Anyway, we are making progress designing the office. I created three mood boards for him to choose from. I am excited to say he picked my favorite and here it is! The feeling I was going for was masculine but elegant, a combination or rustic elements but also refined. Very Restoration Hardware-esque.
The paint color we selected is Benjamin Moore's Evening Dove. It's a pretty blueish grey. There's enough light in that room (huge windows on one side and french doors that open to the light-filled family room on the other) that it can take a darker color. I think it's going to be gorg!
Here are the other two design options I presented to him. The first is navy blue and white with gold accents and some pops of color. We passed on this one because the existing furniture in the room is dark and we felt like in order to pull this look off, the furniture should be white or light. But I still love this look and we'll find another room in the house to use it (that's right...I ain't going nowhere!).
We are painting soon and ordering the furniture...so stay tuned for the big reveal...that's if Mr. Difficult and I don't kill each other first.