Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One Room Challenge - My Office Reveal


Today is the finale of this edition of the One Room Challenge. I hope you enjoy the reveal of my office. My goal was to turn my traditional red library into a bright, airy, glamorous, and girly workspace for myself. To start from the beginning of this makeover, Click Here.

A huge thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for inviting me to participate.

I had not shared with you that my goal was to spend under $1,000 total as a little challenge to myself.

Here is what I spent -

$260 - paint and professional painting
$240 - gold zebra rug (after sponsor credit from Wayfair)
$30 - frames
$20 - materials to gold leaf desk
$60 - desk accessories
$290 - custom roman shade
$25 - Nate Berkus pillow from Target
$15 - hanging files
$18 - roses from Costco

TOTAL = $958

There is enough left for a very nice bottle of wine to celebrate.

This was made possible in part by the participation of One Room Challenge sponsors -

Pair of peony botanical photographs from The Pink Pagoda
Black and white framed photograph from Minted
Gold zebra cowhide rug from Wayfair
Cream and gold magazine holder from Jayes

Everything else was items I had already in my home. I just went shopping in my own home for free.

The gold leaf desk is an Ikea Vittsjo desk that I gold leafed myself with $20 in materials from Michaels and an hour of my labor. All the details here.









































Some of you may remember my Chinoiserie Chic doll house. I decided that my office was an ideal spot to display it -






























Thanks so much to Crystal Downs for her wonderful photography.

I am excited to see the reveals of the other participants too!


Trademarked by Calling it Home


37 comments:

Junell said...

WOW ~ Color me happy! What a fun spot to come get creative in. Very inspiring.

SHERRY HART said...

Holy smokes....it's lovely! The attention to detail is crazy....and if I had an awesome place like that to work in I would get so much more done! Love all of the little touches with figurines:)

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Wonderful!! Soooo many beautiful details. Really LOVE the painting hanging in front of the bookshelves. Bravo to you for sticking to your budget - you definitely deserve a good bottle of wine. I am coming to shop at your house too! Love all of your accessories. Congratulations.

jana bek said...

Beth! Your office looks amazing! Can't believe what a gorgeous transformation you did with such a small budget! It looks like it doubled in size, love that shade of lilac you chose. Obsessed with your shelf styling & can we talk about your built in file cabinet?! Also, I could stare at your dollhouse for hours - it's so cool! Gorgeous job, what a beautiful space to work in! xx jana

Dianne said...

Great job, it's a fun room. I especially like the art!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

It is beautiful!! I love the lilac with the red....what a beautiful combination. And all the styling and everything is perfect. Obsessed with all your accessories. Congratulations what a perfect place to work.

Dean Farris said...

Beth!
Very charming and cheerful!
Do you think you posted enough images? :)
Wow! When you decide to do something you don't mess around do you?
CONGRATS!
Beautiful work!
Dean Farris
(new friend of Linda's)

Jessie Miller said...

Holy cow!!!! So great! I wish I had a work space this fun and inspiring! And cheers to a babe on a budget, I hope you enjoy your wine! XO

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

Great job, love it all. Love how you have built in the file cabinet and the rug! I, too, had a gold leafing Ikea project on tap but didn't quite make it in time. Still on the "to do" list!

sarahsofiaproductions said...

Wow, what a transformation! You have such a beautiful office that has given me inspiration to take my drab office into fab! I love the pop of reed from the curtains to the chairs to the books! Even the art work stands out! BRAVO!

Decor To Adore said...

An absolutely magical transformation! I adore the color and your desk transformation was fantastic. Well done! Bravo! Three cheers for you!

ddu said...

Beautiful transformation, Beth. And you have waaaay more guts than I have, pairing soft purple with tomato red, wow! It works!!

May we also hope to see your garage upgrade photos soon? You have been a busy lady. Best wishes!

Kathysue said...

Beth this is such a happy room and one that would produce creativity for sure. Details galore and color is abundant. LOVE!!!!
Kathysue

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Beautiful transformation, Beth! Such a gorgeous use of color! My favorite element has to be the dollhouse; the miniatures are just amazing!!!

AnthologyHouse said...

Nicely done Beth!

Tory Banknell said...

This space is absolutely stunning, I'm speechless.

apieceoftoastblog said...

Beth, this is so amazing! I CANNOT believe you did all this under $1k - that is seriously so inspiring. The transformation is gorgeous…the pale lilac with the red is so yummy and I want to copy and paste your book collection into my own home! Congrats on such beautiful job well done! I bet you'll be getting lots of great work done now that you have such a lovely office to do it in :)
xx
Molly

kate@willowinteriors said...

What a pretty room! Love the Ikea hacked desk!!! The rug and your art choices are amazing! Well done!

Jill Sorensen-LiveLikeYou said...

So fab and fun! And what great colors and details. You must be thrilled to have such an awesome office space!! Great job!

Merlyn Corcoran said...

One could never be depressed or uninspired in your new office! Love all the patterns, colors and accessories. Is the shade fabric from Fabricut? I don't recall your mentioning it.

Chic Coles said...

Are you kidding me? This is amazing! I love all of the details and the built in filing cabinets? What an AMAZING idea! I am sure you will be filled with complete inspiration every time you walk into this room!

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

What a fantastic, inspiring space you've created! I'm in love with all of the color and unique details! That dollhouse is incredible!

waitingonmartha said...

Love the mixing of patterns and color! And those wall file cabinets are amazing! xo

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Beth! That dollhouse?!!! I DIE!!! Can I move in there if the studio is taken? lol Oman this design is just so fresh, fun, and focused! A designer's candy store full of sweets and goodies!

Xx- Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

The Pink Pagoda said...

I wouldn't have thought of pairing lavender with coral and it's GORGEOUS together. The mix of elements is perfect. I'm so very proud to have my peonies on your wall!! How I wish I had a space in which to work that's this happy, glamorous, airy and feminine!

Tobe | BIA said...

Oooooooh every time I see lavendar, red and yellow I fall in love all over again. What a great combo for your space! It's serene but still peppy...you know, so you actually get work done :) You have so many fabulous collections! And THAT DOLL HOUSE!!!!! You may have just inspired 1000s of people to start a new hobby. So very cool! ox

designchic said...

What a wonderful transformation and love the rug!! I keep looking at the bookcases…great work!!

Linda Pakravan said...

It is girly, and lovely! Great colors! Love the etagere.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I cannot believe the transformation. Wow, and the pops of red!! How pretty and feminine. Love the soft wall color and that Roman shade...done! Great job.

Andrea said...

I'm in love with your office, Beth! Such a perfect and cozy spot... And I'm so envious of your amazing book shelves! Congratulations!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Kim@The Green Room Interiors said...

This is my favorite makeover of yours so far. Love it!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

WOW! Love your collected colorful combinations! That redish bookcase is my fave and really??? the dolhouse??? how amazing is that? love it all!!! xo

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I just love the red etageres! And the budget... so impressive. You can so many great accessories. I'd love to shop your office :)

Vickie H. said...

REALLY WONDERFUL!!!! Once again you have done such a spectacular job! So welcoming and comfortable! I could work in here from sun up to sun down!!! Beautiful job, Beth!!! Congratulations!!

Vel Criste said...

Gorgeous Beth!!! Love all the color in the room esp. the reds!

Tiffany said...

I am so I love with your paint color. And love that etagere. Really, all the details are so gorgeous and still can't get over that dollhouse. I'd like to live there!

Yelda said...

This is a GORGEOUS transformation. I have never been a fan of red, but you changed my mind! I have been eyeing that rug for a longggg time, and now I'm convinced I need it. Loved everything about this office makeover. Stunning.