I don’t know how we’re at week 6 of the One Room Challenge, time seems to have literally flown. Looking back I also don’t know how I was able to actually pull this all off, and while the room isn’t 100% complete (which you’ll read about below) I must say I couldn’t be happier with how everything has turned out.
If you remember when deciding to remodel my office the two most important things where to lighten up the space and make it more functional for myself and my growing team. I kept the oh-so popular Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper, my giant silver chandy, and horned sconces, but everything else went out the door. To lighten up the space I got rid of all the black and brought in modern crisp whites and warm maple woods which not only made the space immediately feel light and bright, but also much bigger which is always a plus. Staying true to Martha’s signature colors I anchored the room with pops of orange, mango and all shades of blue plus metallic accents of gold and silver. I mixed it all up with modern and traditional pieces giving it a more collected and eclectic feel.
When it came to functionality my old space only had one very large desk and because I can have anywhere from 1-3 team members with me on any given day I knew I wanted to add a table. I’ve adored the Knoll table for years and now I had the perfect opportunity to add it to my arsenal, but the Knoll is made to order and wouldn’t make my tight turnaround. However, I wanted to show the space finished so I subbed in an Ikea table while I patiently await the Knoll. An Oomph Tini Table provides a catch all for keys, phones, and any personal affects plus its the perfect table for cocktails. And the traditional jute rug balances out the modern touches and brings warmth to the stark white and clear acrylic ghost chairs, plus it defines the space allowing this area to not get lost in the room itself.
I moved my Blu Dot Strut desk directly in front of the window because while the enormous silver chandy is gorgeous it doesn’t put out a lot of light so the more natural light I can utilize the better. I also chose to face away from the window enabling me to converse with my team rather than have my back to everyone the entire day. For my desktop I wanted to keep it clutter free so because the Blu Dot Strut doesn’t have drawers I added a rolling file cabinet from Ikea plus a second Oomph Tini Table which houses a few desk necessities. I laid a sheepskin rug underneath allowing my feet to have a soft and cozy place to rest, plus it provides the perfect spot for Addison to cuddle up on. Lastly, my custom drapes I agonized over for weeks turned out to be the centerpiece of the room. Going forward I don’t think I’ll ever do a drape without a pop of color (preferably a velvet color) again!
The Modloft Pearl Bookcase, while beautiful, needed to fulfill its purpose as an actual shelf which is why you’ll find Shop products, styling props, and art sprinkled amongst my personal items. The Pearl is also home to my latest, and quite possibly current favorite, Marshall Stanmore Speaker (worth every penny my friends). On a side note another Pearl bookcase is on its way so the entire wall will be shelving, and when she arrives I plan on sharing a step-by-step #shelfie styling story so stay tuned (say that five times fast).
Lastly, I replaced my black book shelves with two maple consoles from Ikea that have doors allowing me to store Shop products without feeling like a hoarder. Instead of styling the consoles I chose to leave them simple and clean, but flanked the sides with two media towers to house my never ending book collection.
Well I think that about sums it all up, though I’m sure I’m forgetting something…oh yeah, what do you think of my new space?! Truly, MKR
*Photography, Rustic White
…DESK…Blu Dot Strut Desk, AllModern c/o || Panton Chair, AllModern c/o || Tini Table 1, Oomph c/o || Brush Stroke Lamp, Jana Bek via Waiting On Martha || Blue Acrylic Charm Bowl, Alexandra Von Furstenberg || Acrylic Pencil Holder, Waiting On Martha || Gold Vase, Waiting On Martha || Monkey Business Card Holder, Waiting On Martha || Acrylic Tape Dispenser, Waiting On Martha || Acrylic Stapler, Waiting On Martha || Acrylic Letter Tray, Waiting On Martha || Headphones, FRENDS || Embrace Nude Print, Minted c/o || Skull Print, Made By Girl || Too Many Heads, Minted c/o || Buddha Garden Stool, similar HERE || Sheepskin Rug, Pottery Barn c/o
…TABLE…Ikea, but the Knoll Table c/o AllModern is on it’s way! || Louis Ghost Chairs, AllModern c/o || Muse Candle, Waiting On Martha || Wick Cutter, Pottery Barn c/o || Large Faceted Vase, Waiting On Martha || Round Jute Rug, Pottery Barn c/o || Tini Table IV, Oomph c/o || Sunnies, RayBan || Phone Case, Casetify c/o || Rocks Glasses, Dwell Studio
…SHELF…Modloft Pearl Bookcase, AllModern c/o || Point of View by R Studio, Minted c/o || Uncle Sam Hand, Jonathan Adler || White Urchin, Waiting On Martha || Ginger Jars, Collected || Harry Allen Pig, Waiting On Martha || Dauville Coasters, Waiting On Martha || Calculation by Stephanie Nowotarski, Minted c/o || Grass with Seeds by Jorey Hurley, Minted c/o || Dauville Pebble Dish, Waiting On Martha || Vintage Ice Bucket, Waiting On Martha || Candles, Waiting On Martha || Gestural figures by Becky Nimoy, Minted c/o || Marshall Stanmore Speaker, Nasty Gal || Chanel Books, Waiting On Martha || Gnome Bottle Opener, Waiting On Martha || Gold Wishbone, Waiting On Martha || Lollia Bubble Bath, Waiting On Martha || Gold Old Fashioneds, Waiting On Martha || Gold Glitter Spoons, Waiting On Martha || Matches, Waiting On Martha || Medium Gold Starburst, Waiting On Martha || Castle Peak Faceted Vase, Kate Spade c/o || Basket, World Market || Wrapping Paper, Waiting On Martha || One Good Deed Penant, Waiting On Martha || Vintage Found Cutting Boards, similar HERE
…EVERYTHING ELSE…Wallpaper, Thibaut Tanzania || Horned Sconces, Waiting On Martha (email for details) || Fiddle Fig Basket, World Market || Maple Console, Ikea || Stacked Book Towers, Hayneedle
…THE PLAYERS…Abby M. Interiors || Because It’s Awesome || Bijou & Boheme || Chinoiserie Chic || The Decorista || Design Chic || The Design Daredevil || Design Darling || Design Indulgence || Design Manifest || House of Turquoise || Jana Bek Design || Jill Sorensen || Maddie G. Designs || Mimosa Lane || A Piece of Toast || The Pink Pagoda || Stone Textile || The Zhush || Trademarked by Calling it Home