Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Home Office Goes Horizontal

I love a good home office makeover and this is my new favorite (for 5 minutes until another one catches my eye - I'm fickle that way). 

Stephen Saint-Onge, who does those monthly makeovers of rooms for Better Homes & Gardens did this one for a reader recently. 

I won't bore you with the before photos.  Just picture a plain room with crap scattered here and there.  We all have a space like that somewhere no?  Well, maybe it's just me.  Moving on, this is the finished room with...horizontal stripes.  Aren't they beautiful?  Loving how the crisp white wood stands out against the stripes.

 I had actually though of doing horizontal stripes in my home office until I found out what hell they are to execute after doing them in my dining room.  BTW, they referred to this as an "easy stripe treatment".   I'm guessing the author of the article has never actually tried to paint horizontal stripes in a 70 year old house.

This is my favorite part of the new room:

I'm not sure how much work actually gets done when you have a chaise in your office, but it sure looks good doesn't it?

I thought this was just decorative, but the article said the drawers were used as storage.  Not really practical given it's location in the room so more than likely she won't use it for storage of anything she needs quick and easy access to.

Love the little table cause it's green and I pretty much love any furniture painted green.  The lamp was a spray paint project that started out black.  Love :)

He also turned this empty closet...

Into this...

Honestly, as cute as this little work station is, I would think outfitting it with shelves for storage would have been a better use of the space.  I have two closets in my home office and I use every spare inch of space in them.  But hey, BHG hasn't hired me to makeover anything so I'll just shut up now and go away quietly.

Happy Thursday :)

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