Monday, July 20, 2015

Home Office Reveal

Hi Friends~
Finally, I have a post to share the finish of the home office I designed for my hubby.
If you have followed my blog,
you might remember, I was working on this home office
for my hubby who recently retired
but is continuing to consult in his field.

So with the need of a new space for him, I got to work turning a previous
guest room into an office which is right off the entryway of our home.

As I mentioned in the past post HERE, 
I used rustic woods,  distressed finishes, metal and leather to get the look he wanted.
I am calling this design,
Industrial Modern Farmhouse.

The wall color is a light tan shade with off white trim.

The desk area faces the entrance to the room.

 To the right of the desk.
This wood book case to the left of the desk is painted black with distress and brown for the top.
The wall art above is from my guy's previous company office
given to him as a gift.
It is under glass and hard to photograph up close.
The print is that of three Alaskan Malamutes at the top of a mountain,
and it reads~
The Power Of a Leader

True leaders are not those who strive to be first
but those who are first to strive and give their all for the success of the team.
True leaders are first to see the need, envision the plan, and empower
the team for action.
By the strength of the leaders commitment,
The Power of the team is unleashed.

This has been a special treasure and a nice addition to the room.

The above large barn wood art piece hangs above the desk and was a find from World Market.
It had a blemish on the map, which I knew I could fix 
but asked the manager for a discount
to make the repair.
In the end, I got it for 60% off.
Fixed the blemish and it's like new!
It always pays to ask when something has a little damage.

The desk is designed with a metal frame, distressed woods and farmhouse style drawer pulls.
The desk chair is a chocolate brown leather with a wooden base.

Looking across the room,
I've added a small recliner, also in dark chocolate brown
and an end table painted to coordinate with the book case.
I created the pillow from some fabric in my stash used previously in my sewing room redo.
The curtains are a long 96 inch set of panels in taupe, ecru and brown.
They are designed with metal grommets for easy closing and opening.

This section between the door closet and the mirrored closet
holds another style metal and distressed wood shelf from Home Goods.
I added two fabric covered boxes with chalk board tags on the shelves
to hold and read, newspapers and magazines.

 The happy plaque above the unit was a special gift
and perfect for this room.
Moving to the right side of the room,
I've added a set of distressed wood and metal shelves.

This unit holds a variety of keepsakes and decor.
You can see in the end pic with the vintage box,  the brushed color on the distress wood.
The electric candle has a cozy glow in the early morning or late nights.
The bottles hold a few green stems and wrapped in jute.
 The chalk board plaque was another special gift
and has thoughts to remember in retirement.
Watch the sunrise,
Listen to the birds,
Feel the breezes,
Take a Nap.
Sweet Iced Tea!
Looking back towards the entrance to the room.
We wanted to take out the mirrored closet doors,
but they actually help to widen the room.
I do plan to paint the brass framing on the doors to a dark chocolate brown.

The door, next to the room door, is another closet 
and worked out perfectly to hold suits and clothes not used that often,
freeing up the master bedroom closet.

I found this vintage distressed large piece of ceiling tile on a junkin trip
and it fills in the area above the shelves nicely.
The ceiling in this room is 12 foot high.

Next to the shelves,
 I added a vintage crock from my grandmother and painted grey.
It helps to hide the electrical outlet and wires.
Since my guy travels for his work,
I have added rolled maps to the crock and tied them with jute.
The praying hands, I shared before from another room.
My hubby created these for my parents one Christmas when we were dating.
They loved them till they passed away.
I thought they belonged in this room.

Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is your future,
Today is your life,
Live it!
A special cross with the Lord's prayer.

 This was a hard angle to photograph with the bright light coming in the window and blinds closed.
Here you can see the closet doors.
Inside serves as lots of storage and shelves to hold books and file cabinets.
Above the doors is a route 66 yard long sign.

 Going back to the desk,
I added these long baskets to the 4 shelves
to work like drawers.
I found these at the former Garden Ridge,
now renamed, At Home.
It is a decor and more store with aisles and aisles of home decorating goods.

So that's the office reveal.

Finished and moved in.
A little industrial
a little modern
a little farmhouse!

This room was so much fun to create
and my guy's really enjoying his new home office.

As I shared, this space was a guest room in it's past life.
I'll share with you soon how I worked some of the furniture from that room
into the rest of the house.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.
Welcome to all  new followers.
So glad to have you along.

Have a great day!

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Valerie-Jael said...

Looks wonderful, you have used your talents very well here, it is a great place to be in and work. Hugs, Valerie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I love everything about this room, and then to top it off, you include Emerson's quote. YES. Let us all leave a trail where there never was one or no one ever dared to go!

The colors and textures you used in this office space are just perfect for the husband's is exactly the same color and tones and even the ceiling beams were left dark as opposed to the white-washed ones in the main room. Oh this is gorgeous!

Anna said...

He must be very happy !!!! His home office is great !
Have a nice week !

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful makeover, I am sure your hubby loves his new office. I love the colors and the wood with the leather chair and the shelves with the baskets. The map of the US is a great buy! The curtains are pretty too. Your did wonderful! Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, your husband's new office is fantastic! I love the rustic desk with baskets; it provides a great focal point for the office. The drapes are perfect and the accents throughout the room are so interesting and special! I love each sign, cross and verse! What an inspirational place for him to retreat to. I agree with you, the office has an industrial modern farmhouse feel to it! You did an outstanding job creating a space for him!

Stacey said...

The office looks fantastic! You did a great job adding in storage pieces - that's what we need to work on in my husband's office. He's always just stacking things around. I like how light and bright it is too. I know he probably really appreciates your hard work and care.

My Garden Diaries said...

You did such a beautiful job! Such an awesome place to work! And the masculine pieces coupled with all of your organizational pieces makes it such a functional and sleek space! I bet he loves this space! Wishing you a wonderful day! Nicole xo

Kim said...

What a wonderful space to work in, dream in, create in. You have done a super job, all the details are just perfect. I wish him all the best in his new endeavor, he certainly has a fabulous place to start!

Creations By Cindy said...

Loving the new office! Wonderful job Celeste. I too have the same little camera which I think you and I had talked about once. I just love the way you pulled all the colors together. Beautiful and your man is proud I am sure! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Oh, Celeste! What a nice office for your hubby! Looks wonderful. Love seeing all of the details. My hubby has an office and I wish it looked as neat as yours! He lives in his.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jan Hermann said...

You did a beautiful job transforming that guest room into your Hubby's new Office! I bet he just loves it, because it looks good and it was designed by the love of his life - YOU!

Unknown said...

Celestina, Thank you so much!
I love my office but most of all I love you for designing it!

Crissi said...

Everything is perfect - wonderful and friendly brightly.
Hug and many greetings Crissi

1CardCreator said...

Wow, I bet he just loves it, I know I do. So many beautiful touches, I really love the crock with maps, but I really love it all, the desk, baskets, ceiling tile and all the beautiful words of inspiration and wisdom you have beautifully sprinkled around the room. You did good girl! ~Diane

Linda M. said...

Celeste, The office is gorgeous. I enjoyed all of your details and thanks for sharing why you choose some of the pieces. A special room. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... did a gorgeous job!....I love everything detail, especially that great crock filled with maps and that sign! mentioned it was a gift...would love to know where it came from!!

The Bear's Blog said...

Very nice, it look like a lot of love went into this project. I love the praying hands and Lord's Prayer, makes the room complete, after all, where would we be without Him.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You did a fantastic job and I'm sure your husband loves it.

The mirrored doors do make the room look larger and reflect light too.


Rita C at Panoply said...

Great job! I love how you were able to hide the file cabinets in your closet, and I do think the mirrors add dimension to the space. Love the tin over the bookcase especially. And you've arranged the space with feng shui principles, where the desk faces entry. Very nice!

Cynthia said...

Celeste you did a fantastic job. No surprise to me. Everything is pulled together and I am sure he's loving the space. That saying about life is inspirational and true. I also adore the praying hands.


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Celestina, you did a great job on decorating your husbands new office! You have such an eye for detail and color. I hope your husband enjoys working in his office! Thanks for sharing this at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J!
Hugs, Julie xo

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Love it! It has a handsome appeal and with the special touches that personalize it like the office picture it's perfect! The glass doors do add a sense of space - I actually thought for a moment it was a continuation of the room! Love the praying hands and that he had made then for your parents and the quote about the power of a leader- so true! You did a great job and I'm sure he must love it!

Joy Junktion said...

I really love the office you created for your guy! Very classy! I'm sure he'll enjoy hanging out in there (hope he gets some work done)! I love the colors with the chocolate leather - so manly (I mean comfy)! Great space! Blessings, Cindy

Okio B Designs said...

Your hubby is one lucky duck! You did an amazing job. Wish my office was that put together.


Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Great and inviting office with such classic details and oh I love the quote.
So many lovely details and even from here, I can feel all of the care and thought that was put into place. I am sure he appreciates this all so much.
This office flows so peacefully and tastefully.
Have a Lovely Monday and try to stay cool too!

Donna said...

What a great office space you've created for your hubby, Celestina! I bet he just loves it. I love the shelving, desk and great accents you've added. It has a great masculine feel, and i love how you've blended industrial and rustic so wonderfully!

Denise said...

awesome, love it.

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Celeste your hubby office is awesome. I bet he loves it. All the wonderful memories and mementoes you have in the decor are fabulous. Great job. Love it all.

Anonymous said...

Hi friend, You have been busy and it is a wonderful space for your husband. The praying hands are a very special touch. Wishing you two a wonderful week.

Debbie said...

What a perfect space you've created for your hubby, Celestina.
So many wonderful pieces added to make the room special.
I bet he loves it.
You did a great job on the room!

Createology said...

Celestina-Marie Dear you have really thought of every detail for a manly office. This is sttunning and very conducive to working. How very special that you have designed it for your "retired" husband. High on Life July...

Cheryl said...

Stunning job! Looks like it should be in a magazine!

Blondie's Journal said...


You did an outstanding job and I simply love the originality in every single touch. You do not seem like one to follow trends and this is all so very unique. I know your husband must find heaps of inspiration here, from the quotes to the print of the Alaskan Malamutes, to the precious praying hands.

I am especially thrilled to see this because I am working on our den in a similar fashion, a simple sort of rustic farmhouse, a mix of old and new. I saw some elements you used that inspire me. Reclaimed wood, neutral colors with touches of dark brown, soft drapes and simple accessories. It is taking me some time but I don't want to be impulsive. I like to change up simple vignettes but once I get a room the way I want it---it stays!

Again, kudos to you and may your guy always find happiness and inspiration in his space!

Jane x

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, Your home office is wonderful...such a great place and so man lovely this in decorated it with so much love!
A wonderful place !
Wishing you a wonderful week, sending love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

Kathy said...

Well done and I can imagine he is delighted with his new "home at home"!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh you talented lady - the room is terrific and I am sure that it has everything that your honey needs for his work. It is well thought out and I like the colors. You really hit the nail on the head with this transformation. Everything is so nice and organized.
Thanks for sharing this great office with us.

Art and Sand said...

Everything looks great, but my favorite piece is the US map.

doodles n daydreams said...

I love what you have done in creating this room. I'm sure your husband really appreciates it too.


Alessandra said...

You did a wonderful job! I'm sure your husband is very pleased. You really did a great and fantastic job.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my the room is just awesome, love every touch you brought to the room, what a great cozy place for him to work in, I am sure he appreciates all the work you put into making his office a great place to work in. So many great deals and finds you have found and love that you have incorporated gifts and treasures from the past in there too!

Dorthe said...

Hello again Celestina marie, I`m home after a beautiful vacation with my family, and try to follow up :-)
You made a wonderful work for your hubby, creating him such a beautiful room. There are so many details that I love, like the wooden map, the tile, and happy plaque, they are all something I would have brought home, too. The industrial feeling is great and goes also so well with the more masculin room.
Hugs, Dorthe

Mari said...

Wowwwwwww Celeste you did an amazing job decorating and creating a beautiful office for your dear hubby.....


Unknown said...

I love how this looks! SO neat!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

miss b said...

I'm sure your husband must be delighted with his new office space. There are so many interesting and personal details and I especially like those well-chosen inspirational quotes - wise words! This was certainly worth all your planning and hard work.

Rue said...

Hi Celestina :)

You've created a wonderfully, handsome space for your husband! I can tell you put a lot of love into it for him :)

I also love your creative space. It's amazing and it's inspiring me to get mine done ;)


cynthia lee designs said...

Love your husband's new office. My husband works from home full-time now. We have him an area in our basement family room of our tri-level since the room is all open.
I love the At Home store...but I don't get there very often, since it is about an hour away from us.

Ana said...

Oh Celestina-Marie,
Your hubby's office turned out amazing. I love it! My Hubby likes the indusrtrial chic style too. We recently redid our tv room, AKA His Man Cave in that style :-) You did a beautiful job.

Hugs and Kisses,

Stephanie said...

My sweet, sweet friend, how you inspire me! Your husband's office is simply perfect and so masculine! I absolutely love it :) Your are an incredible designer, Celeste, and your never cease to amaze me.

Thank you, dear one, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and love to you!

Anonymous said...

You have done a very good job for your hubby. You have analysised each and every potion of the office room.It gives an enthusiasm for work once you get inside the room...

TexWisGirl said...

looks great! really like that map!!

Jill said...

Wow! This looks amazing!! Fantastic job :-) I'm sure he is tickled pink with the end results.
Have a wonderful day!


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a great room! I love all the industrial and wood items you used. I can imagine maybe it was a little hard to stay focused on the masculine considering the gorgeous items you create and paint!! The Property Brothers on HGTV would be proud of you!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a gift you gave your husband by creating this special room for him! It looks like a wonderful place to him to work, and to be inspired, by all the special touches you have included. Kudos to you! and thanks for the inspiration. I hope to help my husband get his office a little more together, now that some of the children are moving their extra stuff out!

Stephanie said...

You did a super job on his office. Love all the details.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a fabulous makeover Celeste! Love the manly look. The industrial and modern elements really give it the masculine feel a guy enjoys. But the farm element gives the richness for the feeling of comfort and warmth. You sure know how to put it together. Nice job girlfriend!! Your guy has got to be loving his new space. Congrats on your new office!

Have a great weekend! Lots of love & hugs, Edie

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Wow, what a perfect office for your hubby! I really like how you blended the wood and metal.....very masculine but not "in your face" macho.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..