My space to work

 The space that is now my office had been an addition by the previous homeowners sometime in the late 90’s. They used it as a home office/library/guest space. My hubs and I both agreed that it would be the perfect space for me to work, keep my client’s things, and use as an extra space for guests too. During our move, this room became a bit of a storage room which kinda stressed me out. Now, it’s {mostly} all settled, save for a few electronics and cords that we’re just not sure what the heck to do with. 
Here’s the room before: 
The room has one huge wall of built-in shelving and this fun electric fireplace. 
I also love the access to the deck outside. 
Having an extra bath is definitely a plus, but that border had to go.
And so did the lovely teal mini blinds that matched the border. 
Instead of a traditional bed, the previous homeowners had a Murphy bed installed in this room. I felt that it was a bit of an eyesore, so we sold it on Craig’s List. 
Kinda cool, but a little bit 80’s.
This was a surprise when it was removed. We had our painters patch the wall, and fortunately we had extra carpet to patch that hole too.
This computer cabinet came from my grandparent’s home. The dark stain didn’t really fit in with my plan for this room, so it got a paint job too. 
Along with the computer cabinet, I got this fun vintage sofa. It has been in my grandmother’s living room for as long as I can remember. I loved the lines, but wasn’t crazy about the fabric. To the upholsterer’s it went! 
 Now on to my inspiration…
How divine is this sofa and that nailhead trim on the back?
Don’t mind if I do…
Love this little nook. The mirror is great and makes the space seem bigger!

Love love love this gallery wall over the pink sofa.
This little vignette just makes me so happy! I love every detail. 
 And now for the AFTER:
The sofa from my grandmother is right at home in this room. I am obsessed with the bright raspberry pink…and with those chrome nailheads!!!!!! love!!! 
I think the sofa is too fun paired with this little gold trunk that Santa brought me last year.
The mantel was painted, as was the rest of the room. I painted all the walls, cabinetry, trim, and mantel the same shade of gray. Thunder, by Benjamin Moore. 
I even think the sofa is more fun from the back! 
I set my desk at the back of the room. The white parson’s desk has been great. Now, the computer cabinet is white too …so I can turn my chair to use both the desk and the cabinet. 
No room of mine is complete without a little plate arrangement. 🙂
The platter belonged to my husband’s grandmother. The smallest dish was my Baboo’s, and the turquoise plates came from Mama Doris. The chinoiserie plates were a find at an antique shop, and the white dishes from TJ Maxx. 

 And the bathroom…
Paint made all the difference for the computer cabinet!
This bathroom was painted the same color as the office. I did a little picture arrangement on the main wall above the towel bars. Those towel bars will have to be replaced at some point – they are a tish dated in their look. 🙂
I had an old matelasse made into a shower curtain for this bathroom. 
And a little valance too.
The guest towel ring and paper holder are of the same suite as the towel bars…. aren’t they funny?