This past week has been a lot of fun at Jim and Karen’s new home. Jim and Karen each wanted separate office spaces to spread out and get work done. For the last few days much of the focus has been on installing both of their custom built offices by Erickson Woodworks and it is coming along beautifully!
Jim’s office occupies a large spare bedroom upstairs. It is both functional and handsome with custom wall-to-wall cabinetry. Jim’s freestanding Rhapsody desk from Hooker Furniture with matching chair was delivered and Don, the owner of Erickson Woodworks, was able to masterfully blend a stain matching the Rhapsody desk to the custom wall unit so they blend wonderfully. I found a fabulous heirloom hand-knotted area rug at Stark Rugs to soften the room. Custom stained shutters are expected this week to complement the cabinetry and desk. With a few accessories, Jim’s office will then be complete and I know he cannot wait to get settled in.
Another successful installation was Karen’s “little” office. For Karen, we thought, what’s a better place for a small office than the large walk-in closet underneath the stairs, right off the kitchen. It is the perfect place for Karen to call her own and customize with a glamorous touch. Our vision was to create a space for Karen to read emails, wrap gifts and have a creative space for her to escape in between cooking, activities and running around for everyone.
Don built a darling desk with a functional framed corkboard and upper cabinet for storage. We adorned this creation with fabulous crystal knobs. We could not resist a petite, crystal chandelier with a modern vibe, as it was the perfect complement to the knobs. They are too cute, and we just love how it turned out! Next week we are hanging a feminine, preppy wallpaper to personalize the space. Then, all we need is the perfect chair to top it all off!
We have so much to share about the progress, as new additions are being installed and delivered every day. A lot of thoughtful time has been put into selecting lighting from chandeliers to wall sconces, and we will have many of these pieces hung this week. We are excited to share the progress with you all next week!