My Home Office Now (After the After)

A few months ago, I participated in the One Room Challenge at Linda’s blog Calling It Home.  For the challenge, I decorated my home office.

At the end of the six weeks, I had completed most of the room except a few details here and there.  I was also waiting for my plantation shutters to arrive.

Well, the shutters have arrived and I can now show you what my office looks like these days!

C’mon in…

home office reveal with striped rug

I love walking into this room every day!

Here is a shot of what the room looked like before the shutters arrived (and before spider mites arrived and destroyed my palms.)

office with striped Dash and Albert rug


One Room Challenge Office Reveal

New Plantation Shutters and updated office decor

 I feel like the shutters have made the room feel finished.

Pier One Shelf and Pottery Barn Baskets - newest addition to home office

I also added some baskets for extra storage.

These have been a huge help with all our school papers!

Pink Orchid

And I bought a new orchid.  Don’t worry, the old one is still alive.  I just moved it because I like the color of this one better.  It’s more…well…orchid!  Apparently the hot color of the year!

White Bookcases in blue and white home office

 I still might do something with the empty corners where the palms were.

Bookshelf styling in blue and white home office

Blue and White

Dash and Albert blue and white striped rug in my updated home office

Oh – and here is something that I realized I like….The stripes in the rug, the boards of the hardwood floor and the louvers on the shutters all run in the same direction.  That is very pleasing to my eyes.

Office desk close up - fluted leg

 And I love my desk more and more every day!

Throw Pillow blue and white

Blue and white home office

Sure, I still have to hang some artwork and I am also thinking about curtain panels for the windows but basically this room is done!  Hooray!

Thanks again to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting a party for all the One Room Challenge Updates.  I can’t wait to see what everyone else has done!

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  1. Shelley, this office is so pretty. That new orchid is amazing. I love the shutters, well worth the wait. I wouldn't mind doing paperwork in this space. Maybe I would mind, less?

  2. Your office was pretty when it finished after the ORC and looks more refined and perfect now with your shutters and baskets!

  3. I can imagine your pleasure each time you walk into your beautiful office. There's just something so special about having our own space we can decorate just for us with the things we love. Your office is classic and refined with a dash of Calypso. It really says Shelley!

  4. Shelley I'll trade you offices! What a beautiful and bright space to work in! Is this just for blogging or do you have another job? I'd spend as much time as I could in here. It looks so productive, stylish and clean cut. I love it. xo Nancy

  5. Wow! How beautiful your office is! Hopefully you don't do any 'real' work in there or you'd mess it up! The shutters do look so nice on your windows.Be a sweetie,Shelia;)

  6. Love this space, I just ordered Plantation shutters for my son's bedroom … cannot wait they are so clean and sleek and PRETTY! xo

  7. Lovely office space. I'm not sure I'd get any work done in there, so busy I'd be admiring the surroundings.

  8. The shutters are a fabulous addition and the office is lovely – it looks like the perfect place to get some work done or just relax and have a little peace and quiet. Perfection!All best,Phyllis(Sorry, had to delete the first comment because of a typo!)

  9. Wow! What a great work space. I wish my office was so beautiful and clutter free. Love the rug, the shutters, your desk, bookshelves–IT ALL!

  10. Your home office looks stylish and refined. Love those blue and white mix. The rug is beautiful.Thanks for sharing.Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  12. It looks so fantastic, Shelley! I really like the colors you have chosen — the navy and that orchid "Orchid" are just smashing!

  13. Your office is so pretty. I LOVE the striped rug and the pillows! And those bookcases are fabulous. You are right, the shutters are a wonderful finishing touch.- Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {}

  14. You did such a great job pulling this space together Shelley! I love how you brought your mood board to life with the desk, bookcases, and blue and white palette! I would LOVE a space like this for my very own!

  15. Wow your room looks fabulous! I love that rug- it really makes a statement. The shutters look perfect. Too bad about the spider mites. They used to say you could spray the plant with a mix of dish soap and water (won't hurt them) to kill the mites.

  16. Ohhhh, nice and classy. Love the rug. The light fixture is fabulous. I covet. 🙂 (I found you via Blue Friday ~ TDH)

  17. What a beautiful office – I would love to have a space like this all to myself!Visiting from Jennifer Rizzo… Rhonda @ home.made.

  18. What a great looking space. so crisp and fresh looking with the stripes and shutters. now paying your bills won't be so painful!:)

  19. Wow, your room is stunning! We have shutters throughout our home too and they really make each room look so finished and unique. Your office looks so stylish and very 'Calypso'!If you have a minute to spare my weekly Say G'day linky party is on and this post would be a perfect addition! Hope you can stop by and say g'day!Best wishes,Natasha in Oz

  20. Still loving your office! That rug!!!! The plantation shutters really do complete the room. Can I ask where you ordered them from?

  21. Looks too cute! What the hell are spider mites? OMG I can't keep plants alive for the life of me…

  22. I love a bright and airy room and with blue and white it is lovely. Your rug and pillows with blue chinoiserie look great. Great furniture and shutters finish it beautifully.

  23. I know this post is ancient but hopefully you will see my question. I love your office white bookcase, did you make it yourself or where did you purchase it? Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you Janet! The bookcases are by Howard Miller – the Ty Pennington line. I don’t think they carry them anymore but if you look up Howard Miller, you can find similar ones. Ballard Designs also makes similar ones. Mine were a cream color but I repainted them Decorator’s White. Hope that helps!

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