Home Office at a Glance
Who uses it: Two lawyers and their three daughters
Designer: Carolina V. Gentry of Pulp Studios
The office was part of a whole home renovation, for which the homeowners hired Pulp Studios to handle the interior design. The lawyer craved something “contemporary and masculine,” designer Carolina Gentry says, and wanted something that would stand up to his three daughters, who also use the space as a homework spot and as a thoroughfare to the spiral staircase that leads to a family room and playroom.
“We chose only kid-friendly materials, but blended distinctly masculine textures, including the lizard skin-like wall covering and zebra print-hide, to bring the feel we wanted to the room,” Gentry says. “To make it extra kid-friendly, we incorporated a dry-erase wall onto the back side of the custom metal sliding barn door — a hidden pop of family fun.”
Apart from the rich textiles, a custom wall-to-wall desk combines an exotic wood top with sleek white built-ins below for a bit of contrast.
White horn-shaped sculpture: Pulp Home
“The kids now use the space more than anyone else, but it’s holding up well,” Gentry says.