Literary Manager's Office
This young executive wanted an office that would showcase his eclectic taste and feed his creativity. He asked for his office to feel more residential and warm, and less cold and stark than a typical office. Working closely with his writers, this executive needs his clients to feel comfortable and inspired. Shana incorporated lots of personal items from the client's past in order to "seed" the room with lots of interesting pieces that visitors inevitably comment on. The design of this office itself creates ample opportunities for conversation icebreakers, or simply places for eyes to rest while one is contemplating a script.
Actual vintage movie reels adorn the header space above the windows, to pay homage to the client's industry. Antique maps, a globe, and a travel poster showcase the client's love of travel. And the framed movie posters behind the desk were important projects for the client.
Shana had a custom quilt made from the client's old rugby and football t-shirts. Family photos decorate the windowsill behind the sofa, which sports custom decorative pillows with vikings (an inside joke for the client) and another beloved t-shirt with one of the client's favorite television characters.
The client's favorite piece in the room is the pair of actual vintage theater seats that Shana found. Upholstered in a rich green mohair, these are a statement piece which always draw comments.
Shana added custom lighting to the inside of a vintage bar, and found a vintage typewriter to display a prized script cover signed by the movie's cast.