His & Hers Garden Escapes
SPACES TO ESCAPE, INSPIRE AND FOCUS, AMID THE
The clients with these identical his and her garden offices had very different ideas on how the interiors of their studios should look. He was keen to achieve a colonial style interior and required room to display his collection of vintage travel posters. She however wanted a more feminine, boho space with a mix of vintage free-standing furnishings. His home office needed a large desk for his monitors, while she wanted to use her space as a design studio, with lots of drawer storage for samples. Both required the cabins to connect with the garden and to work sympathetically with their shabby chic house.
My Design Solution
I chose the same tongue and groove cladding for both offices, a nod to the style of the main house, along with Moroccan green encaustic patterned floor tiles. The tile colour was to reflect the surrounding garden, and a good base colour for her white and his warmer wood furniture. Because of the tight budget, all the furnishings were pre-loved, many sourced from antique stores. In his office I placed a Chinese desk and Victorian rattan day bed, whilst in hers I unearthed an old multi-drawered unit, which I had painted with new handles. She required a small desk, so I sourced an old sewing machine table, with a vintage feel. Both offices were finished with large plants to bring elements of the outside in.