Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Remodeling: Updated Computer/Sitting Room

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Our room over the garage serves as a computer/sitting room off the master bedroom and, as you can see, it was in need of an update after  20+ years!
The professionals removed the wallpaper and wall to wall carpet before I chose the paint,  flooring and decorative elements  for the newly fashioned room.
Having the stained woodwork painted white to match the rest of the house made the most dramatic difference in the room along with installing  pre finished hardwood floors.  The walls were painted with Benjamin Moore "Steel Blue".
The Kenton loveseat and storage ottoman was purchased at Macy's.  I found the navy and white chest, the 100% wool rug in navy and white as well as numerous accessories at Homegoods.  The pillows,  pictures hung on the walls and the stools under the built in ironing board are from TJMaxx. I recovered the stools in navy vinyl from Jo Ann Fabrics to match the room's color scheme.  
Repositioning the desk at the other end of the room and eliminating the bookshelf along the wall, opened up the room considerably.  
The metal end tables were old finds from TJMaxx and the Chevron rug was purchased at Target.  The lampshade was a Pottery Barn find.  I made the afghan some years ago and it fits in well.
I dressed up the front of the desk with black and white photos taken on various trips.  They are simply printed on the computer and attached with 
removable gummy "Handi Tak".  The navy and white floral Swoop Back chair was found at Target and is a perfect match for this room.
 I consolidated our multiple Christmas Cactus plants in the bay window.
Along with an unfinished oil painting I really should complete!

Lastly, to add interest to the lamp, I added three stripes of navy grosgrain ribbon to mimic the chest.  
All in all, we are quite pleased with the finished look of this multi purpose room!

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Linda said...

WHAT a magical transformation!!!!! I love it and it looks SO comfortable!!!

Kathy Moreland said...

Great makeover. Love the blue walls!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Beautiful makeover, love your new room :)

Thanks for linking up #weekendbloghop

Jann Olson said...

Really a nice makeover Jill! I love the rug and the white trim really did brighten up the room! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

kewkew said...

I am loving the new room, the colors, the arrangement, everything.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing on Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. I can't wait to see what you share this Thursday.

Rose's Crafts at said...

Oh may, what a fabulous new room you have. You must be over the moon. It's gorgeous. Can I come read a book at your home now... (ha ha... I have a comfy couch myself... just saying). It's very inviting however. Happy for you. Thank you for linking it up at our linky party at the Fine Craft Guild. Glad to have you back! Hadn't seen you for quite some time!!! And wish such a great show-off. As always, fun partying with you! Come again, Rose

Janice Trinh said...

Wow. Night and day! Oh I love the makeover! It made the place look more spacious, fresher, friendlier, and cozier too! I really love it!

Cathy Kennedy said...

I love what you did to your office!

Judy K said...

Wow what a huge transformation. It looks great. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Fall into Fall party that opens Tuesday evenings at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Great transformation! I love the bold new organized look! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party. Hope to see you again this week!

Theresa said...

Great makeover! The couch is so pretty. What a nice space. Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Hope to see you again this week! Theresa

Ginger Bergemann said...

Fantastic work! Love all the modern touches. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! I hope to see you there this week.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a transformation and a such a great room to have! Painting the woodwork white really made a huge difference. I love the Paris lamp and the chevron rug especially. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend! ~Deborah

Angelique Ouellette-Tower said...

WOW - what an amazing redo!! - It should be on HGTV. Thank you for networking with us on the CLIMB!

Kelly said...

Well done! What a makeover! Inspirational!

Tara @ anything & Everything said...

Everything looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up to pin worthy Wednesday! I have pinned this to our group board on pinterest!

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