Cathy's Office Updates

Cathy and her family just moved into their first house in North Carolina (recently moved from an apartment in Houston).  They have a new baby girl so have limited time for furniture shopping yet they are filling up their new house quickly!

They are focusing on their office at the moment.  They recently had the whole house painted, including the office which is a very pretty blue.  As you can see from the pictures below, the room has three amazing floor to ceiling windows which make the room very bright but which also take up a lot of wall space.
  They have a great chocolate brown couch and creamy white chair.  A desk is soon to follow (already ordered).  Now, they just need some details to make the room their own.

The room is probably most in need of some curtains and a great rug to play off the great color palette they have going already.  The blues and browns make for a great first impression when you come in the front door. 

A lot of this depends on what direction they want to take their room.  Fortunately the furniture they chose could swing towards casual or more formal.  The existing curtains will certainly work but raising them up another 10 inches, and lengthening them by about 4 inches on each side will make those amazing windows stand out.   Now they just need some great curtains and a rug.

Formal Look
For a more formal look, here are some options to consider to complete the room.  Layering the sheers under the draperies will give the room an airy and bright feel even when closed, but also provide privacy for those large windows.  I love this rug and wish I had a spot for it in my house!

JC Penney Supreme Plaid Pinch Pleat Panels
Home Decorators Toulouse Rug
Target Round End Table 
Target Crystal Table Lamp
Sheer Voile White Panel
Pottery Barn Palampore Pillow

Casual Look
These ideas would work in a more casual room.  I love the idea of layering the bamboo blinds under the striped curtains.  The rug will pick up the dark brown in the sofa and the blinds.  Layering up the throw pillows will make that couch even more inviting.  Use the cube (or multiple cubes) as end tables or a flexible coffee table - also great for storing toys! 

Thomas O'Brien Antique Floral Rug
Linden Street Twill Stripe Panel
Brentwood Giraffe
Textured Bronze Lamp
Seville Rush Cube
Bamboo Roman Shade

The tray table "desk" pictured in the room above is certainly temporary!  The new desk would look great facing into the room instead of pushing it against the wall.  Making the far end of the room the desk/work area would keep things a little separate a great sitting area near the doorway.  Pulling the desk out from the wall also gives the option of putting a credenza or small table behind for a printer or other office supplies thus leaving the desktop really clean. 

Cathy, hope this helps!  Be sure to send pictures of your final room.

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