By adding a TV, a wall of filing cabinets and a reading nook, designer Erin Paige Pitts outfits the attic with all the amenities of a luxury office.
Add a row of cabinets to the back wall for storage.
A large yet light desk makes a bold statement. Because of the cabinets, the desk doesn’t need any drawers.
Incorporate color through accessories. A gray-and-blue ikat rug and a Suzani throw pillow tie the color scheme together.
Improve lighting with table lamps and a ceiling light.
Create a reading nook by placing a lounge chair and ottoman near the window.
Paint the ceiling in a semi-gloss to reflect light from the window. The ceiling is Muskoka Trail and walls are Palladian Blue, both by Benjamin Moore.
Erin Paige Pitts Interiors (443-392-5036, www.erinpaigepittsinteriors.com) is based in Gibson Island.
Four-cabinet credenzas ($950 each) and Elle desk chair in Danish linen oatmeal ($615), both from www.ballarddesigns.com; Marie ottoman in natural herringbone ($90), Ingrid side chair ($170) side table ($100) and TV stand ($500), all in almond from www.homedecorators.com.
Lighting: Capital Lighting loft ceiling mount ($100, www.bellacor.com); bull nose cylinder table lamp ($420 ) and Kenton desk lamp with paper shade ($525), both from www.circalighting.com.
Accessories: Suzani embroidered pillow cover in Cool ($80, www.potterybarn.com); Vintage by the Shore sea shell prints ($15 each, www.etsy.com); Suzanne Kasler ikat indoor-outdoor rug ($600 for 7-by-9 feet, www.ballarddesigns.com); Nathan magazine rack in espresso ($90, www.homedecorators.com).