Generally speaking my husband doesn’t have too many opinions about the decor in our home. I usually make the choices and on larger items I show him and he gives me a nod or a hard no (which I can usually make into a yes if I really love the idea or item ;)). But for his office, he has a lot of opinions and wants (as he should haha). He wants a dark and moody room, that feels classic, traditional and manly…very manly. It’s been fun choosing items together and finding things we both love. I want to make a space he loves but one that also fits in with the rest of our home.
Whenever I’m starting to design a room, I look to Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. I started by searching ‘masculine offices” and found some very beautiful rooms filled with light woods, dark walls and classic features like trim work, nailheads and tufts on furniture and vintage books. Here are some rooms that are inspiring me (and him!).
Taking our inspiration from Pinterest we’ve started ordering a few pieces for the room. Here are the pieces we’ve finalized for his home office so far:
Paint – we will be painting all the walls black! I know this is shocking since I am such a lover of white…everything! But black is really having a moment right now and I feel like it will pop so much against all the white walls everywhere else (just like in that 3rd inspiration photo above). We also plan to trim out all the walls as well to tie in with the rest of the house which will also have trimmed walls eventually.
Desk – we ordered the desk shown above back in October and it just arrived this week. It’s so beautiful in person and is the same wood tone as a lot of the furniture throughout our house.
Rug – since we are going dark on all the walls, I wanted a really light rug in the room to brighten it up. My husbands only request is that it be soft (he is not a jute fan, much to my sadness). I like the plushiness of this rug and the subtle diamond pattern. We got it for a great price but it is backordered until February so it’ll be a while before it arrives.
Lighting – I saw this gold light on Driven by Decors office reveal and thought it was so beautiful. I really want to incorporate some gold accents into his office. First because gold against black is so beautiful and second because it’ll again tie in with other gold accents in the house. I’m excited to see the light in person as it looks to have a nice masculine and classic feel to it.
So that is where we are currently in the office planning. The room also has a window seat and I’ve ordered foam to attempt a DIY window seat cushion but I want to wait until the rug arrives to pick a coordinating fabric for that. We have a few other things to still nail down too – like a chair for the desk!
So while we wait for some of the items to arrive we will be painting the room and working on the trim work. Be sure to follow along on my Instagram stories (@anoblehome) where I share a lot of the daily progress.
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