11 August 2009

{home office makeover}

found these before & after photos on country living yesterday and what a difference these improvements made! lots of good ideas and design inspiration. even the ceiling was warmed up with a coat of paint.

here's the before photo. bland white walls do nothing for the room.

the old bulletin board gets some gilded glamour. find instructions to make your own at country living

this is an idea i think i'm going to steal :: filling an armoire with amenities for guests. find towels, sheets for the air mattress (which is tucked away in a trunk in the room), blankets, and extra toiletries. makes the transformation from office to guest suite quick and easy.

another clever idea :: adding more storage above the door frames is both useful and gives the room a lived-in library feel, plus a perch for display pieces. loving the rustic twig shelf against the romantic floral wallpaper.

even the closet interior was madeover. painting the shelves an actual color, rather than leaving them stark white, gives this closet a much more finished look. and sticking the printer in the closet is such a smart way to keep it hidden. look closely and you'll see pretty ribbon adorning the edges of each shelf. i don't think any inch of space went unnoticed in this project. can't wait to take on our sunporch/studio/office/guest space in what will soon be our very own bungalow

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