One Room Challenge Week 1 – My Home Office Makeover Begins

Hello!!  It’s the day I’ve been anxiously waiting for!  I finally get to announce that we’ll be redecorating my home office for this Spring’s One Room Challenge!  If you’re new to Honey We’re Home, thanks so much for stopping by!  I’m Megan, a possibly crazy woman that wanted to take on this challenge even though I just had a baby!  Our 7-week old Jordan is the sweetest thing.  She’s keeping me busy with those round-the-clock feedings, but I didn’t want to turn down the opportunity to redecorate this room, especially after last time!
ONE ROOM CHALLENGE
Last Fall I was honored to participate in the ORC and it was a terrific experience.  With the help of my friend and designer Sita Montgomery, we transformed my son’s old bedroom into a soothing lavender retreat of a nursery for Jordan.   We were honored that the nursery was even named as one of House Beautiful’s Top 10 favorite rooms from past seasons of the ORC!  I still get comments and questions about the nursery, but the best part is that we’re now getting to live in it with our baby girl and enjoy it!  It’s not only beautiful, but functional too.
Sometimes I wish it were my room!  I actually do have my eye on that room someday as a future office for myself.  #moveoverbaby! Ha!  But, it’ll likely be several years before I can claim that space as my own, so until then, I have a room at the back of our house I’m using for my home office.  It’s where I do crafty things, wrap presents, plan, and blog.  I spend quite a bit of time here, so I want it to be a place I enjoy and feel creative in.
OFFICE BEFORE

Let’s take a look at the office we’re working with before I get to why I wanted to redo this room and the direction we plan to take it.

 

Not too bad, right?!  But, to help bring order to the chaos that is our playroom, I gave up my large Ikea expedit a few months ago. Since then, my own office has been the chaotic space because all the things that were so neatly organized in that bookcase ended up on the floor or table.  And p.s. my once gorgeous plant died. 🙁
I temporarily moved a console into the room as a space holder, but I’m embarrassed to show you that as it stands now, my office looks like this:
It’s a mish-mash with no cohesive style now.  It used to be bright white with bold black and pink accents, but now I’d prefer a more soothing and sophisticated space.  Enter Sita again! Her designs always say sophisticated and grown-up with a gorgeous, feminine feel.  I’m thrilled and so very thankful that she agreed to help me tackle this office for the one room challenge.  I need all the help I can get, especially now!
Take a look at some of her beautiful work:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isn’t she amazing?!  She does e-design too if you’re interested and I can attest to how wonderful Sita is to work with.  I can’t wait to show you next week the design plan for my office!  We’ve only got 6 weeks to pull it together, but I’m ready to get after it!  I hope you follow along, I’d love your feedback along the way.
In the meantime, YOU can participate in the One Room Challenge too by linking up your  room transformations every Thursday at Calling it Home.

Be sure to visit the ORC participants below, there is some major talent represented so you KNOW it’s gonna be good!  Thank you so much, Linda, for inviting me back!

 

 

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43 Comments

    • April 7, 2016 / 1:13 pm

      Thanks Heather! Come back next week, I'll be sharing the whole design plan! I'll be interested to see what you think!

  1. April 6, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I am so excited to see your plan! Thank you for introducing me to Sita's designs. I LOVE her work and her IG account is a bright spot in my day!

    • April 7, 2016 / 1:13 pm

      I love her IG too!

  2. April 6, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    How exciting! I have the big pieces in my office but it's nowhere near to being done. So I love the timing of this! Hopefully I'll get lots of ideas and inspiration!

    • April 7, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      I hope you get inspiration to! The layering and accessories will really bring it together!

  3. April 6, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Your office is so pretty as well as the old yellow office, but change is always good to keep you inspired. Looking forward to your reveal!

    • April 7, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      You remember the yellow! 😉

  4. April 6, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    What type of tree is that? It looks beautiful!

    • April 7, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      I'm not sure, but I got it at Lowe's.

  5. April 6, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    You have a wonderful space to work with. Sita's work is beautiful and I bet your space will turn out fabulous. I am also working on an office space as part of the ORC so you've definitely piqued my interest!

    • April 7, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      Fun!! I spent so much time in my office and I wanted to be both pretty and functional, so exciting to both be doing offices at the same time!

  6. April 6, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I LOVE Sita's beautiful work! Your office looks like a great space to work with, can't wait to see how it transforms through the ORC!

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      We've been knee deep in collaboration – it's gonna be good! Can't wait for it to all come together!

  7. April 6, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I need Sita! I have to laugh because your office looks pretty amazing to me. Can't wait to see how you change it.

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks Linda! I'm honored to be participating again. Let the games begin!!

  8. April 7, 2016 / 2:58 am

    Her rooms are so beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with your office space. I like your office now, but I know it always feels refreshing to go in a different direction with a space. It breathes new life into your home. I'll be following along!

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      It will definitely be more sophisticated and feminine, a welcome change!

  9. April 7, 2016 / 3:18 am

    I've so loved working with you again, Megan! Thank you so much for asking me to help you! I'm so excited to see everything come together! I think we make a pretty fabulous team!

    • April 7, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      EEeeekkk so excited to see you two work together again! This is going to be so good!

  10. April 7, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    Oh my previous comment didn't make it, bummer. I was just commenting for the first time after reading for a year because I am so excited you're doing an office makeover!! I am knee deep in my own home office makeover (it was seriously becoming a health hazard with all the piles of kid artwork everywhere) and while I am not sure I will finish in six weeks, I am super excited to see how you manage yours and hopefully glean some ideas from you!

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Oh good! Perfect timing!! I'll have lots of organizing to do in our office too.

  11. April 7, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    What a great office, you have a beautiful sense of style. This room has great bones and I can not wait to see what you come up with !!!

    Lauren | Lovely Decor
    xx

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Lauren!

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      I'm looking forward to following your room Gwen! Your work is always amazing!

  12. April 7, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Hey where is that spotted rug in your office from? BTW your entire home is beautiful.

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Hi Marcus, it's from Jersey Road. 🙂

  13. April 8, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Good Lord…a new baby and a makeover! You are incredible:)

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      . . . or crazy! 😉

  14. April 8, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    We can't wait to see your design plan!

    Cheers! xo the Waiting on Martha team

  15. April 8, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Wow, I think it looks pretty cute already, looking forward to seeing what you will do with the space! I'm a first time guest participant, so I'm excited to follow all of you on your journeys!!! Kristin @ Postbox Designs

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      It'll be a quick 6 weeks, but so worth it in the end!

  16. April 9, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    I can't wait to see the plan. The space is pretty already!!

  17. April 10, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    I loved your nursery and can't wait to see this office space come together for you!! New baby, new office … that is just fabulous! xo, paige

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      That new baby is such a sweetheart. And she's already starting to outgrow her newborn clothes!

    • April 11, 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Hi Jenna! I respect people's differences of opinion and shared my thoughts in the comments there. I'm looking forward to the ORC too! Our design is starting to come along!

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