Ultimate House Designs: The Study Room

See what the design team from PG&H has come up with for the Study Room of this luxury penthouse.


In their own words, the designers explain their vision for this very special room.

“When designing the Ultimate House Study Room, we wanted the room to reflect our store mission of ‘bringing together the Best Makers in Pittsburgh and placing their heart and skill into your own home’. Each piece was harmoniously designed to speak individually to you as you walk around the space. I really wanted to create a transitional design while keeping the modern flare encompassing these gorgeous condos.

Each piece was made locally in Pittsburgh and some were designed specifically for this space. Keeping a transitional design was extremely important in order to allow the viewer to visualize each piece in their own space. The paint colors chosen by PPG Paints made the room fun to design with the bold Cavalry Blue. To play off this bold wall color, we chose a striking yellow upholstery with accents of amber in the glassware, rug, and metal. These items were all blended with natural woods. Not only did we play with bold colors, but bold textures as well. We were able to synthesize artists that use unique textures like Deep Greene Woodworks with his striking wood striations in the coffee table and shelves. Additionally, FD Pottery’s hand-carved ceramics including the lamp and planter brought a natural feel to the space.

One of my favorite pieces is the coffee table that was a blend of two makers. The spalted maple tabletop was created by Deep Green Woodworks, which has an amazing story. The maker, Jeff Greene, harvested 11 big sugar maple trees in a mature forest on a ridge in western Pennsylvania. With the help of Amish horses, he dragged out 44 ten foot logs, and grew mushrooms in them for three years, which resulted in the amazing spalting you see. The steel base and band was hand forged by Temper and Grit. Nick Volpe the owner of Temper and Grit does amazing metalwork all over the city. He was able to powder coat the beautiful copper finish on steel with brass accents around the band. His ability to create any color or shape makes each piece unique.

We hope this space encourages you to shop local and give inspiration to what our Pittsburgh Makers can do in your own home.”

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