Tuesday, March 29, 2011

California Preppy Office

While I was writing up the plan for this design board, I was trying to think of a way to correctly describe it.

Me: I chose these awesome pillows in great patterns. It's an unexpected color palette, too. Not something you see all the time. Orange, Navy and Sage. So fresh and "California Preppy" :)

Client: Wow Bryn!!! I really love it, "California Preppy" is such a great way to describe this board.

Before I show you the office design board, here is the living room for the same client/home I designed in the past:



Formal, sophisticated (but still "young" i.e. the trellis fabric). Great for a living room. But for my client's office, we wanted a little more color and pattern since it's a more informal space.

Here is the plan...



See how it says "closet door wallpaper"? It's the same concept as Melissa Warner's closet in House Beautiful:



ps - this e-decorating client is actually in California and I love their home. I've warned them next time I'm out there visiting my in-laws I want to sneak by and take after pictures ;)

24 comments:

  1. Yes, we will definitely need "after" pictures! That idea to wallpaper those closet doors (were/are they mrirored? or just dark wood/ugly?) is genius!

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  2. Lovely! I've been wanting to copy those closet doors since I first saw them. Can't WAIT to see the results.

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  3. looks good. the way they did the skirt on that desk is awesome

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  4. I live in California...and I love it. I have pillows in the Kelly Wearstler orange geometric. Is the bamboo day bed already there? Great choice for the closet doors.

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  5. Love this mood board! Mind if I ask where you found those beautiful floral throw pillows?

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  6. Ohh Bryn, loving the sage as a neutral and adore that equine pillow from her living room. Agree with everyone else. After pictures are MUST!
    ~ Julie

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  7. I am obsessed with that closet door wallpaper in your board!!!!! I love the watercolor vibe of it!

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  8. the wallpaper reminds me of a watercolor painting, so i can only imagine how awesome it will look as a HUGE backdrop.....

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  9. Beautiful design boards! I love the mix of colors in the office-great combination! And I love the vintage inspired pieces for the living room design!

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  10. Oh, I wish I could move right into these rooms! That ginko wallpaper is perfect!

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  11. The pillow fabrics make the room. Fabulous work!

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  12. Awesome design Bryn! Really love the color palette.

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  13. Great board Bryn! Was looking for something like this for my new house. Way to go!

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  14. I LOVE that office! When we buy a house, I may email you asking for the same thing :) Those pillows are SPECTACULAR! You know I'm a lover of color and that definitely delivers.

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  15. The Vintique ObjectMarch 29, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    I love the greens and blues and greys in the living room board. So pretty! What will the trellis fabric be used for?
    Camille

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  16. I love it and that color combo! Could you tell me where you found the flowered pillows?

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  17. love your ideas! would you be willing to share where that great floor lamp in your design board is from? thanks!!

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  18. Hi Bryn! I think this is the first time I've commented on your blog, but it's definitely one of my daily favorites! You really do some wonderful work :) Anyway, I LOVE this design board - it has such a happy & fun, yet sophisticated vibe. Great job!

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  19. It's my first time commenting, but OMG I love this design board! Would mind sharing the source for those lovely flowered pillows. I saw something similar on another designers blog and I've been on the hunt for them for a week or so now. Beautiful work!

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  20. Hi Bryn- I used one of your bedroom designs in today's post. You are in good company--Tobi Fairley & Palmer Weiss. :-)

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  21. Your plan looks fantastic, I want to see pics of the completed living room too! Love the green paired with navy

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