooms you love to live in; just give us a call at (770) 887-7612 and we’ll get started on your dream home.

Before Photos

Manufacturers used for this project (note that many of these items are only available to professionals):

Wallquest (Wallpaper)
Capital (Lighting Fixtures)
Wendover (artwork)
Uttermost (artwork, lamp shades)
Bernhardt (credenza)
Fabricut (upholstery & window treatment fabrics)
Jaunty (hair on hide rug)