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One Room Challenge Week 6: Feminine Glam Home Office Makeover

One Room Challenge Week 6: Feminine Glam Home Office Makeover
One Room Challenge Week 6: Feminine Glam Home Office Makeover

Well…it’s hard to believe that it’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge already…the big reveal day!  And despite my setbacks (my cabinet knobs and the area rug didn’t arrive until today…talk about cutting it close!), I was actually able to finish my room (well mostly finish…more on that later).

The office before
The office before

In case you forgot, this is what I started with.

Home Office Mood Board
Home Office Mood Board

My mood board looked like this.  You can find all of the details from the previous weeks here:  Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, and Week 5.

I had a bunch of requirements…but most of them were around needing more storage and a bigger work area…

The office
The office

I got my built-in cabinets and shelves built (find the instructions for how to build them here)…they provide tons of storage as well as display space.  The base cabinet with the drawers on the right hand side is from the Martha Stewart Living Craft Storage collection at homedecorators.com.

The paint is Middleton Pink from Farrow and Ball…I love the way it looks different during the day than it does at night.

The window seat with my inspiration fabric
The window seat with my inspiration fabric

There’s a place to sit and look out the window (which the cats love!)  And it uses my inspiration fabric for the curtains and and bench seat.

The chair and desk
The chair and desk

Then there’s my new awesome desk* and an antique chair that both came from One King’s Lane.

Home office makeover chair
Home office makeover chair

Here’s the same chair with a faux fur* cushion that my mother sewed for me.

The fuchsia chairs
The fuchsia chairs

And a seating area with a pop of color…I love these velvet fuchsia chairs*, the spherical lamp* and the gold-spattered cowhide rug*.

Pink flowers on the desk
Pink flowers on the desk

The gold mirror*, Andy Warhol print and faux peonies* add a little flair to the room.  As I’ve said before…I know a lot of people prefer live plants and flowers, but my green thumb seems to stop at the front door…so I’d rather have good looking fake flowers than real dead ones!

Panel mouldings
Panel mouldings

Chinese symbols give me some inspiration, and I love the blue and white foot bath (you can find a similar one HERE).

The work table and chair
The work table and chair

At the other end of the room, my work area has more storage and I was able to re-use my drafting table…lots of work area!  The work chair* and lamp* make the space functional and stylish at the same time.

Bathroom cabinet made into electronics storage
Bathroom cabinet made into electronics storage

I was able to update an old bathroom cabinet with black lacquer paint…it stores (and hides) all of my internet electronics perfectly!  You can see my post on that here.

The view of the stairway
The view of the stairway

And it all goes very well with my stairwell.

The room is bright, pretty and glam
The room is bright, pretty and glam

Overall, the room is bright, pretty and glam…my favorite kind of room!

The one thing that I was not able to complete?  The ceiling design…but it’s still on my list of things to do…so stay tuned to see how it turns out!

Don’t forget to go to Calling It Home to check out the makeovers of the featured design bloggers as well as all of the other guest participants.

Have comments or questions about One Room Challenge Week 6 – Feminine Glam Home Office Makeover?  Tell us in the section below.

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32 Responses

  1. Jody
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    Beautiful room. Love the builtins and you explained it very well. Now sit in your fuscia chair and relax.

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Jody! I will need a bit of a rest after doing finally finishing this room :)

  2. Elaine Lyons
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    Well done, Wanda. I love the chair at the desk. I have the same chair that I can add the glam to. (Lousy grammar). You’ve given me good ideas for my den/sewing area in my apt.

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Aunt Elaine! I love that chair, too! Good luck with your den.

  3. Tiffany
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    What a beautiful room (and cat)! I love the curtain fabric and that chair is gorgeous. Also love the staircase view. Just fabulous.

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Tiffany! I think the cat has claimed this room…I couldn’t get her to leave long enough to take pictures :)

  4. Vel
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    All I can say is WOWZA! You did a smashing job Wanda!!!! Love all the glam details truly! I can work here forever! Congrats and Cheers for another room done!

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Vel! My first day working up here and I love it! And it is really nice to have it done :)

  5. Elise
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    I want an upstairs office space like this! What a fun space! Pink and leopard always win in my book. :)
    xx

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Elise! I completely agree on the pink and leopard :)

  6. Danielle
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    Great job! So, so glam!

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Danielle! I have a bit of a fetish for anything glam :)

  7. Wanda this is great! That desk is so amazing and I can’t even believe that desk chair is from Overstock! I love it!! Congrats!

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Tricia! Today was my first day working in my new office and I love it :)

  8. Tilisa
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    I love how it turned out! The pink chairs look so good in the room and that built in storage is to die for! Great job!

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Tilisa! I’m loving those pink chairs and all the storage…finally somewhere to put all my stuff :)

  9. Stacey
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    Glamorous and functional all at one time! Those pink chairs just stop me in my tracks – I love them!
    Great job on the One Room Challenge and thanks for sharing at Thoughts of Home. :)

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Stacey! I love those pink chairs, too…and it’s great to have so much storage space. Hopefully I can keep it looking this way :)

  10. Zan
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    This room looks amazing! I love how all the pieces came together; who would not want to work in an office like this? So glad you received those two pieces this morning to complete most of the office. I am sure the ceiling design would love fabulous once you got it done!

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Zan! I was getting a little nervous about the rug not arriving, but fortunately, it got here just in time. And I will get the ceiling done one of these days :)

  11. Krystle
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    Looks so nice! I love the built-ins around the window, such a huge help and visually I love how they anchor the space!

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Krystle! The built-ins are one of my favorite parts of the room…and all of that extra storage really is a big help.

  12. What an amazing mirror! I love your transformation-excellent makeover!

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Kristin! The new version of my office is definitely lighter and brighter…I love working in it :)

  13. Laura
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    Wanda- this is just fabulous!
    You did it and now you can relax and enjoy your efforts!

    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    We are so glad you are here!
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Laura! I am looking forward to a little R&R this weekend :)

  14. Oh I love it all. The chairs and built ins are fantastic. I almost thought your beautiful cat was not real. Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Laura! She is a beautiful cat…and she knows it :) Thank you for hosting such an inspiring link party!

  15. Tammy
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    I love all the built ins. What a great way to utilize the space. Great job!!!

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Tammy! The built ins have definitely made this space more functional and less cluttered…no more random stuff lying around everywhere :)

  16. What a transformation! Love all the storage, and I’m with you on the need for faux plants/flowers. I kill everything. No matter how hard I try to remember that watering is essential, I always forget :)

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Erin! The storage is definitely helping to cut down on the clutter in my office…hopefully I can keep it this way!

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