I started the re-do with a stenciling project. I chose a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, Zagora Allover.
My walls were already painted Bengal Grass from Sherwin Williams.
I chose to paint the stencil with Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Champagne.
This is the final product. I love the metallic paint and how it looks faint and shimmery.
I then added bookcases, a desk, and a chair and ottoman that I had. The bookcases and desk are from local furniture store and are dark brown. I tried to add colorful accessories and bring in bright colors like orange and aqua to balance all of the dark brown in the furniture.
My chair is Fairfield and is upholstered in a light cream. I added a red and orange ikat fabric for the pillow.
The end table was added as a punch of color and a great place to set my wine glass when I want to relax.
The inside of the closet was probably the biggest job. I painted the walls Squash by Behr and used dark silver metallic paint from Modern Masters on the ends of the shelves. I placed everything in a bin and labeled each with chalkboard card stock to keep everything organized and neat.
I'm very happy with my office so far and I only have a few projects left--fabric covered pin boards, another pillow for the chair, and a a throw made from the same ikat fabric. I'm also thinking that I would love to add some beautiful floor to ceiling curtains, maybe in a cream and black geometric pattern.