I am so happy with how our study turned out. It was such a dark and gloomy room, it felt cold and didn’t look like a room you would want to chill out in. So when we began the renovations on the house, I knew we would need to figure out a way to get some much-needed light into the space.
I always loved the look of indoor window systems. So after some research and inspiration I decided it would look perfect in replace of a solid wall for this room. The study is one of the first rooms you see when you enter the house so the window also acts as a feature for the entryway.
After many back and forth meetings with the window suppliers, carpenters to make and install the book cupboards and decorators, our vision of a comfortable room to read, catch up or meditate was achieved. I love to call it the fancy smokers room!
Before and during the renovation, the walls and ceiling were ripped out throughout the house. Lets just say it was not easy to see even though I knew changing the layout would improve the flow of the house. At this point I did ask myself the question, did I agree to this, are you sure you want to do this? These questions were normal, and when the walls and ceilings were put back together and the decorating had started I knew we had made the right decision to stick with our vision as we could see it coming to life.
My vision was to create a smokers room come snug, so using Farrow and Ball Hague Blue for both the walls and the book cupboard was perfect for creating this look.
I love the idea of built-in storage. Mainly because it makes keeping a organised and tidy house so easy. I contacted a local carpenter who did an amazing job of building and installing these bookshelves based on a design I had shown them.
Gold metallic coffee table is an additional feature to the room.
I just love this yellow sofa.
So there you have it! A fancy smokers room which I adore. Adding light with the window system but keeping the paint decor dark to keep that snug feel has given this room an airy, relaxing feel. This room encourages us to read more as a family, relax after a long day and it has become a great place to start our mornings and discuss the day ahead.
Thanks for reading!