Food Stylist's Office: THE BIG REVEAL!

I didn't realize that this blog has been quiet for a week now. What better way to shake things again than a Big Reveal! One reveal to another... this calls for a celebration! That may be way over dramatic but that's how I feel each time a project comes to a close.

This makeover is really dear to me since I got to go crazy with colors. Lots of them!
Colors + pretty = happy me.

Check out the moodboard I made for the space. --> here

Now lets get to the juicy part, the before and after.

EMPLOYEES' SIDE 
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AFTER
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The extra door were closed off to make way for a custom table that can fit three people. 

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A faux brick wall and shelves. I'm in love with these curvy brackets.  


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AFTER

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Fun chairs, frames, artworks, storage boxes, and books brought this area to life.


SOFA WALL
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AFTER
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We removed that odd cabinets to widen the space and make way for a lounge area. That is an old sofa the client already owned that we reupholstered. Check out the before picture here. We also installed pipe lighting all around the space in lieu of typical pin lights to give some industrial vibe.

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We framed some of the client's styling works and magazine feature to make this gallery wall. I will not get tired of gallery walls, its an easy way of dressing up a wall that makes a huge impact. And it adds tons of personality to the space. See process here.


THE CLIENT'S SIDE
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AFTER
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The star of the show -the built-in shelves!

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This ties the whole room together. The color scheme and the concept evolved from these shelves. 

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The back of these were finished with combination of wall paper and two-tone green paint.

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We put up a memo board on one side to store ideas, inspirations, and all sorts of stuff.

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Lower cabinets and drawers were placed all around the client's space. 

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I really love the combination of books and all these dinnerware. They're so playful, had great shapes, and very much reflects the client's work. She is a FOOD stylist after all. :) 

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Check out how I styled the shelves --> here.

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Oh and if you didn't noticed, we used the same desk. (Go.. check out the before photo. I know you want to. haha) We just refinished it to achieve this grayish blue vintage look. It has these noticeable brush strokes and worn out edges for a more organic feel. 

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BOTH SIDES OF THE ROOM
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AFTER
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This is how the two sides relate to each other. Very distinct, but cohesive. 

That's it for this "Raw Industrial Chic" office. I had fun creating this colorful space. The fun literally translates in these pictures and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.

P.S. Please tell me this space made you smile, 'coz that's what I do whenever I walk in to the space or see all my after photos. Very much like this -->   :)


25 comments:

Designwali said...

absolutely gorgeous space! you did a sensational job!

LucĂ­a said...

LOVE this! Your best work so far... Keep it up Elle! :)

Barbara said...

Definitely made me smile, I would LOVE to work in such a pretty space.

Madster said...

Love the design and colors. But my input will be that I feel the space provided for the staff, especially the one with the desktop computer is not really ergonomic. However it might look and feel different in real life.

Anonymous said...

cute! i love your lamps. where did you get them?

Didi said...

super beautiful! i it must be inspiring to work in such a space :-) Good job!

Mayan said...

You inspire me : )

Martine | Daintymom.com said...

I love this makeover! It's so motivating to work in a revived space. Bravo! Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous work. Hope one day I can have you do MY place, haha.

Christina said...

This turned out FABULOUS. The transformation is remarkable. GOOD JOB!

campfiremedia said...

Beautiful! Great job! Such an inviting and motivating space.

mom-oh-mia said...

oh yes definitely a big big smile! great job elle!

Arnold @ Orchard House said...

Geez the people working in this office must feel as though they got new jobs working in another office. To go from nondescript and cluttered to personality and pizazz should make them smile from ear to ear.

Marika said...

I absolutely love this space, and have enjoyed watching as the pieces have come together. So happy and bright, yet professional. Thank you for sharing!

PAM said...

hi dear! love ur blog! i also follow design sponge, never knew some of the before & after posts was from mla :) i should've taken before & after pics in my room :( anyway, keep it up :)

Elle {SWITCHEROOm} said...

Thanks everyone.. :)

The Adventures of Ordy and Joon said...

my jaw dropped. you are so talented. I cannot believed you transformed that AWF-ice has in AWFUL OFFICE into this AWE-fice, AWESOME OFFICE!!!!!!! I'm so cheesy, but really, you are SO GOOD!

Nikki said...

I just saw this makeov on Desigh Sponge and fell in love with the lighting! Just love it!

Tricia Genova said...

This is so awesome! I love the wallpaper, green flower/leaves thing, and then pink accents! So preeeeettyy!

Office Installations said...

How much did the office residential installations cost? I am thinking of doing the same but I am having a hard time trying to price everything out.

Julia Mark said...

I really love the pops of colour behind the shelves, and how it all looks clean and tied together.

Leanne Sutton said...

Really love everything about this transformation. Thank you for sharing all of the great posts related to it. Can you tell me approximately what size the the employee side is and the size of the owner side in square footage? I'm trying to get a feel of how I might be able to implement similar updates in my office space. Thanks so much!

Elle Uy said...

Thanks you all! :)

Leanne, we use square meter. This room is around 30 sqm, so around 15 and 15 each side. thanks :)

Leanne Sutton said...

Perfect - thank you!

ChichaJo said...

This is beyond gorgeous!! I am in the middle of re-doing my home office (much smaller than this though...it's a converted closet!) and this is such an inspiration (though of course I'll need to think smaller scale, heehee)!! Could I ask where you got the pink and white swivel chairs in the first "after" photo (employee's side)? :)

Elle Uy said...

Hi ChicaJo, it was my client's chair. I think she bought it from Ikea. :) Thank you so much! Best of luck to your office makeover.

Thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear what you think! :)

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