Are you envisioning a home office with all the character of an English gentleman's study, but also a place where the family feels welcome?
This authentically detailed room—once an under-used formal living room—is a perfect example. Elegantly tooled leather desktop echoed in the hand-stitched leather handles on the fireplace cabinets. Deeply stacked dentil crown molding adding the look of refinement. Gas fireplace lending the aesthetics of an English manor, minus the chore of supplying logs.
Built-in cabinetry flanking the fireplace conceals a computer tower, printer, and other office supplies, plus audio/visual equipment controlled by remote at the desk. Tiny embedded seashells are visible in the limestone fireplace surround. Comfortable seating in front of the flat-panel TV invites family members to join in.