hi there! my name's beth, in case you've forgotten. i almost have! the past couple of months have been a whirlwind of trying to keep up and failing miserably :( so, it comes as no surprise to me that i didn't win the one room challenge. why not, you ask?? well, most likely because i didn't complete it on time, duh! as a refresher, the one room challenge, that i foolishly thought i could easily complete (because i needed to get my office space ready anyway to put my house on the market - yes that's another big thing in my life right now that also happens to be a huge time suck!!!) happens twice a year and involves 20 awesome designers/bloggers being invited to participate in fixin' up one room within a 6 week time frame and then a whole lotta "guest" designers/bloggers can join in the fun as well and do the same. here are the links to my first 3 weeks... week one, week two, and week three... I have been done with my space for quite some time and had the pictures taken (after the deadline for the challenge), but i just haven't had time to sit down to write a post about it! behold, the fancy pictures of my office!! in your face water damage and alien life form!
i really can't tell you what a treat it is to have this space done and looking so pretty! challenge fail or no challenge! below is a reminder of the before...
ok, compared to the before (with the floors finished) it's really just a room with furniture i realize that, but still, i'm so happy it's done and functional!! pretty much everything was sourced from things i already owned. except my new favoritest furniture piece, the metal, perforated door cabinet from pieces, inc!! such a splurge, but i actually just stare at it sometimes with romantic googlie eyes and sigh a little, i love it so :)
here are some alternate views of the room...
special pieces above include a ceramic, pillow, rug, and throw from my recent morocco trip. the oly cocktail table taken back from my daughter's room (she's still not happy). iphone artwork by me mixed with actual artists, christian chaize and holly irwin. vintage chairs, some pillows i made, and the plant i've not only managed to keep alive, but it's somehow grown to the "tree" you see here!! this is big for me :)
a couple more shots...
what i really love about my space is it's very true to me. clean, crisp backdrop with layers of texture, color, personalty, and wonderful memories (i have an obsession with tile, so a "display" wall of some of my favorite tiles is completely appropriate!). the pig canvas on my desk is a blow up of a picture of some graffiti i took in argentina a couple of years ago. the pig has a respirator mask on and the whole image is splattered in blood, which adds such a grittiness to all the girly in my office, i love it!!!
on the left is a close up of the best cabinet ever hosting a ceramic piece from morocco and 2 leftovers from one of my powder baths from the aso showhouse last year, atop a fabulous tray from anthropologie. i really love this shot. it's just such a perfect blend of me!! to the right is the shrine to tile with a special place for another favorite artist of mine, steve dininno, (truth be told, I also swiped this from my daughter's room, as this is the piece i bought her for her birthday last year at dk gallery!!)
a huge thank you and shout out to my photographer, jeff herr, who took all the after photos!! and who gave me a bit of a discount for "talking" time, since apparently, i'm quite chatty! who knew?? ;) i hope you enjoy the photos as much as i enjoy being back in my office!!