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Inspired by D.I.Y. Office Redesign: Stage One

Inspired by D.I.Y. Office Redesign: Stage One

This month's Inspired By D.I.Y blogger challenge is going to be a doozy-but in a really really good way! Our style inspiration is the uber talented, super magnificent, designer extrodinaire (I'm trying to use as many adjectives as possible without sounding too much like our sitting president): Genevieve Gorder!!! Let the trumpeters commence! For those of you who aren't familiar with her work (she's been on HGTV for "like ever" and even hosts the White House Christmas specials), I'm adding a link to my favorite of her published projects- Genevieve's own NYC brownstone apartment- click HERE.

For those who don't feel like clicking that link, no worries, I'm adding a few snapshots of her work below : )

I bet if my mother in law is reading this, she has fallen completely in love with the kilim upholstered chairs in the 2nd photo! And I really appreciate the global qualities that they, as well as many other elements of Genevieve's décor choices, bring to the space. The mix of patterns and moodier colors also speak to me, and I always appreciate more masculine qualities in design. But, because my husband and I also lean towards Midcentury Modern furnishings and details, you better believe that there will be a lot of that in our office as well. The mood board below is the direction in which we are going...

That awesome patterned wallpaper is an actual Genevieve Gorder for Tempaper product and it's pictured above everything else because... that's right- we are applying it to the ceiling!  (The removable wallpaper was generously donated by Tempaper ) Fingers crossed that we can pull this off by the end of the month, since those mid-mod shelves (minus the enclosed cabinets) are part of our d.i.y. portion of the project. And so is painting, refinishing the hardwoods and fixing the electrical to properly house a new light fixture- If you don't hear from me for a while, at least you'll understand why!

And I didn't forget about the "Before" photos- I will be adding them to the final office makeover post on Tuesday, March 28th so stay tuned....

Our Ever Evolving Dining Room

Our Ever Evolving Dining Room

Design Challenge-Wes Anderson Inspiration-Phase 2: The Finished Den

Design Challenge-Wes Anderson Inspiration-Phase 2: The Finished Den