I think this is my favorite room re-do to date. It's definitely the most drastic! My parents' office was overflowing with furniture and clutter, and there was not one pretty thing in the room. Sorry Mom, but it's true :) So we started from scratch, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
(I know my mom is cringing right now at the sight of these!)
We chose a pale blue for the walls and white sheer curtains to give the room a calm, airy feel. To balance it out, I picked espresso furniture to give it a little more masculinity for my dad :) I fell in love with the 3 bookcases as soon as I saw them, since they wouldn't be too tall and over-powering in the room. And that beautiful sunburst mirror was the perfect focal point in the room.
Since they now have a buffet instead of a china cabinet in the dining room, we ordered this cabinet to store extra crystal and office accessories. This combined with the shelves were more than enough storage. We used baskets and photo boxes to consolidate all of the smaller items on the shelves.
I'm in love with this mirror!
Such a dramatic change, right? I always decorate on a tight budget, and this room was no exception. Most of the small decorative items are from Michael's, and the cabinet and bookcases are from (online) Walmart! And my beloved mirror? $40 at Target! This room is now beautiful and functional, with more than enough storage space!
I have so enjoyed organizing and decorating my parents' house...there's only one room left! We plan on doing my parents' room in the same color scheme over the holidays. I don't know what we'll do on my visits home after we're done!
A few of my other favorite rooms in their house: