All week I’ve been sharing my decorating adventures from my trip to San Diego last week. There were lots and lots of hours put into 3 days, but it was totally worth it to get a space that my friend adores. Her favorite part (and mine!) was the office makeover. The most expensive room in the house – it’s also where she spend most of her time, since she’s a work at home Navy wife. I listened to what she needed, looked at what she had, and found some solutions that would work for her. Wanna see?
Most everything that we purchased for this space came from Ikea, including this sleek little metal frame. Since she’s a graphic artist, it made total sense to use one of her favorite prints as a little art work. For only $1.99, it had such great lines, don’t ya think?
We also bought the little succulents and pot at Ikea, as well as the lamp. She already had the orchid, so we sprayed a pot from her collection white to match everything else. I love the sleek glass lamp that has traditional lines, another Ikea find.
Notice the wall? It was my favorite color of the whole space, a smoky grey tone from Valspar called Nile. One quart was all we needed for the big impact of the accent wall.
We also purchased her new cabinet (on the right side) from Ikea. It stores everything she needs, then hides it away behind a stylish door. Lots of baskets & bins help keep it all organized. I installed caster wheels on the bottom of the cabinet, so it would be easier to pull it out if she needed to when she moves.
This was my only DIY for the space – and it was free (y’all know how I love free!) I took an old memo board that she had in storage and wrapped it with a yard of color chart fabric from Spoonflower, then stapled it all tight and secure on the back. She had the fabric in her supplies, since she designs fabric as a side job. I LOVE the impact it makes – and the price tag was right on the money!
We also purchased the rug from Ikea. I love this one – I actually have 2 of them myself 🙂 For only $20, it was a great addition!
Now she has a whole new space to work away, and hopefully be inspired by my design 🙂
Rug – Ikea – $19.99
Lamp – Ikea – $13
Shade – Ikea – $8
Succulents – Ikea – $4.99
Flower Pot – Ikea – $1.99
Cabinet (with door) – Ikea – $135
Wheels for Cabinet – Lowe’s – $3.96 each ($15.84 for 4)
Baskets (inside cabinet) – Ikea – $13.99 each ($55.96 for 4)
Paint – Lowe’s – Valspar Nile – $15.96
Total for office – $270.73
Total for all of the rooms combined: $843.69 (plus an additional $100 in random supplies used in the 3 rooms) – GRAND TOTAL – $943.69. Under budget – YAY!!!