Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Office Decor Updates

Y'all know that I've been working on a few updates to my home office and I'm thrilled with the difference painting the walls made.  I went with Sherwin Williams Divine White- the same color as our trim and cabinets throughout the house.  It's a fresh, blank canvas.


Feeling like I wanted a more sophisticated look for the room, I am going with mostly black and white, a few pops of color in flowers and in the bookcase, with animal print elements for added flair.  I originally planned to buy a leopard print rug, but ended up moving our cowhide rug up there instead.  I love the look, and think it's more subtle than the leopard rug would have been.  But now, I'm thinking the black drapes are too much, so I've got a grey velvet pair on the way to see if I like them better.  Maybe this weekend we can get around to hanging the new chandelier I got from Home Depot.



I knew I wanted a black lamp and lampshade and completely stumbled upon one at Target (lamp base + drum shade).  And it happened to be part of the Nate Berkus line.  I literally had just a few minutes in the store because I was on my way to a nail appointment.  I didn't even grab a shopping cart because I was only getting "one thing".  Yeah, right:)  I ended up with the NB lamp, a pillow (can't find the link), and picture frame.  Still pretty good if you ask me.  I saw the chevron vase and passed on it, but really like it.  It would look great on top of my bookshelf.  




I'm also L O V I N G my desk facing against the window!  And having some cute accessories on the desktop is fun too.

Mikasa Chevron cups // Tory Burch paperweight // Dabney Lee calendar

West Elm owl // vase // cup (can't find link, but similar to this) // Fog Linen Work tray

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36 comments:

  1. The details in your office are lovely! I think I'd prefer the grey drapes. To be honest, your 'before' picture looked beautiful too!

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  2. I love the before and the after too! The little vases for your markers etc are sweet and all the little details! The rug is fab!

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  3. I'm digging the white paint! The black fabric behind the shelves makes your books really pop. Very cute desk accessories! I have the same owl from West Elm!

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  4. I love it! I'm definitely pinning these pics and paint color!

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  5. Loving the changes! Great details!

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  6. Love the transformation! I had the Nate Berkus chevron vase in my basket, but put it back! Maybe 'Santa' will bring it to me!

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  7. OH, Megan. I love the new changes. I really like how sophisticated it is and how all of your accessories work. I passed on the little brass bowl and wish I hadn't. I am sort of digging the drama of the black drapes.

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  8. I love looking out the window when I'm at the desk!

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  9. Beautiful!! I LOVE those chevron cups! So pretty! :)

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  10. Love the change too! You did great on your accessories and I like the black drapes too. Hope your're enjoying your new job.

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  11. It all looks really sophisticated and lovely...though it was lovely before too :) The black and gold touches placed around the room (love the repurposing of the Mikasa cups!) really pulls it all together.

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  12. Love the updates to the home office - very inspiring. I think the black or dark grey curtains will look great too!

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  13. I love both the before AND after pictures. Did you just get tired of the brighter colors?

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  14. It looks great! That's the perfect shade of white. The details are beautiful. I agree with you on the gray curtains.

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  15. I love the update! Can't wait to see the new lamp shade when it gets in and what the grey curtains will look like!

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  16. Your office looks great! I never thought about using black and white as a color pallet in a room because I was afraid that it would be too masculine. This certainly makes me think differently. The colors make the room sophisticated, but I love how you kept the feminine feel throughout with your accessories.

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  17. I love it! It looks more polished! Where did you get your cowhide rug? xo Kristin

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  18. I know I'm supposed to be commenting on the office, but look at baby james with all that black hair!!!!! such a cutie! love the updates and all your stylish accents. Thanks for linking them so I can grab them, too! ;)

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  19. Love your office, and am glad you went with white walls--so crisp and refreshing. Looks beautiful!

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  20. Love your office, and am glad you went with white walls--very crisp. It all looks bold and strong!

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  21. Oh My Gosh, Megan!!! The office updates look amazing - so dramatic. I'm really loving the new velvet drapes. Excellent job!

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  22. So pretty! I love the darker color palette -- definitely gives the room more of a sophisticated look. :-) And your desk accessories are too fun!!

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  23. I'm a sucker for yellow so I love the before... love the accessories!!!

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  24. Looking lovely so far! I like the new sophisticated look!

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  25. I agree that both the before and after are great! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the updates you do to your home. Like you I'm forever changing things around and trying out new color schemes.
    I always wonder how others store their decor items and accessories they switch out. Do you have a particular closet/section of attic or basement that you store lamps/rugs/curtains/accessories that you aren't currently using, but still aren't ready to give away or donate because you know you'll put to use in the future? I try to keep it all corralled in one spot, but am curious as to how you organize and store all the decor items you aren't currently using.

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  26. Already it looks great! Definitely more sophisticated! Love the look of the dark charcoal greys and those chevron cups are fantastic.

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  27. QUESTION: where'd you get the hide rug? Love the update!

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  28. Looks gorgeous, love the grey! Great Job!

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  29. Can you please provide the seamtress contact for your curtains you had made for the living room. My email is bc3211@gmail.com

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  30. Love it! Can you please send the seamtress contact for the curtains you made last year for your living room.

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  31. Great updates! Loving the new look!

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  32. I loved it before but WOW! Such a difference. So clean and crisp! And I love that you now face the window! I also love how the darker accents bring in so much sophistication to the space. Simply beautiful!

    xo,
    Jen

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  33. I love the before too! It looks great! I wish I had an office like this :)

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  34. Stumbled across your blog when I googled animal print office rug! SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR SITE - oh my goodness, I'm in love :) Newest follower right here!

    xx
    Megan
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  35. Where is your desk from? That is the exact one I'm looking for :) Thank you!

    xx
    Megan

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