Transitional Home Office

By: Donna
Designer: Laura N.
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Project Title
Transitional Home Office
Project Description
I would like help decorating my home office. It is currently empty now except for a desk that I'd like to keep. I'm looking for paint/wall color suggestions, window covering suggestions, lighting suggestions, desk chair suggestions and storage for files and some books. I'd also like to put a chaise or some other sort of seating in there.
Oak Park, IL , United States
What's your favorite decor style?
14' by 8'
Photos of your room
Items you want to keep
Room Label
My Home/Small Office
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Mid-day light
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
I have a desk that I'd like to keep. The dimensions of the desk are: 48"W x 29-3/4"H x 22"D
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Do you have a preference for either paint or wall covering, or are you open to both?
Open to both
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
Attach a floor plan
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4 Lamantia 2 Drawer Lateral Filing Cabinet

5 Corbin Lamp

6 Paper Shade with Gold Washer

7 Lafayette Pink Area Rug

8 Scarlet Desk Chair

9 Olivia Wall Mounted Shelves

10 Night Cap by Kristi Kohut Art Print

11 Basketweave Curtain Panels

12 1.25" Curtain Rod Set

13 Arlington Chandelier

Online Designer Home/Small Office Floorplan
Online Designer Home/Small Office Moodboard
Home/Small Office:
Using lighter colors in your small room will make it feel more airy and bright, and using the horizontal tone-on-tone stripes add interest without being overwhelming. I'd recommend using an odd number of stripes (I used 9 in the model) starting and ending with the darker color to better contrast the molding and ceiling color.

For your main colors, light and warm neutrals offer a fresh, clean, feel to the space and are known to make rooms feel more airy and spacious. I highly recommend testing some samples of the recommended paint colors, as well as a few others that are similar, in your space. Neutrals change drastically depending on your lighting, so you may need to adjust your selections for your light.

Use an eggshell finish paint which has a very light touch of shine (similar texture to an eggshell as implied by its name). This finish is very often used for walls and is more durable and easier to clean than matte finish.
Home/Small Office Colors:
ColorNameCompany / CodeLinkArea
Moonlight WhiteBenjamin Moore / 2143-60 Light Stripes
Early Morning MistBenjamin Moore / 1528Dark Stripes
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Clara Armchair (268898)
Color: Eggplant Elegant parlor-chair lines grace the more formal living room in a luxuriously soft matte velvet that's very much in the moment. Beautiful in the round, Clara's subtle curves shape a slim profile, from the tight back's scooped sides to arms that flare in to hug. Postured for a more upright experience, the tight back frame and plump seat cushion, finely tailored with self-welting, make this chair ideal arranged in pairs for comfortable conversation.30" W x 34" D x 34.5" H

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Margot Ottoman (689354)
Color: Putty Graceful, curvy, petite. Margot makes an impressive statement at an equally impressive value. Scaled for smaller living rooms and apartments, this ottoman features modern tapered legs. Upholstered in a synthetic, fashion-statement fabric, Margot's tight cushion always appears company-ready. Pair with Margot chair for added comfort.27" W x 23" D x 17.5" H

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Izel Pillow (142993)
Traditional fairisle design in a lush jacquard weave features magical blue peacocks on repeat. Feels like a lush tapestry turned into a pillow. Same design front and back. CB2 low prices include a pillow insert in your choice of plush feather-down or lofty down alternative.18" W x 18" H

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Online Designer Home/Small Office Lamantia 2 Drawer Lateral Filing CabinetWayfair
Lamantia 2 Drawer Lateral Filing Cabinet (THRE4523)
Color: Estate Black The Three Posts Lamantia 2-Drawer File Cabinet is a great option to organize your important documents, bonds and folders. Simple yet chic, this file cabinet is ideal to be used in offices, banks, commercial organizations or in your study room. It has a practical design that is crafted to hold a good amount of files, paper organizers, and record books. The Lamantia 2-Drawer File Cabinet from Three Posts is constructed from pressed wood for optimal sturdiness and durability. Featuring two spacious drawers with full extension glides, this cabinet is crafted to hold both letter and legal size files with ease. Each drawer is fitted with two metal knobs that help in easy operation. Designed for intense use, it has a patented interlocking safety mechanism that allows you to open only one drawer at a time. You can use this drawer to store your crucial reports, files, and folders to keep them private and protected. This cabinet has a space-saving design, which allows it to be placed alongside your computer table for easy access.29.38" H x 33.25" W x 23.5" D


Online Designer Home/Small Office Corbin LampBungalow 5 Collection
Corbin Lamp
Color: Gray Luster The Corbin lamp conjures Orientalism and other Middle Eastern design inspirations in contemporary ways. The fixture is blown into a mold shape that resembles a column of casually stacked glass bangles. An alchemical finish that introduces subtle pattern and texture effects to the iridescent, luster glass finish enhances the craft and mystery of these beautiful objects. 8" W x 8" D x 28" H

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Paper shade with gold washer 15" D x 17" W x 12" H

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Lafayette Pink Area Rug (BNGL9073)
6' 7" W x 9' 2" H


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Scarlet Desk Chair (BL15804)
25'' W x 27'' D x 38'' H


Online Designer Home/Small Office Olivia Wall Mounted ShelvesPottery Barn
Olivia Wall Mounted Shelves
Quantity: 2
Our shelf dresses up a space with understated glamour. With just the right touch of shine, this large-scale storage piece is a polished base to show off your favorite books and decor pieces.42" W x 10" D x 63" H

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Online Designer Home/Small Office Night Cap by Kristi Kohut Art PrintMinted
Night Cap by Kristi Kohut Art Print
Color: Ruby Orchid Frame: White Wood, with mat "I have a major obsession with color. This series is about exploring the energy and emotions different combinations of color exude. This piece is inspired by deep contrasts of color in nature. Original painting created with acrylic, watercolor and pastels." - Artist statement30" W x 40" H

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Online Designer Home/Small Office Basketweave Curtain PanelsCB2
Basketweave Curtain Panels (141268)
Quantity: 2
Color: Natural Tightly woven of 100% cotton, opaque natural panel provides privacy with solid presence. Clean metal grommets offer modern finish along top edge. 48" W x 96" H

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Online Designer Home/Small Office 1.25CB2
1.25" Curtain Rod Set (469810)
Finish: Brushed Aluminum 100% aluminum tube with brushed metal finish goes the distance to display curtains. Adjustable rod telescopes in/out for an exact fit. Five piece set includes hanging hardware.48" - 88" W

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Online Designer Home/Small Office Arlington ChandelierCrate and Barrel
Arlington Chandelier (664240)
Finish: Bronze Designed by Blake Tovin with dining in mind, this sophisticated chandelier mixes a soft linen-toned shade with antique bronze accents for an updated take on a classic look. A sleek metal rod, in your choice of three lengths, suspends the four-bulb chandelier and conceals its cord.11.5" H x 24" Diam

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