Located directly off the foyer at the entrance of the house, this office makes an unforgettable first impression with a wall of built-in bookshelves in a quiet, elegant shade of gray. Brass picture lights mounted to the shelves evoke classic library lighting and highlight a display of books and collectibles. Closed lower storage helps to eliminate clutter by tidying away office supplies and work tools, as well as a safe.
The choice of restful gray works beautifully throughout the room, with matching walls, moldings and wainscoting, as well as fabric window shades in gray accented with a tape border. Furnishings include a chic black desk with leather top and a pair of guest club chairs with a wrap back of woven cane, gracefully curved arms and tapered legs. A peacock blue settee sits to one side, a modern painting hung above. Opposite, a marble-topped dresser with high-gloss finish stands beneath a mirror with a gilt frame. The patterned rug in soft tones of blush and coral balances the furniture’s mix of gray, blue and black—a perfect way to welcome guests as they enter this striking room.