Sharing the before and after of the room makeover from our townhouse office nook! It’s such a cozy little study space these days!
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. . .
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 closet. So until we pull the trigger on hardwood flooring we’d love to replace all of the upstairs with, it will stay carpeted for now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 beauty 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!
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.
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.
Home Office Nook Sources
Black and white modern grid rug
Glass globe and brass wall sconces
White filing cabinets with spray painted gold pin legs
BEHR® Equilibrium T18-20 paint
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!
15 thoughts on “Townhouse Office Nook Makeover Before & After”
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!
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!
thank you Haley! Of course! The pencil holder and matching try are both from H&M Home. xoxo
Stunning! Love the transformation! Love the colors!
thanks so much for the love Jordan! :)
Where did you get those spotted pillows?! Would love some for one of our guest rooms!
They’re by DusenDusen from West Elm last year! I couldn’t find them on the site to still link to sadly!
What program do you use to create the mockup design?
Hi Stormie, we use Photoshop! xo
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!
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
absolutely LOVE that wall color and it pairs so nicely with the wall art! gorgeous little space
yay! that’s exactly what we were hoping for when we choose them! So glad you like it, Kati. xoxo
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 turnout👍
Thank you so much, Juliann! We are so happy with how it turned out! Glad you are too :)