Friday, February 1, 2008

Ahh.... That's Better

I know it's been awhile since my last post, but I've returned with the results of my office makeover! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll remember that a couple of weeks ago I was complaining about the general chaos that was whirling around me in the form of red-orange paint, a half-finished tree mural and enough crap on the walls to put a TGIFridays to shame.

My office was in desperate need of a Design on Dime makeover. So with IKEA a mere 20 minutes away and a Vintage/Asian/Seaside theme steering my thoughts, I embarked upon my most ambitious decorating project to date.

Since it was color that prompted this redecorating frenzy, choosing a new color was my biggest challenge. After spending a year in a room painted one-shade hotter than the sun; I was looking forward to a nice cool palette. Something equivalent to a mental mint. I eventually arrived at Livable Green and Transport Gray. It's very calm and just a bit institutional, which I find oddly soothing.

After the room was repainted I waited a few days before I dove into the actual work of redecorating. I really wanted to approach the project from a more organized place than I usually come from and that meant NOT throwing everything back up on the walls. It also meant measuring, leveling, sinking anchors and using common sense in general.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my new office. If you have a room or a corner or a shelf that you've walked past one hundred times and thought, " I should do something with this" I hope this inspires you to get started on your own project. xoxox - jenni


Christie said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog and will be back!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much Christie! It makes it that much more fun when you know there is an audience.I hope to see you again.

Now I'm on my way to check out your blog!

Kara said...

Love your space! I have to do a 'makeover' as a magazine wants style shots of my workspace....arghhh!


Jennifer said...

Thank you so much Kara! I hope your makeover goes well! I'll be stopping by your blog to take a look.

Our house will be in a photo shoot for decor8 this month. Come on back and see. jenni