Saw Horse Desk and a Painted Armoire

This is a rectangle shaped room that is visible from the entryway to our home. I have made it into an office & living room combined.

The piano and two leather club chairs are on one end (see HERE) and on the other side I have had a bit of trouble finding the right look for – – – until now.

I needed an office space with a place to put this big armoire that holds wrapping paper, junk, craft supplies – etc.. Nobody wanted to haul that heavy piece anywhere but the main floor so it ended up here. It had been painted white before but was way too light in this room. The color the armoire wears so beautifully now is Stone Castle Griege (Glidden). The hardware is also switched out to a  darker bronze (Hobby Lobby).
Before the deep grey color this room felt too light and your eye couldn’t target one particular thing or area. I think I know what designers mean when they say “black (or dark) grounds a room”.
Pairing two cream painted metal chairs (Pottery Barn) with a dark wood desk made from saw horses (IKEA) and a plywood top stained in Midnight (Cabot from Lowe’s) bring contrast to my light, neutral color pallet.
Facing the chairs to look out the window keeps the sun glare off of my computer screen and gives me a pretty view to enjoy while browsing and blogging. (I can’t wait for our first snow fall – won’t that be pretty?)
I love spending time in here, although it gets pretty hot with all the windows. I am looking forward to some winter days when the sun comes shining in to warm my soul.
If you missed the first glimpse of our new house you can view that HERE.
On another note
This Friday I am participating in another Project Challenge. Several bloggers and I will be sharing an item or project having to do with “rust”. So far, it looks pretty interesting! Watch for that post this Friday in the am. 🙂
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