Let's begin with what the "office" looked like when the previous owners lived here:
Yes...mustard yellow walls and LOTS of oak. It's not a very large room (maybe 10x8), so 2 dressers and a twin bed really filled up the place.
When we first moved in, Isaac's mom, Barb, painted the room this pretty aqua color for us. The original color palette was black/white/aqua. I loved that color, but as I started using the room I found that the shad of aqua I had picked was a little too bright/saturated or something for this small of a room. I would straighten the room up, but then it still was missing something, so it'd just get cluttered. It ended up functioning as a "junk room" and it looked like this:
Piles and piles and piles of stuff everywhere.
Once the room was straightened up a bit more, it looked like this:
Better...but still not what I was hoping for. Also, see that big black "wardrobe" type thing in the corner up there? I tore that sucker down to the studs. Big thanks to my friend, Eric, who then came over and tore it the rest of the way down! I guess it was some sort of makeshift closet, but for me - it just took up space!
And now...it looks like THIS!
Here are some Before/Afters:
Antique Desk/Computer Area
IKEA desk/sewing table
There are a lot of fun little touches in this room that I made or found along the way that you can find out about HERE!