I’m super-excited (and slightly dreading) this One Room Challenge event.   I think it’s fantastic that Linda from Calling It Home  blog has graciously opened the doors for other bloggers and heartfelt design enthusiasts – to accept the challenge and join in the fun!

My Project:  THE OFFICE

I can’t wait to get started transforming my scary basement Fabric Library into my new “luxury” office space! Over the summer, I mentioned that I’d been hoping to transform a room in my basement into an Office space.  Now that I’ve committed myself full-time to my interior design business, I’m feeling the urgency to escape my current office- located on the first floor.  It’s just too easy to get up and start doing laundry, or cleaning, or, well…snacking!  So, this past summer, I painted the room and purchased a single lamp for the space.  I needed a pair – but, after scouring all of the Home Goods stores in Atlanta and Pittsburgh, I settled with just owning one.  That’s all I’ve done so far.  This challenge will force me to finish what I started.  So, for that, I am grateful!


Wall A and Wall B

BEFORE….Wall B and Wall C

My basement is the dumping ground for all things unwanted.  I, literally, pile all of my “Office” things in this room and shut the door!  Wouldn’t you?  It’s a disaster zone!  No one would want to work in here. YET.
Integrate my dark wenge IKEA Billy bookcases with a lighter palette.   Purchase an afforable, but large desk with filing cabinets, purchase more white shelving storage.  Utilize leftover Osborne & Little chinois fabric from an old project.  Cover the dark green wall-to-wall carpet with a lighter prettier area rug.

If budget allows, add a cream area rug and dashes of PINK!  It will be the only room in my male dominated house that will have pink! yea!


More photos and a better plan!