Back from High Point Market in North Carolina, I feel inspired and thankful. Thankful because Hurricane Michael barreled through just before I landed. Inspired because the community worked 24-7 to make the market a success never mind the loss of electricity, downed trees and wind damage.
My mission involved projects and furnishings generally and specifically for a ‘condo refresh’. In this update, a dining room is becoming a library and home office. My clients live in urban, downtown Seattle near many restaurants. And they enjoy a casual lifestyle. As we talked about goals for the condo refresh, our conversation turned to the dining room area. They don’t use it. The question to me, “what else can I do with this space?” I shared that they are not alone in their lifestyle. I offered that it could be a library. Then, she asked, with a desk? So a home office too?
Thus a new twist.
One specific request was file storage. Shown is a clever desk that includes file storage, cord control and drawers too. If you could see the inside, half-way back, the lift-lid top reveals a double file storage area. Convenient and useful plus controls clutter too.
More design elements in this library and home office include:
- Swivel chairs for reading and scanning the view as this condo affords a water view of Puget Sound
- A castered desk chair
- Additional file cabinet
- A bookshelf or etagere for books and photos
- An area rug to define the area and seating
- Lighting for the desk and reading chairs
- Fabrics and textiles for color, texture and pattern
Next on trends is the prevailing presence of PINK. But rather than blush, saturated pink was the star. See the wallpaper from Thibaut below. This popular color was present in chairs, chests, pillows and yes, wallcovering.
Why do I love to attend High Point Market? I leave inspired and eager to create beautiful spaces for my clients. I expand my resources and products. My experience allows me to recommend with confidence. I’m confident because I tested them, met the representatives and learned about their companies. Thanks to Lexington, Ambella Home, Theodore Alexander, Arteriors.
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