When I started planning this space, I knew I wanted it to be comfortably elegant- polished, yet with an eclectic style. The centerpiece is this gorgeous rattan chair by Gabby. I am completely in love with its cool, graceful attitude. The Kim Salmela, turquoise, velvet pillow is the perfect accent. I chose airy linen drapes and placed a cypress bench, custom designed by Alex, beneath the window.
I designed the white shelving with contrasting cypress on the back and put file cabinets on the desk for easy storage. I then filled the shelves with books, pieces of coral and all kinds of fun memories. You can see my little collection of sea urchins and butterflies found by Alex and our children. That awesome Japanese print of a Samarai once hung in my karate grandmaster's office and my parents brought me the smaller framed print after a trip to Thailand.