Hello, hello! I’m kicking off the week with a quick little office update. We’re moving right along in the space, have hit a couple more delays, but overall- I’m pleased with our progress! We’ve got the space painted, which feels really exciting- like we’ve turned a corner in the renovation. Click through for the latest- I’m chatting paint colors, what comes next, and accessories (like art, a pretty ceiling medallion, hardware, and more)…
First, let’s chat paint… this is what the space looked like post primer (pictured above). We decided to leave the drapery hardware up, so we didn’t have to reinstall it… that’s the odd little shapes above each window. Emmett’s drywall work looks impeccable! I’m super impressed. If you missed his post on how to achieve perfectly smooth walls, definitely check that out or save it here!
In my initial planning post, I know I had tossed around the idea of a different paint color, but ultimately landed on something slightly warmer. They’re very similar, but rather than Taupe of the Morning by Sherwin-Williams, I opted for Benjamin Moore’s Ice Formations. Contrary to the name, it has a warmer base, which felt right for the space. It’s also quite similar to the previous paint color in this room (pre renovation), which Emmett was surprised by. It just felt bright enough, had depth, warmth, and really complemented our custom drapery I previously had made for this room.
For the ceiling, if I’m not painting the ceiling an actual color, I always use Sherwin-Williams Ceiling Bright White. It’s a cooler, bright white that looks really crisp- which is great for contrast, if you’re going for that look.
Above, you can see my palette for the room: trim & millwork color, ceiling color, and the wall color. I wanted this space to feel bright and neutral because it’s my workspace. Since I deal with colors and design everyday, I prefer to work in a room that is bright, has plenty of natural light, and I don’t want to be surrounded by loud colors that compete with whatever it is I’m working on. I also plan to add lots of layers and texture to this room, so I really wanted a calming, cozy, and inviting palette that acts as a blank canvas, as the materials I bring into it change.
If you read my greek key blog post, you’ve already seen the ceiling medallion I landed on… here it is in person. I love that perimeter detail! It’s on the smaller size, appropriate for the chandelier I selected for this space, which will hang directly above my desk.
Our hardware for the room has also arrived… our built-in knobs, pulls, and our pocket door hardware is here. I opted for an antique or aged brass finish for all of the hardware in this space, which will also add warmth and interest! If you missed my built-in design plan, you can find that here.
Speaking of the built-ins, that is our major hold up at the moment. We ordered custom glass for our upper cabinetry, and we’re waiting on the glass door sections to be delivered before we can truly start building that feature. Everything revolves around the glass and we want to make sure it fits perfectly, so we need the material here before we can cut our material. It was supposed to arrive this week, but we received a call on Friday saying that it has been pushed another 3-4 weeks. We’re patiently waiting, and in the meantime- Emmett can tackle some millwork on the opposing side of the room: casing for the windows, a couple pieces of crown, and base (but only on that side of the room, as the built-ins need to be in place).
As you already know, my antique desk is also on our to-do list, that we can begin immediately. It needs some work- a couple wooden dowels & reinforced supports, as well as refinished. I’ve also started ordering some fun accessories for the space, like art! I curated a gallery wall of vintage horse prints that will live above my custom credenza, and they’ll be available in the Tuesday Made shop later this year.
Overall, I’m very happy with how things are coming together. Paint felt like a big milestone this week! We’re rolling with the supply chain punches, crazy lead-times, and are focusing on the things within our control. I’d love to get the chandelier installed this week, and get going on my desk. This space finally feels like a room again, and this is the point in the project where the fun begins for me. Each week it will evolve a little more, and hopefully at the end of the renovation- I’ll have a beautiful & functional office to enjoy for years to come. It has certainly been a long time coming, but I know the wait will be worth it. Here’s to a productive week ahead, friends!