Over Memorial Day weekend, I hired my dear friend Genevieve to come do a makeover on my formal dining room. We rarely used the space for social gatherings and more often I was finding myself meeting with clients in there. So I decided that instead of having our home office upstairs in a spare bedroom, I would move it downstairs for all to see (and use!) I had some specific requirements though. It needed to look neat and organized. During the 4 years that we've lived in our home, the office was the one room that was really always a disaster. I'm not exagerating! It was a disorganized mess! Secondly, I didn't want the printer to show and I wanted the space to appear simple and clutter free. I also wanted the kids to have a work space to do homework or color while I work.
Genevieve went above and beyond what I envisioned. I wish she had a website that I could link you to, because she is AMAZING and I would highly recommend her for any decorating projects or ideas you might have. She researched every aspect of the projecct before we began and provided a detailed spreadsheet of what she estimated it would cost. She worked within my budget to make things beautiful, functional AND affordable and when all was said and done, she came in within $13.00 of her estimate. Not only that, but she completed the project in record time, all while we were gone over the holiday weekend, so I had the awesome experience of coming home to "the big reveal!"
Here is what was awaiting me: