Blogger and interior designer Emily A. Clark has always loved design. She launched her popular blog, Emily A. Clark in 2009, to document her designs. In the years since, she has owned her own business and today she is a contributing writer for Better Homes & Gardens online and a contributor to AOL’s Lifestyle Collective. This design was one of her own: Her refuge in her house in which to do work and tap into her creativity. She says the biggest addition to the space was the stunning bookcases built by a local carpenter.
“The wall behind the desk was huge, and I wanted something that would make a big impact since it’s one of the first things you see coming through the front door.” Besides all the books, she added wire baskets and painted the back of the bookcases the rick dark gray. The over-sized lantern came from a Habitat Restore that Emily then spray-painted black). “What I like most about the space is that it could easily transition back to a dining room with the addition of some chairs, if we ever needed the space,” she explains.
Wire Baskets: IKEA
Sherwin Williams Paint in Urbane Bronze
Lantern: Habitat Restore