Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dining Room turned Office

I loved our formal dining room, but we never used it, and the wasted space was getting to me.  I really wanted a room dedicated for an office space and a sitting/reading area, so...the dining room got a little makeover.

Dining Room Before:


Dining Room After:

(and a bookshelf on the wall opposite the blue love seat)

Big change...and I love it!  I cleared out the room a few weeks ago, so the room was empty for a while.  My friend, Heidi, called one day and said that she was taking a trip to Ikea, and asked if I wanted her to pick anything up.  (Such a great friend.)..and perfect timing to get things going.  

The desk, desk chair, and rug are from Ikea, the love seat is from my sister in law's house, and everything else we had!  I bought the Anthropologie candle for myself for Mother's Day...favorite scent everrrr.

We've really been enjoying this room.  I like having a set place to get work done, and it's nice to have a separate room to read and study..and play (the boys use the lines on the rug as their road.) 

30 comments :

Rebecca Lately said...

It looks amazing, Ashley! That rug is so pretty.

Lindsay Haynie said...

It looks awesomeeeeeeee!!

Emily said...

Yes, yes I will let you come redecorate our apartment. You don't have to keep begging me! ;) Looks like the perfect room to just "chill" in and/or get stuff done!

PostgradPrep said...

What a great transformation! I think it looks great and it is great that it is a now functioning space.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous! We took down our formal dining room and made our kitchen larger because that was more important to us than having a separate dining room. Glad to see we're not the only ones!

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Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

The room makeover looks FABULOUS! I looove that rug and your gorgeous gallery wall!

Nicole | Pharr Away said...

Perfect, perfect, PERFECT!!!

Sara S said...

Oh my goodness! Absolutely amazing!!! Love it!!!

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

That looks fabulous - I love it! Especially the rug and desk. I promise you, you won't miss the dining room - we transitioned ours four years ago and it has gotten so much more use as an office!

Jennifer Durham said...

I looks fantastic!!!

Sienna said...

this looks like a catalog/magazine. i love it. great job!

Amy said...

Ashley, this looks amazing! I love the transformation!

Kelly said...

What a great office, you did a terrific job!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Helene in Between said...

girl you are good!! this is absolutely gorgeous!

chantal marie said...

WOW!! it is gorgeous!!! good work lady!

Tayler Morrell said...

It looks amazing! I love the picture collage

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I love this re-do! I have been thinking about trying to create an office space for myself. This is such great inspiration!!

Kimberly said...

I love it!!!!

Susannah said...

It looks beautiful!!! I love it! :-)

Janssen said...

Ashley, this is so gorgeous! I need to come see it myself next year (and your baby, obviously!)

RoselyC said...

You did an amazing job, your room looks lovely.

Caroline said...

eeeeek i love it!!! that desk, the rug, all the sweet pictures... you did such an awesome job!

AdventurUs said...

I'm transfixed! This is absolutely fabulous, Ashley! Awesome job!

Sarah said...

LOVE it!! The desk is fantastic and so is the rug!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Ohhh I love it! You decorate so beautifully!

Because Shanna Said So said...

Holy smokes, Ashley!! The new office looks amazing...it belongs in a catalog!! I love every single inch of what you did. And this makes me want to suck up and go to IKEA...I always stress when I walk in there, but this rug is worth it. You should be so proud of your new space!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

It looks so great!!

Pamela said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

rooth said...

It looks wonderful and it's so nice to have your very own space to focus!

Sara Logan Photo said...

I need this rug! Where did you get it? Love the decor.

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