I feel like this was the longest before and after ever! The problem wasn’t getting it done. The problem was getting Prince Charming to tidy it up enough so that I could photograph it! He is a clutter bug. He’ll never admit it, but he is. He leaves piles everywhere. Just piles of paper or business cards or mail.
All. Over. The. House.
I was hoping that this office would force him to be more organized, but so far things haven’t changed.
But I love him anyway. (I don’t love the piles!) At least the piles have a prettier space!
Just to jog your memory, here is the before (from the previous owners):
Here is when we first moved in:
This is the inspiration behind the room and the design scheme:
We decided to have book cases built in along the entire side wall. This would allow for storage of all my hubby’s books and office supplies. The room already had a beautiful coffered ceiling so we thought the book cases would just enhance that.
We chose to have the desk top done in a stain grade wood instead of solid white. It would match the regular desk we had chosen. The bookcases and trim are all painted White Sand by Benjamin Moore. The walls are Refuge by Sherwin Williams.
So, after the built-ins were done I could begin to see the room take shape. I had curtains that previously hung in our old kitchen, taken down to the right height.
I found a beautiful Berg`ere chair on Craigslist for only $100! It matched the colors perfectly! The lamp is from Home Goods.
I also found a storage bench at Home Goods for $120! Don’t you love the nailhead trim?! The rug was a Joss and Main purchase and once resided in the foyer.
We purchased the Hendrix desk from Pottery Barn.
And this is how the room came together! Several folks, including Prince Charming, were skeptical about the color scheme, but I think it works. I love it! That rusty orange is just the right pop of color, don’t you think?
All of the woodwork was done by our wonderful carpenter, Yerif, of YGM Xtrim Carpentry in Charlotte.
All of the piles were expertly hidden. You may see some evidence of them in those baskets!