My goal is to source furniture and items for your office that are true to your aesthetic and that will photograph beautifully. I want you to be able to pick up anything from a throw blanket to a chair in your studio and be able to use it for a shoot, if needed. I know that we chatted about a budget of $4-5k and that you'd like to invest in a few key pieces that you really love. I included a range of price points for each item, so we can play with a few different configurations to find the perfect fit between the look and feel we're going for and the budget.
I've sent you an invitation to this Pinterest board.
Please browse through and leave comments directly on the pins to let me know what you love (or could do without). I want this to be a collaborative process, so if you come across something that you love, add it here and we'll work it into the design. I've broken the boards up into a few categories and then once we narrow in on some choices, I'll put together a final shopping list for you.
A couple of notes that I think will drive the direction of the design:
- The Hutch: I think we could go one of two ways with the hutch: for a more polished look we could paint it and add wallpaper to the back wall for visual interest or we could leave it as is (or limewash it for a lighter look) and swap out the hardware to update it and keep it more rustic and natural, but with an updated look.
- The Walls: I think if you and Michael are up for a paint project, giving the walls a fresh coat of paint will make a big difference in giving the space a fresh feel. I would recommend either Farrow & Ball in an estate emulsion, which has a beautiful chalky finish. Or a limewash paint for something that feels beautifully old world, just like one of your surfaces! Once we decide on a direction for the hutch, I'll pull together a couple options for you to test on the walls.
- Sofa: I've sourced a couple of sleeper sofas here. I think that how much you decide to invest here will drive the direction on some of the other pieces in terms of budget. Take a look and let me know what styles you're excited about.
- Vintage Pieces: I know you mentioned that you and Michael are going to Brimfield in July and that could be such a fun opportunity to get some unique pieces for your studio! We'll definitely want to layer in some vintage pieces throughout — vintage chairs for the sitting area could be really lovely and an affordable option and having vintage props displayed on the hutch will add a lot of character and patina.
Hutch Transformation - Paint, Wallpaper, and/or Hardware
Desk (Keep existing or new)
Rug for desk area
1-2 Side Chairs
Rug for sitting area
Ceiling Light Fixture