Horray, it was painted yesterday. The painter did an excellent job! Now to move everything back in.
What did it look like before? It was the builder’s beige (Kilim Beige). See all the sample colors on the wall?
Ignore all that junk. I just didn’t want to clean it all up prior to moving all of the furniture out.
Now, it’s a warm gray, BM’s Senora Gray. Here it is in progress.
And, an after shot, one more time. I loved the Ben Moore Regal paint. Low VOC, paint and primer in one. Costs a little more, but one gallon covered this whole room and it just took one coat! Good stuff. I bought a second can which I’ll now need to use in other rooms. Bummer, huh? Can’t wait.
If you aren’t convinced the color is that different, take a look from just outside the door where the beige is still on the wall (for the time being).
Can you see the faint greige strip on the builder’s beige in the first picture above? That’s the color for the rest of the house’s main area. Though I loved the BM paint, in the main area, I may end up having my custom mix done with Sherwin Williams HGTV line. It’s a little less expensive and when you’re doing a large area, it adds up. And, it’s no VOC.
I love the greige! It’s softer, more soothing, more contemporary and brighter. Can’t wait to do the rest of the house in a similar (custom) color.
What other plans do we have for the room? Well, we’ll put the vintage mid-century modern L-shaped desk back in, towards the right side of the room. Curtains will go up. Perhaps some sort of rug. A giant white board made from a sheet of acrylic on the wall shown to the right in the photo (back wall). Antlers and such (hubby is a hunter) on the wall across from the window that is over the credenza portion of the desk. A chair in that left corner that isn’t visible in the photos with a table next to it. I’d love a tall bookshelf behind the chair, but there is a light switch there that would have to be relocated, so probably just art or a mirror behind the chair.
Colors? I’m not sure other than his Red Rover dog. But, definitely some blue since that’s the color that is consistent throughout the home. One step at a time.
To keep you inspired, here are some finished offices that we love. They are all over the map. They have nothing to do with what we are doing in the space, but I love them.
This is one of those spaces where ultimately function always wins out over form since my husband works daily from this office. So, it’s all about making sure it’s functional for him. But, I’m convinced we can couple that with pretty, even if a few monitors and wires are showing!