Here's a little tour of the space and my must haves for a home office.
The first important change was adding a credenza to hold all of my printers and papers. Getting all of my office clutter off of the ground and behind doors that could be closed when I was done for the day really helped. It's amazing what a little organization can do!
Then doors can easily be shut and everything is out of sight.
March we made this statement chandelier for Creating with the Stars. We also added stripes to the ceiling and trim attached with small finish nails. It didn't go with our office at the time, but I loved it so much, that I decided to make it work :)
I also made Zimba inspired draperies for Creating with the Stars in light gray and later painted them charcoal (go with your gut the first time!) Free download for the stencil available here if you'd like to try.
David made a campaign style desk out of poplar wood. I love the wood grain, simplicity and x legs. After searching high and low for a good desk chair, we purchased a pair of Eames shell chairs. They needed a lot of love, but they turned out perfectly!
To eliminate the rest of the clutter, we made an open shelving unit. The white storage boxes from Ikea are the perfect way to organize on the cheap.
We found this round this round table on the street outside of our house. It was the perfect size for a second work/dining table! We stenciled the top and added crown molding to the base. We sanded and re stained and re upholstered a pair of Mid century Modern Chairs, one of my favorite chairs in the house.
Then added a few large scale prints that read as one quote. I love the impact that the large font has! Even more, I love the price! I had them printed at Staples as engineering prints for a few dollars. Free download for text here.
Finally to finish the office, I added this large black and white abstract painting. I've changed this wall 4 times and finally found a good mix of scale and contrast! I feel like this finally pulled the office together, it's amazing how one piece of art can do that!
I still have a few room tours and a final house tour, look for those soon!