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Sophisticated Brown Office Remodel

November 25, 2014
See photos of a home office remodel that features midcentury modern design and flea market finds.
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Graphic Ideas

Inspired by graphic wallpaper in his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home installed by the previous owners, TV development executive Daysun Perkins created a masculine home office by using shades of brown throughout the space.

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A Color Catastrophe

Prior to its brown-on-brown update, the walls, trim, doors, casings and ceilings of Daysun's home office were painted beige, something which detracted from the dark brown of the wallpaper — the design element he wanted to be the room's focus.

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Making Brown a Focal Point

Daysun had the trim, doors and casings painted in a brown semigloss paint that matched the wallpaper. The ceiling was painted the same color as the trim, but toned down by 75 percent.

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A Dual Workstation

Daysun and his wife, Alison, both use the home office. To make room for both of them, a pedestal table with four orange chairs was brought in to serve as an extra space for laptops or meeting with clients. A custom workstation was made for housing the couple's desktop.

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