This feminine study was introduced at the 2014 BIA Parade of Homes, where it won the gold award for its category.

It’s only our opinion, but we think the award was won due in part to the fact it was designed with an actual person in mind, not to mention the show stopping crystal chandelier! After the show ended the contents of the study was moved and installed into its final space where it is used daily as a home office.

Draperies were first introduced hundreds of years ago to combat drafts. To this day, though not as often, draperies still serve the same purpose. Drafty historic windows or the infamous bay window would benefit from draperies. The stunning custom window treatments you see here are a combination of drapery and sheer. They do more than just look great and add color. Their permanent installation is in a bay window, which catches the morning sun. The full panels will help to insulate the bay, as well as provide privacy at night, while the sheers will filter the direct sunlight in the morning.

The furniture in this home office is a combination of custom and manufactured. The custom built bookcase was specifically designed to hold an immense collection of resource binders and reference books. Though it is in three pieces the continuous crown and baseboard give it a unified look. The credenza, also custom, features three lateral file drawers as well as a fourth drop down door for flat paper storage. The fluted kidney desk from one of our many furniture manufacturers was just the right feminine touch and also helped to ease the budget since it wasn’t custom.