Home design ideas: A home office by way of the lounges of London – The Boston Globe

Lauren Walsh designs a lot of coastal-style rooms with shades of blue. This space, however, was inspired by her clients’ trip to England. “We call it the London Lounge,” Walsh says. “They use it as an office and a place to unwind with a fancy cocktail.” To conjure the luxe vibe, Walsh combined rich colors, playful motifs, and reflective finishes. “People always ask where she is during Zoom calls because it looks like she’s in a bar or hotel lounge,” Walsh says.

1 Walsh plucked the Cotton & Quill plum velvet sofa and the pineapple print slipper chairs opposite it from the showroom during a trade show, knowing they would work well with the client’s great-grandmother’s antique bar. Throw pillows in fuchsia velvet, leopard print velvet, and ikat linen add a sumptuous layer.


2 Glossy wallpaper with an embossed crocodile pattern covers the ceiling. “The client loves animal prints, so once I showed her this she was adamant about incorporating it,” Walsh says.

3 The Visual Comfort flush-mount light sparkles at the top of the low-ceilinged room without blocking sight lines.

4 The Schumacher Feathers wallpaper is an interesting