Monday, June 7, 2010

office makeover - before and after





As promised, I am finally posting pics of our little office reno. After turning our home office into Bun's nursery, Roger and I had to get a wee bit creative of where to put our office space in our 2 bedroom condo. Solution? We turned our pantry/storage space into an office nook! I am proud to say we did everything ourselves (except the electrical). The tree wall vinyl is from this cute etsy shop from Vancouver (OrqueShaw's Walldecors), and birds are cut by yours truly. You like?

Also, I should mention our little office space was recently featured on Design Sponge too (one of my all time fave blogs)! Woohoo! Check out the feature here.

53 comments:

RagamuffinQuilts said...

It's wonderful!

lisaroy said...

ok, that is by far the cutest little office space I've ever seen! love the birch trees and the little birds! so cute!

Cristina said...

Original place to put it
I like the trees :)

Love!
xxx

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

I love! And congrats on the feature, well deserved. :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

wow! it looks amazing! :)

alexclark said...

Very gorgeous and a fantastic use of space.

KristiMcMurry said...

Great job! I'm very impressed. The vinyl decals look fantastic.

T @ Poppy Place said...

Very cute! Very Inspirational!

Love the peaceful colours and what a clever use of space. :) T.

our little love nest said...

That is just awesome!! Congrats on being on DS!! So well deserved too! xo

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

oh wow!! I love it!!!

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Annette said...

Love it!! Congrats on the feature too!!!!

Evelyn said...

This is the most brilliant thing I've seen in ages! Completely love that shade of blue, too. Cheers! xo

The Stapelia Company said...

That little nook would make me want to work! I love it! So cute. :)

Kristin said...

WOWZA. Amazing after. Love the little nook!

Gallery32 said...

I love the tree vinyls! It gives it an illusion of depth. So creative! And congrats on the Design Sponge feature! Thanks for sharing :)

devonrose said...

it's perfect!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Ooooo YAY !!! Congrats on Design Sponge worthiness !!! I love the colors so peaceeful. It's a fantastic use of space !!!

Plantress said...

I love what you have done and the wall vinyl draws the eye up-it's perfect for the space. Very imaginative

PonderandStitch said...

wow!! this looks really, really amazing! I love tree decals and this one looks PERFECT in this space. Great job!

Tess said...

whoa, that's awesome!!

geschichtenvonkat said...

NICE! looks like a pretty and peaceful little nook for work.

Christie Cottage said...

I love it! Great job!

Teddy Started It said...

I love it! Although I have to say, I'd have it all covered up in piles of papers, bottles & books in no time flat -- which has saved me a lot of time and money on decorating;D

KnitXcorE said...

a-doorbell!

Laura said...

Too cute! I love the nature + technology look.

David Burns Smith said...

Brilliant make-over.

CAPow! said...

that is beautiful! I love it!

debi said...

It turned out great, congrads on the feature!! No baby yet, I take it! My daughter was a week overdue with her first (he's 2 months old now) Sounds like your feeling well. Hope to see pics of a baby in that beautiful nursery soon!

Amanda said...

Wow! It looks amazing. Incredible what you have done with the space! I love the color, the birch trees and little birds- love it!

jennifer young said...

oh shoot! i KNEW i had seen this somewhere! soooo amazing!
j.

cupcakebomb said...

Wow! How great!! You well deserve a good feature! Congrats!

Kathy~Sweet Bird Designs said...

Well done!! I love looking at before & after pics! Thanks for sharing:)

Almost Precious said...
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Almost Precious said...

Oops, had to self-delete. My fingers and brain weren't in sync and the typos were astronomical. LOL

It is certainly a brilliant solution to an age old problem...squeezing more space out of a small home.
Congratulations on being featured, though your unique design certainly deserved to be...it is outstanding.

Holly said...

It looks great! You two are quite innovative. The decal is perfect too. Now that we live in a house with smooth walls, I really need to stock up on decals. I'll have to check this shop out!

Julie said...

Absolutely love it!

californiablue said...

Great use of space - love it!

NONtRENDY said...

that's awesome!!

Frannie said...

Love your office nook! What a transformation. Congrats on Design Sponge feature.

Andrea In Pajamas said...

too cool!

Photos by Rosie said...

Gosh, this is wonderful - I love it! What a creative and inspiring space.

readingsully2 said...

Again, I am very impressed. Such fun.

thenextarrow said...

so wonderful! i love everything about it!

xo Alison

Joy White said...

FANTASTIC design - i truly love what can be done with small spaces.

Katie Gariepy said...

Wow I love it, what a great use of space :)

lyndsay said...

fabulous!!! what a great little working nook!

Katrinshine said...

Very nice!

Sarah said...

Now that's what I call creative and innovative! HGTV would be proud. :)

-Sarah

Taylor B. said...

Thumbs up! What a cute way to transform a small space.

*gemagenta* Lorena M. said...

I'm a new follower! and this post definitely catch my eye!
this is awesome!
it looks great :D
feeling inspired for decorating my future studio :D (I'm moving soon!)

Vintage Shouting said...

This came out fantastic. What a way to work with such a small space!

C-Note said...

I need to buy some of these things for my house!!

Kristen said...

WOW~ What a great space!! Very creative :)