With new (old) floors upstairs, that means the 3 rooms affected will also be getting new looks. The bedroom's transformation will be minor with just a new rug and maybe new night stands and lamps, but Hubby's office and my office will both get pretty drastic changes. Neither office got too much design, planning, or thought previously. Hubby's office was regrettably painted lime green (when we first got the house and were in desperate need of some color in the house....) and it inherited Clifford the big red chair when it got ousted from the living room by my reupholstered ikat chair. Hubby loves that big chair. I'd love it in another fabric.
Basically, I hate to admit, Hubby's office was where all the bad design decisions in the house went to die. Out-dated messy gallery wall, clashing colors, ikea desk left over from my bachelorette pad.... Bad designer/wifey. Hubby deserves better than that.
I'm deciding to finally be a good designer/wifey on this room and take my own taste out of it. Clifford stays despite my best efforts. Hubby's finally getting the dark, traditional office he's always wanted. Complete with oriental-style rug and antique (craigslisted) desk. The base layer is going to be very traditional.
Hubby would die happy if I let him live in this room (with the addition of his computer of course):
image via Architecturaldesigns.com
It's a little too buttoned up for me. Luckily, however, Hubby's not as buttoned up as he thinks and there will be a heavy dose of cheekiness in his office.
The fun and funkiness will come in primarily through art and accessories. You can't have too serious of a room when you have this hanging on the wall, right?
hehe. I'm really looking forward to styling in here (ya know, once we move the dresser and night stands back into the bedroom). Mixing traditional paintings from Hubby's travels with a crazy anthropomorphic painting of our cats along with some fun/geeky decor which includes Optimus Prime. This is going to be one serious room that doesn't take itself seriously at all.
I can't wait to share my office plans with you Wednesday!