West Coast HamptonBeach Style Home Office, Portland
Photo: Blackstone Edge
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Blue and brown. So, clearly I love how blue combines with other colors, but nothing says "sophisticated preppy chic" like blue and neutrals, like saddle leather brown. It's no surprise that the preppy powerhouse, J. Crew nails the combo. So does Garrison Hullinger. It's no doubt that this sunny room would have been lovely without it, but the tufted leather chair adds dimension and a sense of history. More: 2012 Fashion Inspiration for Your Home How to Layer Patterns RightSaturated Color: Using Peacock Blue
This room looks like the designer deconstructed a Navy dress uniform and replaced the brass buttons with inspection-ready polished nickel. Instead of using busier navy and white prints, this room makes a big statement with the dark navy wall, a polished sawhorse desk, and a porthole window.
If you're really rocking out a renovation, consult with a cabinetmaker to design the best unit for what you need to store. Again, measure the depth of your books and binders so that you can scale them accordingly.