Study Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2020

Located just off the entry hall, this stylish reading room bathed in a deep-eggplant tone and filled with bold artwork offers a luxe alternative to a standard home office.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Stylish Space

Designer Tiffany Brooks dubbed this room the “ladies’ lair” because it’s not the typical masculine-styled study or home office. “I just feel like I elevated the vibe of this room,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “And I didn’t want to just create this boring office. I wanted something that was a little bit more stylish and dressier and kind of designed-up.”

Statement Rug

A large hand-tufted, medium-pile area rug anchors the seating area with a bold pattern. The rug’s light cream color beautifully contrasts and softens the dark walls and ceiling.

Minimalist and Chic

The clean lines and soft fabric on the blush-pink armless chaise longues provide a chic minimalist look. It’s the perfect spot for reading or enjoying a leisurely cocktail before dinner. “I felt like this study was almost a nod to a really cool contemporary ladies’ lair,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.

Shapely Looking

Instead of making the lounge chairs twinsies, designer Tiffany Brooks adorned one with a round pillow and the other with a bolster. This is in keeping with Brooks’ variety of shapes and geometrical patterns that run throughout the house.

Reading Light

The wall and ceiling color may be dark, but the tall windows on two sides of the room make this space bright and sunny. A statement chandelier and a set of sconces above the bookshelves illuminate the space in the evening.

Focused Light

Inspired by classic museum fixtures, two picture lights with an oil-rubbed-bronze finish sit over the study’s square-shaped bookshelves. Crafted from steel, the picture lights can rotate the light source to perfectly highlight favorite books, art or collectibles.

Square-Shaped Bookshelves

The study’s bookshelves offer display space for artwork, books and decorative accessories. “I added bookshelves in a square shape to complement the architectural detail in the dining room,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.

Dress Things Up

A pedestal table placed behind and between the chaise longue chairs offers a nice spot to exhibit a statement piece of sculpture, coffee-table books or a vase with fresh flowers.

Dramatic Fixture

The study’s dramatic black metal chandelier has symmetrical metal tubes that create a glamorous and stylish light fixture that casts a glow over the room. Recessed paneling above the window and bookshelves adds a touch of Craftsman architectural style.

Elevated Industrial Style

The metal base of the C-style martini tables mimics the modern area rug, adding to the polished look of the room.

Versatile Tables

The industrial-style tables with concrete-composite tops provide a spot to rest a laptop or favorite drink, making it a comfy spot to work from home.

Texture and Visual Interest

A combination of decorative accessories and books grouped together both horizontally and vertically creates texture and visual interest on the square-shaped bookshelves.

Smiling Faces

Modern art with thin black frames on this wall of the study adds bold color and personality to this space with a good dose of drama and glamour.

Window Treatments

The study’s side windows include flowing drapes that offer privacy and control over the level of natural light. The study’s large window that overlooks the front of the home has a Roman shade, which takes up less wall space and allows the beautiful artwork and bookshelves to be the focal points of the room.

Coordinating Spaces

This look from inside the study out to the entry hall shows the double front door of the home and the dining room across the hall. Designer Tiffany Brooks says the plum and purple tones and square bookcases in the study complement the green accents and architectural Craftsman detail in the dining room just steps away.