8.30.2015

My Office Reveal // Before & After


And one year later, it's time to reveal my completed office space! I can't believe that it was just last September when we moved into this house. A heck of a lot has transpired over the last year when it comes to what this place looked like when we moved in compared to what it looks like now. One of the happiest spots in the house is my office which was definitely planned out when dreaming up this space. Any place that I have to sit in for hours on end is a spot that better make me feel good. There is no rhyme or reason, no set color scheme, no theme or anything like that - it's just full of things that make me happy. Fortunately, it does just that. 

Before we jump in, we need to pay tribute to what it looked like before I got my hands on it. These were pictures that I took when we first looked at the house -- as you can tell it's not the most exciting of offices. While the coat tree and walker give it a nice touch, it's not exactly me. 


And here's what it looks like today....

rug: ikea / heart decal: urban walls 

The only thing I was sure of when I started planning out what I wanted my office to look like was that I knew it had to have an aqua ceiling. I went with Sherwin Williams Tantalizing Teal and it did not disappoint. It's always amusing to watch older people walk through our house and just stare up at the ceiling and say "wow, that's bright." Old people - they just don't get it. Because the ceiling is the statement piece I wanted a neutral color for the walls - Sherwin Williams Rhinestone for the win. To really make things pop all of the trim and doors were painted white.

As you can also see from the photos above, I do have two different desk areas in this room. That wasn't always the original plan but after I got my beloved HP Sprout I needed to incorporate another sitting space into the room to use that bad boy. After finding that cute little grey desk at a local vintage shop I was all set.


As far as the other desk, that came from Staples I believe for super cheap a few years ago.

light up camera : junk art gypsyz
stacked boxes : lifeguard press

I changed out the closet hardware with these cute little knobs from Anthropologie and they match the ceiling perfectly. 


Because we are limited in closet space at this house, I have to get creative with where I can store things. I decided to spray paint an old shelf that we have and then fill it up with all of my jewelry. I had also purchased an old window with a screen and use that for my earrings. It's not only functional but cute! Winning.

pineapple print : mama designed [use code yellow for 30% off] - lots of great inexpensive prints!

Top it all off with a killer light fixture from Shades of Light and a few other prints here and there and that pretty much covers it!

flamingo print : mama designed [use code yellow for 30% off]

And there we have it - my happy little work space. If you have any questions on where items are from that I may have forgot to link to feel free to ask! Thanks for stopping by, come again :)

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22 comments:

  1. OMG I love it!! what a great transformation!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  2. It looks amazing! I almost can't even believe those two (before and after) are the same room. Great job! I can see where it would be a super inspiring room to work in.

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  3. I gotta say, your aqua ceiling is my favorite part, well done chica!

    www.mydarlingdays.blogspot.com

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  4. This looks like the happiest place in the world. I'm obsessed with the geometric patterns and colors!

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  5. Love! And please tell us about your dress. Is it stitchfix? It's so fun!

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    1. Thanks! It is from Swank Avenue however the site is down currently but will be up again on September 6th :) http://swankavenue.com/

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  6. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Wait till my post goes up this week of my office lol I'm not even kidding it's so similar! I redid it a few months ago and the teal ceiling was the first thing we did! OBVIIIII I love this!!!

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  7. It looks so good! I love that you painted the ceiling a different color! I would of never thought to do something like that :)

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  8. Your office is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Ashlee Mae | http://sparklesbyashlee.com | faith, funny, & fulfilling dreams

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  9. your office looks fantastic, love it

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  10. STOP! Pinning this for my future office, girl you knocked it out of the park!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  11. I love how bright and inspirational and colorful your workspace is, and how it's also super functional! I'm moving into my new apartment this week, so I've been extra into home decor right now :)

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  12. What a cute inviting space! I love the ceiling I think that is really unique.

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  13. Loveeeee your office. Everything works so well together and those prints are awesome!

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  14. Love the office but I also love the dress!! Where is that from?

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    1. Thanks! It is from Swank Avenue however the site is down currently but will be up again on September 6th :) http://swankavenue.com/

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  15. I love the bright colors! What a fun space to call your own!! Oh and BTW- that dress is amazing!!!!! Please tell me where I can get one!??!?

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    1. Thanks! It is from Swank Avenue however the site is down currently but will be up again on September 6th :) http://swankavenue.com/

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  16. I absolutely love everything! From the bright ceiling to the other pops of color. So pretty. I need a DIY on the earring holder and where did you get the large gold heart decal? I so need both of those. :)

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  17. This is super inspiring!! Becauseeeeeee I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY set up my OWN office/ woman cave and it's completely not decorated AT ALL YET! just a desk and a big cozy reading chair. I cannot wait - oooh the possibilities!!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)