This 60-acre Maryland estate features a renovated carriage house to home office. Preserved and exposed wood beams give a warmth to the space paired with wide hardwood plank flooring. A wall of built-ins provide plenty of book storage steps from a heavy wooden desk with rolling leather chair. Two leather armchairs are positioned beside the desk on a colorful area rug.
Joanna Gaines' guiding principle in designing for the carriage house was to incorporate as much character as possible and do so in a style that suitably matched that of the recently restored B&B. She added rustic accents like the tool bin used for filing papers, french doors and an antique wood desk.