Laurel Street Project: The Study Room

Laurel Street Project: The Study Room

Lacey Michalek 5.23.18 (33 of 63)

Continuing our ‘Design Decoded’ series of the Laurel Street project with this gorgeous room! I have to say that this was my favorite room of the Laurel House project. This room functions as an office for the husband so it was a nice break from the pinks and florals used in the rest of the house, though the husband really likes those too! My own home leans more masculine so this room is right up my alley.

This room started off with just the built ins painted in this great blue paint color. I decided we should paint the rest of the room the same color as the built ins. I took one of the shelves to Sherwin Williams and had them color match the existing paint. They now have the formula saved in their system so if I ever want to use it again I can refer back to them!

Lacey Michalek 5.23.18 (31 of 63)

A large black statement desk grounds the room and is the perfect spot to open up a laptop and close a few deals. Across from the desk sits two wingback chairs. I liked that these wingbacks were a more modern and updated take on the traditional wingback chair.


My clients hunting trophies are on full display in this study! They are both avid hunters so this was a great spot to showcase their hobby. We definitely saved money on art in this room since everything on the walls was some sort of memento from hunting or baseball. I love incorporating meaningful items into a home whether it’s on the bookshelves or the wall.

Next up was to fill in those bookcases! We didn’t have to do too much shopping in this category since he had so many great items to work with. He had tons of old photos, family heirlooms and sports memorabilia so we started by displaying everything of importance and filled in with smaller decorative items like small succulents, books and picture frames.

We went with a simple seagrass rug from Pottery Barn but layered one of his hides on top. We also added a custom roman shade in a plaid linen fabric. I chose light filtering backing so that we could keep this room bright but maintain privacy. When ordering custom window treatments, you always have the option of what type of liner you want to use. I always choose black out lining for bedrooms but opt for light filtering in the main living spaces.



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