Small study design

When I was discussing some concept ideas for this home office design, I was very surprised where we found the inspiration from in the end. After going through so many inspirational ideas, which would help me with the design, I was quite desperate to get something I could take as a starting point. You see, dealing with woman client and man client is a completely different ball game. I learned that I have to approach them in completely different ways. I think many women are quite visual and so finding inspiration or ideas for concept is a very familiar process. It’s almost like an instinct.

However, with men it’s so different. In the end, I asked my client to go in his wardrobe and take the first tie out that he likes. “No decision making, just pick the one which you like the most.”  I said to him.  And bingo! Finally, I got something I could take and turn into a design proposal. Today I’m showing you exactly that.

The colour palette on the tie features dark grey with a punch of pink and purple shades and tones.  It’s striped at angle with dark rich grey as a background and 4 different shades and tones of purple/pink are running across it at different thicknesses. From deep rich purple to soft lavender, from thin to thick stripes.

I chose the textures and textiles on the basis of the fabric on the tie. Plus, I added his favourite colour in the mix..mustard yellow to complete the 4 core colour scheme. Here they are..

This is where they’re going to go in the room and how it’s going to look.



Here’s the opposite wall..


I’m mixing metallic grey striped wallpaper with velvet and linen embroidered geometric fabrics and textured rug. There is a leather pouf, stainless steel lighting and side table. There is a wooden masculine writing desk, green banker’s table lamp (to disturb the scheme a bit)  and marbled notice board. There will be Jazz posters and statement ceiling pendant to inject some individuality and interest. It’s going to be awesome. I will be sharing all my resources and the final pictures with you very soon.

Have a great weekend & Father’s Day!  Hopefully, it’s going to be a sunny one..finger’s crossed.


Karolina Barnes Studio