Despite its name, Edgewood Hall isn’t exactly a sprawling manse, so when we started drawing up floor plans with our architect, we wanted to make sure that every bit of square footage had a use.
On the second floor, we decided to tear out a cramped bathroom so we could move the door to the master bedroom, which didn’t have a wall long enough for a king-size bed. That left us with some extra room in the upstairs landing—just right for an office.
Anchoring the area is a reproduction Baker secretary, which serves double duty as a desk and storage cabinet. (I love how the mirrored doors reflect light from the window and make the space look even bigger.) Le Manach curtains, a Round Top Antiques Fair score, incorporate colors from the bed- room and guest rooms. And a consignment store chair, which I painted white and reupholstered, can be tucked into a corner when not in use.
The finishing touch: a giant ceramic foo dog, because sometimes fun is function enough!
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