Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Office Remodel - After

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The two biggest parts of the remodel were painting and replacing the floor.  The paint is a color from Martha Stewart's collection called Wrought Iron, a rich navy.  This room has flooded before when melting snow leaked underneath the door.  Fear of that happening again left me with just two flooring options vinyl or tile.  Tile was problematic because the room has a concrete floor and this could cause tile to crack as it settles.  Which left me with vinyl, luckily my brother and sister-in-law had discovered a vinyl product that looks surprising like wood flooring (which is what I prefer.)  

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Once the professionals were done the details were up to me.  With the exception of the new bookcase from Ikea, rugs and some organizers, the rest of the furniture and accessories were stuff I already had.   Much of it had been in storage somewhere waiting for a home.

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One of my favorite parts of the room is the wall of photographs which features the work of some of my favorite bloggers - and I can't wait to continue adding to my collection.

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I've still got a couple of projects left to do - pick up a desk and chaise I inherited from my grandparents to replace the patio furniture currently filling in (I'm going to need those out on the patio once the snow melts!)  and make panels to replace the broken roman shades on the French door.

Those projects will come, but for how it is amazing to have a place I love to go to work each morning (and to leave each evening.)  Plus you can't beat the commute - a walk through the garage and I'm there.

I discovered Agnes Obel on Black Eiffel - isn't she gorgeous and her voice is amazing.
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42 comments:

The Felix Family said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! The color on the walls is beautiful!! I love a dark color accented with white. I love that mirror and the chairs that sit under it. I wish more then anything Ikea would come to St. George. I hear it has amazing stuff there for cheap! You did a fabulous job!! I would love to work in there also!!

Maegan Beishline said...

Oh my goodness, Jamie!!! Your space looks amazing!!!! I am drooling! Yours is definitely one from a magazine...beautiful!

Caroline said...

I love it! I mean really LOVE it. Even better then Emily's room. Gosh, I could get so inspired in that room!

Love this song and video...

urban muser said...

wow, it looks so amazing! i think your office is almost as big as my apartment :)

April said...

So amazing! I am trying to figure mine out right now too! LOVE LOVE LOVE! and I am happy you like the picture, yay :)

Nicole said...

Looks great Jam!! Super job!

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW - now I need you to come over and design a new space for me. PLEASE!!!!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jamie! I love the navy walls, the new floor looks fabulous, and the rug adds such wonderful color and texture. Worth all your hard work!

Coco said...

It looks super cute. I LOVE the rug.

Joanne said...

It is so beautiful! Can't wait to spend a little time there. A great place to work... great, great job!

Courtney said...

Love it, Jamie! Great job - so many different elements to the space, I can't pick a favorite. JEALOUS!

Anika said...

It looks so wonderful!!! A perfect place to be inspired for sure. I love the floors too, very nice...and that rug! It's all really well done...envious of the space!

Nikki said...

Your remodel is fabulous! I love it.

Monica and Dan said...

I can't wait to have my own place to decorate! I am always so proud of people when they take big steps away from white and beige for wall colors. I love it! You did an awesome job and I hope you enjoyed the journey. I wish my camera could take good pics of rooms. It tends to freak out with weird lighting. Keep going on the projects. I have way too many! Good luck!

Brooke said...

Oh it's soo great! The dark walls look so nice! I'm inspired for sure! Not sure if you are planning on replacing it or not, but I like the red and white swing!

justine said...

now I can imagine you sitting at your desk. I love those bookcases and so organised! will it stay like that? I am very impressed, looks a fantastic place to work. Love the paint colour too! what a great job you have done.

Sam said...

Beautiful room! Love the navy walls, the rug and the chairs under the wall of photos.x

Angie Willis said...

It looks really great Jamie. Must have been a lot of work and you've done it beautifully. Very true to the inspiration too!

Lesley said...

Looks really great, I love all the touches of colour and the fact that you have given it personality. Well done,I'm sure you're going to enjoy using it!

Krystal said...

SHUT UP!!! that looks better than the inspiration, i LOVE it!!! Will you come design mine!?

R Montalban said...

I love the colour you have chosen for the walls, and the room is beautiful. What a transformation, this must be such a lovely place to be in. A lovely room for a lovley lady.

Kat Sloma said...

This looks amazing! I need your ideas for my studio when I get home. :) Seriously, I love this! This is clearly where all of your creative energy was going. No wonder you didn't want to take pictures!

Clare B said...

wow Jamie. It looks wonderful - definitely a creative project, I think you can officially stop worrying about having lost your creative mojo, your office looks wonderful.

Suki said...

I love the remodel so much. The black navy colour and the floor are so amazing together. Love it!!!

Dorian Susan said...

This is fabulous. I love the way you've arranged the bookshelf. With all that light flooding in, the dark navy is a perfect fit.
I envy you an office space like this in your home!!
Photographing a room is hard-you did a great job. I enjoyed seeing the before and after-your hard work certainly paid off. You're going to love those floors. Look like wood, easy to clean.
Enjoy your new space.

Miss Becky said...

Jamie it's so organized and beautiful. what a great job! I think my favorite is the metal glider and the turquoise boxes on the bookcase. just wow. I've been working on clearing out my creative space, getting it organized and I'm satisfied with just being able to see the floor! thanks for the after, this is so inspiring.

lisa said...

Jamie -
This is fantastic!!! I am sure you are enjoying this so much.
The first thing I noticed was all of the gorgeous light coming in.
Congratulations on a job well done!

styleforlife said...

So fun! You have such beautiful taste. XXX Emily from EL Vintage

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Goodness! I LOVE IT...especially that bench. You have such great style, my friend!

Laloofah said...

What a beautiful room you've created for yourself, Jamie! That wall color is so rich looking, and sets off everything in the room so beautifully. I love the drapes and the ornate white mirror, but my favorite thing in the whole room is that wonderful, whimsical red and white glider! What a fun and cheerful treasure you've got there!

ola appletea said...

so great post! :)

Marcie said...

What a great space in which to create. Love it!

Gilding Lilies said...

It looks fantastic! Not to offend anyone, but I do like it better than your inspiration room. I looks really wonderful. Love the pops of color. It looks like a really happy place to hang out. Congratulations!

blue china studio said...

Wow! Your office turned out so great! I just love that navy color, it makes the room so warm and inviting. From the photos that flooring looks just like wood, amazing.

Have fun working in your new space!

cindy said...

your office looks fantastic! i love all the colors and the vintage chair is so much fun! enjoy your new space and weekend!

Diana Joy said...

Your office is fabulous. I'm not a blue lover but that MS blue is so rich and sophisticated looking. I'm in love with that red and white seating unit...where'd that come from? I think it's really nice you are featuring pictures from some of your bloggers. I think the book shelves should be painted white. tfs your new office...and wow; have some snow!

Polly Scott said...

I am really digging that red metal double chair . . . couch . . . bench thing. Nice work!

Giggles said...

Now that looks like an office where a lot of stuff can get done. Lovely.

Found you on MMB.

maureen said...

Wow. oh. Wow. That is an amazing transformation. Simply gorgeous. You must be over the moon to go in there every day. So bright and colorful. I love so many of the details, too. It really came together well.

Corinne said...

I am so late to the game (catching up...) but I just have to tell you how gorgeous that room is!! And from what I can tell from here... it's so YOU. That color is incredible, and the touches... just gorgeous!

blue elephant photography said...

oh my gosh how crazy beautiful! i love your space!!! you did awesome =) love the pop of colors and the mix. also i love your music!

Tracy said...

Jamie - THANK YOU! I have been looking for the perfect deep navy forever and I found the Wrought Iron color just this morning at Home Depot. I Googledit for images it and found your blog! It looks perfect in the pictures - are the picture colors pretty true to the actual room? It is SUPER dark - can you tell its blue and not black? Your room is gorgeous and I love your blog - I am your newest follower! Thank you again!

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