Friday, January 21, 2011

After: My new office/guest room!

As promised, here are the "after" pictures of my redecorated office/guest-room!

The new bookcase and organized desk, with the re-upholstered chair and fabric corkboard

The desk now can be used for both writing and craft projects. Instead of keeping my sewing machine out all the time, I discovered that it actually fit perfectly under my desk (yeah, that was a revelation), and I organized my supplies in little black boxes. It's much easier to find and reach things now. And why yes, there is a box devoted entirely to scissors.

One of the new items I bought was a teal and silver lamp from Home Goods, and it ended up being one of my favorite things in the room.

And here's the guest bed with the new pillows (I described how I made the pillows in an earlier post) and new framed fabric art.

Here are pictures of the room before I redecorated

I'm happy with what I've done so far. I've of course got a few more projects on my mind, at the same time. I'm thinking about making a teal or gray tufted headboard for the guest bed. What do you all think?

I'm also thinking about doing some kind of nice white with teal trim duvet cover (possibly by re-purposing one that I already own), and hanging up some more artwork to try to get away from that white-walls rental look.

I'd love to hear any other ideas or suggestions. What do you think makes an office a peaceful place to work?


Nanda said...

I really like it! Really looks clean, inviting, modern, and unique. Must be a huge lift. And thanks for sharing all the pictures through the different stages. I've enjoyed looking at them!

Sarah said...

I love what you did with the space - it looks great. I am a fan of teal, I say go for it. I find that just keeping my stuff organized makes for a peaceful place. It seems like you have everything in stylish order :)