I partnered with Mannington and Nebraska Furniture Mart on this project. Although I was not compensated, a portion of the product and installation costs were provided to me. This post also contains some affiliate links. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you missed yesterday’s post, I shared all the past makeovers in our home office, along with all the details on our flooring selection. Today, I’ll be sharing all the fun photos of how the space looks now.
Now, without further delay, I present our updated office with Mannington’s gorgeous White Oak 7″ Maison Normandy hardwoods in the Bistro color. I think you’ll agree the hardwood is the absolute perfect tone for the beachy vibe we love so much! The tone is warmer than many other samples I looked at (that tended to be more gray) and is the perfect reminder of warm sand on the beach.
This was almost the exact view just shortly after we moved in. Can you believe the difference?! I think literally the only thing that is the same is the curtain rod.
Once I selected the floors, I assumed the desks would need to go since the tones are so similar. However, after not finding another others we liked better (or that we could both agree on), we’ve decided to keep them at this point. I’ve also decided my favorite views in the office are the ones where I can see the freshly painted walls and trim with the floors. The room just glows when the sun is shining, but the floors keep it from being too cold-feeling. It almost makes me want to paint the board and batten white. But I think I’m done painting for awhile 😉
One thing I’ll note: I’m still deciding on curtains so half the room has the old pattern and the other half has a new pair of striped drapes. Let me know as you look through the updates which version you like better. I’m still undecided! I have an idea on where to use the old ones if I decide to go with the stripes. Another side note: I have a list of all the sources at the end of the post if you don’t see items listed along the way.
The floors have been installed for nearly five weeks, and it was apparently rather quickly that we needed to swap out our old office chairs for ones with rollers. We’ve had these linen rolling chairs for about a week and couldn’t be happier with them. It’s actually pretty fun to roll around on them too 😉 One thing we absolutely love about the matte finish and the lighter color is that cat hair doesn’t show up at all. The difference is night and day compared to our dark hardwood floors.
We pulled the desks out a little further into the room to accommodate the new bookcases. Unfortunately, that makes it nearly impossible for me to take a decent wide-angle shot of the full room. I’ll share more on the functionality of the bookcases later this week, but I love that they store all our essentials but still allow space for me to decorate. It’s definitely been an adjustment learning how to best make this space work for two people, but I think we’re getting there!
The new whitewashed wood bead chandelier is one of my favorite new elements in the room! It’s definitely a statement maker, but because of the whitewash, it also doesn’t overwhelm the space.
Here’s a full shot of the floors from the side of the room. You can also see the different curtain panels here. I think the graphic trellis print looks really good in that all-white corner, but it almost feels too busy when it’s next to the bookshelves. One of the reasons I tested the striped panels is because they have blackout lining and there are times throughout the day the sun is coming in so strong on my side I can’t see the computer (even with those old panels). So I like the idea of the blackout functionality.
And here’s the same angle with matching curtain panels.
And if you’re wondering why that pouf is even there, it’s for the cats. They are obsessed with it and love to sleep on it and/or watch birds and cars out the front window. It’s a lot easier to move than the chair that was there previously, which makes closet access that much easier too. You may also notice that as part of this makeover, in addition to all the painting I did, we also replaced the outlets and plates to all white. It’s somewhat ridiculous how excited I get over little things like this. The custom vents were obviously the way to go and look so perfect with the floors! These were ordered through Nebraska Furniture Mart, and they have a third party vendor that custom makes each one to match your floors.
The installers from Nebraska Furniture Mart did an AMAZING job with the transition between the two sets of floors. Thankfully each type of oak was within 1/8″ width of one another. They knew I really did not want a transition strip (one of those rounded mounds that goes on the floor between the two sets) so they worked to slightly build up one side, all while making sure it wouldn’t squeak. I couldn’t be happier with the job they did!
The view from my desk looks out onto our recently updated entryway. I love how the two spaces tie together so well now! I feel like the striped rug also helps transition the look of the two tones of wood. I also can’t get enough of our trims and doors all painted white now. I think the banister may be my next target, although the thought completely terrifies me.
It’s hard to believe this is where we originally started:
It’s safe to say, we’re majorly in love with our new floors! And sadly, I now want white walls and white oak flooring throughout our entire home!
Since this post got rather long, I plan to do a follow-up post on Thursday with details on the functionality of the updated space. I hope you love our new office (and floors!) as much as we do!
SOURCES (linked where applicable):
- White Oak Hardwood Floors – Mannington
- Flooring Install – Nebraska Furniture Mart
- Striped Drapes
- Whitewashed Wood Bead Chandelier
- Linen Rolling Chairs
- Throw Pillows
- Striped Tassel Throw
- Abstract Art
- Lamps – Arteriors via HomeGoods – similar here and here
- Water Hyacinth Tray
- Linen Magazine/Book Holders
- Paper Drawers
- Striped Basket
- Dipped Basket
- White Ceramic Pineapple
- Pouf – Homegoods – similar here
- Trellis Curtain Fabric
- Entryway Rug
- White Wall color – Benjamin Moore Simply White Eggshell
- Trim color – Benjamin Moore Simply White Semi-Gloss
- Board & Batten Wall Color – Benjamin Moore Hale Navy Eggshell
- Ceiling – Valspar Untinted Ceiling Paint
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