"Good afternoon, this is Scot."
"Good afternoon Scot. Just a quick call to tell you - we LOVE our new living room. It really is more than I could have ever dreamed of. And I've got another little project I'd like you to take a look at. Could you swing by the house this afternoon? I think you're gonna love this challenge!"
I don't know about y'all - but, I totally LOVE these kinds of calls. I like a little challenge now and again - maybe something like turning a random, dis-used little room into a glorious, tartan-upholstered office - complete with custom cases to display a vast collection of racing trophies.
Here we are - just after we began construction. Because it's clearly a small space - and we were going to cut the size of the room even further with all the bookcases - I wanted to be sure that we had GREAT lighting. To begin with, I updated and increased the recessed lighting. But, that wasn't the only trick I had up my sleeve . . .
After the custom case-line was installed . . .
. . . we also mirrored the backs of all the shelving. It brought some extra depth to the smallish room - and also helped to reflect the existing lighting.
And then it was 'plaid day.' Or more accurately 'plaid several days.' And Lee Jofa had the perfect tartan for the project! There was a GREAT deal of discussion - as we began the project - as to whether we would install the custom cabinets first, and then upholster around them - or vice versa. In the end, it just seemed to make more sense to do the 'hard construction' of the cabinets first . . . and then deal with the padded textile walls afterwards.
But, that also meant that we were going to need miles of double-welting to trim all the edges of the upholstery.
So after a few days - upholstery is all set . . . we just need to finish installing the lighting . . . and we're all set to go.
And 'go' we did. The room feels almost like a little side chapel in a church! Flawlessly hushed and private.
And wonderful little room - and the perfect home office.