Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Little Office Update


My home office has been a work in progress for some time now. My issue is that it always seems to become a transitional space while other rooms are in chaos (thinking back specifically to our never-ending closet expansion when this room turned into one huge pile of laundry for 7 months, then our kitchen last Summer/Fall). It also doesn't see a lot of traffic beyond Wren and I so while I want it to look phenomenal it is not the top of my priority list. But little by little I'm getting it done.

I don't have a lot of photos of it on here, but this was what my antique book plates looked like last year in the background of my 'before' chair shot. I got the plates from an 1857 book on marine biology that a lovely old man at a market dug up at home and brought for me the following week. I simply mounted them onto photo safe paper and a pile of Michael's frames.


But the blue-ish gray on my misty green/blue/gray wall felt cold and not all that exciting so I decided to punch it up with a coral colored photo paper a few weeks ago.

 
It sure feels a lot more fun now and adds a lot of drama. 

I wanted to add some extra interest so I picked a few sheets of coordinating patterned paper. A checker board pattern would have been fun, but as I started working on it I felt it was WAYYY too much for me. So just a couple special plates got the patterned treatment.
 

I am looking for a few final touches to bring it all home but I am in the home stretch only 3 years after starting this room... yeah not a record for speed decorating.

{ps- I am SUPER excited to FINALLY change out our brass door knobs in the coming week. Can't believe they didn't irritate me beyond belief until just this summer! }

12 comments:

Kerry said...

Oooh, I love how they look with the coral. Such a fun colour. I've been wanting to add more of it to our place recently. Still looking for the right way to do it!

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

It looks great with the new colored backgrounds & I love how you highlighted just a couple with the fun, patterned paper.

Have a great day!

Angela

Sarah said...

Very pretty- LOVE the fun punch of color!

Audra said...

Looks great! I have spray painted all of the hardware on our doors and I can't believe the difference it made...I went canyon black.

Jeanette deBoer said...

Gorgeous! I love the plates and the colour you chose to mount them on. Also, I love your desk! So strong and heavy, balancing out the softness of the room. It looks great!

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

wow, those gorgeous coral colours make SUCH a difference! great job as always. love your work :) Kate x

Ash said...

love the coral and the chairs....great design! Love your taste!

Miss Iris said...

They look amazing....looove the color. Wow, what a difference a little color makes. I honestly think you just need an amazing bright green fern plant in there and it will be all done. It's perfect. Xo

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

I never would have chosen coral (i'm such a blue girl) but wow it looks amazing. it really pops. I will have to keep an open mind about coral in the future. love it all.
cheers Fiona xx

Michelle Richardson said...

Its amazing what swapping out that color did to warm up your office. Looks perfect!

dfmidesigns said...

The coral looks great! Really add a lovely warmth!

Jody said...

Cool desk and office chair. The coral is a very nice punch of color too.

 
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