A Hickory Chair armoire and a desk by The New Traditionalists offer both style and storage.
On the floating shelves above the work stations, Carley created cameos of her clients’ kids against a blue background.
Galbraith & Paul drapery and shades fabricated by Gretchen Everett frame the windows.
Before
Before

Before + After: Design

Iantha Carley Interiors delivers function and flair to a run-of-the-mill home office in Great Falls, Virginia

The newly built house purchased by Iantha Carley’s longtime clients “was definitely builder-grade,” recounts the designer. “They wanted to make it a more bespoke home.” When decorating the bare-bones home office, Carley selected Benjamin Moore’s earthy Beauvillon for the walls and a subtle textile for the window treatments, punctuated by vivid blue tones in the Stark carpet and Century armchair (above). On the floating shelves above the work stations, she created cameos of her clients’ three kids against the same blue background.

Then Now
The owners requested storage and work stations to accommodate their kids’ needs. A wall of built-ins features two work stations, a cabinet and open shelving. A Hickory Chair armoire and a desk by The New Traditionalists offer both style and storage.
The room was dull, with a nondescript color scheme, bare wood floors and nothing to soften the lines of the windows. An earthy paint hue contrasts crisply with white trim. Galbraith & Paul drapery and shades fabricated by Gretchen Everett frame the windows. A blue-plaid Stark carpet, cut to fit the space, supplies a pop of color.
Boring recessed lighting was the only option. A dramatic fixture from Circa Lighting adds a focal point.

Interior Design: Iantha Carley, Iantha Carley Interiors, Silver Spring, Maryland. Contractor: James Lackford, Proper Paint and Paper, Silver Spring, Maryland. Photography: Angie Seckinger.