stop what you’re doing and look at this office
Published Oct 12, 2015 5:00 AM
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When the CFO of Cherry Berry Paper hired interior decorator Amie Corley to remodel her St. Louis family home, she sought inspiration at the graphic design firm she works for, specializing in fresh-faced stationery.
The kitchen’s banquette, whose table is topped in an aqua-beaded chandelier, provides an opportunity to have fun with graphic patterns in shades of blue.
TABLE saarinen laminate top CHANDELIER Ro Sham Beaux fiona with aqua beads CHAIRS serena & lily riviera side chair navy PILLOW madeline weinrib blue Mu 18 x 30 pillow
Adventures in remodeling the 3500 sq ft suburban house (circa-1990’s) began in the heart of the home: the eat-in kitchen.
“The homeowner grew up summering on the Jersey Shore, so I wanted to give it that coastal vibe, without feeling too out of place in landlocked Missouri,” says Corley.
The once-dark cabinetry was refreshed withwhite paint
but the seaside blues—from the aqua found in the chandelier to the navy on the island’s base—brought the kitchen’s design home.
Gold hardware refreshes cabinets in the kitchen, where the piece de resistance is the custom navy island.
ISLAND PAINT farrow and ball hague blue CABINET PAINT benjamin moore simply white COUNTERTOPS imperial danby marble PENDANTS visual comfort medium goodman pendants in antique white and brass HARDWARE omnia brass knobs and pulls
A warm white grasscloth wall covering adds textural interest and spatial definition to the dining room, which is centered about a sculptural chandelier.
GRASSCLOTH phillip jeffries juicy jute warm white TABLE oly studios trevor round table (discontinued) CHAIRS bungalow 5 loop chairs BAR CART williams sonoma home cosmopolitan CURTAIN FABRIC manuel canovas norma color: pivione CHANDELIER oly studios flower drop in frost white
The powder room is kicked up a notch with graphic spotted wallpaper.
WALLPAPER brunschwig & fils les touches MIRROR made goods rocco SCONCES visual comfort elkins
The daughter’s room has a fun neutral leopard print carpet and playful blushing walls.
CARPET stark kubra natural LAMPS stray dog designs
“THE UNIFYING FACTOR IS MOSTLY WHITE WALLS. THERE’S A LOT OF COLOR AND PATTERN ELSEWHERE; I WANTED TO KEEP THE WALLS QUIET.”—says Corley
Emerald-green panel-silhouettes and shelf-backs add a pop of color to the home office. Accenting in blush (those chairs) is so now.
GREEN PAINT benjamin moore bunker hill green CHAIRS vintage knoll BRNO brass covered in Schumacher Prestwick blush wool PICTURE LIGHTS visual comfort aerin culligran ZEBRA HIDE RUG forsyth art
Soft grey walls are the perfect foil to the bold gold-framed bed in the master bedroom. The Ikat lumbar ties the décor together.
BED oly studio Diego in gold NIGHTSTAND wisteria lacquer side table BENCH jonathan adler PAINT benjamin moore stonington gray CARPET silver creek tessio MIRROR williams sonoma home hampstead IKAT PILLOW fabric ceylon et cie
It was definitely a starting point for us,” says Corley, adding, “The homeowner has found her sense of style since working there… Every day, she’s surrounded by all this great paper, color, and pattern.”
Blues continue into the living room’s velvet tufted sofa, though other playful colors, like fuchsia dining room curtains, or emerald-green home office shelf-backs, add further vibrancy to the décor.“
The aesthetic of the company’s stationery is crisp, yet feminine; whimsical, with bright colors and fun patterns,” continues Corley, who skillfully layered in these elements with respect to upholstery, wallpaper, curtains, art, and other furnishings.
But Corley was sure to balance the overall design scheme with neutral selections, including metals.
The favorite metal, of course, is gold. “Most of the stationary has gold foil in it!” adds Corley.
The living room is a tad more masculine and structured that the other rooms, but the jute rug and linen curtains keep it casual.
CHAIRS williams sonoma home SOFA lee industries RUG restoration hardware chunky braided jute TABLE LAMP bunny williams home sanskrit COFFEE TABLES vintage lucite and brass 1st dibs ART natural curiosities paule marrot feathers FLOOR LAMPS visual comfort paulo with barbara cosgrove black shades with gold liner CURTAIN fabric Kravet dublin bleach