I am very excited for the big reveal of my finished office space which I completed just a few days ago as part of the ‘One Room Challenge’, an excellent online event that encourages design bloggers to complete a one-room project over five weeks. I finally feel at home in my space and it is such a serene and delightful working environment.
I am happy to report that my challenges were quite minimal and mostly due to my own stress over selections. Things went remarkably smoothly. As a reminder, my goal was to take a very blank, white-wall, black-floor office space and turn it into something that expressed my design aesthetic while remaining functional and professional for a work space. It was important to me that the space was not too extreme or too strong stylistically. As a practicing interior designer I work with clients who want both traditional and modern spaces. I did not want to completely alienate anyone.
An eclectic mix was also important, firstly because it is my aesthetic, but also because I deal in vintage and antique furniture and make throw pillows from vintage fabrics. I wanted to feature my product in the space, but wanted to be sure the space did not become a cluttered area for all my finds. I am not quite an antiques store!
Neutrals were important to me, and keeping enough white so I had a good background when working on more colorful designs for clients. If everything in my space was emerald or leopard I know it would be difficult to put together a subtle pastel scheme.
And of course I cannot resist working with a color scheme that coordinates with my Mini Schnauzer! I am so glad I managed to snap her pic while she was doing her best three-quarter ‘end-of-the-runway’ pose!