Someone Else’s House: Vintage Bungalow Sun-Drenched 2nd Floor Office

Back to the craftsman style vintage bungalow… today I’m going to show you the transformation of the second floor office. office transformation collage

When this house was purchased late last year, the previous owners used this room as an office, and for now, that’s what this young couple is using it for.

The walls were a creamy yellow color. And the trim was white. Though you can’t see in the pictures, the trim was in need of freshening up, and had been painted in a flat white that was impossible to clean. office sun drenched

So the new homeowners painted the trim in a semi-gloss white, and the walls in a lovely  soft blue/green color, called ‘Silver Sage’ (it’s a Hirshfield’s color, and paint) desk

The desk placement, on the wall, with the window behind, works a little bit better than placed in front of the windows. antique desk detail

This vintage desk was the husband’s since he was a little boy, when his mom purchased it from a garage sale, painted it this gold color and for over 20 years now, he continues to use it. The collections inside the drawers have changed a bit over the years, and now sharing it with his wife, are a lot more tidier, I’m sure, but none the less, it’s a good lesson to not be afraid to buy quality vintage pieces for your little kids, they may appreciate it when they’re grown. minneapolis

Hanging over the desk is a vintage map of the twin cities, which is where this lovely home is located. colorful accents

The colorful accents such as the vintage map and this flat woven wool area rug (from Pier 1), as well as this antique tin box all work beautifully together. radiator shelf

The window treatments are just simply hung on rings and easily slide across the rods for closing and opening. dog in office

Their lab loves the sun drenched room, and finding a cozy spot on the rug to bask in.

If you’d like to read more about the transformation of the rooms in this bungalow, click here to see all the projects and rooms I’ve featured.




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