Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Apartment Guest Room/Office Room Refresh

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Apartment Guest Room/Office Room Refresh

You all are going to think I am bonkers, but in addition to taking on the dining “room” (more like dining space…) $100 room makeover challenge, I am ALSO participating in the New Year, New Room (NYNR) Refresh Challenge with Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living.

I think the reason I am OK with tackling two makeovers at once is that neither require any truly time consuming DIY like painting walls or using power tools since I am in an apartment. You can read all about my dining room makeover here, and I’ll be posting an update tomorrow, so stay tuned.

For the NYNR Challenge, I decided to whip the guest room/office into shape. We’re in a 2 bedroom apartment, but we actually have guests more now than we did in Beeville, so our guest room will get decent use. I also still would like a dedicated office space, so I’m combining the two into a 10x13 space.

Here’s the overall mood board for the room:

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

Source List:

Gold Printer  |  Rug  |  Desk Chair  |  Gold Shelf  |  Curtains

As you can see, it’s super girly. I figured we will only be here for another 8 months (yup, totally counting down to September 15!), so I may as well do whatever the heck I want!

The key furniture items that will be in this room are:
-A queen bed
-A desk
-A desk chair
-One gold Vittsjo shelving unit
-A side table/nightstand
-32” TV

That’s a lot to pack into a 10x13 space, I know. My goal is to keep it tidy and peaceful, while still being girly glam. Luckily, there’s a massive walk-in closet, so I don’t need to keep too many items out in the open since the closet provides plenty of shelving for all our stuff.

The sponsored items in this room makeover are: a huge temporary wall mural (13’ wide) in a bold red/pink floral from Walls Need Love. Also on that wall will be a pair of plug-in wall swing-arm lamps from Lamps Plus (flanking the bed), a 5x8 rug from Rugs USA to anchor the office “space", and a gorgeous desk chair from World Market.

In its current state, it is an abyss of beige. Honestly, being surrounded by beige walls and ceilings has made me miss the plain Jane bright white walls of my former college apartments. I feel it is super dark in here all the time.

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

The curtains I have in my inspo board are SO pricey for 108" curtains. I don't know if I want to splurge on them or not, but I do know I'd be able to use them again in our future house since I know we will definitely have 9' ceilings.

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

So far we have the bed where it needs to be, and this weekend I plan to install the wall mural and wall lamps. I’m a little nervous because it has to be pretty spot on for it to look good since it’s 8 individual panels coming together to form one mural. After that, I’ll likely hang the curtains, and hopefully we’ll get the TV mounted on the wall. Ignore that huge computer- I am currently getting old files off of it to finally rid of the thing. It's nearly 11 years old.

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

From there, all I will need to do is organize my office supplies/décor on my Vittsjo shelf, hang a small gallery wall using frames I’ve had laying around since March 2016, and decide on an office chair (although I may just snag one of the ghost chairs from the dining area to reduce clutter). I will also do some DIY artwork instead of buying pieces to save money.

I want the bed to be comfy and cute, and I bought some luxe velvet quilted shams at Target on clearance this weekend for the bed. It’s going to be so tempting to crawl into bed when I’m in here working on blog stuff. Maybe I should get a 2nd Apple TV for the space (don’t tell Daniel!)

And here's a glimpse at how cozy this space will be...

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

So, cross your fingers that I install the wall mural without a hitch, and stay tuned for the next 3 Tuesdays to see how this space evolves! I am in fabulous and talented company for this challenge, so go checkout which spaces they’re refreshing— there’s dining rooms, playrooms, bedrooms, living rooms and more!





I can’t wait to have a house again. 248 days to go.


18 comments:

  1. It's AMAZING! I love that wallpaper. Beautiful room and design. I love the glam vibes and you always have the best color combinations. :)

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  2. Ooooh girl! This space is going to be so fabulous! That wall is everything and so perfectly you!

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  3. It's going to look amazing! That wallpaper is such a statement piece love it!

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  4. I love how glam you're going! So feminine and fun!

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  5. Love your inspiration! Your bedroom is going to be gorgeous!

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  6. monica, I love everything you do, so creative and glammy, gal after my own heart. Can you please tell me the pattern of the pink rug that is going into your breakfast nook? I think I asked this before but can't find the post thanks and happy decorating !

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    1. Hi Kathryn! You're a sweetheart. The rug is by Oriental Weavers, in the kaleidoscope print. It's available at Rugs USA, Rug Expedition, Overstock. I wrote a more in-depth review here: http://www.monicawantsit.com/2016/07/oriental-weavers-kaleidoscope-rug-review.html

      Hope that helps! xo! Thanks for the super kind comments.

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  7. Loads of potential there! Can't wait to see more.

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  8. Girl!! I just love your bold glam fabulousness in all you do! This room is going to be beautiful! And I'm with you...get that 2nd Apple TV ha! Looking forward to seeing that wall mural and sconces in action next week ;)

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  9. just curious, how do you get all those beautiful, expensive gifts free? and if it's a $100 make over and the cost of 1 lamp is $129 how does that figure? just wondering, inquiring minds want to know, maybe I need to start blogging???

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    1. Hi Kathryn- I'm doing 2 different makeovers. The $100 room challenge has no sponsored freebies and is all from stuff I have already or buy on my own (the dining room), but this one (guest room) does have a few perks. I've been blogging for 8 years and have been fortunate to develop good relationships with some brands. If you feel you'd like to blog, follow your passion! :) Best of luck.

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  10. DANG girl! you are living this rental up. I love how you have such a sophisticated glam style and I am dying to see that wallpaper/temppaper.

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  11. Monica, thanks so much for answering all my questions. You are so very talented and creative, I really do love everything you do. Would love to have all your pretties, but alas, too expensive for my pocketbook. Your home is beautiful, keep those creative juices flowing! p.s. My dog is also named PeeWee, and he is also very spoiled.

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  12. This is going to be beautiful! Love the wallpaper and all the fun pattern and color that are going in the room. Even though your place is temporary, it's still going to be amazing!

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  13. Now THAT'S a statement wall! I LOVE IT! Can't wait to see this space come together!

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  14. What a beautiful design Monica, I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  15. Monica,

    You have such an eye for design! I love how girly and flashy the space is! The floral wall is stunning! I can't wait to see it all come together!

    Cat

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Apartment Guest Room/Office Room Refresh

You all are going to think I am bonkers, but in addition to taking on the dining “room” (more like dining space…) $100 room makeover challenge, I am ALSO participating in the New Year, New Room (NYNR) Refresh Challenge with Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living.

I think the reason I am OK with tackling two makeovers at once is that neither require any truly time consuming DIY like painting walls or using power tools since I am in an apartment. You can read all about my dining room makeover here, and I’ll be posting an update tomorrow, so stay tuned.

For the NYNR Challenge, I decided to whip the guest room/office into shape. We’re in a 2 bedroom apartment, but we actually have guests more now than we did in Beeville, so our guest room will get decent use. I also still would like a dedicated office space, so I’m combining the two into a 10x13 space.

Here’s the overall mood board for the room:

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

Source List:

Gold Printer  |  Rug  |  Desk Chair  |  Gold Shelf  |  Curtains

As you can see, it’s super girly. I figured we will only be here for another 8 months (yup, totally counting down to September 15!), so I may as well do whatever the heck I want!

The key furniture items that will be in this room are:
-A queen bed
-A desk
-A desk chair
-One gold Vittsjo shelving unit
-A side table/nightstand
-32” TV

That’s a lot to pack into a 10x13 space, I know. My goal is to keep it tidy and peaceful, while still being girly glam. Luckily, there’s a massive walk-in closet, so I don’t need to keep too many items out in the open since the closet provides plenty of shelving for all our stuff.

The sponsored items in this room makeover are: a huge temporary wall mural (13’ wide) in a bold red/pink floral from Walls Need Love. Also on that wall will be a pair of plug-in wall swing-arm lamps from Lamps Plus (flanking the bed), a 5x8 rug from Rugs USA to anchor the office “space", and a gorgeous desk chair from World Market.

In its current state, it is an abyss of beige. Honestly, being surrounded by beige walls and ceilings has made me miss the plain Jane bright white walls of my former college apartments. I feel it is super dark in here all the time.

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

The curtains I have in my inspo board are SO pricey for 108" curtains. I don't know if I want to splurge on them or not, but I do know I'd be able to use them again in our future house since I know we will definitely have 9' ceilings.

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

So far we have the bed where it needs to be, and this weekend I plan to install the wall mural and wall lamps. I’m a little nervous because it has to be pretty spot on for it to look good since it’s 8 individual panels coming together to form one mural. After that, I’ll likely hang the curtains, and hopefully we’ll get the TV mounted on the wall. Ignore that huge computer- I am currently getting old files off of it to finally rid of the thing. It's nearly 11 years old.

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

From there, all I will need to do is organize my office supplies/décor on my Vittsjo shelf, hang a small gallery wall using frames I’ve had laying around since March 2016, and decide on an office chair (although I may just snag one of the ghost chairs from the dining area to reduce clutter). I will also do some DIY artwork instead of buying pieces to save money.

I want the bed to be comfy and cute, and I bought some luxe velvet quilted shams at Target on clearance this weekend for the bed. It’s going to be so tempting to crawl into bed when I’m in here working on blog stuff. Maybe I should get a 2nd Apple TV for the space (don’t tell Daniel!)

And here's a glimpse at how cozy this space will be...

A 10x13 apartment bedroom gets a glam and girly makeover to function as both a guest room and home office. It's a room refresh full of DIY ideas for renters. Lots of gold, black and white, plus florals.

So, cross your fingers that I install the wall mural without a hitch, and stay tuned for the next 3 Tuesdays to see how this space evolves! I am in fabulous and talented company for this challenge, so go checkout which spaces they’re refreshing— there’s dining rooms, playrooms, bedrooms, living rooms and more!





I can’t wait to have a house again. 248 days to go.


18 comments :

  1. It's AMAZING! I love that wallpaper. Beautiful room and design. I love the glam vibes and you always have the best color combinations. :)

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  2. Ooooh girl! This space is going to be so fabulous! That wall is everything and so perfectly you!

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  3. It's going to look amazing! That wallpaper is such a statement piece love it!

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  4. I love how glam you're going! So feminine and fun!

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  5. Love your inspiration! Your bedroom is going to be gorgeous!

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  6. monica, I love everything you do, so creative and glammy, gal after my own heart. Can you please tell me the pattern of the pink rug that is going into your breakfast nook? I think I asked this before but can't find the post thanks and happy decorating !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kathryn! You're a sweetheart. The rug is by Oriental Weavers, in the kaleidoscope print. It's available at Rugs USA, Rug Expedition, Overstock. I wrote a more in-depth review here: http://www.monicawantsit.com/2016/07/oriental-weavers-kaleidoscope-rug-review.html

      Hope that helps! xo! Thanks for the super kind comments.

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  7. Loads of potential there! Can't wait to see more.

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  8. Girl!! I just love your bold glam fabulousness in all you do! This room is going to be beautiful! And I'm with you...get that 2nd Apple TV ha! Looking forward to seeing that wall mural and sconces in action next week ;)

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  9. just curious, how do you get all those beautiful, expensive gifts free? and if it's a $100 make over and the cost of 1 lamp is $129 how does that figure? just wondering, inquiring minds want to know, maybe I need to start blogging???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kathryn- I'm doing 2 different makeovers. The $100 room challenge has no sponsored freebies and is all from stuff I have already or buy on my own (the dining room), but this one (guest room) does have a few perks. I've been blogging for 8 years and have been fortunate to develop good relationships with some brands. If you feel you'd like to blog, follow your passion! :) Best of luck.

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  10. DANG girl! you are living this rental up. I love how you have such a sophisticated glam style and I am dying to see that wallpaper/temppaper.

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  11. Monica, thanks so much for answering all my questions. You are so very talented and creative, I really do love everything you do. Would love to have all your pretties, but alas, too expensive for my pocketbook. Your home is beautiful, keep those creative juices flowing! p.s. My dog is also named PeeWee, and he is also very spoiled.

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  12. This is going to be beautiful! Love the wallpaper and all the fun pattern and color that are going in the room. Even though your place is temporary, it's still going to be amazing!

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  13. Now THAT'S a statement wall! I LOVE IT! Can't wait to see this space come together!

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  14. What a beautiful design Monica, I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  15. Monica,

    You have such an eye for design! I love how girly and flashy the space is! The floral wall is stunning! I can't wait to see it all come together!

    Cat

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