Before & After: Emily's New Home Office

Before & After: Emily's New Home Office

Kim R. McCormick
Apr 20, 2012

Picking just the right paint color is a tricky business, and even professional stylists the likes of Emily Henderson can have misgivings and make mistakes. Emily's dining-room-to-home-office makeover shows that going with your gut, functionally and color-wise, is the best way to create a space that meets your needs while reflecting your personal style.

Emily recently moved from a one bedroom apartment to a house and decided that she and her husband needed an additional work space rather this dining room. Painted in a green that she had picked but says is less saturated than it looks, the room as-is just wasn't working. Emily decided to commit to navy, a color she had always wanted on the walls. Add in new Ikea flooring and lots of stylish furniture and accessories, and the office looks great.

Emily had her own mid-process concerns that she color she chose was "Smurfy," but the second coat changed her mind. Her advice for committing to a bold shade is that it's "just paint, and even the pros mess up the color all the time."

See more photos and tips at Style by Emily Henderson.

(Images: Emily Henderson)

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