I apologize for my lack of posts lately. In addition to my work for Blonde Designs, designing for Shutterfly and attempting to be a stellar mother of 3, I have also taken on the role of interior designer.
My husband and his friend just opened a new law office – CooperCoons Attorneys at Law, specializing in estate planning and intellectual property. Charles and Jeremy are total pros at what they do but their office space was a bit lacking – essentially, an ugly space that needed a major overhaul. However, they were opening on a shoe string budget and needed to keep costs down as much as possible. That's where I came in.
I wanted the office space to feel warm and inviting and a bit masculine. The first order of business was to rip out the ugly office carpet and replace it with a wood laminate (I would have loved to use real wood but that wasn't exactly in the budget!). I then painted the entire office a warm gray similar to this in "gravel."
For seating, I found a great source for relatively inexpensive couches and decided on the streamlined "Lorena" sofa. I spruced it up with an assortment of throw pillows from West Elm. We needed a place for reading material but a full-scale coffee table was not going to work as there was not much space between the receptionist desk and the couch. Hence, I found this square table at Target which is functional but doesn't preclude the walkway. The rug is from West Elm.
For artwork, Charles and I took a trip to the Pasadena Flea Market and picked up an assortment of architectural prints. Standard-sized black frames completed the transformation into chic wall hangings.
The conference room is my favorite space. I found the table here and the classic Eames aluminum management chairs (my favorites!) were kindly loaned to us by a friend. All the plants (which look real but are not) were found here. All in all, I am quite pleased with the results and Charles loves his new space and, more importantly, he loves working for himself which makes me a very happy wife indeed!