Before & After: Natasha's Effortlessly Stylish Office

Before & After: Natasha's Effortlessly Stylish Office

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Jason Loper
Sep 12, 2011

Jen emailed us a link to the office she dressed up for her friend Natasha. As a rising star in fashion PR, Natasha needs a space that exudes simple style. So over a weekend, Jen turned Natasha's sad space into a stylish office.

AFTER!

Jen describes herself on her blog as a DIY enthusiast who is "gradually turning into an Asian Martha Stewart". So it's no surprise that when her friend Natasha needed help dressing up her fashion PR office, she turned to Jen.

This project is a wonderful example that it doesn't take a lot of expensive furniture and accessories to dress up a space. Quite the contrary, actually. Keeping the space light and simple creates an elegant and effortless touch. Painting the walls a color similar to the existing carpet creates a wonderful blank canvas effect. Dropping a dark colored rug over the carpet not only hides the stains, it also creates an anchor for the room. Using black and white furniture and accessories completes the effortlessly stylish look. (You'll also notice that Jen built a radiator cover — nice touch!)

Check out Jen's full post on this project over on her blog — Jen Chu Design: Office Makeover for NH Media.

Images: Jen Chu

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