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Dark Dining Room To Bright Home Office Makeover Reveal

I am so thrilled to finally reveal a project we've been working on at Silhouette School headquarters for months!!!  Together with Wayfair as our sponsor, we have transformed our dark red dining room into a light and bright home office that I consider industrial-masculine-chic.

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Many of you know that a few months back my husband, Bob left his job in Corporate America to join me full time on the blog (read about our journey blogging full time as a couple on our other site Boss Lady and Bob).  In less than three years, Silhouette School has grown from a blog into a full fledged business with a whole series of books, a membership site in the works, speaking engagements, and more - and so we decided going into business together would be best for our family.  What is not best for our family or relationship or business...is sharing an office.  When it comes to working - I need my own space.  In other words: Bob needed his own office.

It was pretty evident that our barely-used red dining room was on the chopping block.  I have to admit, I did not shed a tear to see it go...so take a good ol' look at the 'before' because the difference is pretty shocking!
 
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In fact I am thrilled with how the dark dining room to gray home office makeover turned out! We've been working for months behind the scenes to get this space perfect (and there were even a few Silhouette projects along the way...see if you can spot them) - as there's a fine line when you have a home office space right smack in the middle of your main living area!  Keep in mind this room is connected to both the kitchen and the living room so closing an office door to hide any type of mess is not possible!

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The center piece of Bob's gray and navy home office is the live edge desk that I had built for him as an anniversary gift by a local husband and wife team (also Silhouette users!) You can find a similar tree slab desk here.  There's no way this room makeover would have been any bit as amazing without our friends over at Wayfair who soooo graciously agreed to team up with us for the rest of the office furniture and decor.  I am just thrilled with how it call came together...especially on a rather tight budget!

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Since we painted the walls a light gray I knew I wanted something darker on the floor and this Wayfair 9x12 navy area rug is perfect.  It's so soft and just really gives the room a rich feel, comfy feel. It's masculine enough for Bob, but yet blends with the style of the rest of the house.

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In the corner, I put this Wayfair tufted velvet upholstered Slipper accent chair. Believe it or not we actual schedule meetings and it's a comfy place for me to sit in Bob's office while we chat about marketing, strategy, upcoming projects (or what's for dinner!)

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While I have claimed this spot as my own, Bob claims the Wayfair high back office chair is the most comfortable desk chair he's ever had.  I can tell you it's definitely the most stylish!  I love the leather-look and chrome with all the wood in this room.

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Oh and I can't tell you how happy I was to get rid of the chandelier that was in this room...

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...and replace it with this Wayfair 3 light globe pendant orb light.  I love everything about it!

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And can we talk about the amazing shelf?  First of all I love the rustic feel of the wood and the black metal on the Wayfair Industrial Open Shelf.  The best part, though, is it's large enough (81" tall and almost 16" deep) to actually hold a good amount of stuff.

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And I'm not just talking about stuff stuff...Bob needed a place to put a printer - and the bottom shelf is plenty wide enough to accommodate his large printer.  Of course I also wanted to decorate with some accents - because, again the office is in the middle of the living area. Since monograms are my thing, that big old vintage 'V' Wayfair metal letter block was calling my name!

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And finally, the window treatments...I mean what a difference from what was above those windows when this room was being used as a dining room.

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Hanging these Wayfair white grommet panels rather than the valences just make those windows look so much bigger!

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I don't think I could love how this dining room to home office came out any more.  A special thanks to Wayfair for helping us turn this dark dining room into a beautiful, comfortable and stylish home office!

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