Monday, April 01, 2013

Office Evolution

They say good things happen to "offices" who wait.  Really they do.  
See, it only took my office a few color schemes over the course of several years, and several gallons of paint to get to this point.

     From Meadow Green a few years ago, to which I blame that color choice entirely on my pregnancy hormones, with twins.........
 so it was slightly elevated
 
To a much more soothing beige that had me unfortunately uninspired and always wanting more.....
To my now peaceful, calm and serene workplace.


Months of colors thrown on a wall
while contemplating the right decision 
 All to get to this point.
And every time I hear that old cliche that good things come to offices that wait , I have to smile...... 
and so does my office.
Are you working on any room evolutions right now? 
PS- To see my about my office journey click here

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The comfort of prayers and love from friends of Top This Top That

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44 comments:

  1. Actually, I like all of them! Your current office is truly elegant and serene, I don't know how much work I'd get done in there, I'd be too busy smiling and relaxing! It's beautiful,
    Jenna

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  2. Amazing what paint can do :)

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  3. Absolutely beautiful. What a lovely place to work!

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  4. It's like the after photo glistens and glows ...

    :) Linda

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  5. It's funny how other before always makes me think "Oh my, what on earth was the poor soul thinking????" and the after "there's light after darkness" ;) but not with you.

    I love all the phases, all the colors, and can see Top in everyone of them. You really have a knack for it, mindless the era/time you're decorating in. You are one of those persons that don't get a "oh my, those 80's. tscc tscc" but "oh, right, that was your 80's office!"

    Absolutely in love with your now. I'd sleep there had it be mine ahahahah. I'm moving my home office (now I'm bragging because in fact it is just a desk ;)) from the dressing room to the space below the stairs which in fact is in the living room. So many decisions for a desk and a wall... but I'll come around :hopeful:.

    Welcome back, by the way.

    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  6. it is amazing how beautiful it is! i have been thinking of you all week, friend. i hope you are doing ok and hanging in there.

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  7. If good things come to offices that wait, then mine has hope for something magical in it's future as well :) Your space is divine Laura, thinking of you and your family often, hugs

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  8. Oh your office is beautiful. Sometimes going through the process can be frustrating, but yours was well worth the wait. So calm and serene! One day I hope my office space can be like that.

    Also, Laura, my heart is so saddened at the loss of your beautiful niece. Like so many others, our family is praying for yours - that you will find comfort in our Savior, Jesus Christ and experience a peace that passes all understanding as you journey through this heartache. May the days ahead be filled with wonderful memories of Jessica's beautiful life.

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  9. Popped over her from BNOTP and then followed your link to the office story - and I am SO encouraged! I am not alone in not getting it "right" the first time. The finished office is gorgeous!

    http://northislandcottage.blogspot.com/

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  10. Laura, I love your office!! The colors are beautiful, but what color and brand di you use on the walls and desk? I've been wanting a great neutral and this is great! Thanks!

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  11. This is such a beautiful calm and bright space. Great job!

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  12. I would love the know the way color and brand, too.

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  13. I so love your office Laura....so beautiful! Have a great week!

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  14. Your office is beautiful and I love the paint color. One question, is the ceiling fixture lined in striped fabric or is it spokes on the shade?

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  15. Your office space is so dreamy now!! You did a fantastic job :) I would love for you to link this up to our new linky party, Give Me The Goods Monday! I am hosting with 4 other bloggers, 1 party but your links will show up on all 5 blogs!
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  16. Your post spoke volumes to me! I'm working on an office within a guestroom! Your space is beautiful....LOVE your desk! ~~Angela

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  17. That is one beautiful office space!! So elegant and cozy at the same time;) Much better than the green lol.

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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  18. This office is lovely! I can imagine that inspiration comes easy in this space now. And yes, you can blame it on your pregnancy hormones! (Newest follower!)

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  19. What a lovely color and such an inspiring space.

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  20. Love the newest color. So very serene.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  21. Laura I gave you the wrong link! My bad ;)http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-party-2.html
    Hugs,
    Jamie

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  22. Very lovely and magazine-worthy. Great job. Jane

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  23. Beautiful updates. I’d love it if you’d link up to The DIY’ers link party. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers.html

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  24. Beautifully done, Laura! I love the new color and how you've decorated your office!

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  25. Amazing transformation!
    Beautiful space you got here.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  26. It turned out gorgeous! Good things do come to offices that wait. I love the color of the bulletin boards and dresser!

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  27. All of the touches are just so pretty! You put so much work and love into this room! Love it!

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  28. Oh so beautiful and inspiring, Laura! Love the colors and your attention to pretty details!

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  29. Lovely! great transformation. Thanks for sharing:)

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  30. Your office makeover looks just stunning. I am in the process of looking for a new house so will then be moving into decorating and diy, so am pinning this for inspiration.

    Stopping by from the Give me the Goods party.

    Have a lovely week.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  31. Hi Laura, I would love to know if you painted the silver frames on your wall. I've been trying to find a good silver paint to re-purpose some frames I have. I would love to know what you used and it you would recommend it. They look great!

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  32. This looks great! I've been working on my living room transformation. Slowly but surely I'm figuring out the details...
    Sarah

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  33. I love your new office! I could stay there for a long time :) Stopping by from Give Me The Goods party link!

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  34. Love the peacefulness! Would be hard to get stressed in that beautiful office! First time visitor from the Give Me the Goods party and new follower! Jona@BohoWillow

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  35. Laura, first time dropping by and love your site. Your office transformation is inspiring. My office is dark! Dark desk, dark carpet, dark walls... I need to lighten up!

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  37. Umm, so can I come work in your office?! It is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous! So happy you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what goods you bring next week!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  38. Wow, that looks great! I will keep this in mind when I repaint here - I was thinking of going with a super bright color, but your after photos are inspiring.

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  39. Your INCREDIBLE office was featured at Give Me The Goods Monday! Go here to see it and grab a button: http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-features-3.html
    Can't wait to see what you bring this week!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  40. It's just gorgeous! This would be my dream space. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your amazing project on my new blog DETAILS. DETAILS is the sister-site to my main blog Homework.
    On DETAILS I feature projects that have those little details that make them extraordinary. I'd love for you to stop by and visit and follow along on my new journey.
    http://carolynsdetails.blogspot.com/

    xxoo
    carolyn
    homework &
    DETAILS

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  41. Hey Laura! Stopping over from the Haven link up. Your office is SO pretty! The new color is so soothing and serene, and I went a similar route when painting my office. I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog. Do you know the color you used? Looking forward to meeting you at Haven!

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  42. Can you please share the beautiful color on the walls and the silver frames? Your office is exquisite!

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