It's been a while since you've seen it so here's a couple of photos to refresh your memory of what the very messy before looked like:
Here's what it looked like after I moved all of the crap out of the room and brought our desks back in:
And here's what the progress we've made on the room looks like now:
It's much better but we've still got a ways to go!
We painted the walls Benjamin Moore's 'Revere Pewter' over Memorial Day weekend:
It is the perfect gray but it's also a chameleon gray. Sometimes it looks like a brown-gray, sometimes it looks like a green-gray and other times it just looks gray. I love it and want to paint every room in our house the same color haha
We also hung some curtains:
(Sorry for the blown out window. They're tricky to photograph and I don't have a fancy enough camera to fix the problem.)
I still need to hem them but shhhhh! don't tell anyone - it'll be our little secret ;)
Some art was hung up too!
That's the large abstract piece from West Elm, in case you're wondering. It's sold out now but you could always paint a similar piece of your own!
I also manhandled the gray chair that was in our living room up our curved staircase by myself (my boyfriend was working and I'm impatient) last weekend to see how a little seating area would look:
At first I thought the chair was way too big for the small room but I was too lazy to drag it back downstairs so I left it in the room. It grew on me (and our dogs!) so I brought a few other things into the room (table, lamp, accessories, etc.) to further the seating area idea and I love it so far! My little lady does too :)
Anyway, there's plenty of room for my desk chair:
Even when I pull it all the way out from the desk:
Speaking of desk chairs:
On a whim one day, I brought two of the new patio chairs we bought for our soon-to-be outdoor dining room upstairs to see what'd a pop of color would look like in the office. Needless to say, I loved them so they've stayed. Not sure what'll happen if/when our outdoor dining room comes together but apparently the chairs are for indoor use only so there's that haha
I still need to turn my boyfriend's desk into a campaign style one like mine. I'm also planning on adding a gallery wall above our desks but I still need to decide what's going to be hung there and then buy some frames for loose pieces of art. I also need to style our desktops and figure out how to hide/disguise our modem and router.
Did someone say styling?
I have a lot of that to do:
(Psst: say hi to my new navy Vittsjo shelving units! I'll post more about them soon!)
Ignore what's on the shelves now, those are just some recent purchases I brought upstairs along with some of my boyfriend's things. I'm going to attempt to mix our things together on the shelves. He's a gamer and a bit of a geek (I say that with nothing but love) and I'm a knick knack hoarder so the styling is going to be tough. I plan to document it all though so stay tuned!
What do you think of the room's progress so far? Who wants to come help me style?