Vesta Home Show: The Reveal with Stash Home
The wall color, Sherwin Williams Rock Garden, is the perfect backdrop for the warm tones of the walnut desk and leather accent chairs. It’s the perfect tone to set off all the fall feels. Being in the room feels like putting on your favorite sweater.
If you recall, I set out to the design this office with a well-traveled interior designer in mind. I wanted every piece to feel unique and collected. Pieces found on trips abroad that couldn’t be left behind. The desk fits that’s description to the “t”. The star of the room and most unique piece in the space, it may just be my favorite piece of furniture of all time!
A close runner up is this carved teak stool. The level of detail in the carving is incredible. I loved giving it its own moment with a stack of inspirational coffee table books and a vining pothos. Combined with the colorful abstract above, it catches everyone’s eye as they come in the room.
With any office, storage is more than necessary. Instead of a credenza or file cabinet, I selected this metal dresser to house all the unsightly woes of office work.
But since this is space is where an interior designer conceptualizes and curates, I wanted to feature the items that we work with on a daily basis: wallpaper samples, fabric swatches, paint decks, tile samples, etc. Every area of the room showcases these items as if they were decor.
I, also, knew I wanted to incorporate some special shelving to showcase these things and I also knew that I wanted them to be metal.
I reached out to a fellow Memphis creator, Lorenzo Scruggs, a metal-smith who’s work is quietly featured all around the city. I sent him my idea and he had me stop by his shop to pick out a finish.
After finalizing dimensions and finish, Lorenzo got to work and a couple days later, I was picking up my shelves. They turned out exactly as I hoped and are the perfect displays for all my samples and cuttings. Note: they’d also be great as picture ledges for art or framed family photos.
The corner to the left of the ledges needed some purpose. I thought it would be a great opportunity to bring in some more organic shapes in the midst of all the angled ones in the desk and dresser. I loved the combo of the marble and metal and how it felt found, making it the perfect perch for books and my plant babies.
Filling the corner art gave this entire side of the room some balance and made the view from the door so inviting.
I can not tell you how proud I am of how this space came together and I love every square inch of it! The initial feedback from visitors of all demographics has been incredible, with so many expressing all the love and excitement I could hope for. A huge THANK YOU goes to Stash Home for being such an incredible partner and for trusting me to execute my vision while maintaining their brand. Opportunities like these don’t come often and don’t take them lightly. I’m forever grateful.
Photography by Kim Thomas