The season of change can be the perfect time to refresh a space. Decorator Amy Chalmers of the popular blog Maison Decor, updated her home office using existing flea market finds and furnishings from around her home. Amy's look has always been French inspired, but she was looking for a way to merge her love of natural elements with sophisticated filigree-inspired collections.
Paint the Walls
First, the room needed a new paint job, courtesy of Benjamin Moore French Canvas and the Wagner SMART Flow roller .
Gold is a theme in this revised space. Items were collected and sprayed gold to unify the design of the room. A gilded marble console holds an array of accessories topped with popular deer head taxidermy all displayed on a crisply painted wall. Gold, brass, reflective mirrors and shades of silver coalesce into a metallic palette that creates a rich backdrop for Amy’s hours of design work. The neutral palette keeps it all from getting too showy and overwhelming.
Light Fixture Step 1:
A sphere chandelier deemed "too masculine for the space" by Amy, was transformed using metallic copper paint. This spray job is "easy peasy" says Amy. Prep for the task by using low tack tape to hang a plastic drop cloth from the ceiling in a semi-circle.
Light Fixture Step 2:
Use tape to cover sockets. Now you’re ready to use the Wagner FLEXiO® 3000 with detail nozzle! Rotate the fixture as needed while spraying.
Light Fixture Step 3:
Once dry, carefully remove tape and plastic sheeting.
Cupboard Interior Makeover
Amy wanted to fling open her French-painted cupboard and show off her collections for a new look. The Wagner FLEXiO paint sprayer is a brilliant way to spray the inside of anything in just minutes. Amy used Pale Gold Metallic by Fusion to add shimmering gold to this simple cupboard.
Mask Off Cupboard
Spray Inside Using FLEXiO Paint Sprayer
Spray in mere minutes with no brush marks!
Painted Closet Doors for Stand-out Architectural Feature
Closet Doors Step 1:
Amy began by taping off the woodwork and covering the adjacent walls with plastic drop cloth and the floor with craft paper.
Closet Doors Step 2:
Use a step ladder to reach the top of the door.
Closet Doors Step 3:
Finish by painting the bottom of the doors. Within minutes the doors will be painted and become a feature of interest rather then just a utilitarian necessity.
For more inspiration like this office makeover check out Amy's deisgns at her blog Maison Decor