An awkward indentation in the living room turns out to be ideal for a home office. Designer Julie Holloway paired a mod chair with a rustic campaign desk, and hung an Anisa Darnell custom landscape painting to add some much-needed color.
"To build on our re-use theme, we decided to repurpose the homeowners' vintage wingbacks as newly slipcovered reading chairs," says Julie. A black-and-white striped rug grounds the pair and adds a modern geometric touch to the space.
To balance the tall bookshelves on one end of the room, a family photo collage hangs diagonally across. Julie used neutral materials, filling metallic and wood frames with mostly black-and-white images. The homeowners considered the wall to be an artful home for their grandfather's antlers.
A collection of old silver candlesticks and new mercury-glass vessels add a touch of sparkle atop the armoire. "Our favorite way to style is with collections," says Julie. She suggests keeping like with like for a meaningful impact.