Coastal Loft StudyBeach Style Home Office, Boston

DESIGN NEW ENGLAND magazine described Boston designer Lisa K. Tharp's Coastal Loft interiors - where Beach meets SoHo - as living like "an art gallery by the sea". Lisa's custom 9' tall barn doors, complete with authentic galvanized track mounted near the ceiling, are a strong aesthetic statement that also provide ultimate functionality for this serene office retreat. The room can be opened up along its entire front perimeter, or closed off completely, sharing only daylight through the upper glass. Chunky Mexican table provides ample workspace, while sailboat, antique propeller and "Old Skiff" by Jim Holland complement Tharp's nautical chart-papered wall. Photo: Eric Roth.

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maddy laing wrote:Mar 10, 2013
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  • fortbob

    Did you use traditional wallpaper paste to make them adhere to the wall??

1368 wrote:Jun 2, 2012
Sarah Wright wrote:Nov 5, 2012
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    Any idea on where the desk came from
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    Sorry, but this chunky table was sourced from an artisan in Mexico. I no longer have contact info. Would be a custom order to replicate through my firm. Apologies.

    lisa k. tharp
    K. T H A R P D E S I G N - Fine Interiors
    www.ktharpdesign.com
pumalola wrote:Feb 1, 2016
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    Lisa Tharp Design

    We worked with Circle B in Lancaster MA to custom craft the doors. They ordered standard galvanized barn door track for us to complete the look and functionality.

groovy606 wrote:Jul 10, 2015
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    Lisa Tharp Design

    Similar chairs can be found at Arhaus. Best of luck.

cesscoco wrote:Mar 13, 2015
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    Lisa Tharp Design

    Hello.

    If you are inquiring about room dimensions, this space is approximately 12' square with 10' high ceilings.

shannondew wrote:Jun 13, 2014
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    Lisa Tharp Design

    Thanks so much! The rug was purchased in Austin TX in 2001. It is vegetable dyed fine wool from overseas. I suggest checking out a fine rug gallery near you for similar quality.

fairacres658 wrote:Sep 2, 2013
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    Hi there.

    Desk is a chunky farm table from Mexico. Thanks for stopping by.

    Lisa

    k. tharp design
janhyde wrote:Feb 26, 2013
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    Thanks for your interest.

    I designed this custom wall of sliding barn doors to provide some privacy but allow light to pass between the study into the main living spaces. Doors are 9' tall and were built by Circle B Barns of Lancaster, MA. I used four doors so that the entire 11' width of the study can be opened partially, all the way, or completely closed. Doors hang on a galvanized track typically found in actual barns. :)

    lisa k. tharp
    K. T H A R P D E S I G N - Fine interiors
    978.505.1310
    www.ktharpdesign.com
kupers08 wrote:Dec 25, 2012
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    Not sure to what you are referring. If it is the antique propeller leaning in the right corner, I found that at a great little shop in Concord, MA called Nesting on Main.

    lisa k. tharp
    K. T H A R P D E S I G N - Fine Interiors
    www.ktharpdesign.com
laurareneedean wrote:Oct 22, 2012
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    Thanks for your interest.

    I designed this custom wall of sliding barn doors to provide some privacy but allow light to pass between the study into the main living spaces. Doors are 9' tall and were built by Circle B Barns of Lancaster, MA. I used four doors so that the entire 11' width of the study can be opened partially, all the way, or completely closed. Doors hang on a galvanized track typically found in actual barns. :)

    lisa k. tharp
    K. T H A R P D E S I G N - Fine interiors
    978.505.1310
    www.ktharpdesign.com
luvc wrote:Sep 21, 2012
Doris Clements Interiors wrote:Aug 20, 2012
mcplimpton wrote:Feb 27, 2018

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to So Your Coastal Style Is: Cape Cod and the IslandsJun 19, 2017

    7. Nautical charts and sailboat models. Cape Cod and the Islands are a great place to go deep-sea fishing and sailing. The summer kicks off every Memorial Day weekend with the Figawi Charity Race, where over 200 boats race across Nantucket Sound from Lewis Bay to Nantucket.

    jess_mcbride
    Jess McBride added this to Design Motifs: Nautical ChartsJun 28, 2016

    As you may imagine, nautical chart wallpaper mixes well with other maritime paraphernalia, such as the propeller and ship model shown here. Since it’s so easy to go overboard with a theme, especially such a perennial favorite among home decor retailers, a sophisticated approach is to take two or three overscale elements and let them be the focal points, keeping everything else in the room relatively simple.

    mydesignchic
    Kristy Woodson Harvey and Beth Woodson added this to Sailboats Steer Rooms Into Nautical ChicApr 30, 2012

    As the centerpiece on a dining table or an accessory on a desk, an antique sailboat conjures the feel of the sea in a sophisticated way.

    laurafenton
    The Home Editor: City & Small Space Consulting added this to Expand Your Horizons With Map Wallpaper and DecalsMar 30, 2012

    A handsome office by Kauffman Tharpe Design features nautical accents, including walls papered in nautical charts. The charts are pinned up with clear thumbtacks.

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