Finally! My office makeover is complete and I can relax. Oh wait, no I can’t because we are still working on the laundry room makeover. Well, at least I can share it with you and hopefully give you some ideas 😆
If you’ve been following me from the beginning (March 2012), you may remember when I decided to transform our dining room that was rarely used into my office. If you’re not following, you can subscribe to my free weekly newsletter HERE.
So, here it was BEFORE. I took this photo at night to add to the drama of DARKNESS 😀 Really though, it is kind of spooky…
Here’s another BEFORE photo but after I transformed it into my office. This photo was taken in 2016 right before our Detroit Home Magazine photo shoot. I bought those purple flowers at Meijer to add some color. Still, it seemed dark to me.
That magazine shoot was a day I will never ever forget. Here it is in the magazine (see full spread here):
Getting to the AFTER—->The change was nice, I liked it. Ultimately though, I’m really leaning towards more color in our home. I don’t mean on the walls, but in the decor. You also may have noticed in my latest makeovers, all of our rooms are now WHITE. That’s not by chance. I want them white so the wood and other elements shine. It also makes me feel fresh and makes all the new COLOR pop. If you’re looking for a pretty white paint to use on your walls, we use Behr Ultra (with primer in the paint) in Swiss Coffee (eggshell sheen).
So, here’s my office now…
I’ve added a lot of pink, and you’ll also notice all of the different patterns including the x on the windows, the chevron rug, the pink ruffled roses on the chairs, the rustic painted wing back chair, and the capiz light fixture. It is all intentional and supposed to POP. The wood tones also stand out beautifully now.
You can read all about how I transformed the credenza by painting it black HERE (it includes a full tutorial and source list). I also reupholstered my grandfather’s chairs with that beautiful pink rose fabric and you can read all about that process HERE.
Here’s the view from the other side…
When I turn around at my desk and look outside, I have a pretty view no matter what the season.
I hope you have enjoyed the office tour. Tell me what you think below and check out my new source list location at the bottom of my post.
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