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My Office Reveal // Before & After

August 30, 2015


Erin Schrader

And one year later, it’s time to reveal my completed office space! I can’t believe that it was just last September when we moved into this house. A heck of a lot has transpired over the last year when it comes to what this place looked like when we moved in compared to what it looks like now. One of the happiest spots in the house is my office which was definitely planned out when dreaming up this space. Any place that I have to sit in for hours on end is a spot that better make me feel good. There is no rhyme or reason, no set color scheme, no theme or anything like that – it’s just full of things that make me happy. Fortunately, it does just that. 
Before we jump in, we need to pay tribute to what it looked like before I got my hands on it. These were pictures that I took when we first looked at the house — as you can tell it’s not the most exciting of offices. While the coat tree and walker give it a nice touch, it’s not exactly me. 

And here’s what it looks like today….

rug: ikea / heart decal: urban walls 

The only thing I was sure of when I started planning out what I wanted my office to look like was that I knew it had to have an aqua ceiling. I went with Sherwin Williams Tantalizing Teal and it did not disappoint. It’s always amusing to watch older people walk through our house and just stare up at the ceiling and say “wow, that’s bright.” Old people – they just don’t get it. Because the ceiling is the statement piece I wanted a neutral color for the walls – Sherwin Williams Rhinestone for the win. To really make things pop all of the trim and doors were painted white.

As you can also see from the photos above, I do have two different desk areas in this room. That wasn’t always the original plan but after I got my beloved HP Sprout I needed to incorporate another sitting space into the room to use that bad boy. After finding that cute little grey desk at a local vintage shop I was all set.

As far as the other desk, that came from Staples I believe for super cheap a few years ago.

light up camera : junk art gypsyz
stacked boxes : lifeguard press
I changed out the closet hardware with these cute little knobs from Anthropologie and they match the ceiling perfectly. 

Because we are limited in closet space at this house, I have to get creative with where I can store things. I decided to spray paint an old shelf that we have and then fill it up with all of my jewelry. I had also purchased an old window with a screen and use that for my earrings. It’s not only functional but cute! Winning.

pineapple print : mama designed [use code yellow for 30% off] – lots of great inexpensive prints!

Top it all off with a killer light fixture from Shades of Light and a few other prints here and there and that pretty much covers it!

flamingo print : mama designed [use code yellow for 30% off]

And there we have it – my happy little work space. If you have any questions on where items are from that I may have forgot to link to feel free to ask! Thanks for stopping by, come again 🙂

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