Yessiree we have more mood board after pics for you! Can you hear how squeaky and excited my voice is about this development? No? Well, that’s probably a good thing. Here’s Sara’s letter:
We love our home office after following ideas from your mood board. The green, white & brown combo is perfect and we can’t thank you enough! And the closet, well, let’s just say I don’t dread anyone looking behind the curtain. Everything is in its place and if it isn’t (note the white organization drawers sitting on top of desk) then no one is the wiser! This room has easily become my favorite in our house! Thanks again! And I must confess that this room has been finished for a couple of months. So, this is my note to all other design dilemma peeps out there: if I can overcome my laziness and send in my pics, so can you- I’m not above begging for some of yours! Keep up the great work you two! -Sara
Let’s fire up the ol’ time machine and check out Sara’s office before our little mood board makeover:
And now let’s get back to the present day and feast our eyes on the oh so lovely after pics:
Didn’t Sara do a fabulous job? We’re so glad that her formerly empty office is now her favorite room in the house and we can totally see why. That organized closet is the stuff dreams are made of and that wide high-riding window looks balanced and welcoming with those lovely leafy curtains and the sleek white desk below. Thanks so much for sending the after pictures our way Sara!
Update: We sadly can no longer find the time to take on client commissioned mood boards (we now whip up general inspiration boards instead) but if we ever reinstate them we’ll make a big announcement!
Very nice! Though personally, if I had a room to put a desk in, I would go with a much larger, possible corner desk. None the less, it’s very calming. :)
Jill Stigs says
Great job Sara! Did you end up getting the green and white slipper chair? Love the after pics.
Bethany at Emmy Lu says
Unrelated to this post, but I must comment… (Lovely room by the way Sara!) You guys are totally catching up to first place of the BHG Challenge (only about 65 votes away)!! Anybody who hasn’t voted, now is the time… let’s put YHL in first place!
Oh I lovvvve it! It turned out so nice. It’s fun to see what people do after your advice :)
On a BHG contest note…thanks for the daily little reminder at the bottom as I always mean to vote daily but sometimes forget. Today you’re only a few votes away from number ONE :) Awesome!
just voted, you guys are catching up! everyone needs to keep voting so you can win!! :)
I’m lovin’ it!! I’m curious, did she get the green chair? Also, did she send in after pic’s from her first makeover?
P.S. I VOTED!!!
She’s actually still in the process of saving up for her first makeover and carrying out that plan so those pics are still in the works! Stay tuned…
So cute! I have to know where those curtains are from?? IKEA?
The curtains are from none other than Ikea! They’re one of our favorite curtain designs that they offer- don’t they make the room? You can also see many other sources by checking out the mood board we whipped up for her a few months back (full of product links): https://www.younghouselove.com/2009/01/saras-second-design-dilemma/
And for anything that’s not on the mood board I’m sure Sara will drop in with info soon!
Fantastic job! Sara, where did you get the white two-drawer paper organizer on the left of your desk? Sounds like a simple thing, but I’ve been looking for one and can’t find it! Thanks!
i love it :) totally my style and color scheme. where did you get the metal stand in the closet, i’m looking for one similar for my kitchen :) thx!
The office looks great! Does anyone know where those curtains are from – love them!
Oh, and I just voted too!
oh wow! what a transformation…absolutely beautiful.
where did you get your mirror?
Just as a side note, i noticed that the west elm desk is sold out online…if anyone is interested overstock.com has an identical desk! it’s more affordable and it comes it both black and white :-)
Sara actually grabbed the white overstock.com version of the desk after someone in the comments on her original post mentioned it! Thanks so much for the tip though. As for the mirror, I believe that’s the $99 one from Ikea. Hope it helps!
It is so lovely in there now that she is certain to not get any work done at all. She’ll just sit there gazing around happily.
It looks so good. Well done, all.
Great job! Thanks for sending in the pics, I love looking at the before and afters! I am also curious about the slipper chairs….did she get them?
Sarah Danielle says
Wow. This transformation is so awesome. Love how light and fresh it all looks!
Great redo Sara! I love the simplicity of both the design and hte execution of it. And that it’s all so attainable–gotta love Ikea for getting us all the basics!
And I love the clothespeg desk accessory too. Very cute.
Great job guys,
Love the room!! Great job, Sara. I, too, am wondering if you got the slipper chair.
Less than 100 votes from 1st place on BHG!!
I want an IKEA here in Colorado riiiight now! Those curtains are awesome. And $99 for that mirror?!? Holy cow… I don’t think that will fit in my carry-on suitcase back from Michigan this summer, unfortunately.
Love it!!! I especially love the Twilight box set in her new office closet! ;)
ooh I think I spot me some Twilight in the closet!! :) The makeover looks great!!
Sherry and John- looks like they fixed the voting and you’re so close now!! :D I’m so excited!!
Love the room! I’m beginning to think that I need one of those large mirrors.
p.s. My vote is in!
Looks great!! I also noticed the Twilight set in her closet… love it!
I’ve been voting every day, it is so close right now!
Great “after” pics! I always love seeing your mood boards put into action!
I do love the green/black/white color palette very much and it is the color palette of my master bedroom. It is so soothing and calming, which is always a plus for any room.
I love the way the office turned out. The colors work soo well together. Great job!
By the way I just voted and you’re about 68 votes away from 1st Place! Get out and vote everyone!!!!!
Great makeover! Such an inspiration to organize the chaos. Like, Liz, I am interested to know where Sara picked up the white two-drawer paper organizer on the desk! When you stop in, let us know!
How pretty! Great job!
heather s. says
This was one of my favorite moodboards and I’m happy to see how she translated Sherry and John’s vision into her own. I like the change in curtains – from the plain white ones S&J recommended to the green,leafy IKEA ones. Great job!
Glad to hear you approve! We LOVE our office so much, it really is a calming space, and now that it is organized it actually stays clean!
Curtains, mirror and 2 drawer white box on desk are from IKEA…as are all the green and white boxes in closet.
The shelves in closet were from Bed, Bath & Beyond about 2 years ago. But I’m pretty sure Target has something similar.
The green slipper chair has not come to live with us yet. Two reasons: I’m a cheap ass, and been trying to finish the living room. And, in its place sits a litter box (stunned, disgusted looks from the crowd). We have no better place for it (the laundry/kitchen combo would just be gross) so it must stay in there. However, we have a solution for that, so hopefully the chair will be making its way by the time my birthday rolls around.
And yea, that is my Twilight box set…hands off!
P.S. VOTE FOR SHERRY & JOHN ~bhg.com~ They’re the best, so let’s help ’em out. They deserve it!
Thanks for dropping in with those details Sara. We’re so glad everyone is digging your office makeover as much as we are!
s (& j)
gorgeous room. what is the name of the curtains at ikea?
We just dropped in on ikea.com to look for the name of those curtains and we can’t seem to find them on their site right now (although it seems as if they’re doing some maintenance since it’s Sunday at midnight). Hopefully if you check back in a bit and just look under “window textiles” you’ll see the leafy curtains in a snap. We sure hope they’re not gone, but Ikea has a habit of keeping things for a while so our fingers are crossed that they’ll show up soon. And in the off chance that they don’t we’re sure you can hunt them down on amazon or ebay. Happy hunting…
Chelsea @ TheVintageChair says
What a bright and cheery space to work! So clean and organized! Great job!