An Office Revamp So Amazing You'll Want To Redo Yours ASAP

Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Sometimes you just need to start over. Before the turnaround, K's office was all sage green and burgundy with craftsman furniture and a big chunky executive desk. When she called us, she was ready with some furnishing ideas, but the Homepolish designer we matched her with, Heidi Caillier, suggested she wipe the slate clean. The Presidio space had great bones for Heidi to work with — hello, floor to ceiling windows, open lawn, and cement columns — and the two had a great time figuring out what went perfectly with their shared vision.
Wanting a mix of ethnic glam, mid-century accents, and bright color, K's ultimate dream was a fun but professional space that she would be excited to return to every morning. Heidi was thrilled with her client's patient attitude and together they spent time making sure that every detail was perfect. Neutral tones keep pops of fuchsia from being overbearing, and amazing light fixtures help highlight eye-catching decorative elements dotted around the room.
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Heidi's tips for a balanced and beautiful space? "Stick with upholstery in neutral tones. They're pieces that can stay the course in a space, even if tastes change over the years." Letting the pink filing cabinet, purple chair, and violet rug take the stage allow quiet pieces to do their work in the background. Wait, how weird is it that we want to live in K's office?
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Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
K and her designer Heidi were both on the same page from the start —wanting a space that didn't feel like an office: cozy and somewhat feminine, neutral with pops of color, and with a mix of mid-century/ethnic/boho/glam pieces.
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The space is professional yet fun, which was one of K's top criterion.
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Of K, Heidi says, "She was a dream client because she was totally willing to stay the course and wait for the right thing to come."
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With neutral upholstery, adding strategic splashes of color is key.

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In fact, the vintage textile pillows were a major design focal point and were some of the first things Heidi and K purchased.
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The array of decorative objects in this shot clearly captures the mid-century/ethnic/boho/glam look that K and Heidi set about creating.
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A less than traditional bookshelf can be eye-catching and practical all at once.
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Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
The fuchsia and purple accents lend the room incredible energy, especially against the subdued gray and off-white tones of the space.
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One of the few indicators that this is an office — and not a living room— makeover is the desk and chair.
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Of course, these amazing floor-to-ceiling windows are a major part of this office's natural beauty.
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K needed whiteboard space so the entire back wall is Ideapaint, and she pins inspiration images onto the linen pin board.
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Desk lamps are an office necessity, and the two in this picture are proof that character and functionality can coexist.

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A neat and perfectly appointed coffee and tea station is the hallmark of any good office.
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Fresh flowers are a welcome addition to this simple table; we love how this rustic bouquet matches the decorative throw pillows.
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Comfort is important if you have clients to entertain — and even if you don't.

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We think it's important to decorate with items — like this simple quote poster — that express a bold personality.
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Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Heidi used the vintage pillows as the overall color palette and focused on bringing in color in doses that felt right, not overwhelming. The work space is the brightest with the pink chair, purple rug and pink filing cabinet but, because everything else is pretty quiet, it works.

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