Room Envy: An open, airy home office in Buckhead

The multipurpose space is part office, part sitting room
Room Envy

Photograph by Jeff Herr

With three teenage boys and a husband, Dr. Laura Garvey was determined to carve out a feminine room somewhere in the family’s new Buckhead home. Interior designer Hope Arbery and architecture firm Harrison Design helped create this multipurpose space—part home office, part sitting room.

Let it hang
“I line and interline draperies with heavy fabrics, which I call ‘the Spanx of window treatments’ because they help panels hang nicely,” Arbery says.

Gray matters
A soft neutral (Sherwin-Williams “Agreeable Gray”) envelops the room.

Round it out
This cylindrical lamp by local firm Currey & Company provides a nice curvy shape in contrast to all the right angles.

Watch the throne
Armchairs with open backs add to the room’s airy feel.

Wow factor
Abstract art by Laura Park from Gregg Irby gallery adds a palette of happy colors.

Animal instinct
Arbery uses animal print in almost every home she designs: “It’s timeless, adds great texture and color, and doesn’t show dirt.”

Judges paneling “is an inexpensive addition but adds a lot of architectural character,” says Arbery, referring to the study’s wall treatment. She chose a Shaker style here and says it can be a DIY project.,

This article originally appeared in our November 2017 issue.