A Home Office

We’re finishing up the last rooms of a two bedroom apartment we’ve designed on the Upper East Side, one of which is our client’s home office which will also function as a guest bedroom. Originally from Toronto, our client has lots of visitors, but she also works from home, so it’s important that this room serve multiple purposes. One of the ways we plan on maximizing the space is by using a daybed. Daybeds are our go-to solution for nurseries, home offices, and any other rooms that need to be more than just a place to sleep. Below, you can see our furniture plan for this room with the desk sitting in front of the windows.
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This scheme started with the wallpaper (a), a grey-wash faux bois by Nobilis. The walls in this room are not in great shape so wallpaper was a must. This faux bois wallpaper really makes an impact. You can see it in a foyer we designed in a different colorway here. If you scroll down, you’ll see our upholstery inspiration for the daybed. The daybed will have two rectangular back pillows and two side pillows similar to the classic St. Thomas sofa. The back and side cushions will be made out of a fabric (b) by Michael S Smith, while the daybed mattress slipcover will be made out of this (d) stripe wool by Osborne & Little. Two pillows in a large scale paisley (c), also by Michael S Smith and x-benches in a fabulous animal print by Schumacher (f).  The roman shade on the window above the desk will be made out of this fantastic print by Michael S Smith (e). We wanted to see a great print when we first walk into the room and this fabric worked really well with all of the other fabrics we’d already selected. A print like this adds movement, something every room needs. McBride Post2 All of the pieces we’re using in this room are available to you, online! This room is a great example of how you can put your own spin on some very basic pieces, don’t you think? McBride Post3


The back and side cushions that we’ll have custom-made for the West Elm daybed are inspired by the cushions of this classic sofa, below. Modern and streamlined. McBride Post4Looking forward to seeing this room come together, we’ll share more after it’s installed. Have a great weekend!