One Room Challenge- Home Office Makeover Reveal

After a year and a half of spending my days working in little more than a storage room and six weeks of hibernating in my master retreat’s sitting nook, I am officially writing this post from my new office! My first One Room Challenge is complete and while I’ve tried to be reserved about sneak peeks, I have been dying to share. For today’s Week Six home office makeover reveal, I guess I decided to make up for my social media stinginess so get ready for photo overload; I’m sharing ALL the deets today! I’ve provided a list of room sources (affiliates included) at the bottom of the post. 

Miss part of the journey? Get caught up here.
WEEK ONE | WEEK TWO | WEEK THREE | WEEK FOUR | WEEK FIVE

While I obviously wanted my office to be “pretty”, functionality was king when planning my space. My office requires a lot of space; not just for a small writing desk with a cute laptop. I need an expansive area for assembling materials, binding collateral, storing promotional product, etc. I’m fortunate to have a basement and closet for storage but I wanted to make use of my office and be practical with my own workflow. I wanted a soft, relaxing color palette and I wanted to keep it totally “me” – traditional with a modern twist and a hint of glam. This is what I came up with.

The first glimpse you see when you enter the office is my wall of built-ins – the feature and focal point of the room.

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You can see the install and cabinet features in Week Two; I seriously lucked out with an incredible team.  Confession: I haven’t tackled the hidden organization just yet… please help me hold myself accountable even though the ORC has come to an end! 😉

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To see how far we have come, I will pause and remind you where we started… you can see all the before photos in the Week One post.

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But after six weeks, a little manpower and a lot of love, here it is today!

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The window seat is one of my favorite features in the room. It holds three file drawers which allowed me to ditch the ugly metal beast! Bonus, Darryl made sure all cabinets and drawers were soft-close. I have never had Roman shades in any of my rooms, but I knew I wanted them here. Windows by Melissa created these custom linen shades with silver ribbon trim to my exact specification. After installing them and seeing the clean result, I’m already planning to switch out some blinds on my doors.

This little nook also made room for some pillows to keep everything soft and comfortable. If you remember, all the pillows from my Fall Home Tour were custom made by Willa Skye Home. The quality is impeccable so I was thrilled to have another opportunity to showcase some of their gorgeous collections. (I’ve linked each at the bottom of the post.)

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I whipped up an inexpensive, quick DIY window seat a few weeks ago and while I contemplated changing the fabric (and still may), I am pleased with how it turned out.

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Apparently, it meets Maggie’s approval, too 😉

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Beyond my grays and neutrals, my soft color palette was born from a combination of my rug and my art prints from Minted. I used the same gold foil leaf print, rotated in different directions, in tandem with my large Soft Shimmer print to form a simple art gallery. What isn’t totally obvious from this angle is that the wall is fairly large. Sticking to the same frame finish allows the art to act as one cohesive piece.

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Side note- Last week, I mentioned having to finish the room early since we were dipping out of town for a few days. I’ll be sharing more on our trip to my favorite city, Charleston, next week, but couldn’t resist showing some of the pretties I treated myself to on King Street.

When I rounded the corner inside Kate Spade, I laid my eyes on the most adorable purse I had ever seen. Yes, there was a squeal. Now, had I been alone, I likely would have managed a little self control. However, it was actually my husband who insisted I deserved it and shouldn’t leave the store without it. (I wish he would have said the same for this wool poncho I drooled on a little haha!) You may be familiar with the classic “Margot” Kate Spade bag; while my buffalo check handbag is available in the traditional size, I splurged for the oversized “Mega Margot“. The optional adjustable strap can even expand long enough to wear it cross-body style. I. Am. So. In. Love.

Down the street, I picked up my new fav fall booties from Aldo in black but will be ordering the tan soon, also. With the chunky heel, these are a super comfortable boot and I already rocked them out through the city on my trip 😉 Skinnies can be tucked in easily or, a wider leg can be pulled down over the boot.

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[Kate Spade Mega Margot Bag | Aldo Booties]

Right now, you can get the purse for 25% off with promo code PURPOSE and through 11/12, the booties for 30% off and free shipping (sale already applied) 😉

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When I started this room, I didn’t anticipate enough space for a seating area. I was thrilled when I saw I had ample room to work with and was even able to re-purpose the old buffet mirror from my dining room.

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Even though I am now using a large table as a desk, I am committed to keeping it free of clutter. To keep my temptations at bay, I only have the “pretties” on display and have the more utilitarian accessories tucked away in the built-in drawers. See that precious little gold cameo letter opener? My neighbor has built a collection for years and decided to sell them this past year. The gold and soft pink was a deciding factor in the direction for the entire office.

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Layering bowls, dishes and smaller trays inside the oversized tray keeps things looking tidy and collected. The little footed china dessert bowls are one of my favorite details; I ordered them specifically for my desk but tea cups and bowls you already have on hand would be adorable.

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Here’s a small glimpse of the TV my husband mounted on the wall opposite my desk. When I am moving along on mindless projects on the weekends/evenings, it’s an easy way to catch up on the DVR. This was a must for my comfortable office.

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I already loved my built-ins but I knew a textured, warm grass cloth would bring the extra personality I needed. Back in Week One, I showed the samples from Walls Republic I was contemplating. I ended up going for a fine weave gray and white and love the result. I did hire an installer to pull this off. I have never wallpapered before but word on the street is that grass cloth is a bit trickier to hang due to its stain-ability and possibility of fraying. You can order free samples HERE and check out the full collection of grass cloth HERE.

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Organizational bins don’t have to fit together like puzzle pieces. I use the monochromatic boxes for purpose and decor.

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With my new chandelier on a dimmer, situated directly above my desk, there is no need for a desk lamp. If you have followed along on my journey, you already know how obsessed I am with this fixture 😉

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Y’all, I FINALLY have an office I can be comfortable in, stay organized in, and maintain productivity in… I couldn’t be more stoked. Thank you to all who checked in with me on a weekly basis and made this project even more enjoyable with your words of encouragement and feedback. Stay tuned this spring when I’ll be taking on a brand new One Room Challenge! If you want to make sure you catch my next project, you can subscribe so my announcements and posts are delivered straight to your inbox HERE.

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A NOTE OF THANKS

To Linda of Calling It Home who organizes this huge, bi-annual event. I have loved following so many gorgeous six-week makeovers and have also included links to some of my favorite rooms I’ve been following at the end of the post.

To Bobby Barton of Heartwood Renovations, and Darryl Ponquinette of Ponquinette Fine Woodworks for making my built-in bookshelves vision come to life and setting the tone for the entire room.

And a special “thank you” to my sponsors and contributors throughout this makeover for making this project possible.
Pottery Barn | Minted | Willa Skye Home | Windows by Melissa | Lamps Plus | Amerock | Walls Republic | Rugs USA  | Sherwin Williams 

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PAINT
Sherwin Williams On the Rocks

BUILT-INS
Amerock Cabinet Pulls on Cabinets (Golden Champagne – 6 5/16″)Amerock Cabinet Pulls on Drawers (Golden Champagne -5 1/16″) | Grass Cloth | Seat Cusion – DIY (HERE) | Carpentry – Bobby Barton of Heartwood Renovations, and Darryl Ponquinette of Ponquinette Fine Woodworks

LIGHTING
Lamp
(Table – Brass) | Linen Tapered Drum Lamp Shade (Medium -White) | Wallingford 16″ Wide Antique Brass & Crystal Chandelier

ART
Soft Shimmer Large Art Print (30×40, white mat, matte brass frame) by Julia Contacessi| Gold Foil Leaf Art (11×11, matte brass frame) by Stellax Creative | Round Wood Carving

FLOORS & WINDOWS
Rug (7’10” x 10’10”) | Roman Shades (linen with silver ribbon)

PILLOWS
White Quatrefoil
| Gray & White Velvet Colorblock | Cotton Silver Gray Velvet | Midnight Navy Velvet

FURNITURE
Trestle Table
(Gray Acacia – 76″ x 43″)Gray Velvet Slipper Chair – HomeGoods (SIMILAR| Gold Mirror – HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Desk Chair | Cube Pouf – HomeGoods (SIMILAR) |

DESK ACCESSORIES
Long Antique Brass Tray | Scissors | Tape Dispenser | Stapler | Glass and Gold Dish | White Footed China Bowls | Custom Note Pad | Initial Coaster | Hammered Brass Pencil Cup | Acrylic Notes Holder | Lilly Pulitzer Planner | Gold Binder Clips | Gold Paper Clips
Marble Coaster – HomeGoods (SIMILARRound Rattan Tray on Pouf- HomeGoods (SIMILAR) 

BUILT-IN & OTHER ROOM ACCESSORIES
Oversized Chunky Throw
(Ivory) | Faux Mohair Oversized Throw (Gray) | File Boxes | Magazine Holders | Document Boxes | Whitewash Baskets | Gray Short Neck Vase | Top Shelf Vases (HomeGoods) | Eduardo Garza Crystal Box | Gold LanternsGray Woven Trash Can | White Vase with Stopper – discontinued from West Elm | Small White Vase – discontinued from West Elm

Lastly, here are a few sneak peeks of my favorite rooms I have been following over the last several weeks! These talented ladies have been my support system and ORC ride-or-dies and I am so grateful for their inspiration and encouragement!

Decor Gold Designs | Guest Bedroomdecor-gold

Foxy Oxie | Living Roomdsc_0155

CC & Mike | Breakfast Nookccmike

Eleven Gables | Powder Roomfullsizerender

Blue I Style | Garageblue-i-style

Jenna Kate at Home | Basementbasement-reno-square-4

Love Your Abode | Girl’s Bedroomoneroomchallenge-blogger-room-makeover-diy-orc-_-loveyourabode-_-3

Polished Habitat | Officepolished-habitat

And, you can check out the full list of ORC participants’ final reveals HERE! Bookmark the page and visit often for lots of before/after inspiration.orc-linking-participant-logo

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165 Comments

  1. 11.10.16
    yuni said:

    Oh my gosh, your office is incredible! It even looks bigger than before! I love everything you did, Kelley. It fits your aesthetic perfectly. I looooove that huge table and chair and the window treatments are gorgeous. You created a space that works exactly for you and I know you will love working in your new office. Great job on your first ORC!! You nailed it, my friend! Let’s go celebrate soon!

    • 11.10.16
      Elle said:

      Your office looks great, I’m so jealous of your built-ins and that chandelier! ? So how did you ever get the Ballard’s desk chair cleaned?

      • 11.13.16

        Elle, thank you so much!! When I couldn’t find anyone to take it on, I briefly tried a few spot cleaners… not much luck but a little better. I threw a throw over it and decided to save that task for another time haha

        • 11.17.16
          Elle said:

          Good to know Kelly that those cotton duck chairs are not that easy to clean. I’ve seen plenty of furniture at Ballards outlet and wondered about cleaning them. Thank you so much for replying back.

          • 11.20.16

            Total bummer. It IS the most comfortable desk chair ever but, I wouldn’t advise purchasing thinking you can get the stains out :/

    • 11.13.16

      Yuni, thank you so much! I want to see yours in person!! ??

      • 8.1.17
        Jenn said:

        Love it and want to replicate it in my home. Ok did your carpenter make the file cabinets and drawer units or did you purchase them somewhere and have him trim it all out? Please advise…
        thanks a bunch

        • 8.7.17

          Hi, Jenn! Our carpenter crafted them. He did everything to my specific measurements 😉

  2. 11.10.16
    Jennifer said:

    Kelley!!!! This is my dream office! Every. Single. Detail. I just love how beautiful you have made it yet I can still see the functionality. So perfect. And the window seat looks amazing. I swear I was picturing your pups up there just before I got to the images of precious Maggie! Love her by the way. I hope you enjoy your gorgeous new space and it helps you be extra productive! 😉 xoxo

  3. 11.10.16
    mysha said:

    kelley your office is dreamy! I love love love it girl.

  4. 11.10.16
    Joni King said:

    Love, love, love, your new office! What a transformation Kelley Nan! Beautiful, and functional — this space is so “you”! Congrats on a stunning makeover!
    Hugs!

  5. 11.10.16

    What a stunning place to work! I love it! My office is in need of a redo, and I love the tranquil vibe that you have created here!

    • 11.13.16

      Jenny, thank you so so much! If you are thinking about it, do it! Game changer having a place you enjoy to work in 😉

      • 11.13.16

        Joni, you are the best. So happy to have a place I enjoy now. Hope your weekend is awesome!

  6. 11.10.16

    Unbelievable transformation and I am totally jealous of your gorgeous office. Way to go girl, and tons of clap hands for even doing it in 5 weeks instead of 6! You are what I want to be when I grow up!

    • 11.13.16

      Linds, I want to be YOU! You are so gifted, girlfriend. xoxo

  7. 11.10.16

    So happy to have found you through the ORC. Your office turned out beautiful. What a great space to work in.

    • 11.13.16

      THANK YOU! There are so many gorgeous transformations; I still have to make a date to check them all out!

  8. 11.10.16
    Hassie said:

    Kelley,
    OMG!!! I LOVE you!! This is fabulous work!! THanks so much for sharing your time, talent and treasure with us: )
    You bring us much joy!!

    • 11.13.16

      Hassie, what an incredible compliment. THANK YOU! I love using my home as my canvas and am still a little bewildered that such generous people have taken the time to look. This means so much to me <3

  9. 11.10.16
    Hassie said:

    PS. How big is your office?

  10. 11.10.16

    Beautiful transformation. I love how clean and calming the vibe is. You must look forward to working now! Bravo!

    • 11.13.16

      Thank you so much! I am already enjoying it 🙂

  11. 11.10.16
    Carissa said:

    Oh my good heavens Kelley. This is complete perfection, every single detail. I love the grasscloth bookshelves and of course they are styled impeccably. That light fixture is perfect. EVERYTHING is perfection. Even little Magnolia of course. Congrats girlfriend! So glad to have gotten to know you better through this process and hope we can stay in touch. You are such an inspiration!

    • 11.13.16

      CC, thank you!! I totally agree; you inspire me! I still have to go make my rounds to check out the awesome transformations but I know yours is killer!

  12. 11.10.16
    Haneen said:

    Kellleeeeyyyy! First of all, Maggie steals the show!!!! What a sweetheart!!! Second of all, are you kidding me? What an awesome transformation! Love the built-ins and the window seat! Love all of the texture and gorgeous details! You killed it!

    • 11.13.16

      Haneen, thank you thank you!! Now I just need to paint the side of the door 😉 Will you come do that for me?

  13. 11.10.16

    It’s fabulous, Kelley! It would have been tragic if you hadn’t found that table for your desk. It’s perfect. And I’m drooling over the built-in, especially the combo window seat/file storage. You’re going to conquer the world in here!

    • 11.13.16

      Melissa, I totally agree and thank you! I need to take a cue from your incredible transformation and take on some of your projects!

  14. 11.10.16
    Sharon said:

    Kelly Nan!! You nailed this!! Stunning!! Every single detail! I love the grasscloth wallpaper on the back of the shelves. Such a perfect touch for those gorgeous built-ins. It’s so warm and inviting. I would never leave. Well done! Also Magnolia almost stole your thunder. What a cutie!?✨

    • 11.13.16

      Shar, thank you so much! And it’s ok- she does the same in our house haha

  15. 11.10.16

    You knocked this out of the park. It’s incredible.

    • 11.13.16

      Lauren, thank you so much! I am so pleased with it and am already enjoying it 😉

  16. 11.10.16
    Tamara said:

    Kelley!This is even more perfect than I imagined it would be! Wow. I think you’ve outdone yourself!! It’s calm, elegant, sophisticated, yet the details are intricate, curated and collected to perfection. What an awesome job you’ve done! Congratulations my friend! And Maggie!!! What a precious little thing! Love all of it so much! xoxo

    • 11.13.16

      Tam, THANK YOU!! You are the best encourager and I just love you!

  17. 11.10.16
    Bree said:

    Kelley!! #officegaols is all I can say about now!! I’m in awe but totally not surprised at how fabulous your office turned out! My heart jumped out of my chest when I saw that first image of your desk peaking out❤️ Congrats on a beautiful finish to this space and now I know where I’ll be getting all of my office inspo from real soon?

    • 11.13.16

      Bree, your space is amazing; thank you so much! I am inspired by you daily.

  18. 11.10.16
    Becky Seebach said:

    Absolutely fantastic! Very very well done. I’m hyperventilating haha!

    • 11.13.16

      Becky, what a compliment! Thank you so much!

  19. 11.10.16

    such a bright and beautiful space, but maggie stole the show for me- she’s so adorable!

    • 11.13.16

      Cassie, thank you so so much! And she knows she is a show stealer so it’s totally ok haha 😉

  20. 11.10.16

    What a beautiful office space! The color palette is just gorgeous and so serene! Love your new built ins! Fabulous job!

    • 11.13.16

      Kristine, thank you so much! I now want built-ins everywhere haha

  21. 11.10.16

    Kelley you nailed it my friend!!!! I am so happy for you to be able to work in such a dreamy space! I can just imagine the fabulous projects you will dream up in here!!! Bravo my friend!!!

    xo

    • 11.13.16

      Randi, thank you! I LOVE your office, sweet friend. Perfection.

  22. 11.10.16
    Jen @ Noting Grace said:

    Yes, yes, yes! All the heart eyes!! This is an absolutely stunning makeover. You did an amazing job!

    • 11.13.16

      Jen, thank you so much! I loved doing it!

  23. 11.10.16
    Heldy said:

    Kelley!!! WOW! What a gorgeous space. I am so happy for you! Your before reminds me of my current home office. I could spend hours in the room you have created….Enjoy!

    • 11.13.16

      Heldy, thank you so much! I just needed a place to look at and make me feel happy and ready to be productive 😉

  24. 11.10.16

    I truly believe that our surroundings have a huge impact on our productivity, and with an office like this I’m fully expecting you to take over the universe. Ha! My office currently serves as a storage room for all our unpacked boxes from the move – fun, right? I can’t wait to basically do everything you did here so I can pretend to be just as talented and cool as you, Kelley Nan! Already planning my trip to see this room in person! XO

    • 11.13.16

      I totally agree and totally understand. You are getting there one space at a time in a BIG way. And whatevs- you are ridiculously talented! Ready to rendezvous soon 😉

  25. 11.10.16
    Krista said:

    It is so pretty!! I absolutely love how fresh and bright and airy it is – it makes me want to go and transform my craft room into a lovely chic office area just like yours!! Gorgeous job!

    • 11.13.16

      Krista, thank you so much! I figure if we spend most of our lives in there, why not?! 😉

  26. 11.10.16
    Keila said:

    Oh man,Kel! You never cease to amaZe me! Your work and creativity is so outstanding and timeless! I didn’t see a link for shopping Maggie tho!? What a cutie!!!

    • 11.13.16

      K, thank you so much! Sorry, she isn’t for sale… BUT, you may be in luck if she has another accident in a few minutes haha!

  27. 11.10.16
    Maria said:

    OMG Kelley! I LOVE IT ALL!!! You are an amazing designer!! How did you hide the computer wires? Did you hide your modem in the closet?

    • 11.13.16

      Maria, thank you so so much! The outlets were actually relocated inside the built-ins (far right side) where the modem and router and printer now live. The only cord is to the computer; Dave used a power strip to secure it underneath the desk and then the cord runs along the back side of the leg.

  28. 11.10.16
    Shauna said:

    Kelley, WOW!!! I really mean WOWZA! What a transformation you designed! Those built ins are an absolute dream for organization and that window seat…love! I have to say my absolute favorite piece of this entire room is the wedding photo of you and Dave. So much love shown there! Now can I bring my laptop over and work here with you?? I’ll bring Gucci to hang out with Maggie and Mister. 😉
    xoxo

    • 11.13.16

      Shauna, thank you and that is so sweet! a Gucci, Maggie, Mister play date is inevitable… one day! xo

  29. 11.10.16
    Trish Williams said:

    Your office turned out so beautifully! I love it! And I love that Kate Spade bag!! You DO deserve it. 🙂

    • 11.13.16

      Trish, thank you!! She was able to “get out” for a bit last night haha!

  30. 11.10.16

    Kelley, I had to go back and forth a bunch of times between the before and after pics to take in everything that you did – it’s amazing!!!! Seriously, it’s so up my alley – I couldn’t love it more from the big pieces (your desk is killer) to all of the little details. I’m so excited for you to have this great space to work in – you must absolutely be loving it! Oh and Magnolia and your purse are both just the cutest! Congrats girl! XOXO

    • 11.13.16

      Kris, you are the best. You totally killed your challenge (my mom and I were talking about it this morning) 😉 So grateful for you!

  31. 11.10.16

    Kelley! This room is everything and more. I can’t even describe how much I love this transformed space. EVERY SINGLE DETAIL. I just want to come work in my jammies and sprawl out on that yummy rug. Well done, friend! So happy for your new space! xox

    • 11.13.16

      Em, thank you so much!! Now I’m ready for you to come paint a mural on my wall 😉

  32. 11.11.16
    Beth said:

    It turned out gorgeous! Well done Kelley! And I adore that rug as well – I have the smaller size in our family room and love the quality – it goes with everything – looks beautiful in your space!

    • 11.13.16

      Beth, thank you!! I just saw that on IG the other day! Love it;)

  33. 11.11.16
    Erin said:

    Kelley Nan. OH MY WORD!! It’s absolutely breath taking!! Like seriously. It took my breath away! What a gorgeous office space. I love every single thing! The desk, the light fixture, the art work, those built-ins! Oh my word. It’s so gorgeous but also practical (my fav!). And I love that you put a TV in there. My husband has one in his office too and loves it. 🙂 Aside from your darling personality (which is another fav of mine!) you are such a talent my friend! SO impressed with this space! xo

    • 11.13.16

      Erin, I just love you! Your office/craft room is SERIOUS #goals 😉

  34. 11.11.16
    marion duffield said:

    you did a stunning job. I am going to incorporate the window seat into my living room. I have the flanking bookcases on either side of the window. I do have one question on desk placement in a room. Why dont you have it facing the window so that the view can be enjoyed? I have noticed in a lot of offices that the desk faces the door. Is it more of a welcoming visual?
    Beautiful, beautiful job…and LOVE the KS purse.

    • 11.13.16

      Marion, how fun! I have it facing away 1. for the look, 2. so so everything isn’t pushed against the wall, 3. so I can watch the tv on the opposite wall, and 4. I have a thing about people coming up behind me haha! Thank you so very much and best of luck in your living room!

  35. 11.11.16
    Donna said:

    Beautiful! Everything looks perfect. Could you tell me where your desk( table) is from? Cutest little puppy!

    • 11.13.16

      onna, thank you so much! It is a Restoration Hardware table – I found it at the outlet 😉

  36. 11.11.16

    So gorgeous Kel! Such a HUGE transformation. I love the built-ins with great storage (especially the file drawers under the stunning bench seat). Kudos girlfriend!!!

    • 11.13.16

      Tana, thank you! I forgot to share some of my other fav features the did like my printer drawer… I will have to share in an upcoming post 😉

  37. 11.11.16

    Beautiful! In love with the soft shades you used!!!
    Amazing job, congratulations

  38. 11.12.16

    Kelley, your new office is so beautiful! I love every detail and it inspires me to get my act together and do something about mine! And your pup? So cute I die!!

    • 11.13.16

      Rosanna, thank you so much! I still have to organize and clean out the closet so don’t be too inspired haha!

  39. 11.12.16

    That was a treat! What a glorious room, so soft and feminine, yet zen and practical. It is a good thing that is a chair and not a chaise by the mirror, or you might just be in there all the time.
    I can’t wait to have a place of my own where I can create spaces that are just the way I want them, like you did. But for now my lifestyle is nomadic (given that I am a travel photographer/writer), so… But soon.
    In the meantime, thank you for the inspiration!

    • 11.13.16

      What a fun and exciting way to live life! Cheers to you and best of luck when you are ready to settle in <3

  40. 11.13.16
    Josselyn said:

    Kelley,

    Again, you have done a fantastic job! The room looks incredible, with every detail considered. Although it’s an office, it is also feels cozy and inviting. I love every detail. I love the art you choose and how you put it all together. You always give such inspiration. Thank you! Maggie seems to like it too!

    • 11.13.16

      Josselyn, thank you so much! I think Maggie likes it too much haha

  41. 11.13.16

    What a dream! I can’t even come up with words to describe the perfection in this space. Enjoy it! 🙂

    • 11.13.16

      Iris, thank you so much! I still have to make a date to check out your closet!!

  42. 11.16.16
    Breanna said:

    What a gorgeous and sophisticated space! And omg I’m obsessed with your dog.

  43. 11.17.16

    Congratulations on a beautiful makeover, Kelley! I love everything but especially the built-ins – they are divine!

    • 11.20.16

      Jenna, thank you! And your made over basement! OMG my husband is so jealous!

  44. 11.18.16

    Ummmm… stunning. This space to so calming. I simply love everything about it. Gorgeous!

  45. 11.28.16
    Shonee said:

    beautiful makeover! Working in here would be so refreshing. That puppy is so cute!

    • 11.28.16

      Thank you so much! And she is already to spoiled 😉

  46. 12.23.16
    Rosanna said:

    I’m absolutely in love with your office ❤. It’s time to upgrade mine and I wish I could have it look like yours!! I just bought the rug and I’m looking into getting the chandelier however, I wanted to get your opinion on what would you do if you have to move? Would you leave the chandelier or take it to your new home?
    Ps: you inspire me everyday to redecorate my home, I love your style ☺️!!

    • 12.24.16

      Rosanna, you are too kind. Thank you for your sweet words. I would TOTALLY take the chandelier 😉 When you list your house, you have to log everything that isn’t included. Any fixtures I loved, I would list. If the new buyers really wanted it, I would use it as a negotiation point 😉

  47. 12.30.16
    Sam said:

    Your space is absolutely dreamy. It’s totally inspired me to add redesign my storage room aka home office (hahaha) as my new year’s resolution. Do you have you tips for mixing gold and chrome accents? And what color did you paint the ceiling?

    • 1.1.17

      Hi, Sam! No regrets on making mine over this year either; good luck! I mix metals all over my house too; if you do plan to mix, I would make sure to repeat them throughout the room. Only using a metal once could look like an accident but if you repeat, it will look intentional. The ceiling is the same color as the walls 😉

  48. 1.19.17
    Bernadette said:

    WOW, WOW, WOW absolutely jaw droppingly gorgeous!!!!

    • 1.19.17

      Bernadette, thank you so much! Happy Thursday!

  49. 2.11.17
    Amy said:

    I loved your light so much I bought it myself. It looks as great in person as it does in your office. Thank you for posting!

    • 2.14.17

      Amy, that is awesome! I adore mine – I am so so glad you do, also!

      • 2.14.17
        Mollie said:

        Hi Kelley,
        Beautiful job. Just wondering how you hid your computer cords when your desk is in the middle of the room? I’d love to do something like this, just unsure about that part!

        • 2.15.17

          Mollie, thank you! The computer is all-in-one with wireless keyboard and mouse. So, the only cord goes from the computer, tucked under the side of the desk (my husband velcroed a power strip), with an extension cord down the back of the desk leg. Our router, modem, etc. are in the built-ins. I need to do a post on this one day!

          • 4.10.17
            Kelly W said:

            Kelley, I just started my office and used yours as my Inspiration. I love the desk and bought the exact same one! Last night, as I put the rug and desk in place, I looked at my husband and said O No! What do we do with the cords? So after reading through every comment, I found Mollie’s. Thanks Mollie. I would love to see or hear how you hid all of the cords. Do you have power in the floor?

          • 4.11.17

            Kelly, you are too kind. And, how fun!! Ok, so the cords. My computer is at an angle (it’s an all-in-one so only one cord) close to the side of my desk. I kind of situate some things in the back to block it. My husband attached a surge protector underneath the desk which is where it plugs in; he kept the cord tight, too. Then, he ran it down the back leg and across the floor. I considered cutting a little hole in the rug next to the leg but haven’t yet. I may end up putting down a cable cover but I definitely need to do a post on how I keep some of these things hidden!

  50. 5.11.17
    Courtney said:

    Hi! I love the rug that you used in this room but when I click on the link it seems very dark! Did you flip the rug and display the back instead?

    Thank you!
    Courtney

    • 5.11.17

      Hi, Courtney! I did not flip it. It isn’t dark but definitely has more color than the sheen indicates against the light.

  51. 10.9.17
    Katie said:

    Love your blog your office! I am totally modeling mine after yours. I saw the comments about the cords and just wanted to say that I would love some good suggestions on hiding cords!!

  52. 11.20.17
    Jen near STL said:

    I know I’m a bit late to the game, but found your blog while looking for Sherwin Williams On the Rocks paint color. Love what you did with the space! I’m hoping you won’t mind answering what the trim color is?

    • 11.20.17

      Thank you! It’s creamy by Sherwin WIlliams.

  53. 1.26.18
    Lolo said:

    Hi lady! I’m late to the party here (sigh, story of my life), but in re-doing my office, I stumbled across your site and I’m basically in love. I really love the idea of using the RH table as a desk–it looks so streamlined and less “executive office” which I love. Now that you’ve had your office this way for a while, would you do it again with the table? Or do you find it annoying to not have drawers, cord hiders, etc? Can’t wait to hear from you!

  54. 4.7.18
    Janie said:

    LOVE your office. I’m just now seeing it as I just now discovered you! So glad I did. Wondering what sort of pad you put under the rug and did you use any adhesives on the corners? I also love your gift wrap and pillow closet! Amazing! You are very talented.

    • 4.10.18

      Janie, thank you so much! I did not use a pad since the heavy table/desk is right on top. Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting!

  55. 4.10.18
    Shannon Coldren said:

    I love your office! I am doing similar built ins and i am wondering the material that was used on the tops of the lower cabinets in the built ins. Is it a stone or painted wood? Thanks!!

    • 4.10.18

      Hi, Shannon! These were done on a budget and are part wood, part mdf. My carpenter was wonderful and said he would use wood where it counted but mdf really saved me on some $. I don’t know if that is helpful but it definitely isn’t stone 😉

      • 4.10.18
        Shannon Coldren said:

        That’s super helpful! Thanks so much 🙂

  56. 10.9.18
    Courtney J said:

    Gorgeous! Can you share your paint colors you used?

    • 10.9.18

      Hi, Courtney! The walls are On the Rocks, trim/cabinets are Creamy – both by Sherwin Williams <3

  57. 11.16.18
    Sandra said:

    Your office is lovely ?You created a beautiful functional space, definitely ditto worthy!! Would you mind sharing the room’s dimensions?

  58. 11.16.18
    Jill said:

    Hello,
    I LOVE the office with the built ins! I am looking for a desk and rug just like that …the rug has gray, some yellow and red ….LOVE! Could you tell me where you found the rug?

    Thank you
    Jill

  59. 3.1.19
    Betty Clauss said:

    What color were your built ins? Were they white or an off white?

  60. 1.24.20
    Jo said:

    Oh my, I just recently created an “office” in my spare bedroom which already had my computer in it. You have given me so many ideas for mine and I know I will never meet your perfect office scenario but one can try, can’t they!

  61. 5.27.20
    Kate said:

    What are the dimensions of the room itself? I love the idea of the center desk, we are getting ready to build out our office but it is so hard to visualize the correct table size even when taping it off. Thanks!

    • 7.9.20

      Hi Kate, I am so sorry I am so late with my response. My office is approximately 13′ x 13′. The desk/table is 43″ x 77″. Thank you for stopping by!

  62. 6.12.20
    Suzanne said:

    Sorry if I missed this in your post, but did you whitewash the table? If so, do you have a post on how you did that? Thanks.

    • 6.12.20

      Hi Suzanne, Thank you so much for stopping by! I did not whitewash the “desk” I have in the office. It came in that color. In my previous office, I had chalk painted a much smaller dining table that I used as a desk. I used the standard chalk paint recipe. xoxo

  63. 7.7.20
    Kate said:

    Hi! Nice work! Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the room and the table for perspective? Thanks!

    • 7.9.20

      Hi Kate, Thank you so much for stopping by. The room is approximately 13′ x 13′. The “desk” is 43″ x 77″. Hope this helps!

  64. 10.7.20
    Jane said:

    Hi. I love your office. I’m trying to create study for kids with spare dining table but having trouble with the computer lines. How did you make all your electric lines so neat?

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