Tiny Home Office Nook Makeover

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Years ago we built a little desk under the dormer window in our hallway and it's served as the family computer area ever since. Now that the kids are away at college, I'm claiming the space as my mini home office. 

I'm super busy in the design studio right now and I don't have a lot of time to devote to complicated home improvement projects. I'm tackling this little makeover with three goals in mind... First, it needs to be a quick & easy project using readily available merchandise. Second, the tiny space needs to function for both my design business and my personal business. Third, it needs to look neat, tidy and of course, stylish!

Here's what the space looks like now...



As you can see, it has good bones, but it's not very stylish, neat or functional. It won't require a lot to change that though.  I was able to plan and design my little home office makeover project using fabulous, quick ship Amazon finds! Here's the design plan...



I'm going to start by painting the desk black. To protect the new finish, I'm placing this lovely Black Leather Desk Mat on top. Instead of a typical plastic chair mat, I'm going to bring style with this gorgeous Rug Runner. For light control, I'm going to put this soft ivory Fabric Roman Shade on the window.  I found this attractive bronze and brass Pendant Light & Adapter Kit that will easily adapt to my existing recessed light for a major upgrade. These Stacking Wicker Storage Bins will bring texture to as well as storage for unattractive office stuff. These Brass Photo Frames will allow me to personalize my desk. This realistic Potted Faux Plant will be a low maintenance option. These Large Beads, this yummy Storm Scented Candle, and these beautiful Stone Coasters are definite must haves. Lastly, I realized I couldn't have a gorgeous new desk area and have my same old brief case laying around, so I'm upgrading to this Brief Case Tote. And these stylish Blue Light Glasses.


Everything's already been ordered and delivered! Now, I'm gonna to get to work on the makeover and I'll be back in a few days to show you the "After"!

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share this project with you! 

 


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Bedroom Refresh - A Few Changes, A Big Difference

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Today, I'd like to share the results of a refresh I recently completed in our Master Bedroom. While it didn't need a complete overhaul by any means, it had been a while since I'd updated this space. I was ready for some changes. 


Here are some photos of the space before I started my refresh...


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Here are a few photos of the "during" stages of this refresh. I wanted to share some close up photos of the furniture before it had it's makeover. I also wanted give you a behind the scenes glimpse at what the room looked like during the refresh process...



(Furniture Before)



(Furniture Before)



In addition to updating the style and neutralizing the palette, my goal was to brighten the space and simplify the overall design while adding a bit of drama. 

Here is a look at the room after the refresh...









Here are some of the details...

To brighten the space, I gave the gray and blue tray ceiling a fresh coat of white paint and swapped out the gray curtains for soft white drapery panels. 



I simplified the bedding by removing the decorative pillows and replacing them with one extra long lumbar pillow. I reduced the number of accents and accessories to achieve a clean, streamlined look that feels peaceful at the end of a busy day. 




The furniture in this room was a budget friendly set we purchased when we got married. I'm still very happy with the quality of the dressers and nightstands. They are in great shape and the scale of each piece is perfect for our room. So, instead of replacing the set, I hired a friend who happens to be a Professional Painter (Andi Barber, Michigan) to give it a new look with black paint and new hardware. 



Andi used Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black Paint, high quality brushes and her expertise & experience in application to achieve a flawless, durable finish that will look beautiful for years to come. 



I brought in an eye-catching, over-scaled headboard for drama. I decided I wanted to upgrade from a queen to a king sized bed so I had to part with my sleigh bed. I found a huge oak headboard on Facebook Marketplace for $100 that I knew would be a stunner painted black.  






A new rug, overhead lighting and a cozy reading chair finish off my bedroom refresh. 








Here are the details...
Upper wall color is Sherwin Williams Anonymous. Trim/ceiling/lower wall color is Sherwin Williams Dover White. New furniture color is Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black. Floors are Select Surfaces Cocoa Walnut (sold at Sam's Club). Chair is from Wayfair, 
chandelier from Home Depot and the rug is from Boutique Rugs. Furniture painted by Andi Barber, Mid-Michigan Area (please message me for contact info). 

Thanks for stopping by today and allowing me to share this project with you! 

 


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Before and After - A Dramatic Bathroom Makeover Featuring a Center Island

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Yesterday, I shared a design plan that I created for a clients Bathroom Makeover. If you missed it, you can catch it here. I created this design plan for her via my Online Design Plan Service. She sent me photos of the space along with measurements and completed my online consultation form. Then, I got to work designing her bathroom makeover and creating a custom design plan for her to follow. 

Her bathroom was large and had so much opportunity for storage. We were even able to incorporate an amazing "Bathroom Island" that has so many functions it's outrageous. Not to mention the semi-rustic design of the island adds warmth and character to the vintage inspired vibe we created. You ready to see it?

Here is a look at the room BEFORE...


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Here is a look at the room NOW...


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Here's a quick look back at the design board from her online design plan...




I get so excited when my Online Design Clients send me "After" photos after they've implemented their design plan! Thank you for stopping by today and letting me share this project with you!


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How to Make Your Media Area a Stylish Focal Point in Your Family Room

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Have you ever struggled with how to decorate in and around your media cabinet? Want to make the area a stylish focal point without disrupting the function of this important part of your space? Here is a Family Room Design Plan I just created for a client. In this full room design project, I included a slide with simple ideas and links to specific items the family can purchase to accentuate their media area. 

Check it out...










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