Office Redesign with HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams
Since moving to our new home in the burbs we’ve been slowly designing each room to fit our personal style and needs. I’ve always dreamed of having a designated work space, so when we had a spare room we agreed that we could utilize it as an office. For months it sat as a catch-all for wedding stuff, moving boxes, and who knows what else. Rather than putting it off any longer, I thought it only right that I kick off the new year by officially decorating the space so it not only looked good but, also functioned as an office.
The general style we gravitate towards when decorating definitely has a modern, bohemian feel, so keeping that in mind I started to pull inspiration images of artwork, colors, and prints. Normally, I naturally go towards a cooler palette, but for some reason, many of the images were much brighter in hue. From here I designated a complimentary Color Collection from HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams called Future Thinker. The palette shared a warmer vibe, with a few shades that emerged from my mood board, including black, marigold, and orange. With four on-trend 2018 Color Collections of the Year from HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams, it’s easier than ever to bring harmony to your home. Each Color Collection has a range of colors that go together in any combination, helping take the guesswork out of choosing color and giving your home a sense of room-to-room harmony. All you have to do is choose the designer-inspired look you want to achieve from themes like Next Journey, Future Thinker, Thoughtful Living or Individual Mix.
TIP! You can also use your dedicated Color Collection to inspire more than just paint colors! Look for similar hues in the upholstery, artwork, and other pieces you decorate with for a perfectly coordinated look, similar to what I did in my space!
One of the main predicaments with the space is the angled roofline and general small square footage. Since the roofline angles down, I knew I wanted to focus on creating a statement or focal wall rather than attempting to paint the entire space. I’ve always wanted to experiment with a shade of black paint, so I selected Domino (SW6989), a color from the HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams Future Thinker Color Collection. The color itself is a moody black, maybe even a little closer to a deep-dark grey. I decided to pull a pre-existing pattern from the space and mirror the stripes from the bench cushion on the entry wall. To emphasize the 9 ½ ft. high ceilings I opted to create vertical lines over horizontal. Once my design plan was set I headed to Lowe’s to pick up the HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY Interior Paint and Primer in Domino (SW6989), Purdy brushes and rollers, and a few other painting tools.
The most time-consuming step of my painting process was tapping the straight lines. To ensure they were straight, I started by measuring with a level starting from the ceiling down to the baseboard. After reading a different article, I opted to go with an odd number of lines to give the wall more interest. I’m so glad I purchased a mix of Purdy brushes and also a small roller, this allowed me to get crisp and clean lines and also move a bit quicker to fill in the larger space.
TIP! If you're stumped on what you’ll need for your painting project or how much paint you’ll need, bring your room dimensions with you when you shop. The paint department staff will be able to help assist you in getting everything you need, so you won’t wide up needing to make another trip.
After my entry wall had been painted, I went to work on decorating the space. Overall, I decided to keep the larger furniture pieces and rearrange them in the room to create a better flow. I moved my desk closer to the window and moved my storage cabinet to the mirroring wall. This gave the illusion of wider room and also freed up a dead space that I hadn’t been using. With my mood-board as a guide, I picked up new pillow covers, added organizational essentials, and brought in new artwork.
I couldn’t be happier with the way the project turned out! I’m already finding myself wanting to spend more time in the space. Having the stripes painted on the entry wall is by far one of my favorite features, it adds interest and reminds me of our travels to Palm Springs!
TIP! Give yourself time to decorate, It’s not an overnight process! I find the most interesting spaces to be those that have collection of pieces picked up over time.
Do you have any redesign projects you’re planning for the new year? I’d love to hear how you would use one of the 2018 Color Collections of the Year from HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams to inspire your space.
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Palm - Home Depot | Woven Basket - Target | Pant Stand - Homegoods | Desk - All Modern | Standing Brass Lamp - Target | Desk Pencil Holder - Target | Wall Plant Holder c/o FAB | White Cart - Target | Striped Bench Pad - | Pillow Covers (Assorted) - H&M | White Plant Stand - Hobby Lobby | Red glass Lamp - Homegoods | Water Spritzer - Amazon | Rug - Wayfair | Farrah Fawcett Print | Frames - Homegoods & Aaron Brothers | Magnetic Pin Board - similar | Canon Printer
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