Guess what my client’s first thoughts were on this wallpaper that was already in her office space when they moved in?
This is going to give me a headache. I cannot work in here and this is really not my style. We debated removing the wallpaper but the rest of the office had bold patterned wallpaper and I did not want her office to feel like it wasn’t even part of the same space. So we worked with the wallpaper and let me say it was definitely a design challenge. I needed to add some traditional elements to make the client happy and calm down the overall space. However, I wanted her office to still feel like it could flow with the rest of the other work spaces around her. I love the way it turned out and the client was happy which is the most important thing!
So what did we do to calm down the overall space?
Here are some of our design tricks and tips:
-We added some ivory into the color palette with chairs and a rug to soften things.
-We added some greenery and florals to add contrast against the busy wallpaper.
-We added a mirror to reflect light and the beautiful view.
-We added pops of teal with furniture and artwork so it still felt modern and bold and brought in the wallpaper.
-We chose a natural wood color for her desk so that she could keep the traditional feel she wanted.