This home-office haven is both sophisticated and casual

How interior designer Jamie Krywicki Wilson created her Marietta workspace

Room Envy home office

Photograph by Ali Harper

With a vibe both sophisticated and casual, interior designer Jamie Krywicki Wilson’s workplace is a light and airy retreat. Her family’s renovation of a ’70s ranch in Marietta included an addition on the back, providing the space with 15-foot ceilings.

A nod to midcentury
The white-and-brass sconces from Circa Lighting are a favorite of Jamie’s, used throughout her house for their subtle style.

Wall works
Jamie loves to add texture, so rather than displaying two-dimensional art, she hung African necklaces she found at the Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas and a wall hanging made of small shells.

Storage savvy
Everyday office clutter is relegated to a storage closet, accessed through the door. That way, there’s more room for Jamie and her office mate, Izzie (pictured).

Coastal contrast
Jamie loves the laid-back look of coastal houses, so she chose white-oak floors and shiplap as a beachy homage, but a moody accent wall (Farrow & Ball “Railings”) echoes dark colors used elsewhere in the house. “I love this black-blue because it’s softer than a true black but richer than a gray or navy,” she says.

Leather love
“I will choose a masculine room over a feminine room any day,” says the designer, who opted for these smart-looking leather chairs from Moe’s Home Collection.

Designer tip: A desk doesn’t have to be traditional office furniture. Jamie’s black metal worktop is actually a dining table by Noir that she repurposed. “The pedestal shape offers lots of space if people are sitting around the desk for a meeting,” she says.

This article appears in our March 2021 issue.