See the transformation of my new office reveal!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Today, I’m super excited to share with you my new office reveal. To tell you the truth, I had no plans to doing a complete room makeover but it kinda just happened.
Let’s start from the beginning. This den is the first room you see when you come through the front door. When we first moved in this house, it became the kids’ playroom. It wasn’t ideal since it was again the first thing people saw but it worked for us because the kids were always close to me while I was usually in the kitchen.
Gosh, as I look at this photo it brings back a lot of memories and it’s bittersweet. I love that the mess is gone but I do miss their little bodies playing in that room. Now the messes have just moved up to their bedrooms. HA!
This den is quite large and it worked well as a playroom for many years. Now since the kids are older, they use the bonus room upstairs to play with their legos. It’s also become the play room for our foster children.
Eventually, the den became the piano room/my office/ and space for all my overflow staging decor. I love using this space as an office because it’s right next to the bay windows overlooking the front of our home. There’s so much natural light and after working in different areas of our home, I found this to be my favorite. Since I work from home quite a bit, I really needed a space that was better organized.
Redoing this room has been on the back of my mind for over a year and one Friday, I just decided to go for it. I started painting first since I had a good amount of white paint leftover from my other projects. Sometimes, you just need to do one thing to get started.
This is after one coat of paint. I used antique white by Porter. It’s a creamy white and I have it color matched at Home Depot using Behr paint.
This big bookshelf is the first thing people saw when they entered. I imagine that most people thought it was borderline hoarderish especially since I never mentioned it was for my overflow staging inventory. If you were one of those people, now you know! 😀 We switched the placement of the piano and bookshelves and that alone totally made the space feel larger.
Last week, I shared the huge bookshelf transformation. After the bookshelf, I decided the room needed drapes and I went with dark green velvet drapes from Ikea. These curtains are thick and look so so good. They add so much drama and are the perfect color for the space. Sometimes, it looks black and I love that it adds a sophistication and elegance to this space. Can you just imagine it during Christmas time with the tree sitting in the front? I’m already thinking up ALL the Christmas ideas this year and it’s making me quite giddy with excitement.
Ready for the AFTER?
The standing Crosby floor lamp is from Target and provides enough light for the little sitting area.
My office area is so so good! I added these faux leather pouches and I keep current work projects and contracts in one pouch and monthly receipts in the other. The little rings on the bottom clip some of my current inspiration pics. Since the desk is on the smaller scale, it was important for me to keep it as clutter free as possible. The shelf was from Homegoods but I’ve sourced something similar for you here.
I just adore my new office area. It also shows that even if you have one small wall, that’s all you need to create your own functioning work area.
The sitting area is a nice little break when I need one. This is the perfect space to kick your feet up and relax.
This dark green bookshelf makeover is the spotlight in the room. It still holds a bunch of my overflow staging inventory but now it’s styled. The color is Evergreen Black by Behr.
This view is my favorite!
The large botanicals in the acrylic frame was a simple DIY that I did for the guest room years ago. Since the guest room has become my staging inventory room, Jimmy moved this in here and it’s perfect.
I plan on creating a large gallery wall around the piano and hanging all kinds of art including vintage pieces. Since I don’t have a large enough collection, that will be a work in progress. For now, this works.
I also painted my kids’ silhouettes frame the same green as the bookshelf. It used to be blue and a little too rustic for my taste. You can create your own silhouettes by following this simple tutorial.
I just adore this piece and am so glad I created it years ago. My kids have grown up so much since then.
You see that ugly black printer? There’s a project I’m starting very soon to create something to hide it! I’m sooo excited as it’s still in the design process so stay tuned. I’m sharing more behind the scenes in my IG stories.
I’m also planning on painting this piano wall black!! This room gets a ton of natural light all day so I think it will be sooooo good. If it doesn’t come out great, it’s just paint. You never know until you try it, people!
What do you guys think? I’m kinda in love. The kids have started hanging out in here too. JJ steals my office in the afternoon to do his homework. I don’t blame him!
Here’s a final look at the before and after.
Thank you, Lord for letting me marry a muscle man! Can you believe Jimmy shifted that bookshelf to the other wall. I swear it weighs a ton.
No more yellow walls! Paint alone can work miracles.
Add in some window treatments, a rug and some decor and it’s done.
Do you love it as much as I do? Lmk in the comments what your favorite change was and if you have any questions about anything in this room.
Thank you so much friends for reading.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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