Hello again! It’s Jillian here, and it’s halftime of the One Room Challenge! If you are new to the blog, welcome and read more about us here. Today I will keep it brief and to the point as we chit chat about artwork for my office makeover. I’m just back from a quick trip to one of my favorite places, Nantucket (also see Lisa’s post on Nantucket for some beautiful photos), but now it’s back to work and time to get some art up in my office! And speaking of art, you should also check out Lisa’s photography portfolio too for some gorgeous shots like the one below.
If you are new to the One Room Challenge, here’s how it works. Twenty featured design bloggers and hundreds of guest participants like us document gorgeous room transformations over a six-week period. All the action can be found here. You can catch up on Week 1 in this post, which includes the before photos and the plan. In Week 2 we had some glorious changes in The Brick Nests HQ with freshly painted gray paneling! Now that you are all up to speed, let’s proceed to the artwork options for this space.I’ve mentioned before that almost all my artwork comes from my talented mother-in-law, Jean. She loves painting, and I love framing those paintings to adorn our walls. I am looking to use some bright and colorful pieces to give this room personality and color, since the rug and walls are neutral. Here is a sampling of some of the options.
There are many more beautiful pieces, but that gives you an idea of some of my inventory! Things are constantly being rearranged around here at my brick nest, so one never knows where the artwork may end up. This next piece is a collage painting Jean created by covering a blah canvas from HomeGoods. I wish I had a before photo, but trust me, it didn’t look anywhere remotely as awesome as this! There is a secondary circuit breaker box here on this wall, so the size of this piece perfectly covers it, and it is certainly much more interesting to look at.
Below you can see a scary before photo and said circuit breaker uncovered. Now that I’ve reminded you of where we started from, let’s take a quick look at my vision board for the room too.
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Lots o’ progress! Here is what’s left to do!
- Week 4 (next week!) I’ll show you my different approach to styling the built-in bookshelves (hint–no books)!
- Week 5 we will plan on looking at the furniture for the space, most of which I already own and am moving around.
- Week 6 is the reveal and probably a little party too, because that’s how we do it here at The Brick Nests HQ!
Thanks for reading! See you next week with some fabulously accessorized bookshelves!
- My nest is not a museum, it is a comfortable, charming, unique, fabulous home with young children. I have high-end custom pieces, vintage tag sale finds, authentic antiques, colorful prints, and basic box store staple furniture. There are many ways to add functional style to your home and I can't wait to share my ideas and inspirations with you!