A modern country study

I absolutely love traditional dark wood paneled studies that you typically see in old country homes. However fast-forward to 2018, and this is my take on the traditional country study.


Photo by Charles Cudd De Novo, LLC. See more traditional home office designs

I wanted to get a similar look and feel but with much lighter colors, so as to not darken the room too much, and obviously on a much smaller budget!

The study was actually a small dining room before, with very bland features. Cream walls, cream curtains, white ceiling and white beams, and a light maple floor. There were no redeeming features about it, other than the large windows, which were covered by the heavy valances and curtains, and double height sloping ceiling with beams. Everything had to go.


Photo by Edvivi Lighting. See more contemporary chandeliers designs

And even though I love the look of the workbench desk (which was actually free as it was an old workbench left with the house) I’ve been on the hunt for a more traditional style executive desk to really give the room that country home feel. Plus it will be more of a standard height, as the workbench is a little too high to be comfortable.

I love this one by Restoration Hardware – the St James desk 76″ – although it’s a little too large for my room.


They also do a 55″ version with just one set of drawers.


This one is also a really nice modern take on a traditional executive desk. The Siedlewski executive desk by Joss & Main.


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