A rarely used guest bedroom in this Toronto home now serves two purposes: a dressing room and an office. Designers Erin Feasby and Cindy Bleeks of Feasby & Bleeks Design infused the room with a subtle glamour thanks to the metallic oval motif wallpaper and shimmery silk drapes. A deep writing desk is more than adequate for a laptop and a few files. “We wanted to take a different angle from the utilitarian office and bring a soft, feminine quality to the room,” says Erin.
The picture-rail trim was installed to create a stopping point for the wallpaper because the room has a coved ceiling line. Dark grey velvet chairs with nailhead detailing make a cozy spot for reading. Union Jack toss cushions in a pale colour scheme inject a bit of fun into the feminine home office.
A deep writing desk is a versatile piece that can move around if necessary. Its dark finish gives it a rich, high-end look, and its circular and oval details tie into the wallpaper, lamp, rug and chair designs. Placing the desk against the window allows natural light to spill over work papers and provides a more pleasant view than the wall.
11 by 13 feet
Since the room isn’t meant to be a heavy duty home office, a deep writing desk offers all the necessary workspace. Files are kept in the closet.
Inspired by the glamour of 1930s style, the space exudes elegance with shimmery touches, luxe accents and repeating circle and oval motifs.