Do you have a room in your house that bugs you? Well, mine was our home office. It never looked the way I wanted it to!
I had a lot of autumn-ish colors going on. I was sick of perpetual fall in our office.
I wanted light and airy-more of a gray/yellow/white combo. These fabrics were my inspiration:
Don't you looooove them? I do!
I started with paint. Ahhhhh yes. The easiest way to transform a room. I decided to go with gray.
If you've ever tried to choose the perfect gray, you feel my pain!
After several samples of paint on our wall, we finally chose the perfect gray.....or so I thought!
I went with Valspar's Polar Star.
I painted mostly at night, when the kiddos were asleep...and I'm 7 months pregnant. Imagine my surprise the next day when I wake up to discover that my perfect gray was gray-BLUE! I almost started crying!
There was NO way I was going to re-paint the whole room, so I decided to live with it. And you know what? I love it now!
I found the perfect rug that is gray-blue to accent the room.
Here it is:
Modern, and not floral. Those were my requirements.
The area above our desk was looking a little bare after painting....
So I jazzed it up with black frames, my favorite B&W prints of our family, and some vinyl.
Much better, right?
I did the vinyl myself on my Cricut.
It's the biggest project I've ever done with vinyl.
The monogram measures about 36 inches across.
Next, I found some fun frames to add to the desk.
One of my fave pics of me and the hubster.
I found this frame at Home Goods.
I love the swirls...it's a good contrast to the stark black/white/gray in the room.
I found this little vase at IKEA, and thought it added a nice pop of yellow.
Found this lamp at Home Goods also. We've had it for a few years, but I still really like it.
Here's the desk side of the room:
Opposite of the desk is the bookcase wall:
I love my little nook in between the bookcases-
The vases are all from IKEA.
The mirror is my FAVORITE part of the room. I love it!!!
(from Home Goods)
I used some of my inspiration fabric to frame a quote:
We have really lovely bay windows in our office, and they let in tons of natural light.
Close up of vinyl above windows:
I realllllly wanted to do window treatments on these windows in a fun yellow/gray fabric, but the hubby says no. He likes the uncluttered, minimalist look we have going on. I must admit, it's growing on me. So for now, bare windows :)