before & after: shaunna’s writing room + heather’s office


My childhood home had an attic, and although I did play quite a few games of library, office, and restaurant up there, the space never quite managed to make the jump from being kind of spooky and gross (no judgment, mom and dad). If ever land in another home with an attic, I would probably follow Shaunna’s lead and make the space as light, fresh and airy as possible. I love the whitewash treatment of the walls, ceiling and floors, plus the touch of natural woods and textures here and there. I would never think that this gorgeous room was once a dark, musty attic. Beautifully done, Shaunna! — Kate

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CLICK HERE to see more of Shaunna’s writing room and Heather’s office after the jump!

I wanted to keep with the light, airy feeling of the previous project, and I thought this great office makeover from Heather was just too good to pass up. We know from her previous submission that Heather loves orange. Now that she’s moved from her tiny apartment and purchased her first home, she can really let loose, and it shows in this amazingly unique and artful studio/office.

The accent wall is papered with vintage wallpapers that Heather received from her aunt, and the crisp white storage is a combination of Ikea pieces and simple shelving from the Container Store. You can see more of Heather’s office and the rest of her home on her blog, The Orange Door Cottage. If I had to be glued to a desk, I would want it to be here. Great job, Heather!

  1. anyone know how I can post my works before and after here
    :)

  2. Shaunna says:

    Hey, it’s me, attic transformation girl. :) I’m not sure if
    anyone will see this follow-up comment, but I would be remiss to
    leave questions unanswered. First, let me say you can visit my blog
    for very detailed posts on the transformation.
    http://www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com As far as the other two
    questions…the roof , it was not changed at all. There was a wall
    built leading up the staircase, so we built the ceiling “down” to
    meet the wall and, of course, house the insulation. Secondly, the
    bathroom was built around the water heater…it was simply moved
    back about 10 feet and is now in a small unfinished storage closet
    (you can see the door leading out). We did hire this part
    out…they moved our air conditioning unit also (this was done for
    our playroom and home theater.) Hope this helps some…and feel
    free to email me with any questions. Thanks, again, Design
    Sponge…love ya!

  3. Fromyouformy says:

    super

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