One Room Challenge Week 8: Home Office Reveal!

Bust out the bubbly – we made it! The Spring 2020 One Room Challenge is complete!


It’s been incredible to see all of the participant reveals. There are so many talented designers showing off the results of their hard work. If you want to have your mind blown, check out the featured designer reveals here, and the guest participant reveals here.

The Before

Now, onto the home office reveal. If you recall, here’s where we started:

The office started out as a gray box with a mish-mash of disorganized stuff. Any furniture, decor, or paperwork (*cringe*) that didn’t have an obvious home would land here. At best, it was an uninspiring workspace. At worst, it was distracting and not suited to my needs while working from home every day during stay-at-home orders.

The Refreshed Home Office

The green paint color makes the space feel much more cozy and inviting. One of the inspirations for the room design was the view of treetops outside, and now the office feels like a continuation of that.

The Ellington rug from McGee & Co. is AMAZING. Seriously, I’m obsessed. The rug is so thick and soft with warm neutral colors, and it feels so nice under your feet (or paws – Ziggy immediately claimed it as his new nap spot as we were unrolling). It covers up the worn carpet underneath and adds visual interest with its subtle pattern.

The reading nook is coming together well – the Esther chair from Target is comfortable, and the fabric is a great texture. I’d like to purchase a second arm chair now that I’m confident in the quality, so I’m saving up for that now.

The side table is borrowed from another room in our house. While the turned wood legs on the side table are incredible, I’m picturing a spindle base like this accent table for the space. Ideally, I can find a similar table thrifted. Can’t wait to wander a thrift store again one day…

There are still quite a few pending projects to wrap up before the room is done and dusted – install moulding, order desk chair, make the trip to IKEA for bookshelves once I can finally land a Click and Collect slot (fingers crossed for me!), install hardware when it arrives, order and install blinds, etc. I’ll update this post as these items are checked off – can’t wait for the final, final state of this room in a few weeks.

While it certainly would have been nice to have the office 100% complete and styled before the end of the challenge, I’m so happy with the progress thus far. It’s been a wild ride in 2020, and at the end of the day, I’m thankful to have a beautiful space from which to work from home. Progress, no matter how slow, feels good, and it’s been blast participating in the ORC. Can’t wait to do it again!

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