Room Reimagined: Moody blue

Home + Garden

March 30, 2023

Marie Cloud of Indigo Pruitt Design Studio creates a home office that’s functional from day into night.

by Cathy Martin  |  photographs by Heather Ison

Interior designer Marie Cloud’s client wanted an office that could perform double duty — a place to get work done during the day, with a casual, comfortable vibe for relaxing after hours. 

“I love masculine spaces,” says Cloud, who moved to Charlotte about nine years ago and started Indigo Pruitt Design Studio in 2017 after working for Sherwin-Williams Co. The project allowed her to combine a moody aesthetic and varied textures while also tailoring the space to the client’s personality.

For the paint color, interior designer Marie Cloud chose Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. The ceiling wallpaper is Austin Navy Plaid from Brewster.

For this space, previously a formal dining room, Cloud chose a deep navy paint color for the walls and added an unexpected flourish with a plaid wallpaper on the ceiling. The wallpaper plays well against the houndstooth rug, Cloud says, and the pairing is a nod to the client’s impeccable personal style. For the artwork, the designer intentionally sought a soothing landscape with soft blue tones to complement the design. Custom glass doors allow the client to stay in tune with the rhythm of the family’s schedule throughout the workday. The brown leather sofa adds warmth and a spot to unwind as evening approaches. 

“I genuinely design spaces for the soul of my clients,” says Cloud, who majored in design at Bowling Green State University in her native Ohio. The designer admits she spends a lot of time getting to know her clients in order to better translate their visions into reality. “I value my relationships deeply,” the designer says. “I have so much interest in telling someone’s story.” 

The space now has a masculine, conservative aesthetic that’s also warm, comfortable and inviting.  SP

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