Transformation from living room to home office

I’m very excited to share this transformation.  It started back in the fall and is now entirely finished, just in time for spring.   You can click here to read my previous post on this project and how rooms in your home can be altered to suit you and your family.   Needs and wants change throughout life, and your home should change and adapt right along with you.

So without further ado, here’s the finished space  –




Here’s a couple before shots –

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So to recap, the stairway wall and the half wall by the entrance were both closed in to allow french doors to be added to the room.   A trio of long,narrow and frosted windows were added to the now full entrance wall to keep the light flowing from room to room.

The first item purchased was the desk with its dark grey wood legs and glossy grey lacquered top, and it help dictate the mood and style of the space.


Next, the Ikea’s Galant cabinets and bookcases were purchased in grey to coordinate with the desk.  Add, a black and white patterned area rug for a graphic punch and a cosy chair and a half for reading and conversation.  My client’s new artwork made it easy to choose colourful purple as an accent.

Lighting is provided by the great sparkly and modern fan that my client found, a modern floor lamp and a glass table lamp that adds a touch more sparkle.

And a few more pretty shots.


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My client is thrilled and is now inviting clients to her office. I love how changing your space, can transform your life as well.  What room do you want to transform?




  1. Beautiful Lisa! I love the artwork, both in the before and after shots. Your client has great taste – which also explains why she chose you! Great job!

  2. Great job, Lisa! I love the neutral backdrop for the colourful art, and that desk is amazing.

  3. Lovely, Lisa! Love the desk, great find. Such a transformation!

  4. The room looks absolutely perfect! I’m not surprised your client loves the space, I’m head over heels in love if it! Great job!!!

  5. That office is stunning. The only problem is that I would want to move my pillow in there and sleep on the desk just to be in the beauty and stare at that magnificent painting! Great job.

  6. Wow, this is beautiful! So sleek and polished!

  7. What an elegant space! I can’t take my eyes of the painting – what a statement, I love it.

  8. That office space looks gorgeous! I love that rug too, it’s perfect!

  9. Wow! Fabulous redesign — and I love the concept of making the best use of our space. One question: do the husband and wife take turns using the desk?

  10. Oh, how I love your style!! This office you’ve created oozes serenity and calm!! I love the vibrant art against the natural backdrop, I love that plant you used, I love it all!! The mood it sets is really so …zen?!”)
    Great, great job, honestly!!

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