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My Favorite Room

Shay Geyer's stylish home office is too pretty for work

Shay Geyer's stylish home office is too pretty for work

Shay Geyer in her Dallas home
Shay Geyer always wanted her home office to be a place where the family — Roxy the boxer included — can hang. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Shay Geyer's Dallas home
Regina Andrews cast metal horn-shaped door handles make a big statement. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Shay Geyer's Dallas home
A sawhorse chrome base topped by a piece of custom glass serves as a desk. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Shay Geyer's Dallas home
A mix of original art and prints in the room's signature colors adds texture. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Shay Geyer's Dallas home
Bold patterned Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa curtain panels set the tone for Shay Geyer's home office. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Shay Geyer in her Dallas home
Shay Geyer's Dallas home
Shay Geyer's Dallas home
Shay Geyer's Dallas home
Shay Geyer's Dallas home

Sure, you could work in Shay Geyer's home office in Frisco, not far from the family furniture store, IBB Designs. But why would you want to when you could admire the striking Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa curtain panels in a crisp colorway of white with a slate and navy chevron ribbon pattern?

Or you may want to call dibs on the tall, wingback navy loungers from C.R. Laine with coordinating ikat fabric and feel the warmth radiating from the fireplace, which is bedecked in a Carrara marble surround. Because if you don't hit the chairs first, Roxy the boxer or young daughters Jaylie and Brooklyn will.

"I had always had this room in my head," says Geyer, 35, the daughter of two entrepreneurs who set her up in her first business at age 13. "I wanted this to be a space for the family, where we could curl up in the loungers or drag our laptops and coloring books in here."

To set off the Oscar window treatments, Geyer chose Farrow & Ball's off-black tone in high gloss, which reads a deep navy. A glass and chrome bar cart is by Vanguard. Sconces are by Global Views, and the mod chandelier is Regina Andrew, as are the statement cast metal door handles shaped like horns.

A sawhorse chrome base topped by a piece of custom glass creates the desk. And everywhere, a mix of original art and prints in the room's signature colors adds texture. It is a turnkey room, very much modeled after IBB's philosophy that you can have your dream room — designer details and all — without having to wait forever.

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To see more of Geyer's design inspiration and tips, watch her Fridays on WFAA's Good Morning Texas