Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brian's Office Makeover Surprise!

For Father's Day and Brian's birthday, I made over Brian's office as a surprise.  For several weeks, I gathered items and picked over Pinterest for some ideas.  Homegoods made it possible on a budget!  

I WISH WISH WISH I had taken "before" pictures, but my camera died and I just said forget it!  Ah!  That kills me.  The room was so boring.  There was a desk in the middle of the floor with a dirty round rag rug.  The walls were taupe, the windows were bare, and the art was randomly nailed on the walls.  It was a mess.  He basically never did anything to the room, yet he spends so much time in there working (he works in hospitals, and this office is the office).

I went with this orange called "Navel" by Sherwin Williams and a gray called "Agreeable Gray."  One million dollars to anyone who can guess my color inspiration.  I chose off-white drapes to make the gray a little warmer. I found this sofa at Homegoods for a steal and it matches perfectly.  I fell in love with the rug, and then it all just came together.  

Brian was definitely surprised and loves the space.  I told him that he works so hard and that he deserves a corner of the house that he can enjoy by himself.  He would never do this for himself and I'm so glad that I just went for it.  Happy June, Brian! I love you! 


  1. But, in the midst of all those cd's, does he have any Neil Young?

  2. Well DONE! Its a total "Man Cave"

  3. The makeover looks great! The orange walls, light grey walls, dark sofa – everything just match together. Great job!