Part II: Help Me Design My Office!

The blue tree won!!! I have to say I’m pretty excited. I love this painting and I really want to showcase it in a special spot. So now for the design.

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out my first post where readers chose the artwork for my office!)

First we have Crisp, Colorful Chic:

Stark white furniture with mirrored fronts give the storage in this room a fun girly flair. The mirror reflects light which is always useful in a working environment. While the painting has a lot of color in it, a colorful rug coordinating with the painting is introduced to ground the design. Orange lacquered chairs and a green lamps pull other colors out of the rug and pop nicely with the white furniture. This design lends itself to being bright, colorful and creative space.

Crisp, Colorful Chic

Next we have Earthy Organic Sophisticated:

More wood tones are chosen to coordinate with the lacquered white furniture to introduce a more organic feel. A bentwood chandelier adds texture and light to the room. A neutral rattan rug is used to ground the design. Navy and sand chevron panels will bring out some of the blue in the painting and add a little bit of color to the neutral palette. This design lends itself to being clean and relaxing, an escape.

Earthy Organic Sophisticated

So what does everyone prefer?

A) Color


B) Neutral

Comment below and help me design my office!

Kacey Roache is a Jacksonville native who lives in Ponte Vedra with her husband, TJ, and her three kids, Lucy, Lucas and Lola. Kacey graduated from Florida State University (Go Noles!) with a degree in interior design. She is passionate about the arts and arts education and has served on the board of Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Ponte Vedra Public Education Foundation for the Arts, Christ Church Creative Academy as well as the PTOs at her kids' school. In her spare time you might find her channeling her inner Serena Williams on the tennis court, performing in community theater, or enjoying the beach with her friends and family. Follow her family's chaos on Instagram: @kaceyroachepvb


  1. I am an earthy organic kind for home decor….like it neutral with SOME pops of color. Also, I get distracted enough as it is so to much color in what is supposed to be a “working environment” would have me even MORE ADD (if that is possible)! haha 🙂 ALTHOUGH, i love the rug in the colorful one but the driftwood pendant light and wood/metal cubbies are what won me over 😉


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