I swear the last One Room Challenge JUST ended, but I can’t say I’m mad that it’s back so soon! It’s one of our favorite parts about blogland, and so far we’ve been able to participate in 4 challenges! (And they may just be the only fully done rooms in our entire house, but who’s counting) We updated our main bathroom, our guest bedroom, went a little non-traditional with our garage, and this spring we finished our master bath.
Since we’re all excited and jumped right on in, let’s back up for a second and explain the One Room Challenge (ORC) for anyone who’s scratching their heads right now 🙂 It’s a 6 week series hosted by Linda at Calling it Home, where amazing designers and bloggers transform any space of their choosing in 5 short weeks. Today we’re kicking it off with our plans for the space, and 5 weeks from today we’ll be sharing our reveal, so we hope you’re up for following us along this crazy yet stressful yet so rewarding journey!
This time, we’re SO excited to take on another major disaster zone in our home – our office! When we purchased the home, there was crazy reddish, brownish, who knows what color it was originally carpet, which we quickly ripped out and replaced with the same dark bamboo flooring that runs through a good part of our home. There were strange holes in the ceiling that needed to be patched, and more off-white flat paint. Thing’s I’ll never fully understand 🙂
(photo with previous owners decor)
After we moved in, the room looked decent for a short time. Nothing crazy design wise, but at least some fresh paint and somewhat organized and uncluttered using old furniture from our past homes.
And, drumroll please, here’s the “real life” photos.
Not so proud of those pics, but we have a plan to fix it! Just like our garage, we have so many projects going on, that without proper organization the place turns into a disaster. VERY quickly.
Now for the fun part – our inspiration for the project!
We’re picturing a huge custom farmhouse table in the center, a full floor to ceiling built-in shelving unit in the nook to the right, and texture and patterns all throughout. Color is generally something that I struggle with in decor (hence my attempt at light green walls previously), but I’m excited to test those limits with this room! An office should be an inspiring place that’s cozy yet uncluttered, and I’m hoping that neutral walls with some new seating, colorful patterned curtains, new crisp white trim and fun decor should do just that.
The shelving unit is going to be the most functional portion of the room, and I can’t wait to fill it with all of our supplies currently cluttering up the space, and of course new storage! Plus, I have a secret plan for a fun “gallery” slash feature slash organization wall. Hopefully all goes to plan!
Okay, that’s enough for this week 🙂 Next week we hope to have a nice clean slate with everything cleaned out, painted and some new trim work started!
Jodie & Matt