February 26, 2014

My Home Office Now

A few months ago, I participated in the One Room Challenge at Linda's blog Calling It Home.  I decorated my home office.

At the end of the six weeks, I had completed most of the room except a few details here and there.  I was also waiting for my plantation shutters to arrive.

Well, the shutters have arrived and I can now show you what my office looks like these days!

C'mon in...
Blue and White Home Office
I love walking into this room every day!

Here is a shot of what the room looked like before the shutters arrived (and before spider mites arrived and destroyed my palms.)
Home Office Decor - photo taken before the new plantation shutters

New Plantation Shutters and updated office decor
 I feel like the shutters have made the room feel finished.

Pier One Shelf and Pottery Barn Baskets - newest addition to home office
I also added some baskets for extra storage.  
These have been a huge help with all our school papers!

Pink Orchid
And I bought a new orchid.  Don't worry, the old one is still alive.  I just moved it because I like the color of this one better.  It's more...well...orchid!  Apparently the hot color of the year!

White Bookcases in blue and white home office
 I still might do something with the empty corners where the palms were.

Bookshelf styling  in blue and white home office


Blue and White

Dash and Albert blue and white striped rug in my updated home office
Oh - and here is something that I realized I like....The stripes in the rug, the boards of the hardwood floor and the louvers on the shutters all run in the same direction.  That is very pleasing to my eyes.

Office desk close up - fluted leg
 And I love my desk more and more every day!

Throw Pillow blue and white

Blue and white home office
Sure, I still have to hang some artwork and I am also thinking about curtain panels for the windows but basically this room is done!  Hooray!

Thanks again to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting a party for all the One Room Challenge Updates.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has done!

Have you updated any "previously finished" rooms?

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48 comments:

  1. Still looks fab! It's so crisp and bright. I will be reluctantly sharing mine tomorrow...

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  2. Shelley, this office is so pretty. That new orchid is amazing. I love the shutters, well worth the wait. I wouldn't mind doing paperwork in this space. Maybe I would mind, less?

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  3. Your office was pretty when it finished after the ORC and looks more refined and perfect now with your shutters and baskets!

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  4. What a pretty office... I'd love spending my day in there! Great job! Elle

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  5. I can imagine your pleasure each time you walk into your beautiful office. There's just something so special about having our own space we can decorate just for us with the things we love. Your office is classic and refined with a dash of Calypso. It really says Shelley!

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  6. Your office looks beautiful! I love the shutters and the color of the orchid is gorgeous!

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  7. Your office is wonderful. I love it. I would definitely be in there all the time. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Looks really good, Shelley! Your hard work and patience paid off. I love the rug.

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  9. It looks wonderful! I don't even think you need the curtain panels.

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  10. Shelley I'll trade you offices! What a beautiful and bright space to work in! Is this just for blogging or do you have another job? I'd spend as much time as I could in here. It looks so productive, stylish and clean cut. I love it. xo Nancy

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  11. I'm with Nancy, I'll trade offices with you! Looks great!

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  12. Wow! How beautiful your office is! Hopefully you don't do any 'real' work in there or you'd mess it up! The shutters do look so nice on your windows.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  13. Love this space, I just ordered Plantation shutters for my son's bedroom ... cannot wait they are so clean and sleek and PRETTY! xo

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  14. Lovely office space. I'm not sure I'd get any work done in there, so busy I'd be admiring the surroundings.

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  16. The shutters are a fabulous addition and the office is lovely - it looks like the perfect place to get some work done or just relax and have a little peace and quiet. Perfection!
    All best,
    Phyllis
    (Sorry, had to delete the first comment because of a typo!)

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  17. Wow! What a great work space. I wish my office was so beautiful and clutter free. Love the rug, the shutters, your desk, bookshelves--IT ALL!

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  18. Your home office looks stylish and refined. Love those blue and white mix. The rug is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  20. A nice office in your home.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  21. It looks so fantastic, Shelley! I really like the colors you have chosen -- the navy and that orchid "Orchid" are just smashing!

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  22. Love your pretty room...and I love plantation shutters so much.
    Over from Jann's

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  23. Your office is so pretty. I LOVE the striped rug and the pillows! And those bookcases are fabulous. You are right, the shutters are a wonderful finishing touch.

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {www.designertrapped.com}

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  24. Your office space looks lovely! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  25. This looks so nice. Great job. I like the pop with the orchids.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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  26. You did such a great job pulling this space together Shelley! I love how you brought your mood board to life with the desk, bookcases, and blue and white palette! I would LOVE a space like this for my very own!

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  27. Wow your room looks fabulous! I love that rug- it really makes a statement. The shutters look perfect. Too bad about the spider mites. They used to say you could spray the plant with a mix of dish soap and water (won't hurt them) to kill the mites.

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  28. Shelley, it looks fantastic. I want an office of my very own just like it. Enjoy!!

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  29. I love your office! It's so bright and the shutters look great! Those dastardly spider mites!

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  30. Ohhhh, nice and classy. Love the rug. The light fixture is fabulous. I covet. :) (I found you via Blue Friday ~ TDH)

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  31. What a beautiful office - I would love to have a space like this all to myself!

    Visiting from Jennifer Rizzo... Rhonda @ home.made.

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  32. This is beautiful! I love the classic look. Love that rug too :)

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  33. What a great looking space. so crisp and fresh looking with the stripes and shutters. now paying your bills won't be so painful!:)

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  34. Wow, your room is stunning! We have shutters throughout our home too and they really make each room look so finished and unique. Your office looks so stylish and very 'Calypso'!

    If you have a minute to spare my weekly Say G'day linky party is on and this post would be a perfect addition! Hope you can stop by and say g'day!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  35. What a great looking office. I love how bright it is........I would never get any work done!

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  36. Still loving your office! That rug!!!! The plantation shutters really do complete the room. Can I ask where you ordered them from?

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  37. Very pretty office! I need baskets for school papers too.

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  38. Looks great the blue and white really added brightness and personality well done!

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  39. Looks too cute! What the hell are spider mites? OMG I can't keep plants alive for the life of me...

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  40. Thanks for linking up to Design {it} Friday! I Love your home office..

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  41. I love your office! Love your rug and blue accents!!

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  42. Thank you for linking up your beautiful office! I love all of your pretty blue and white!

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  43. wow what a gorgeous space, love that amazing desk!!

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  44. Your office is gorgeous! I need you to come decorate mine for me.

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  45. I love a bright and airy room and with blue and white it is lovely. Your rug and pillows with blue chinoiserie look great. Great furniture and shutters finish it beautifully.

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