Study From DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018

What doubles as a pathway to the master bedroom and powder room along a window wall that faces the front porch, the study has a rustic office feel with reclaimed items and vintage pictures.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Vintage Vibe

Operating as an extension of the master bedroom, the handsome open study includes an interesting mix of reclaimed items found in the home and local vintage finds that help bring history alive.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Creative Shelves

Shelves in the study were made by taking two layers of plywood and laminating them together. This process was a creative way to transform a boring building product into an attractive and functional design detail for the space. White brackets that were painted gold hold up the shelves.
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Home Office

The study offers a spot in the home for checking emails, catching up with news or paying bills. A brass file holder and brass office organizer keep items grouped together, to keep the desk top free from clutter.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Repurposed Chairs

The study’s desk area includes two open-backed Windsor-style chairs that keep things light. The chairs were found in the home’s garage and buffed out to remove nicks and scratches.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Functional Benefits

A large triple casement window includes a center that is fixed, with two operable sides that open to allow fresh air inside. Bamboo shades that add another wood tone to the area diffuse the natural light that enters the study and hallway.
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Décor Details

A large natural woven basket was placed between the two desk chairs, with a natural cowhide area rug added over the distressed hardwood floor.
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World View

Assorted vintage books, vintage dictionary, framed prints and decorative accessories sit on the study’s shelves, with a vintage globe on the desk top for a close-up look at history.
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Convenient Floor Plan

This view shows the study's location right by the home's jewel box powder room with distressed hardwood floor that creates good visual flow.
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Complementary Colors

This image captures the other side of the study, with the door to the adjacent master bedroom open. This view shows the interesting color story between the two spaces that both offer a rich look with distinctive style.
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Creative Storage

On this wall of the open study sits a cubby bookcase that includes cedar boxes that designer Elizabeth Demos had made up, so the bookcase would have the look of an old library cabinet. The top of the bookcase includes a vintage hourglass and vintage dictionary that add to the old-world feel.
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Gem Theme

A gem collection on top of the bookcase reflects the repeated theme found throughout this octagon-shaped home, located in an area with many gem mines.
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Collected Look

The wall above the bookcase includes pieces designer Elizabeth Demos found while driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, like vintage pictures from thrift stores that were framed and interesting fish prints that reflect the local area. A flat weave area rug adds softness and pattern over the distressed hardwood floor, with two brass and marble table lamps on top of the bookcase for illumination.
From: Elizabeth Demos