I am so excited to reveal my modern coastal home office makeover to you guys! I am sure you remember my home office reveal design board from a little while back. If not go check it out!
You can also head over to my instagram for a live tour of the space and to see a few ‘before’ pictures!
This space was intended to be an in-law suite or guest bedroom when we initially built our house. However, I love that the space is small and on the main floor. This makes it easier to design, without feeling like you have to fill the space with unnecessary items. It also allows me to feel like I am part of the action since it is on the first floor and yet still gives me privacy because I can always shut the door.
When I first thought about designing this room I knew I wanted it to be inspiring and tranquil. For me that meant bright whites, pops of pink and some coastal vibes to top it off!
I began the design with pieces I already owned: the white desk, upholstered armchair, gold arm lamp, and floor mirror. From there we kicked it off with our [least] favorite task, painting the walls! We went from typical builder beige, as I like to call it, to Alabaster white from Sherwin Williams. Josh and I knocked it out in two days while Beckam took his afternoon naps. We poured some Rose, cranked up the Google Home music and went to work. Honestly, had it not been for Josh’s help it would have taken me forever!
This room truly could not have fallen together better.
I was wondering around home goods, as I usually do if I have a few minutes to kill, when I saw this gorgeous woven rug for $39. I couldn’t believe the price for the size! The white and blue woven texture and cute little tassels have the perfect serene coastal feel I am going for. I knew I had to have it! From there I pulled the blue and white striped pillow from another room into the space, also a home goods find, and then added this Serena and Lily look alike basket for added storage.
There is something about the open shelves that tie the room together.
For the long white shelves I made my way to Ikea. They are the least expensive for the size that I could find. Originally I had planned on doing a natural color but my local store was sold out so white it was! Truthfully though, I love how it turned out!
The next step was styling the shelves. I want the space to be functional I opted for baskets and jars. The key to open shelf styling is layers, varying heights and textures, and to create a pattern where the eye can easily flow from left to right. Most of the items I pulled from other places in my house where they weren’t really being used or didn’t look quite right. I added the rattan tray and clear glass jars for the finishing touch!
Lastly I plan to swap out the desk chair with this gorgeous coastal inspired one I found, just a soon as I can convince my husband.
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