One Office Two Ways

November 16, 2011 , In: Style

Changing your office decor is easier than you would think. If you’ve invested in quality neutral furniture, a simple change in artwork and accessories can give your office a completely different look.

To prove the point, I followed my own advice. I remodeled my home office without even moving around the furniture. I think you’ll agree that it looks like a completely different office.

I changed out the accessories and recovered the chair (something that is easy to do if you have an office chair with cushions that unbolt from the frame).

Here is what I started with:

Here is what I changed it to (something a little more gender neutral to share with my husband and sons):

Here’s what I spent:

Just for reference the pink office cost about $400. I realize this is not an insignificant amount of money, but when you consider that it looks like a new room it’s worth it.

    • Grace
    • November 16, 2011

    I like your new office but I LOVE your hot pink and blue office!

    • Liz
    • November 17, 2011

    Love the boldness of both of these looks, but I disagree $520 is a nice chunk of cash and while both of these looks are great, they’re not that different from each other. For such a large investment I’d want a more marked difference.

    • D
    • November 17, 2011

    I like both – great example of how small changes can make a big difference! May I ask about your office desk – can you provide details on where you purchased it and the name of it? I have been looking for the same type of desk. Any details you can provide are truly appreciated! -D

      • admin
      • November 18, 2011

      It’s a vintage metal office desk. You can get them refurbished from Twenty Gauge, but they can be a little pricey. If you live near a big city chances are good that you can find a used office furniture store there. When there are military base closings a lot of these old metal desks come into circulation. Let me know if you find one!

    • VaNessa
    • November 18, 2011

    I love it! Where did you get the circles with the days on it? I really like it!

      • admin
      • November 18, 2011

      I just posted how to make the magnet boards with the days. Just buy the plain circle or square magnet boards on the See Jane Work website then add vinyl letters from the home store.

Comments are closed.

Meet Jane

Holly Bohn, Founder

To learn more about See Jane Work Founder, Holly Bohn, click here

See Jane Work Newsletter

Quick Tips

Organize Claim Tickets

Whether it's the dry-cleaner, tailor, valet or coat check, I have difficulty finding the right claim ticket at the right time. If I want to get my car, coat, dry-cleaning, or anything else returned to me, I need that number. So I started photographing the tickets with my phone. Then when I can only find a coat check ticket for the valet, I simply pull up the photo and a crisis is averted. Please do verify that a photo will be sufficient to retrieve the item.