Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Office Makeover!

I was going to save this for tomorrow, but I'm so excited that I have to share right now. I've spent the last few days overhauling my office. I was able to do it all - paint, hardware, new furniture, textiles and all - for under 180 dollars! 

BEFORE: Clean and organized, but a little utilitarian for my taste. And the previous owner's sunshine yellow color choice, while certainly nice, was not my thing.

AFTER: The new color is Moroccan Henna from Behr Paints. The curtains are the Suzani Print from World Market (my big splurge) and the new furniture is Craig's List.

BEFORE: The office was doubling as a nap station for the little girl I take care of during the day. I've relocated the crib to my master bedroom in preparation for our baby boy, due in July.

AFTER: Check out the groovy 70's pendant lamp left here by the previous owners. It's so ugly/wonderful that I had to use it.


DETAIL SHOTS:


I've tucked my sewing stuff into this little built-in desk nook.

The little sofa I found on Craig's List folds out into a cozy twin bed for guests.

So what do you think?
Anything I should add?
Anything that looks not quite right?

PS - My office makeover can also be seen at Design Refuge.

18 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

that pendant light is just the thing for your room! love the vibe it gives the space...and what a huge difference the paint and curtains make. great job...know you love it...

is that your harp? do you play? will this be your first child? sorry, these questions pop up after seeing your space...

thanks for the look!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Yeah, I love the pendant light too! Yes, the harp is mine. I play the piano too. We're music people. And this will be baby number two. I already have a 2 and a half year old son. xo

Mary said...

I love it! It looks fantastic!!!

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful...I know your little man is excited about the little brother...!

Abbie/TheGreenWife said...

I think that I want you to come do my bedroom very similarly! Also...where did you get the curtains? LOVE.

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Abbie, the curtains are the Suzani print from Cost Plus World Market. There is a link to them in my post and will take you right to the the World Market website.

Valerie said...

Oh. my. goodness Sarah!!! That is awesome. Enjoy your lovely space :)

Jacki said...

lovely!!!

it's just perfect, really. I love the curtains and the painting, especially.
I also enjoyed your bookcase organization.

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

The painting is one I did when I was pregnant with my first child. I was kind of into cherry blossoms at the time.

DREAMER'S DEN said...

it looks great, sarah!!
i love the pendant lamp -- and your cherry blossom painting is *gorgeous*!!

Jamie said...

Ummm. Yeah. Perfect as usual. I love everything you do :-)

my favorite and my best said...

it looks great!!! great job mama!!
if there was one thing i would change/add and i think it would make the room even that much better would be to get an awesome desk chair. i know the one you have now is comfy but i think we can all agree it's not very stylish. maybe something with either an industrial edge or something girly and soft. either would add a new element to the room.
what do you think?

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Jenny - yes, I totally agree. I'm back on the Craig's List - Consignment store bandwagon looking for a chair. Thanks!

Leigha said...

Oh my lovely! I am urning for bookcases as organized as yours. You would shutter if you saw my haphazard piles of books and magazines - I do!

jean said...

That's splendid. You are justly proud. I like that you moved the two big bookcases together, among other things.

Paisley said...

Wow great job sarah! I love the paint color and the fact that you did it on a budget but you wuld never know!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

wow. i totally love it. looks gorgeous hunny! the wall color is bliss.
xo

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

i love the made over office, the bes things are the two cabinets lining the wall of your office, with too much space to keep books and other things, they are the perfect and the most important things for a home