Rather than starting off with the pathetic before photos of my room, here's a look at the moodboard and overall aesthetic I was going for in my home office makeover:
Here are the dreadful befores.
Fast forward to today and the painting, hand wringing and insomnia are now a thing of the past.
So I do like me some vintage furniture. The French table is a local antique mall find. It's in perfect condition and has a snazzy parquet top that is a little hard to see in this image. The lucite chandelier is a favorite design element. I found it a few months ago at Scott's in Atlanta.
Perfect condition and I got it for a song. It truly transformed the space once it was in place.
The shelves are good old Home Depot garage shelves, made fancy with a few cans of Rustoleum spray paint in Gold. Lavender storage boxes are from Target. I bought every one in the city of Chattanooga and truthfully could use a few more! The elephant is vintage and was in my inventory. The loveseat is also vintage and was acquired from a sweet client who ordered all new furniture for her condo and no longer needed this one.
Those gorgeous pillows above? They're Designers Guild Orangerie, purchased through from Kimber at House of Pemberley. She not only provided the Orangerie pillows and wallpaper for my closet, she also provided some great advice and unwavering support. She's a good one.
The vintage rug is an ebay purchase. It's a little scary buying something like that online but this one arrived in a matter of a few days and is squeaky clean.
Here's another photo to underscore my struggle with decision making for my own home.
Pillow game. I changed it at least 68 times.
It's the Sophie's Choice of the decorating world. Kind of breaks your heart to make a selection because you love both of them so.
I regret that we didn't get more photos of my new closet storage. The Designers Guild metallic wallpaper is the perfect backdrop for the mix of fabrics and wallpapers I store here.
Here's the other work station. More functional than pretty I 'd say. I love my inspiration board. I thought it would be hard to fill up but apparently I have more inspirational mementos than I realized.
Can you believe that after record breaking hot temperatures, no rain for almost 2 months straight, and my knockout roses are putting these blooms out in mid November?
Granted, the chair's not much to look at but it's my husband's chair from his grandparents house and so it's got soul and serves as a magazine rack.
Thank you for following along on my home office makeover journey. And thank you Calling It Home,and House Beautiful for hosting this fun event!