ETHNIC CHIC-Home Office/Guest BedroomTransitional Home Office, Dallas
ASID 2018 DESIGN OVATION SINGLE SPACE DEDICATED FUNCTION/ SECOND PLACE. The clients requested professional assistance transforming this small, jumbled room with lots of angles into an efficient home office and occasional guest bedroom for visiting family. Maintaining the existing stained wood moldings was requested and the final vision was to reflect their Nigerian heritage in a dramatic and tasteful fashion. Photo by Michael Hunter
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After: The designer used the light fixture as a jumping-off point, echoing its gold finish throughout the room. The homeowners, who hail from Nigeria, have interesting pieces from all over the continent, and the metallic gold pattern in the wallpaper above the sofa reminded them of African woven cloth. The small carved wood stool in front of the sofa is also African, but they actually found it at a flea market in Canton, Texas. Wallpaper: Plume, Cole & Son; wall paint: Black Fox, Sherwin-Williams; mirror: Go Home; sofa: Sherrill Furniture
5. Make your guest room do double duty. This Texas guest room has style inspired by the homeowners’ home country of Nigeria and other African nations. Thanks to a comfortable pullout sofa tucked in an alcove and a walk-in closet, there’s plenty of space for the room to serve as both home office and guest room.Learn more about this room
Photos by Michael HunterStudy-Guest Room at a Glance Location: DallasSize: 190 square feet (18 square meters)Designer: Dona RoseneThis couple, a managed-care professional and a doctor, had one child and another on the way when they met their interior designer, Dona Rosene. They needed to turn a jumbled room into a space they could use as their study. And, more important at the time, the space needed to double as a guest room since family members would be arriving to help them after the baby was born. The style. One of the homeowners loves interior design and found Rosene via Houzz. The client was well-armed with lots of inspiration images, which reflected her preference for dark, dramatic colors and organic textures. The couple hail from Nigeria and also have interesting pieces from all over Africa. “I’d call the style Africa-inspired and organic,” Rosene says.