The girly office/guest room is done! (for now)

Here it is: our small office guest room in it’s current state!  These are definitely not “After” shots as there are still projects to start and organizing to finish.  But before that happens, I’m very anxious to finally get back to working in here, the shop has been on hold for too long.

Bright small office guest room before and after

We painted the walls a very light gray, and the ceiling a crisp, spring-y blue (Martha Stewart’s Cumulus Cloud and Enamelware).  The desk and floating shelves are from IKEA.  I’m still so excited that I get to have a 5′ by 3′ desk AND a sofa bed in an 8′ wide room.

Bright office and guest room before and after

The command center is still in progress, but the cork board and dry erase board were finished today.

The empty frame will soon have some small, shallow wall shelves inside to hold supplies and/or products.  This morning, the cork and dry erase boards were gold inside, but I had a sudden change of mind and made them white lace instead.  Need my girly touches since the walls aren’t pink.

lace dry erase and cork board

Still saving for the cowhide, and will probably get more white bins and/or baskets to keep the shelves simple and uncluttered.  Once we can get our hands on a few more wine crates, they will be stacked and turned into movable shelves.

feminine office guest room

(You can read more about the sofa bed and how it fits into the room perfectly here.)  I’ll keep you updated as this room continues to change.

We started clearing out the powder room last night and we’ve already discovered several additional “issues” that will need to be addressed.  There are a couple strange dilemmas that I will probably need your help with!

PS Here is the latest update on the office.

Comments

  1. says

    It looks so fresh and so clean! I love the painted floor. Your guests will have no choice but to feel relaxed in there :) The white lace on the corkboard is just lovely and I also like the plans for a cowhide. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

    • says

      Thanks Courts! The floor in this room is wearing very well. It was painted many, many years ago and then had carpet put over top, so we just pulled the carpet out. Unfortunately, they didn’t cover the floors when they painted the room dark orange, so there are orange splatters all over it. We may put a fresh coat of white on it someday.

      I did however paint our living room floor white, I’ll do a post on how that is holding up when we get that room’s renovations!

  2. Anonymous says

    Love it!! I may have missed this but what color did you paint the walls? I’m thinking of painting my living room that color. So calming!!

    • says

      So excited that the room has inspired you! The walls are Martha Stewart’s “cumulus cloud.” I use Behr paint.

      They many tell you at home depot that the color will not come out true, but I haven’t found that to be an issue. Behr is better quality than the glidden they may try to sell you.

    • says

      So excited that the room has inspired you! The walls are Martha Stewart’s “cumulus cloud.” I use Behr paint.

      They many tell you at home depot that the color will not come out true, but I haven’t found that to be an issue. Behr is better quality than the glidden they may try to sell you.

    • says

      The ceiling is actually a light blue, very fresh with some green undertones. It’s called Enamelware, also by Martha Stewart.

      Please share pictures when you’re finished with your spare room, I’d love to see!

    • says

      I was puzzled when I discovered that “cumulus cloud” was gray, as all I noticed was the beautiful blue tint from the ceiling. Heading to Home Depot in the morning to check both colors out.

  3. Anonymous says

    hi there great room…just a question for a novice decorator….why did you do the ceiling blue? is it to reflect light? thanks:-)

    • says

      Thanks! The ceiling is blue just because I wanted some color, but as much as there would be painting all four walls. And I just like the look of a colored ceiling and neutral walls. :)

      I did, however also want to reflect as much light as possible in the room too, so the walls and ceiling were painted with a satin finish. That helps a great deal in making the room feel brighter.

  4. Anonymous says

    Lovely room! I’m really impressed and especially love the desk. Will you tell me where you got yours? Thanks!

    -Erhu

  5. says

    Where did you get the sofa? I’ve been thinking of a futon for both my 2nd bedroom and my ‘finished’ room in my basement but I really like the idea of a sofa.

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