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Malcolm’s DIY-FILLED Office Reveal: How To Lean Into Color And Create A Stimulating Work From Home Space

Is there anything more “adult” than a fully custom home office?! Well, there probably is, but stick with me. When I was younger, my family was lucky enough to live in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Nigeria, Honduras, and Brazil—to name a few—were countries in which my sisters and I spent our formative years. Different societies, ALL sorts of people, and a variety of unique cultural experiences informed who we would eventually become as adults. Unbeknownst to me when I was younger, those varied experiences would shape my sensibilities—in both life and design—in ways that continue to reveal themselves to this very day. Very unexpectedly so, sometimes.

Many of those sensibilities came out to PLAY during this office remodel, folks. This project forced me to flex muscles I didn’t even know I had and led to some of the proudest (read: riskiest) and most challenging (read: exhausting) design decisions I’ve ever tried to make. There’s something wildly healing about exploring your most visceral, inherent, and spontaneous design ideas and letting them take over a space, but the challenge for me in this office was to do that in a tailored and intentional way. I’ve said it here on the blog before and I’ll say it again: I’m nothing if not a study in personified contradictions… Particularly when such contradictions can yield something as BEAUTIFUL as this space; which respects the places I’ve been, acknowledges the place I am currently, and [cue the foreshadowing] leaves room for the places I have yet to go.


If you read my introductory article about my office plans, you might recall that I set out to create a moody, stimulating, and energizing office space that would allow for multipurpose uses in the future. To do that, I challenged myself to make some uncomfortable design decisions, studied various methods of incorporating “traditional” design elements, and leveraged the past to enhance the current state of my design sensibilities.


Hi. My name is Malcolm, and like most designers these days, I like green.

However, I never thought I’d paint nearly every surface of a room it. Green is practically utilized as a “neutral” these days, and I decided to go all out in this office and paint the walls, trim work, ceiling, and doors all in the same tone. I….love it. I was heavily inspired by “Green Smoke” by Farrow and Ball, but I ended up creating my own custom mix at The Home Depot with a Behr Marquee base. I used a satin finish on the doors, bookcases, and trim work, a matte finish on the walls, and a flat finish on the ceiling. I think the subtly varied finishes help to create a sense of movement throughout the space despite it all being the same color. 

The door to the office—just like many of the doors in the rest of my house—is painted in “Black Magic” by Sherwin Williams, also in a satin finish. I love this combination of tones, particularly in addition to my brass door hardware and glass knobs. 

Back when I was brainstorming paint choices for my bedroom makeover, I asked Emily for some advice about paint choices. She challenged me to paint the entire room in a dark and moody color, which I must admit, terrified me at the time. I didn’t end up taking the plunge in my bedroom, I remembered that advice when it came time to make paint decisions for the office (I also remembered Sara’s TV room), and I’m so glad that I trusted my instincts and went all out. The color—and the way it’s applied—evokes a sense of energy and mental stimulation that I was really yearning for in this space. I’m writing in this space as we speak (it’s honestly a vibe, y’all), and the color of the room has helped keep my creative juices flowing for hours on end.

Desk | Chandelier | Desk Chair | Rug | Drapery

The green pain continues on this built-in structure I made from hand (with some help). I AM TREMENDOUSLY PROUD OF IT.

Ok. There is a lot to discuss here. If you’re following me on Instagram, you will have seen this project in various iterations over the last few months. This project pushed me out of my comfort zone in a myriad of ways. Here was the initial vision for the built-in system that I spoke about in the introductory article about this room

While many parts of my initial plans changed from the original schematic, I’m very proud of how it came together! There are a few different components to talk about here, so let’s begin from the ground up.

I’m excited to be partnering with Semihandmade for this project, and they were kind enough to send me two of their new paintable Quarterline cabinet doors to complete my built-in system. These doors were designed in collaboration with Sarah Sherman Samuel (who has been a perpetual inspiration of mine for years), and they offer Shaker traditionalism to the space with a slightly modern edge. The thin detailing feels just different enough to set it apart from the Shaker trend, while still working seamlessly with the classic style of the rest of my home. I painted the cabinet doors in the same green as the rest of the room, and they blend in sooooooo smoothly. I attached vintage, solid, brass knobs to each cabinet door, which finished them off in a beautifully tailored and classic way.

The doors from Semihandmade are attached to Ikea Sektion base cabinets, which I elevated—literally and figuratively—off of the floor just high enough to add the base and shoe molding present throughout the rest of my house. This small detail truly makes this built-in system sing, and makes everything feel incorporated, intentional, and integrated. When I tell you this step was challenging to get right, I mean this step was CHALLENGING TO GET RIGHT. I wanted both cabinets to be level with one another, but with wobbly floors in an old house, it was a major task. But, we did it, Joe! With the cabinets level and beautifully adorned with Semihandmade Quarterline doors, it was time to move to the next step…making the concrete countertops!

Originally, I REALLY wanted to use soapstone countertops in this space. I love how soft, buttery, and saturated soapstone is… but I don’t love how expensive it is (even for two little baby slabs). As such, concrete countertops seemed like a good alternative! They offer the same rich feeling as soapstone at a tiny fraction of the cost (I paid roughly $30 for both of my countertops, combined). The only downside was, well, I had to make them myself. BUT! The process was highly satisfying, if not slightly fatiguing, and yielded exactly the product that I was searching for. I used a fairly basic fiber-enforced concrete mix and a black colorant to get the tone just right. There are plenty of YouTube videos about this process if you’re interested in learning more about it (or you can check out my process on my highlights on Instagram). I think it was completely worth the time and labor it took to make these countertops. 

That leads us to the height of our discussion (hehe) about the built-ins: the tall bookcases. I knew I wanted full-height woodwork in this space, so I taught myself how to build these showstoppers. Their construction is fairly simple: I used plywood on the sides and back, primed strips of MDF for the face panels, and solid red maple wood for the shelving. The shelves are held up by simple shelf pins to complete the bookcase! The ceilings in my house—just like the floors—aren’t at all straight or square, so getting these bookcases just right was yet another skill-building challenge in measuring, cutting, and finishing.

I originally wanted to paint the bookshelves green, but I opted to finish them naturally to bring in a touch of warmth that reflects the color of the floors. The height of the bookcases is also reflected in the height of my Everhem drapery in a very “designer” way. Everhem made these curtains and sheers custom for my office, and their tailored pleating adds just the right amount of soft and subtle detailing to balance some of the harder, colder elements of the built-ins.

Let’s get into this built-in, DIY console table with me for a momenteroni.

Lamp | Outlet Cover

I went through approximately 101,393 ideas for how to handle the empty space between my two bookcases. I thought about placing my Rejuvenation desk there, but I didn’t want my back to face the door to the office. A Murphy bed seemed like a viable option, but didn’t quite feel like me. Extending the concrete countertop would have been a nice touch, but that would have been too heavy and cumbersome to maneuver into place. Ultimately, I wanted to add a feature here that would be easily removable so that in the future, someone might be able to fit a queen-size bed between the two bookcases.

Then, I had an eye-opening conversation with my partner:

Him: It’d be great if you could find a perfectly-sized console table, saw it in half, and install it between the bookcases.

Me: Good idea! I’ll search through some vintage and salvage stores to see what I can find.

Me: …I found nothing. I could just build something… but that’s more work than I want to handle…

Me: Come over. We’re building a console table.

During this office makeover, I chatted briefly with Emily about designers’ tendency to add TOO MUCH WORK to our plates, even if we’re already drowning in obligations. She told me “it’s honestly a good place to be. Lots of growth in hustle mode”, and I think this DIY table encapsulates that mentality pretty succinctly. Was it challenging to build? Absolutely. Am I a better designer because of it? Abso-frickin-lutely.

I opted to secure a butcher block countertop for the surface of the table, which happened to be on sale for $100 at The Home Depot. I used a butcher block conditioner to finish off the top of the table, and drilled a hole into the top for wires to drop down to the outlet. I also grabbed these beautifully turned butcher block legs for the base, and after much internal (and external) deliberation, I decided to paint the legs in the same green as the rest of the room. The painted legs finish off the table in a way that is both quiet and eye-catching while speaking to the original posts featured on my staircase.

Speaking of the inherent “traditional” aspects of my home…


Something that has always interested me about the design-o-sphere is the perception of “traditional” style. If you look up “traditional design” on Pinterest, you’ll mostly see an amalgamation of American- or European-inspired elements: wainscoting, tufted furniture, oil paintings, and the like. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like those elements just as much as many other designers do. However, I’ve been increasingly aware that “traditional” design is completely dependent on any number of factors: geographic region, time period, derivative interpretations of OTHER traditional styles, and countless other considerations. During this office remodel, I found myself choosing artwork and features that incorporate various versions of traditionalism (I’ll give you a cookie if you can count how many times I say “traditional” in this article), and I’m ecstatic about what I’ve collected.

Take this original Nigerian batik, for example. FIRST OF ALL, HOW BEAUTIFUL IS IT OMG. My family procured this stunning piece by Wahab Oyebode in Nigeria circa 1988 (one year before I was born), and I immediately thought of it when planning the artwork for this space. The scale of it is perfection. The balance of the vibrant green background and the warm, saturated patterns is stunning. The energy of the figures represented is full of life and movement. This batik feels right at home here, even though it’s notably a different style than its surrounding elements. My partner created a custom frame for this piece using primed MDF, which we finished using a paint that was color-matched to one of the lighter tones in the artwork. Synergy, my friends! 

On the other hand, we have this large, neon interpretation of Michelangelo’s David. YES, a neon sign. I can’t quite explain it, but I’ve always envisioned a neon sign of some sort in this space, and I decided to lean into that visceral feeling and follow my instincts. BOY, AM I GLAD I DID. The energy that these two pieces of art create in the office is palpable. Even though they appear to be vastly different, there is a similarity to the linework in both pieces that allows them to have a conversation with one another–based, I think, on the relative traditionalism inherent within them.

Neon Sign

Earlier in this article, I discussed how the execution of this room was an exercise in letting my most visceral design ideas run rampant, but doing so in a tailored way. That’s where the magic happens, and I think this piece encapsulates that mindset pretty well. A traditional subject to be sure, but with a modern sensibility. It also lends an appropriate amount of FUN to the space! Who doesn’t want to have fun while they work?! I’ve spent a few nights working in the office, and the lighting has really been key to establishing a unique, moody, and inspiring space. Every time I glance at the neon sign of David (particularly when it’s lit), my stomach jumps a little bit. It’s exciting. It’s energizing. It’s different. It motivates me to think creatively while embracing how profoundly the past inspires the future.


Contrary to some of the other artwork I’ve sourced in the space, the vintage elevation plans of my neighborhood are as unique to this house as possible. When I moved here in April 2020, I stumbled upon these architectural drawings in one of my kitchen cabinets, and was immediately enthralled by them. 

The drawings here show the elevations of my exact unit, and I’ve always known that this set of documentation would eventually land in the office. The tradition of this house is based on colonial architecture, so it feels appropriate to give these vintage drawings a significant presence.

Chair | Floor Lamp | Side Table

The vintage elevations anchor this cozy little section of the room, which I LOVE. The Lulu and Georgia floor lampTarget accent chair, and Rejuvenation side table (which is making a guest appearance after being showcased in my deck remodel) round out this corner of the office in such a beautifully intentional way. I incorporated black, sleek, metal accents into this corner, which contrast against the vintage drawings in a way that creates a beautiful sense of balance.

In my introductory article about the office makeover, I mentioned that I felt the need to secure a barrister bookcase for this room. FIRST OF ALL… many of you sent me listings to bookcases you found in my area, for which I’m eternally grateful and mildly emotional. I found this one at Community Forklift in Maryland, and the walnut color of the wood works perfectly with some of the other furniture pieces in the space.


I just love it! There’s something so beautifully classic about a barrister bookcase. The shape, glass paneling, and mechanics of it work together to form a perfect addition to this office. It’s studious. Handsome. Utilitarian. And just a little bit extra. Side note: this beautiful floral arrangement was crafted by Andrew Hill of Blakemore’s Flowers in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I challenged him to create a beautiful bouquet that felt “wild” but also spoke to my “tailored” design sensibilities, and he delivered in spades. Ten out of ten.

Shall we dive into some before and afters?! We shall.

The universe has a funny way of reminding us who we are when we need it the most. Some of the projects I tackled in this space were tough, man. Mentally draining. Physically exhausting. Emotionally… well, emotional. At the end of it all, however, I’m able to stand back and say “Wow. I really made this happen (with help from loved ones—there’s a lesson here about not always feeling the need to go it alone, but that could be an entirely different article, so I digress). And would you guess what kept me grounded through it all? Gratitude for the life experiences that continue to help me manifest into beautiful things, respect for the lessons I’ve learned along the way, and excitement about what’s to come. …and chai tea lattes, honestly. I should buy stock in Tazo.

What is your favorite part of this office makeover? Also, what unique life experiences motivate your current design style?! As always, I’m excited to chat in the comment section down below! 

*Design by Malcolm Simmons
**Photos by Malcolm Simmons and Andrew Hill


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131 thoughts on “Malcolm’s DIY-FILLED Office Reveal: How To Lean Into Color And Create A Stimulating Work From Home Space

  1. Malcolm!!! You nail it every time!! Love how thoughtful this space feels. and your photography is fire!!!! Congrats on yet another beautiful design!!

  2. What an incredibly creative and inspiring office! Malcolm, you’ve done it again—yet another intentionally tailored, thoughtfully appointed space that is equal parts reflection of your design prowess, killer instincts, and creative, warm, and genuine soul! Congratulations, my man, a triumph indeed!!!

  3. Stunning. Absolutely gorgeous. That moody paint color is perfection. Love the architectural drawings you found too, what a treasure. I can imagine how much more enjoyable it is to go to work when you have a room like this to step in to.

  4. Love your office! Warm and moody. In the last picture I noticed not all your doors in your house are black. Is that a cabinet door?

  5. As the webpage loaded this morning, the picture came up first without the title etc. and my first thought was “Oooh, is Malcolm back?” Even before the byline loaded, I knew it was one of your spaces! Your style/brand comes through in all your work in terms of a shared vibe, yet never being predictable. This office is absolutely gorgeous! I can see how you would be inspired spending time here. Congratulations on creating such a beautiful space, and how cool that you also grew your skills and expertise in the process! Not only that, but you are willing to share that knowledge with all of us. Thank you!

  6. When you are done with your whole home, you’ve got to share a massive before and after of every room!

  7. I love, love, LOVE the artwork – sublime!! – and thank you also for sharing your thoughts on what traditionalism even means! Thank you as alsways for sharing your creativity Malcom – I love seeing you on the blog

  8. This is such a beautiful room – I love everything about it. I really appreciate your thoughts behind “traditional” style as well.

    When I first looked at the room, I wondered why you went with a console table between the bookcases instead of something with more storage. I love hearing how you were thinking toward the future, designing the room so that it fits your needs now but is also flexible for the future. I think the wood shelves and butcher block top add a perfect hint of warmth to that wall.

  9. Heck yeah! Bravo, Malcolm! My excitement to see your byline this morning! This office is stunning and a beautiful combo of feelings—moody and inspiring and calming and rejuvenating. Love!!

  10. Such a beautiful and useful and subtly bold space. The way you incorporated the batik and neon are so incredible. Amazing all around!

  11. I love it! The wall color is beautiful, and I really love the mix of art. That neon sign is such a fun, unexpected addition. Also love how you’re designing for flexibility with the console. Thanks for sharing this process and beautiful result with us!

  12. Seriously, someone give this guy a tv show/book deal/empire. This is so amazing! And I love the discussion of “traditional”…yup, excellent points, made me think this morning.

  13. Looove that green is being used in beautiful spaces again. I have always and will always love a green room. With the brass accents, warm woods and personal art, it would be a place I would want to be in outside of office hours. Beautiful!

  14. This is so fabulous! Polished and creative ! You did such a great job of explaining your process and I love how the art is both so personal and so cosmopolitan! The Nigerian piece is magical and stunning. I love how you leaned into the arts’ energy for the whole room. Four questions: which way does the room face, how much light do you get, what hardware did you use for your drapery, and where did you get the drapes? Love this!

  15. MALCOLM!!! you are the GOAT, no way around it. This is so awesome that I found myself mumbling “ooo, gotta save that one” for EVERY photo of every angle of the space. Amazing!!!

  16. This is so stunning, and I love your thoughtful write-up of it. Also really appreciate the conversation around what’s traditional. Thank you, Malcolm!

  17. “We did it, Joe!” is sending me. 🙂
    All of the artwork is stunning, and I love the dark color on all four walls and ceiling.

  18. Wow this is amazing! You seriously nailed it with the design. I especially like that the depth of the double hung curtains (is that the right word?) makes that boxed in corner seem totally intentional. It’s the perfect size.
    Also love the discussion of “traditional”, and love that you shouted out the floral designer – I was wondering where you got such a stunning arrangement! Such an excellent design and post.

  19. I love Malcolm’s designs and am always inspired by his DIYs!
    Kudos on a beautiful new room, Malcolm!

  20. Fabulous, Malcolm! I enjoy reading your thought processes and reflections on style. The green paint color in satin, flat and matte is beautiful–who would think changing sheens would make much of a difference? It’s impossible to pick favorites, but since I’m partial to lighting, the ceiling fixture, David and small mushroom get all the heart eyes :)!

  21. Seriously LOVE your work, Malcolm! And I have complete and total respect for your embracing the era your house was built in. I’m in Annandale and we had a friend who used to own a house in your neighborhood — they are solidly built! You are awesome!

  22. Kudos, Malcolm. Your office is divine! The layers of the curtains agains the wall color, along with the contrast of the butcher block & wood shelves to the paint….perfection. Great job!

  23. Malcolm!!!! It is stunning and so well thought out! My goodness I would thrive in that office and be my best creative thinker. I’m flying into DC this weekend. I just need a ride to your house so I can move into your office. 😝🤣😜🤓 WELL DONE!

  24. So happy to see you went with the neon sign! I love how unexpected it is. Feels like a moment of pure joy.

  25. Another beautiful space! I love the dark green. I’m too chicken to do it in my own home. But it really creates the mood! I also love the ceiling fixture.

  26. I think this room is smashing- I absolutely adore the color and the artwork. There is so much richness in that batik which is truly stunning, and I love that history so adjacent to the history of your home with the elevation plans! And David is just so playful and fun! My only nitpick would be that you seem to have put all of your black elements into one corner with your chair, and the other side of the room feels a little heavy on the brass accents. I’d add a little something brass to your chair corner and a little something black as a design item on your built in shelves and I think it would take things to a level beyond perfection!

    1. Good point, Amanda! Black accents kinda faded into the bookcase, so I opted to deck the shelves with lighter pieces. Appreciate you taking the time to read the article!

  27. wow. this is just so good. and unique. love it all. that bookcase is gorgeous! and that accent chair, swoon. the curtains look amazing. the nigerian batik print behind that desk is perfect. it really is the perfect finishing touch. all good!

  28. I love the notes on how to help artwork look integrated into the room—matching the frame color to a highlight color in the piece, selecting pieces with aligning characteristics even if the format and style are very different. This is always a challenge and part of why I think some rooms (like this one) have such a “high end” designer feel… super helpful!! Thanks Malcolm, all the small details and DIYs (and risks that paid off) in this room are inspirational!

  29. Anytime there is a project by you, Malcolm, my heart skips a beat. I just know that I can count on incredibly inspiring, well executed design. Bravo- another masterpiece. Please keep them coming.

  30. Malcolm, I saw that the post was from you today and was so excited because your posts are always so fabulous. I love everything about this office – it is gorgeous, it is creative, it is meaningful – and the way you tell the story shows your passion for detail and your love for design… I’m just swooning over here at all of it. Thank you for sharing with us!

  31. Really, really beautiful room with soul. The Batik fabric is absolutely stunning. More, Malcolm!

  32. Absolutely stunning! One of the best office designs and use of color, textures, and materials! I am so motivated now to tackle my own home office. Thank you for the inspiration and courage boost to make this happen in my home

  33. Okay, this is gorgeous. I love the rich colors and I LOVE that you did a lot of DIYs. I read EH for incredible inspiration, but I crave those DIYs because that’s in my nature (and my budget!). Can you tell us about that gold ceiling light? It’s fabulous.

  34. This is a gorgeous makeover. I love the shade of green you chose and the saturation the all-over color provides. Beautiful choices all around.

  35. Love the writing, design, the two art pieces working in concert, and everything else about this post.

  36. #1 This office is absolutely gorgeous. The thoughtfulness and hard work here SHINES
    #2 It would be helpful (maybe as a separate post) to see how people’s office spaces actually function. Nothing is plugged in (even after noting a hole was drilled to run cords through the console) – whereas I’m over here with two huge monitors and packed surge protector. How do we set up functional office spaces that still look good? Without removing everything for the photos!

  37. Malcolm, simply stunning. I love all of it. The colors, the DIYs, the original artwork… you are amazing!

  38. Malcom…was wondering where you’ve been on Insta…obviously busy with this beautiful office. Love the color, and that neon sign is the bomb (is that also Catcher in the Rye on the side table? English teacher in me, sorry). Another beautiful design and surprise by you!

  39. The office looks great! I always appreciate the art that you put in your spaces–and, this was no exception! I’m also curious about how you organize the inside of the cabinets–is that where you’re placing your printer?

  40. Stunning. As someone who also richochets between traditional and a little funky, I get–and love–it. Well done.

  41. This is STUNNING. I would adore this as my office space. That shade of green is perfect – we are painting our built-ins in our living room and we know we want a green with a bit of blue tint – any.chance you can share that paint color makeup?!

  42. MALCOLM! GET ALL THE WAY OUT OF HERE!! YOU HAVE OUTDONE YOURSELF!!! This is the kind of work that just makes me want to scream SHUT UP STOP and PUNCH someone for being SO GODDAMN AMAZING. Love love everything you do and this is truly UNREAL.

  43. Love this so much!! It’s simply stunning. Then when I read how much of it was DIY or done on a budget, my jaw was on the floor. So much hard work involved and it totally paid off!! Bravo!!

  44. Congratulations Malcolm for your new office, it looks stunning! But what impressed me most of all, is that you were very honest with the before pictures. In most, practically all ‘before and after’ articles, the ‘before’ pictures are processed to look worse than they really are – dark (in a bad sense) and dingy. Yours are not, which is great. Looking at them, I can easily imagine this room going in the opposite direction – white walls, wooden furniture, etc., and it would look beautiful too. Please, keep it this way, your designs are so good, that they don’t need boosting with deliberately bad looking before pictures.

  45. I love reading articles by Malcom – the thought that he puts into each decision and the way he explains the different elements he’s considered before he makes a choice; I usually come back and read his posts more than once!
    GORGEOUS room.

  46. Malcolm! Ten out of Ten for *you* too!! (I noticed the flowers right away – stunning and spectacular arrangement!!) Your design choices are as warm and enlightening as your thought process and explanations. Thanks for the cruise through your uber-talented mind! The art is amazing – yes, treasures(!) and so personal. I can’t really think of anything that would improve your vision and vibe. 🙂 Congratulations on another awesome expression of your passion for design.

  47. Malcolm!! You did it again. This space is stunning and full of so many beautiful ideas! Thank you for walking us through all the ups and downs of your process. I truly love reading your posts here.

  48. Come on! This office is GORGEOUS. Beautiful design, extraordinary execution. That David neon light is so perfect, the color is amazing, the built looks like it’s always been there. You nailed it, as always. Thank you for sharing with us.

  49. I’m standing up and cheering (mentally while sitting at my desk). My office looks more like a ‘before’ photo. You inspire me to do better.

  50. Aaaah, Malcolm!
    Your writing is eloquent, faultless and entertaining, not to mention AUTHENTIC!
    Your eye is sublime and your attention to detail, awe-inspiring.
    There are no more words, except THANK YOU 🤗

  51. Love this, Malcolm! I also love green, but get worried that it’s “too late” to use it in a big way like this, but it looks so good. There’s no need to try to be ahead of the next trend, when something just works. I also really appreciate your drawing attention to the bias inherent in how “traditional”/”Traditional” is used in the design world. There are so many traditions; assuming traditional should refer only to Western European/Early American inspiration is ludicrous. I can’t stop thinking about it!

  52. What a stunner!!! I love everything 💜. Congratulations Malcolm….I can see you smiling every time you walk in and spend time there 😊

  53.  It’s studious. Handsome. Utilitarian. And just a little bit extra. ” Sounds a lot like the designer. 😉

  54. The “Green Smoke-ish” color is fantastic, but all of your color samples were right up my alley. I may want to know how you mixed “Green Smoke-ish!” Your office is beautiful. I am in love with the batik! How wonderful to have that piece in the family and to put it to use in such special way.

  55. This space is gorgeous. I love the way you took a blah box and turned it into a moody, contemplative space. The color of the drapes against those walls–swoon-worthy!

  56. I love the entire vibe of your office, Malcolm. And how so many things you did yourself (with help)- it’s amazing! Thank you for sharing it and inspiring me.

  57. Hi Malcom,
    I love how your initial plans evolved into something so practical and really well organized., but also very creative. Thank for the inspiration!

  58. So beautiful! Another stunning, inspiring space by Malcolm. This office will be living in my head for a while.

  59. Love the color (yes to carrying it thru the ceiling), the vibe, the additions of neon and the original plan elevations of your space, and the barrister cabinet. Dark and moody FOREVER!

  60. This is gorgeous, but what really caught my eye is the genius of using that ceramic crock for storing trace paper! I might have to steal that trick in my home office. Wonderful work!

  61. I loved this post. In fact, I think it’s the best post I’ve seen on this blog in a long time. Well written, thoughtful and with inspiring ideas and a beautiful result. That batik! What a stunning space.

  62. Malcolm!! I am late to this post. But wow, wow, wow. Love it so much. That green is perfect. I love the miss of black, leather, wood and green. WELL DONE. How amazing are those drawings of your house.

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