Corey Damen Jenkins took the idea of a classic study and completely turned it around. “Historically, home libraries and dens have been referred to as the ‘Gentleman’s Study’…But what if a woman is the primary user of the formal library?” Corey wondered.
"I don't know what my home style is" says Steele. "I like fun and different and colorful." Her study in the front of the house is defined by her eclectic sense of style, with wood paneling brought into the 21st century with chic black paint and a mix of colorful pillows, leopard print and a few hot pink items illustrating Jamie's love of color.
The relaxed lounge area is the perfect spot to play games or unwind with a good book. White matching tables and trim pop against the dark navy walls for a classic style that feels timeless and accessible.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the long front room into a study for Jonathan Gulley. The walls were painted deep gray and a modern ceiling fan and wood laminate floors were installed.
A bright red ottoman that doubles as a coffee table keeps this wood-paneled study from being staid and boring. Furniture with classic lines lend a formality while keeping the room comfortable enough for casual gatherings.
This colorful and textural kids' reading and study room features a muted orange, tufted sofa between two white cabinets with plenty of storage. Floral patterned armchairs share a small table, with a main round desk to the side of the chairs.
A French blue vanity is topped with leather style granite for a sharp contrast. Faucets and fixtures in black add a masculine accent while the matte black arm sconces echo the architectural design found throughout the space.
Mixing natural elements into the living room from the carved horse to the hand-woven boat weaves raw elements throughout this space and brings tactile contrast to the soft knits found in the pillows and sofa.