Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Office Needs A Makeover.

If you drive by our house, our blinds are usually open. (I have nothing to hide and we live in a safe neighborhood). When you look at our house, you can see into our office. I know no one really looks in there, but it's one of those rooms that I never really got to decorate, and I think it's time! Especially since my husband and I decided to hold off on the great room; we just don't have the money to spend on big key pieces, like a couch, right now. The office is great because we have so many great pieces of furniture in there already. It really only needs a fresh coat of paint and some little design elements. Here is my idea board for this room:

I am usually drawn to DARK colors, and when I saw this picture in nestie sparkle2006's bio, I thought what a great color for the office!

The color is a perfect mix of gray and dark espresso brown.

Also, how great is this chandelier from West Elm?

It's only $99, and since we have a gift card, it'd be "free"!

Last but not least, I found these absolutely stunning prints from etsy seller Alicia Bock from one of my favorite blogs, Life Is Beautiful.

They would look great matted like this:

I may even just lean it up against the wall like this.

So anyway, those are my ideas for the office! And of course, I always have to be budget friendly. Here is roughly the costs of things:

Paint - Approx. $20 a gallon
West Elm Lighting - FREE to us with use of gift card.
Large IKEA white mirror to hang behind desk - $99
Art, matted and framed: Approx $120

Very budget friendly for such a huge change! I'll keep you updated, as always :)


  1. FABULOUS! BTW- what is that paint color? I can't wait to see the finished pictures. :)

  2. I love those pictures and the dark brown color! I went and checked out the work of alicia and it is gorgeous and book marked her for future purchases thanks for the heads up!

  3. I love the mood board - can't wait to see the finished room!

  4. Looks great! I can't wait to see how it turns out! We are in the middle of redoing our office as well. Turning into my husband's space so won't be as pretty as yours I'm sure!

  5. Looks awesome! You rock at decorating. I can't wait to see the finished room. How did you create your idea board?


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