Dream Home: Design Report - The Home Office by Douglas Levine

Dream Home: Design Report - The Home Office by Douglas Levine

Janel Laban
Sep 21, 2007

Room: Home Office
Designer: Douglas Levine
Inspiration: creating an office that takes advantage of new technology - no desk or file cabinets needed

Favorite ideas to steal:

  • gold replacing silver for pulls, drapery hardware, lighting, mirror frame
  • a mirror in an openwork frame hung on a mirrored wall
  • bright artwork on dark, textured walls
  • traditional furniture pieces like the wing chairs in updated, slim, modern shapes

    (At the Dream Home preview, each of the designers spoke to the press about their inspiration, design ideas and sources for their rooms. We're going through our notes to do "design reports" for some of the rooms over the next few weeks.)

    More of Douglas's Inspirations and Ideas:

  • Every item used (except for the sconces) is brand new to the market or yet to be released
  • Custom wall to wall rug
  • Tiled fireplace box and surround
  • Petite wine table, fireside
  • Gold metallic mesh shade on tripod lamp
  • Dark grasscloth wallpaper


  • Carpet: Hokanson
  • Wing Chairs: "Van" by Douglas Levine for Bright
  • Sofa: "Vanessa" by Douglas Levine for Bright
  • Mirror: Wallace Collection Verona Mirror for Bright
  • Wine Table: Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
  • Round top Cocktail Table: Reversible (legs can go up or down) Madame Y Table by Douglas Levine for Bright

    More Design Reports:

  • Bedroom by Matt Lorenz
  • Kitchen by Jessica Lagrange

    Dream Home (sponsored by the Merchandise Mart and Metropolitan Home magazine) will be open in the Merchandise Mart from September 28 - December 21. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 10-3.

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