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Monday, April 30, 2012

Room Rx: Workspace for two - office reveal

 Since I committed to you all last week to give the reveal on my office, I hopped to it and got 'er done over the week-end! I am pleased as punch with how the space turned out, especially since it feels like it took forever to get there (only a year, but close to forever).
 So come on in.....

This is a working office, so functional storage was key and I was able to maximize the existing built-ins and pair of bookshelves I already owned. The dark charcoal paint, black storage boxes and wicker baskets help to visually unify the pieces.


The tall file is hidden behind the door, perfect as it is not so attractive and is on my wait-list for a make-over.

Placing a pair of desks on the long wall allowed for the best use of the space to accommodate two in this room.


The Ikea wall cabinet is perfect for hiding away paperwork, letterhead, envelopes and the like. A pair of task lamps from West Elm allow for fully illuminated work spaces. Since these were not hard wired, I am delighted with my husband's solution to the cords hanging willy-nilly on the wall.

Various artwork, a memo board and a chalkboard for messages create a gallery wall of sorts.




Just for comparisons sake, and because who doesn't love to see a before and after, here is where we started:


To see this project from the very beginning go here, here and here. Like lots of projects, this one definitely evolved along the way, from the original design concept and colors to the furnishings and floor plan. I guess when something takes a year to complete, that is bound to happen! Suffice it to say, the unholy mess that used to be our office is now organized and tidy, infused with a little style and incredibly functional. I feel like my productivity has improved, my kids no longer tell me that I need to clean the office and even my husband is pleased. Insert sigh of satisfaction here...

Did you wrap up any big projects over the week-end?

Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? If so please contact me, I would love to help your room feel better with a Room Rx.




12 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my goodness, I was drooling over all the organization. I love that you looked to function first then style, it's easy to create a beautiful space, but to have both is truly talented! Such well thought out details, great job, Cathy!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so much lighter and brighter! i love all the attention to detail, too- great job, friend!

Jenn said...

This looks amazing! I LOVE all your storage and how organized everything is -- great job! It's so light and bright, but it seems super functional too. I'm sure you guys are really enjoying it :)

Holly said...

That must make you feel good! The storage is unbelieveable - I'm going to need something like this in the near future at the rate we're going in our house. Baby steps, right? It looks like a great space that both you and your hubby can be quite productive in. Congrats on finishing this up and enjoy it!

Annie @ House on Rene said...

SO much better! I am sure you are in LOVE. An organizers dream that is for sure. Congrats on having an office that works for you!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Cathy, you made amazing improvements in this room! you must be so happy to have such a pretty and functional space. I really like the charcoal on the bookcases and the charcoal bins. I have to say I'm a bit jealous of all of your space and storage :)

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Beautiful transformation Cathy! You must be so excited to have it finished after a year. Love your organized open shelving with your baskets and boxes and the fun zebra trim on the skirted storage.

My Crafty Home Life said...

Fantastic! If you can't find it here...then it wasn't meant to be found. So organized, great job, Cathy.

Therese said...

Wow!

Nancy said...

I would love to work in there! Everything so well organized- great job Cathy!! I see some mid century bookcases like I have... would love to paint the backs, but don't know if I should keep the integrity ( for god's sake, they sure weren't very expensive! Im just committed to MCM).. I want to go through all your swatches!
Nancy
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Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love a good 'before' and 'after' project - you must feel so inspired to sit in your new office, Cathy! I know I would. Amazing transformation - it is functional and looks good, too! Love all the artwork you have up.

SHERRY HART said...

Oh Lord...looking so good. If I showed a picture of my office it would scare people!

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