Room Envy: A serene home office meant to be seen

The clover-shaped ottoman makes a stunning focal point

Room Envy

Photograph by Heidi Harris

When a home office is visible from the front door, it gets special treatment, says interior designer Michelle Doughtie of Schilling & Co.

Flower power
A focal point for the room, the clover-shaped ottoman from Norwalk is covered in Lee Jofa fabric with a botanical vibe.

Rhapsody in blue
Window treatments made with Fabricut silk echo blue walls in the adjacent dining room.

Lit up
A gold-toned light fixture from Progressive Lighting is just the right balance of traditional and modern. It’s a good fit for the homeowner, Darlene Lee, who has family ties to the local lighting company.

Write on it
“We chose this desk because it has the look of a lady’s writing desk, but there’s plenty of storage, and it has a slight modern feel to it,” says Doughtie. The desk is by Lexington.

Floor facts
A lightly patterned wool rug from Stanton is classic for any room.

Design Tip: Be creative with art displays. The designer hung a Thomasa Seymour painting from Gregg Irby Gallery using a chandelier chain in the room’s bay window, making it appear to float.

This article appears in our April 2024 issue.