You've seen the video. You've seen the formal living room. Now let's move to the office! The formal living and office face each other on either side of the entryway. I love that one is quite feminine and the other is masculine, but they work together beautifully.
The layout before the makeover was great, but the finishes felt heavy:
We painted the walls and trim Simply White by Benjamin Moore and it made a world of difference. We wanted to brighten the room but keep it masculine, so we played with a few different ideas...charcoal, black, navy, etc. Ultimately we went with Cheating Heart by Benjamin Moore. It is the perfect navy/charcoal blend: