Stylist's home office: Moodboard and details

4/12/2011 04:41:00 PM

The renovation of my first project (yay!) had began.

The client had a very specific requirement for the use of space. It should have a table that could sit at least three people, a couch for guests, a gallery of past work, large mirror for fittings, and PLENTY of storage for wardrobe, magazines, books, and other stuff.

All in a 19 sqm space.

Here's what's going to happen:
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liz uy home office, office renovation
That's not a detailed details, but the much shorter version of the conversation I had with the contractor and the client. This post will be extremely long and boring if I share all the nitty-gritty, and I'm pretty sure you already want to see the good part, the moodboard. :) One last none boring thing, the adjoining bathroom will receive a complete makeover too, details on another post. We'll remove the tub to make way for the hidden storage behind the mirrored wall, and replace it with a smaller shower area instead.


Here you go, the moodboard I made for the space, I'm sure all the arrows above will make more sense with these boards. (two versions with just a few color switcheroo <-- I finally got to use that word! haha)
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liz uy home office, office renovation, liz uy office moodboard, plum sofa
I'm loving the drama of jewel colors against a fresh backdrop. The colors liven up the space without being juvenile. 

I can't wait to finish up that room, but I'm actually enjoying the process of slowly getting there, dust and all.

Which of the two is your favorite?

14 comments

  1. Very very pretty! I love the design. Can't wait to see it executed.

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  2. Nice! I love the 2nd one with more of the bluish/dark teal tone as base :)

    I'm a fan of your works and posts in this blog so far! Awesome work :)

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  3. I like the 2nd one... :)

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  4. I love the blue in the second one. Gorgeous. Have you found that sofa yet? My sister is in search of something like that. What style would that be so I can do research? Thanks.

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  5. Gorgeous! I think I like the purple a little more, but the teal is just as pretty :) Such an exciting project!

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  6. I like the blue in the second one as well!

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  7. You always give suggestions about how to maximize or handle small spaces,
    do you have any suggestions about large spaces? like how to compartmentalize without cluttering it with walls/large furnitures? :)

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  8. Thank you ladies. I love both renditions!

    @JandJhome: I haven't found the sofa yet, I think I'll have it custom-made, or reupholster an antique one. :) I use the search term "french tufted sofa."

    @Anonymous(2): I just love the challenge of working with a small space! haha.. but if you have the luxury of a bigger room, you can section the space off by furniture placement. Use the sofa as your divider, or add a console or waist-high shelf. You can also section the space with area rugs. If you have a bigger space, don't push all furniture to the wall, make use of the space and balance them off. Hope this helps!

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  9. I love the teal one! It looks like such a fun and comfortable office! Can't wait to see the progress~

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  10. I love both of them. Aesthetically, I like the plum better, but I'd be more likely to live with the teal. I'm more of a blues and greens person. Either way, your room will be beautiful.

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  11. Pick the purple! Yummy! I cannot wait to see the result

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  12. Elle- Maybe someone has asked you this before but I am dying to know how you create mock-up moodboards like the ones above? Like how on earth did you get all those different curtain ideas laid over your bedroom photo a while back? Do you have a special program or are you just a Photoshop wizard?

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  13. News flash - the client picked the plum one! :)

    @Christina - haha thank you! I'll take that as a compliment. I'm a graphic/web designer too so I just edit them in Photoshop.

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Thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear what you think! :)

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