Inspiration: Heather’s Office

Heather is one of Simon’s realtor friends and she shares a home office with her husband in the prettiest little cabana-turned-workhorse that you ever did see. She asked if I would come over to chitchat about updating the space to make it more of a great his-and-hers space that’s not only functional but beautiful too.

The first thing I noticed was the absolutely stunning onyx countertops that they have on their custom-made work table and cabinets. The color is unreal. But the rest of the space is a little bit blah, not very cohesive.  Here’s what we’re working with:


The main goal of this space is to give husband and wife separate work areas while still maintaining the original shape of the room and the custom cabinetry that they had built for the space a few years ago. The onyx is definitely the showstopper of the room, and I’m kind of in love with all that exposed brick too. But beyond that, there’s a lot of BUSY happening visually in this space. And that is never very helpful when you yourself are working.  I want to give them something visually that will bring the focal point to one thing – and that’s the onyx workspace. And then let’s make everything else recede. Cool, calm, collected.

I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at the mood boards I pulled together for our meeting last week.


Here’s the second concept —

Which one would you pick?