The DZP Home Office Reveal
It's party time!! I'm SO excited to reveal the DZP Home Office Makeover with blog readers this morning!! So maybe it's a party of one (plus a fiesty doggy) in the office but just know I'm dancing a little "I no longer have to paint this room!" dance!! I'm pretending you're partying along too:)!!
As you may remember, in our old home I had quite the unique set up for a home office. Being that our second floor was lofted I had almost two separate spaces, an office and a meeting area. For the first few years of my business I brought clients upstairs to meet, enjoy cupcakes and chat. It loved that personal side of my business and I'll have to admit sometimes I miss that!
Fast forward to last year when we kinda, sorta, at the last minute, decided to sell our beloved home and move closer to family. Everything happened in under two months and suddenly I found myself in a new house and a MUCH smaller office. I didn't know what to do with the space and so I did nothing. For several months I just lived and worked in the space, learning the ins and outs of what worked and what didn't. I wanted the future office to be a reflection of me, my brand and the things that make me so passionate about what I do. I wanted it to be a space that inspired me daily, refreshed my soul and pushed me forward. Designing and dreaming about a space like that takes time. So, this impatient girl begrudgingly waited to let those things unfold.
Way back in March I started this journey. The first step was to sell my beloved Pottery Barn desk for an upgraded WHITE version (swoon!). I battled over shades of grey and documented the agonizing process on Instagram. I carefully selected images, frames, accents, rugs, pillows and decor for the space, making mistakes along the way and learning a whole lot!! I spent money on the pieces that mattered most to me (and that would get used every day) and repurposed others from my old office.
When it came time to photograph the space I was delighted. It felt complete and it felt entirely like ME. For a girl that can be incredibly indecisive, that's no easy feat but with a lot of patience, thought and a little elbow grease, it CAN be accomplished!! Today this space is one of my favorite spots in the house and it truly is a respite for me on work days. I love it here!
To everyone who walked with me through this process, thank you so much!! Your objective feedback was incredibly helpful and gave me much needed feedback!! And to my hubster, thank you for giving me a room in the house that is all my own, for building shelves for me, hanging canvases, encouraging me and supporting me through not only this makeover, but business ownership too!!
I hope you'll stick around and join in the celebration!! I'd love to hear what you think of the space!! PLUS there's a fun giveaway at the bottom of the post, don't miss out!! So let's get on to all the pretty shall we?!Desk: Pottery Barn
Shelf : Made by Dave!! (template can be found here)
Canvases : Canvas on Demand Pro
Mirrored Frames : Target
Vase : Home Goods
Clock : Pottery Barn
Desk Calendar & Prints : Rifle Paper Co
Rug : Overstock
Buffet : Ikea
Chairs : Overstock
Chaise : Urban OutiffersI became a little obssessed with Rifle's wedding illustrations...they are just too perfect!!This clock has been with me for a LONG time and it fits perfectly in the new space!!There she is, my first camera. I've been not so secretly dying to get some film and start playing with her again:)Right by my desk is a small frame that holds one of my favorite pictures of Jonathan and I. It's a reminder to me, especially on those hard days as an artist and business owner, that my purpose is not in my job. I do what I love so I can serve my clients well but most importantly serve and love my family.When choosing pieces for the new desk, I decided to add a secondary work station for interns, possibly a future studio manager as well as a space for Dave to use when he works from home. I also added LOTS of filing and storage space!!In addition to all the pretty pictures I wanted to include a picture of Dave and I on our wedding day:)The cork board serves as a piece of inspiration, a place where I can display and be reminded of the things that I love. Here are just a few snippets. A new office requirement? Fresh flowers of course!!There she is, the new office...what do you think?!And a little before action....here is what the room looked like when we moved in:). Now for the giveaway!!
As a thank you for sharing in this journey with me I'm giving away gift cards to my favorite decorating sources Pottery Barn and Home Goods!! I have two $25 gift cards that I will be giving away to two blog readers!! To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below with your favorite decorating tip and feel free to link to any of your favorite or current decorating projects. Please leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. Readers are allowed to enter once. A blog comment is a proper entry. Winners will be announced on Monday over on the DZP Facebook page, so be sure to stop by!! Best of luck and I can't wait read your tips!!