“I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” – Steven Wright
Half of our time is spent at work. An office has to be professional and organized, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring and sterile. A place where you spend your days, many of which involve clients coming to meet you, should be as beautiful as it is comfortable. This law office was no exception. After working in their home earlier this year, the Mrs. suggested to the Mr. that we come in and revamp his Century City office. We achieved a look that was masculine and monochromatic, with some softer touches and subtle pops of color.
CANE CHAIR | BEFORE
These cane chairs were a good size and in great condition so we updated them in grey wool flannel and gave the wood frames some TLC. Luxe and tailored, just like a fine men’s suit. A giant fig leaf furn is growing bigger by the week with all that natural sunlight spilling through the windows. A live plant adds a touch of the outside when you are stuck indoors all day and pumps oxygen into the air, a win win all the way around. A sunburst mirror is a piece of art in its own right and adds a touch of reflection.
BEFORE | UPHOLSTERED CHAIR
A vintage yellow chair is given new life in this Koshi Stripe from the textile house of Mark Alexander. This little end table was the perfect find. Refinished in the same grey as the veining in its marble top, it is waiting for the phone to ring off the hook.
We are crazy for a classic Chesterfield. Sumptuous grey leather, plumped up with tufting and buttons, who wouldn’t want to kick back for a meeting on this beauty!? Turquoise embroidered pillows from our D.L. Rhein collection add texture and color without overwhelming a space we strived to keep soothing and neutral. We scooped up this chrome coffee table on an antiquing trip to the east cost. To help tie in the cherry wood furniture already in the office, we added a thick plank to the bottom which created an additional shelf and once again melds form with function.
Last but not least, we wanted to update the existing large pieces of wood furniture already in the space. Columns were painted a beautiful grey, and new shiny ring hardware ups the ante. The results were tremendous, and left our client very pleased with the space in which he will entertain his clients. Happy and harmonious, the way we should all feel when we walk into our homes as well as the workplace.