Right now, my office at home consists of a desk and a ginormous corkboard in an unused bedroom that also doubles as a dumping ground for anything that hasn't yet found a home elsewhere. (Don't judge me-everyone has one of these rooms...don't they?) Atlanta interior designer Barbara Westbrook, however, gets her creative juices flowing in a beautifully restored 1940's English cottage where a neutral color palette, natural textures and French antiques reign supreme.
Pale walls, dark floors, charcoal-painted doors and a Belgian secretary welcome guests in the entry:
Built-in bookshelves create a sense of order, while baskets keep necessities handy, yet out of the way under a gorgeous antique Baker's table:
A huge antique window gives a glimpse of the conference room...
I can honestly say I've never seen such a gorgeous work space! Warm gray walls and trim, covered Parson's chairs, an antique table and an oversized lantern make this seem more like an elegant dining room than a conference room:
Framed photographs add a pop of color and a lot of interest to the light, bright workspace, which runs the length of the entire cottage:
A sleek galley kitchen and a powder bathroom add extra storage:
To read more about this gorgeous office, click here. Here are my picks for creating a similar look:
Benjamin Moore paint in Davenport Tan