Happy Monday, friends! It’s been months since I’ve had you all in my office space, so I figured today we could quickly pop in and check out what’s new. Although there haven’t been any major changes, I did get a new rug, so things are looking different and more pulled together.
Since I first turned this room from gift shop to living room / office, the area with my workstation has always felt incomplete. I think it was because there was too much wood and not enough color.
That got me thinking about adding a rug beneath the desk and stools. When I stumbled upon this Painter’s Cotton and Wool Rug in midnight blue from WestElm, I knew it would be the perfect addition to the space. Not only does in break up all of the wood, but it adds color and softness that was previously missing from this area. What do you think?
I’m digging it.
To make matters even better, the rug was crazy cheap – under $150. I liked it so much, that I picked up a smaller rug in same color for the front entry. Perfect, right?
I also gave my vintage pick dresser a fresh coat of paint. Previously, it had a bunch of nicks and peeling paint. While I can appreciate a rustic look, it just wasn’t working in this room. Sherwin Williams Rosy Outlook was the perfect match. Some sanding and swipes of a brush gave the dresser a fresh and updated look.
In other office-related news, I finally got handles for my sliding barn doors. I searched a while for the perfect option and ended up ordering handles from the place where I purchased the doors. Go figure!
The handles definitely give the doors a more finished look and make them much easier to open and close.
I’m pleased with how this entry to my office is coming along, but something about it still feels off. I’m not sure if it’s the table, the rug, the lack of decor, or something else entirely. I’ve tried a bunch of different options, but I just can’t get anything to work the way I’d like. I think I’m going to need to bring in the professionals. Haha.
Anyway, those are my office updates. (I told you it wasn’t much.) I am still amazed at how much a rug can change a space. What little touches have made a big difference in your home?
Have a great week, everyone!