I finished styling our desks over the weekend:
I also turned my boyfriend's desk into a campaign one like mine using this tutorial.
I tried to disguise our modem and router as much as possible. My boyfriend had a small heart attack (not really) when he saw the modem turned on its side (I guess it has to breathe?) so it's standing up now...
Welcome to my blog's headquarters :)
This is where the magic, err, blogging happens:
This crystal was dirt cheap at the gem show I attend annually. I'm still kicking myself for not getting more of them.
Speaking of gem show goodies:
I wish my mouse would work on that agate slice but sadly it doesn't so it's just for photos. Let's all pretend it does work though ;)
I also got my cowhide at the gem show. Weird, I know haha
I had my Nate Berkus arrowhead rug in here but there were too many rectangles happening between it, our desks, and the shelves so I brought the cowhide in on a whim and instantly loved how the organic shape broke up the boxiness of everything else.
This painting is still one of my favorite purchases :) West Elm doesn't sell it anymore but Shannon and Kristin have great tutorials on how you can DIY a similar piece of your own!
Remember the light I installed myself?
I still can't get over how much better it looks! I'm easily impressed, what can I say haha
I shared a ton of photos of my styled shelves here. You can also read a few tips on how to mix his and hers styles on a bookcase of your own here.
I love seeing the shelves reflection in the mirror on our gallery wall:
You can make a similar piece of arrow art here :)
Ready for some before and afters?
Here's where we started after I cleared out my hoard:
Here's where we are now:
We painted the walls Benjamin Moore's "Revere Pewter", DIY'd a pipe curtain rod, curated a gallery wall, replaced the light fixture, and styled our Vittsjo shelving units (after we spray painted them Valspar's "Indigo Streamer" – my go-to navy blue).
Here's what the desk/gallery wall looked like before:
Here's what it looks like now:
Last but not least, here's what the shelf wall looked like before:
Our office is a bit busy and crazy with pictures and accessories everywhere but I love it. I'm surrounded by my favorite things and I can't help but to smile whenever I walk into the room :)
What do you think of our office? What's your favorite part?
Psst: I'll be sharing a full source list on Thursday! If you have any questions you'd like answered then, ask them now!