Monday, February 18, 2013

A Pretty Home Office in Progress

Hi there!  Have I ever told you that I love what I do?  I do!  I am currently working on several different projects ranging from new house planning to complete house makeovers and a few things in between.  My clients are a dream to work with and I truly feel blessed!  I thought you might enjoy seeing a little peek at a work in progress picture of a home office makeover.


In order for you to fully appreciate where we are coming from, here is the before picture.  This room was an unused sitting room and my client wanted to move her office into this room.  Her office was previously upstairs in the bonus room which is the soon-to-be playroom.  You will see more on that another time.  This room is located to the left as you enter the front door and to the right is the formal dining room.


Here is the plan I created for the room.  This process often takes time and so each time I would visit my client a little more progress had been made.  For several weeks that big sofa in the before picture was sitting in the foyer, books everywhere.  You know how that goes.  Before improvement comes chaos - or something like that.


Friday when I stopped by, the office was really taking shape!  The secretary, used as a mailing station, was previously located in the foyer.  Even though the foyer is rather large, the secretary felt heavy there.  So I recommended moving it into the office.  I really like the mix in this room...modern cottage meets chinoiserie chic.   The room is still work in progress.  It needs a rug, and a few odds and ends, but I love how this is coming together.  It doesn't look like the same room!

So what are you up to today?  I will be spending my day behind a sewing machine making place mats and table runners.  Suddenly my store is hopping!  As they say, when it rains it pours!

See more updates here.

22 comments :

  1. What a fresh look! Love how this room is shaping up Rene, your clients are lucky to have such a talent working for them!

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  2. Very pretty! The new paint color made such a difference.

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  3. Rene, we are sooo lucky to do what we love everyday!! Your client must be thrilled with her new space! xo

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  4. Girl.....what a makeover....does not even look like the same space. It is going to be a beautiful office!

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  5. WOW--it already looks amazing!

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  6. Love the calm colors and the large black piece to anchor that room! Going to be beautiful!

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  7. Just the paint, drapes and chandy made a huge difference...looks fantastic!

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  8. Girlfriend, high five!!! This is a dream office and look how far this room has come - great work. Your client is a smart cookie to hire you.

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  9. What a lovely new office space! By painting the room a lighter, unified color and placing the secretary desk at the end of the room, you really opened up the space. The floors are gorgeous!

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  10. Wow! It looks amazing! I absolutely love it!

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  11. It's such a huge transformation, Rene! LOVE. Those drapes are perfect as is the wall color. And great call on moving the secretary. Why don't you live closer so we could go have coffee and chat about all of this!

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  12. What a beautiful space to work - very calming! Can you share the source for the chandelier? I have been looking for something similar.

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  13. oh how WONDERFUL! that room looks HUGE now. I love the desk posish and everything :)

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  14. Wow -- such a great transformation!! You gotz talents lady!!!

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  15. Oh my goodness, that white with those dark floors is stunning! Love the secretary and how the bold print drapes lend a modern touch - great job!!

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  16. Wow looks amazing!! Love the new draperies.

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  17. Rene it looks awesome!! love that white desk against the dark wood floors!

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  18. Woah, that is some serious progress! It looks amazing already, I cant even imagine what the end result is going to be.

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  19. Wow! Such a transformation! It looks like a completely different space. Love it :)

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  20. What a beautiful transformation Rene! That secretary is gorgeous and is such a feature now. Another success! Your client must be thrilled.

    Lane

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  21. I am in love with this space. I can only wish my studio could look like this. I especially love the window treatments, they have a nice modern feel while the secretary gives it that cottage charm. Well done!

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