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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

One Room Challenge Week #6 | The Home Office Reveal

Today is kinda like the grown-up equivalent of Christmas morning, with the excitement level off the charts because I finally get to share with y'all my home office makeover reveal!  As I sit in my new office chair drafting this post, it's all I can do to stay focused, because I'm still soaking in all the goodness in this gorgeous room!  I'm beyond thrilled with how it turned out and the sophisticated and feminine feel I was originally after was certainly achieved. I couldn't have done it without my talented friend and designer Sita Montgomery.  She's been a true friend and fantastic sounding board and I'm proud to have collaborated with her on this room.  

With this room, more than any other in my home, I wish I could invite you over in person because it truly feels so luxurious and beautiful.  Even though the photos turned out very well, it's just not the same as stepping foot inside! So, pretend you're here and come on in!  

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery


If you remember my office before the transformation, it was a mix of black and white with bright pops of pink and other colors.  The look was playful, but I really wanted a more adult, sophisticated and feminine space. I'm so thankful to have a room all to myself to work, blog, create, wrap presents, etc.  I'm pinching myself that this is my office! 

We started with this soothing color palette of blush pink, black, gold and soft greenish-olive.  The abstract art over my desk set the tone for the space and everything else compliments it.  

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

It's great when you can work existing pieces into a room makeover, and here, I kept the desk I've had for 6 years and the round table that I like to spread out on when I'm working on a project or just need additional room. 

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

I've been dying to get in here and actually start using this room, but I didn't want to mess it up before I took pictures!  I love how well this stylish new chair fits me.  From now on, you can picture me right here with my cup of coffee, blogging away everyday.  "Mama's in her office and she's never coming out!"

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery
That's James in that pic!  Looks just like Jordan, right?!

I work on a Mac, and love having a larger monitor, but it does obscure the amazing art.  I originally ordered the art with a matte brass frame, but it was backordered, so I went with the next closest option, "champagne", and it ended up being very pretty.  I found a new gold desk lamp that fits the room perfectly, along with the fun coasters.  I had wanted this lamp, but couldn't get it in time. Turns out, the one I ended up with works just fine at less than half the cost!

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Speaking of gold, let's talk about the light fixture.  As soon as I opened it from the box, I knew it was gonna be a stunner.  It reminds me of a flirty peacock, spreading her wings and it's a unique focal point in the room.  The chains come longer, so you can fit it to spec, I have mine hanging down about 20 inches from the 8-foot ceilings, but it doesn't feel too low since the sides slope up.  

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Gold light fixture

On either side of the desk are a pair of brass and glass etageres.  Styling these babies gave me a run for my money because each shelf is so tall and there are no sides to lean anything against.  After multiple attempts moving and rearranging things, I found combo that finally worked.  I'm sure I'll be messing with it in the future since musical decor is a game that gets played often here.

bookshelf styling


bookshelf styling

bookshelf styling

bookshelf styling

The rug was one of the first things to arrive and it really grounds everything.  It's super soft and the black and grey leans in a silvery-green direction. It is so pretty in person and rugs are hard to judge online!

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Having this little white bench under the window fills the space and provided a place to bring in softness and color with the pillows.  I'm crazy for the quality and luxuriousness of Arianna Belle's pillows.  I've never had such fancy pillows in my home, but I definitely recognize the difference now. 

The drapes are hung from a stunning, custom cut lucite and brass drapery rod and LuxHoldups was great to work with.  Because my rod length was so long, they made two rods and provided extra support brackets to ensure the rod would stay in place and not bow.  It's the best kind of jewelry for a room!

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Because the etageres are open shelving, they are more decorative in nature and I wanted something that would be functional as additional hidden storage.  This white and gold chest was a great size and the two drawers are nice and deep.  

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

We originally planned to go with a black chest and gold mirror, but that combo didn't end up working out, so this black mirror ended up being the chosen one. 

I had fun styling the top of the chest and started with the two decorative canisters that I'd been eyeing since I first saw them in the catalog. I'm happy to have found them a good home after lusting over them for so long!  I did my best to practice restraint in decorating this surface.  I like the white, gold and black combo with a live ferm to bring in that organic touch of nature. I would have liked to have found a better planter, but I ran out of time!  The simplicity of this one works.

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Since we kept the walls white, I knew I wanted to paint the trim and Farrow & Ball's Lichen in high gloss worked perfectly!  To say I love how it turned out would be an understatement.   I love the color so much that I contemplated painting the doors also, but ultimately decided that keeping the three doors white allows the trim to really pop and be the star.  You can read more about the paint here.

And how fun are the decorative wall vases?!  I currently have faux succulents in them, but can easily change them out when I'm ready for something different. 

Unfortunately, the beautiful chairs I ordered from High Fashion Home haven't yet arrived, but I'll be sure to update you and show you when they do! 

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Minted artists never disappoint with their beautiful art.  These pieces are stunning in the room and go so well together.  I've always loved palm tree art since it reminds me of the couple summers I spent in Hawaii with my grandma as a young girl.  Art is so much more meaningful when it speaks to you in that way. 

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

Well, friends, that's a wrap!  These last 6 weeks flew by!  I'm pooped and need a two-week vacation after this!  I still can't believe we pulled this challenge off with this little sweetie pie taking up most of my time these days!  She still wakes up in the night to eat and I'm tiiiiiiired!  It's actually 10:49 p.m. right now as I'm finishing this post and I can't wait to get to bed! #butfirstcereal #howtireddoIlook?!

Sophisticated & Feminine Home Office | Honey We're Home & Sita Montgomery

thank you & source list 

This room would never have come together, especially in six weeks, without the wonderful sponsors whose generosity was never taken for granted:  AllModern, Arianna Belle, Bassett Mirror Company, Crystorama, Farrow & Ball, High Fashion Home, Joss & Main, and Minted.  I appreciate them so much and truly enjoyed their warm customer service.  




And to my decorating dream partner, Sita, I love and appreciate you so much!  It was even better the second time!  You are a blast to work with and make everything so FUN! I only wish we lived closer so we could hang out in person! 

A huge THANK YOU is also in order for Linda (Calling It Home) for mastermining the entire challenge and for organizing everything so seamlessly- no easy task, I'm sure! It's truly been a wonderful experience and I'm grateful to have been giving the opportunity to participate again.  

Now I'm off to check out the other rooms and you can too by clicking below! 

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56 comments:

  1. It turned out amazing!! I'll probably keep rereading this post over and over to pull inspiration!!

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  2. Your office turned out so perfect! I love the color palette, it's very soothing. I also did an office makeover (guest ORC), it's so fun to see other offices! That light fixture is amazing BTW!
    www.kemleydesign.com

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  3. Between all of your art here and your above-the-crib art from your last ORC, I know you DEFINITELY speak my language when it comes to art choices!!! Girl, it looks AMAZING! I'm crushing hard on everything...espeically that gray trim!! Bravo, mama! What a lovely place to work and get it done!! xx

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    1. The art is one of my favorite parts!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. So so beautiful and feminine! I love every single detail.

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  5. I absolutely love the FB trim colour- so beautiful. And the table with black chairs against that pretty colour behind is amazing. Great job!

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    1. The trim in high gloss is so super shiny! Still looks wet!

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  6. Oh, Megan! I'm sitting here just stunned. Everything is just lovely! From the incredible light fixture to the drapes to the rug and all the art--I can't pick a favorite. Kudos to you and Sita on another incredible collaboration. Now, when can I come visit? Ha!

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    1. Gah- that light fixture is a stunner!! Isn't Sita amazing?!

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  7. This room definitely did not disappoint. Enjoy your beautiful new room...after a well deserved nap. You don't look tired though. That Doll of a baby girl is adorable!

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    1. I appreciate that Beth! Definitely gonna try to catch up on some sleep this weekend!

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  8. Beautiful work, Megan! I cannot IMAGINE taking on a ORC project with such a little one - you're a rockstar!! I love that you were true to your aesthetic, it all looks so fresh. Congrats!!

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    1. Not gonna lie- it was hard to keep up with it all, but so well worth it! Thanks for checking it out!

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  9. What a GLAM office Megan! Every detail is beautiful from the art, to the pair of brass and glass eagers! However, that lux light fixture is stunning and almost as beautiful as your sweet baby girl! Bravo on yet another fab ORC room my friend! XOXO, Sarah

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! I'm so happy with how it turned out!

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  10. What a beautiful office! For me the piece de resistance is the light fixture. It is so unique and eye catching and I love it.

    You styled the etageres perfectly and I love the touches of gold throughout the room. I'm glad that you left the doors white because it keeps the space light and airy.

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    1. Yep, good call on just keeping the trim painted.

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  11. So many amazing elements here, but that painted trim is just perfection!! Definitely could see extending the work day a little in this space =)

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    1. For sure! Now, I'm using any excuse to get to go to my office and work!

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  12. I love all the light you get in your room. The painted trim is lovely and love the etageres. Everything works so well together.

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    1. I'm lucky to have that big window and the room is on the second floor, so nice and bright!

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  13. WOW, Megan - it is so beautiful! I love the trim color, so elegant and classic but still sort of unexpected. What a beautiful room to work in!!

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    1. And don't we have the same desk lamp? I thought that looked familiar! ;)

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  14. What a great space! I love the simple but chic aesthetic. It is all glamour. I would love to work in a space like that. I can't wait for my reveal tomorrow! This is so fun!

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    1. Fingers crossed for you! It's stressful right before the end, but feels so good to have the room completed!

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  15. Megan!! What an inspiring work space you have! You and Sita are such a great team! Job well done!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Claire! Happy to have participated in this challenge with you!

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  16. It turned out so lovely!!! The chandelier is probably my favorite but that green, glossy trim is a close second. ;) Great job, friend!

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    1. Backatcha friend! Your mancave is a room I could spend hours in myself!

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  17. I love how elegant the room is but still has a bit of an edge. It really is so beautiful. And I am with Gwen. . . give me that chandy!!!

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    1. Big thank you Courtney! Your pep talk last night did wonders!! xoxo

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  18. Love all the brass details! And of course than chandy!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Gaby! Appreciate you stopping by!

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  19. Megan, I don't think I've ever LOVED a room more! I seriously wish I could recreate the exact space in my home. Gorgeous!

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  20. Lovely!! It came together perfectly and with such pretty little details!

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  21. The room looks nice. A question - why are books kept backwards?

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  22. Who wouldn't want to work in a chic office like this?! Well done Megan! So in love with it.

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  23. Such an elegant and relaxing chic space! You & Sita did a fabulous job!
    You and your baby are lovely by the way!

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  24. Everything about this is perfection! I'm so excited to share my own reveal tomorrow!!

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  25. Wow, I can't believe what a transformation you made with such a little one in the house! I bet you are exhausted! That gold and white dresser is beautiful. Love the space!

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  26. Megan, WOW! The room is stunning! You have done an amazing job. Such an inviting space.
    You definitely need to take a break and enjoy your new office.

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  27. This room is SO pretty Megan! I seriously would get a lot of work done in there. It feels comfortable and inviting and sophisticated. Love the contrast trim and that chandelier is a stunner. Well done Megan & Sita!!

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  28. I've installed that circa light for two different clients, one of my favs! Gorgeous job!

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  29. Wow! I am in love with this office, and totally jealous. What a beautiful space. I can imagine you still sitting at that desk. Love the details and the thought behind each piece. Love the chandy! I want a chair like that one. Great job.

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  30. Such a creative and bright space to work in! love it all and I want that chair!

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  31. Iam in love!! That chandelier wow! Everything in the room works so well together and those etegeres are amazing. Great work and might I add you look incredible after just have a little sweetness! She's adorable congrats :)

    Lauren | Lovely Decor
    Xx

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  32. Megan, I didn't get a chance last week to look at your room reveal and comment. I love it!! It is a gorgeous room Megan. It's feminine, elegant and glamorous. That light fixture is the crowning jewel. Stunning fixture! You and Sita did a beautiful job. Jordan is just the most adorable baby! Love the last photo of you two pretty girls.

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  33. What a beautiful space! The art above your desk is so serene, and that chandelier is a thing of dreams!

    Alyssa @ Feathers and Stripes

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  34. What a beautiful, beautiful space you've created! Oh, Megan, this room is nearly as pretty as you are. May you have many productive hours working in here!

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