I’m happy to announce that the painting in my office has begun. I’m currently tackling the ceiling, which is probably my least favorite thing to paint. I hope to have it completed in the next couple of days. After that, I’m moving on to the walls, and that should go pretty quickly.
Today, I thought I’d give you a quick look at my color choices and rough design plan. As I mentioned previously, most of the space is staying the same color, but I am changing a few walls.
Before we get to wall color, here is a rough idea of the color and design, including some really random furnishings. The space was inspired by the image of the dining room in the plan. (Unfortunately, I cannot find the source for this image. If anyone has it, please let me know in the comments below.) This image was part of the inspiration for my blog redesign earlier this year, so I thought that it would only be fitting to use it for my office. I’ve always loved the modern meets vintage look with amazing pops of color.
The colors directly behind that image were the colors used to create my blog and will be used as a guide when I’m picking out accessories for my office. The three larger colors directly below the inspiration image are my wall colors.
The majority of the walls will be repainted their current color – Sherwin-Williams Heron Plume.
The large wall opposite my desk area is going to get a little color with Sherwin-Williams Lighter Mint. I already purchased this paint and put a little color swatch on the wall. I think it’s going to really brighten up the space while adding a just a touch of color. I can’t wait to see it on the entire wall.
The area above the fireplace will get a big splash of color with Sherwin-Williams Larchmere. I’m still not sure that this is the best decision, but I’m just going to buy a quart of paint, cross my fingers, and give it a try. If I hate it, it can always be repainted. Right?
The chalkboard wall is going away. For now, I’m just going to paint it Heron Plume until I come up with a plan for it. Ultimately I’m thinking I want this wall to be a gallery of sorts, Floor to ceiling, covered with pictures, artwork, photographs, etc. Kind of like the wall in Joy Cho’s office. With that in mind, I think a neutral backdrop would work best.
I threw a few other elements into my design plan. As I mentioned, I want some sort of sectional sofa. I really like this one form West Elm, but it’s a little out of my budget. The lamp is from Lamps Plus and was part of the fabulous SWAG I received from the BHG event I attended a few weeks ago. Later this week on IBC, you may just have a chance to win a lamp of your choice from their collection as well. Hint. Hint. I’m also obsessed with these chartreuse counter stools from Crate & Barrel. I’m hoping to get three of them for my workstation / craft area. While the color and style is perfect, I’m not sure if they are tall enough or in the budget.
As you may have guessed, there will be some gold / brass details. I also added in my wheel-of-chance to see how it was going to look in the space before I bought it. It’s going to be perfection.
All of the windows will get curtains. I was looking at these from West Elm, but I think they are a tad too busy and dark. I’m thinking about just finding a white curtain (possibly with a subtle pattern) and embellishing them myself. TBD.
So that’s it. What do you think of my plan? Are you as excited as I am to see the finished space?
Hope youl are having a fab weekend!