Townhouse Office Nook Makeover Before & After

Sharing the before and after of the room makeover from our townhouse office nook! It’s such a cozy little study space these days!

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

We’re going to go ahead and start this post by saying feel free to judge us for how bad these before photos are. We all have that one space that’s basically the equivalent of a pool filter catch-all, right?!

You can obviously see from the before and after of our home office nook makeover below that this room was just that! So. Bad. It was a mixture of litter boxes, random things that we were too lazy to throw away and/or organize, paperwork for “safekeeping”, etc.

Clearly, it was our very own home graveyard for allllll the things. The worst part? It’s RIGHT off of our master bedroom. We know, we know . . . we’re disappointed in ourselves too.

Needless to say, it was screaming for a facelift and a little hygge love. So we teamed up with BEHR® to transform the space using their color trends palette.

Even though we’re a die hard all-white bright spaces fan, this was the perfect space for us to really branch out for a warm cozy atmosphere. Now for the juicy before photos. . .

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

The Before 

For the record, we think we’ve used that foldable workout bike maybe once. Basically, the only workout we got from it was from moving it to and from to vacuum.

We really weren’t joking about it being a graveyard in there. We’d also like to point out the disgusting carpet in this space.

It’s all connected to the bedroom and our master closetSo until we pull the trigger on hardwood flooring we’d love to replace all of the upstairs with, it will stay carpeted for now.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

We wish we could have our own separate home office room. But it’s still nice to have an office nook that its on working space outside of any room. And our goal was to use the desk area for work and not storage.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Our Design Plan for the Home Office Nook

To help visualize the rooms, as we’re redoing each in our house, we’ve been making these design-inspiration mock-ups.

Albeit slightly distorted, it’s still a helpful way to  really envision the end product. And we can say that we got pretty darn close to the original design!

The hardwood floors will really make a difference once we replace those, and the lights we originally bought were HORRIBLE quality. So we settled on different round ones, which we actually like just as much, if not more.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth
#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Green Accent Wall

Needless to say, BEHR in Equilibrium T18-20 made the biggest impact on the space, don’t you think?  We used the BEHR Premium Plus Ultra® Interior Paint & Primer in eggshell, and it went on smooth like butta’! Sorry, couldn’t resist!

They launched their Color of the Year for the first time ever. (It’s called In the Moment.) But we just loved this deep green too much to pass it up.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

We’re already scheming up what else we can color with the leftover paint! We really love the idea of an all-white bookcase with the backing painted with this accent green.

It’s very similar to our emerald green bedroom makeover. Also, yes, we’re a messy painter, but we can cut-in on the corners like a rockstar so at least there’s that.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth
#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Ikea Hack DIY Office Nook Desk

The next thing that absolutely had to go was the ugly built-in countertop that was used as a desk. We found this herringbone-style counter that was already the perfect size.

So we removed the old one and replaced it with the new one after we finished painting. Now we have a more modern built in desk!

If you have limited space, installing a floating desk is a great work surface option for small home office ideas.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth
#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

To tie in the wall color, we had one of our drone shots from our Harbour Island printed it and framed in gold.

We love the way it looks in the space, and he loves the fact that he has a giant version of one of his photos even more!

There were so many fun photos from our Harbour Island trip to choose from, and we thought this particular one worked best with the green accent wall.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Needless to say, this is a completely new space compared to the before photos!

And yay for modern filing cabinets for making us look like an organized adult instead of a Cat 5 hoarder.

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Home Office Nook Sources

#SUGARANDCLOTHCASA: Before + After of our Study Room Makeover by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

A big thanks to our friends at BEHR for partnering with us on this post! Sugar & Cloth is donating 5% of all sponsored campaigns to charity, which you can read about right here!

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15 Comments

  1. I love everything about this! How tall are the pin legs you used? They are no longer on Etsy so trying to find something similar. Thanks!

  2. love! and love the new color palette. question, i know you linked a bnunch of pieces but i am crazy nesting now too (congrats!!) and for some reason i need new desk storage solutions. can you share where you found the pencil holder and matching tray? need!

  3. Turned out great!!
    I am in the process of converting a portion of my garage into a craft space to scrapbook and DIY everything. Its currently all painted white but would love to add some color!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. that’s so exciting, Jossie! It’s always so nice to have one place to have all your work & crafting supplies. Do you know what pop of color your leaning towards? Love to hear how it turns out! xo

  4. In love with all the colors you chose for this space. Are you sure this is the same space??
    The chair, the color of paint, the accessories… Fantastic turnoutšŸ‘