Let's take things back to the beginning shall we? Yikes. Not too pretty! Crazy what I was complacently okay living with when this little room held so much potential! Why do we do that?! I am so pleased with the results, period. But especially when considering factors like the size constraints, the unique shape of the space, time frame, a small budget, it being a rental space, and some personal challenges...I'm just really happy. It never gets old seeing something created in your mind's eye take shape and then even exceed your expectations. Man, this is a fun business!
And now for the reveal:
I wanted my office to be a celebration of natural textures, to be pretty yet fun while still being relaxing, with a nod towards feeling coastal without being too thematic. The removable wallpaper from Walls Need Love was my jumping off point and from there incorporated the leather weaving in the chair, the bamboo light fixture, the marble cabinet hardware, and the rattan and wire baskets for my sample library.
This library shelf from Cb2 was love at first site. Sleek, low profile, and perfectly functional for holding my sample library and staging books and accessories. I kept most of the office pretty monochromatic so I could really have some fun with color here.
This architectural history poster from Popchart Lab was a no brainer and these chair hooks- come on! So perfect (they are from Ikea and I spray painted them gold).
No matter how I choose to organize my open design projects I still love to have a visual list of client to dos and this gold white board is so fun and glam. And the cabinet I painted has a fun history- I bought it on a farm in Minnesota right after we moved there in 2010 and it started out as hutch that I painted black- now it's lighter in two ways!
Thank you for following along! It's been an incredibly fun 6 six weeks. Thank you to Linda at Calling it Home and The One Room Challenge and to House Beautiful for such a great opportunity and event. Hopefully you've had a chance to check out the featured designers reveals already. For all the other guest participants' reveals, click here, Who knows? Maybe I'll see you back here in the fall!