One Room Challenge – Week 6: The Reveal!

Time is up, pencils down!  This officially concludes my first ever One Room Challenge, and dammmmn girl, what a ride it has been.

As you may recall, in Week 1, I started off planning to tackle a completely different room for the ORC, but as luck would have it, that client got called out of town and I had to regroup.  By Week 2 I had secured another client space to work with, a home office, which looked a little something like this:

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I encountered many other challenges during Week 3, Week 4, and Week 5, but finally, all is done and I am pretty thrilled with the results. Let’s cut to the chase. Here he is, in all his design glory: my client’s beautiful new home office!

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Handsome, isn’t he?!

Let’s talk about the paint color. As you may recall from Week 3 and Week 4, we had originally selected Benjamin Moore’s Charcoal Slate but later changed our minds and decided on Deep Silver. Well, well, well…what do you know? We made yet another change (total game time decision), and went with Trout Gray (also Benjamin Moore), which is just one shade darker than Deep Silver. I’ve used it before on another client’s office, and I have to say yet again…I LOVE this color!!!

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.comOne Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Now that I’ve had the chance to have the room professionally photographed (by the amazing Jessie Cederblom – her website is coming soon!), you can see how perfectly the custom desk, credenza, and floating shelf turned out.  Pretty insane, right?  These are all the handiwork of the super talented Michael Graham of Michael Graham Designs.  I met Michael about a year ago at the Melrose Trading Post and he made one of his signature pieces, a wine console table, for my Manhattan Beach client’s home.  Once we had the idea for the desk and credenza, I knew Michael would be the perfect person to bring our vision to life.  You crushed it, Michael!

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.comOne Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Remember how I promised that I’d come up with a way to update the much hated mirrored closet doors?  Well I delivered – the idea, that is…and my client’s delivered on the labor portion.

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

I found an image of chalkboard doors on Pinterest, and while I had pulled the image purely for color, my client loved the idea of having a place where he could visually brainstorm (he’s a creative type) and his young daughter could play while in his office.  The closet doors got a few coats of chalkboard paint and are looking much, much better, plus they now have a function!

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.comOne Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Accessorizing a room is one of my favorite parts of the interior design process, and this room was particularly fun. It never hurts when your client already has a great collection of art and books, especially ones that have meaning to them.

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.comOne Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.comOne Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.comOne Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.comOne Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Oh yeah, and a stand up bass doesn’t hurt either. Nor does an Emmy. Yes, it’s real.

Just for kicks, let’s compare my initial renderings to the final reveal to see how closely I followed my original plan.

Rendering:One Room Challenge – Week 5: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design. www.theodonnellcollective.com

Actual:One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Rendering:One Room Challenge – Week 5: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design. www.theodonnellcollective.com

Actual:One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Rendering:One Room Challenge – Week 5: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design. www.theodonnellcollective.com

Actual:One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Pretty darn close!

This was such a fun project to work on.  Despite all of the stress and challenges of fitting this makeover (and weekly blog updates) into a 6 week time span, I truly, truly enjoyed participating in the One Room Challenge.  I wanted to say thanks to Linda at Calling it Home for dreaming up this crazy event – it was rad!  An enormous thank you also goes to my clients, who not only let me share part of their home and were awesome about my timeline, but were also amazing collaborators in this process.  Lastly, I wanted to say thanks to the rest of the Guest Participants (a.k.a the JV Squad!) for all of their words of encouragement over the past few weeks.  It’s been fun seeing their weekly updates and knowing that we were all in this together…for better or for worse!

I feel like I should be holding some champagne or a cocktail in this pic, but alas, it was barely noon and that just felt awkard.  But “Cheers!” to the ORC being done!  Stop by Calling it Home to see the other reveals (I’m dying to see several of them!) and leave me a comment to let me what you think about my big makeover :)

One Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.comOne Room Challenge – Week 6: The O’Donnell Collective. Masculine office design – the reveal! www.theodonnellcollective.com

Resources:

Room&Board Murphy Sofa; Michael Graham Designs Desk, Credenza, and Shelf (Custom); Vintage RugCopper Lamp; Artwork – all Client’s own; Orange Lamp – Client’s own, similar here; Faux Fur PillowsGold Cube CandleholderJonathan Adler Vases (similar)Gold Side Table (similar)Charcoal Vase (used as pencil cup)Geo Patterned Wood BoxSilver Paper Tray.

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Comments

  1. I love the wall color you chose, and that rug is perfect!! Great job! :)

  2. Beautifully done!!! What a “handsome” room!

  3. You knocked it out of the park, Lindsey! AWESOME job. Can’t wait to go back and read older posts.

  4. I love how masculine the space is but has some softness too, a perfect balance! The art is pretty great & that sofa. Congrats! Hollie

  5. katie smith says:

    SO SO good Phyl, love it!

  6. It looks great! Your client was very lucky to have you redo his space so beautifully and quickly!

  7. Such a good looking office! Congrats on a handsome update (I adore the wall color!).

  8. It’s so fun to see your masculine office, as I also did a home office/library space – for my husband. I love the modern/industrial vibe – the rug with the wall color, and all of the cool decorative touches – it all works together so well. That’s a great picture of you at the end, too. Your client must be thrilled. Cheers to you!

    • Thanks, Kelly! Your husband’s “Manbrary” looks awesome too! It’s funny how completely opposite our styles were for these similar spaces, yet I absolutely love yours as well. Kudos, and thanks for the kind words :)

  9. Phyllis, fo reealz, this space got the ODC treatment! Almost unrecognizable and completely perfect. Love love love! Great job sister ☆♡☆ Rug and credenza are my favorite, and I’m digging the unique choice of pattern/striping on the sofa. Lucky dude to work in a space that cool!

    • Thanks JP!!! I’m so glad you love it. It was such a fun project to work on. As you know well, it’s incredibly fun and rewarding to work with clients that have great taste and ideas, but totally trust in your vision at the same time. I lucked out on this!

  10. Your space looks GREAT! Very cool and hip. I love all the colors, wood, and metal finishes. Good job. A total 360!

  11. Love how you made the room masculine without looking overly rustic! Turned out great & I can’t believe you got to accessorize with an Emmy!

  12. Staci Resnick says:

    Way to KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK Lindsey!! This is gorgeous! I am only slightly jealous 😉

  13. This office is incredible! I love the paint color you decided to go with, and the chalkboard doors are perfect. Cheers!

  14. What a fun room! I love how styled it. The transformation is remarkable, and I bet so much better to work in!

  15. Wow, it looks amazing! Seriously awesome.

  16. It looks fantastic!

  17. Ah it looks great! Love your styling. Congrats!

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  18. Congratulations, the room looks stunning! Love the rug, the art, the desk area. Everything works beautifully together :)

  19. Beautiful work, Lindsey! It reminds me a lot of an idea I have for a space in our home for my husband. I can only hope it turns out half as wonderful as this did though! I’m sure your client is over the moon about it! Congrats!

  20. WOW! It looks great! I love how your room turned out.

  21. love this space- that color with the furnishings and that rug…. superb! such a great masculine space!

  22. haha. I felt like I should have a cocktail too! Being in pictures in a room is so awkward but you look beautiful. I love the room and really think the paint color made everything pop. Also, all the decor pieces are so great. I can’t wait to dive into your source list.

    • Oh thank you :) Besides having a cocktail, I also would have worn some more makeup! Glad you like it all. I didn’t include everything on the source list, so let me know if there’s anything you are curious about!

  23. Boom. It looks awesome! I love how the rug looks with the dark walls! Really, really great. Well done!

  24. This is a fantastic office space! I love every single thing about it….and that gorgeous rug is a show stopper! Great job pulling this together Lindsay!

  25. Nic work!! I love, love your rug and sofa…those two together are a match in heaven. Oh and I adore the giant bass leaning on the wall…and the Emmy of course- wowzers on that one!!!! Great job!

  26. Great job! love the color of the walls and the rug mixed with the more rustic wood furniture. It feels eclectic and like you have collected the room over years! Congrats!

  27. What a great looking room! I’m just in love with that sofa. Be still my heart! And that rug is a show stopper!

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