I'm trying to remember to make this blog a bit more personal.
So today I wanted to talk about my boyfriend, Brian.
Brian is an entrepreneur and a couple years ago, he opened a car dealership.
He's moved offices a few times since the start of the business,
and now he's settling into a location that he anticipates being in for a while.
And therefore, he is ready to really decorate. Which just makes my heart sing!
My inspiration for his office is a sleek mid-century modern feel with deep, masculine colors and handsome retro furnishings.
The offices shown in Mad Men are a major inspiration for both of us.
And it's really important to me that he doesn't fall into the typical guy pattern,
where everything is beige/brown.
images via Pinterest.com
I put together an inspiration board to show B what I was thinking,
and I thought I'd share it with all of you.
I'm envisioning a deep hunter green paint with a hint of teal, this Benjamin Moore color, Mallard Green would be perfect!
You may remember that we found a fretwork desk at the Fort Worth flea market a few months ago.
The desk on the board is very similar to the one we found. I'm obsessed with the leather channel back 1940's office chair that I saw on 1st Dibs. The chrome and pinstripe guest chairs round out the look. Brian has been dying for mid-century cork lamps for his office. I love them paired with a sleek mid-century credenza with brass hardware. I'm not personally a huge Persian/Oriental rug fan, but Brian has always wanted one, and at least I wouldn't have to stare at it in my house.
Cork Lamps 1940's, Leather Desk Chair, Paint Color, Antique Persian Rug, Red and Black Plaid Pillow, Sofa, Tartan Plaid Pillow, Pair of Guest Chairs, Brass Task Lamp
A navy linen retro sofa, tartan plaid pillows and a brass lamp add a masculine, but sophisticated touch.
What are your must-haves for a masculine office?