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Elegant Office Makeover

An elegant office area is created for less than $500.

Designer Susie Burke and host Joan Steffend create an elegant office area in an outdated loft.


This outdated loft was in need of a makeover.

$40 — Paint
The walls were painted a warm beige tone.

  • wall paint: Behr — Alexandria Beige/HC-77

$117 — Window Treatment
Rich colored fabric panels embellished with leather buttons served as the room’s window treatment.

  • fabric panels: Linens 'n Things — Croscill/ Cocoa Chevron Chenille #1435
  • curtain rods (Interior Accents/Rustic Crown, 06209621), covered button kit (Maxant/ ADB – 1R)

$20 — Railing Update
Boards were added to the railing to give the space more definition.

  • pine boards: Home Depot

$40 — Pillows
Colorful throw pillows added the perfect splash of color to the sofa.

$40 — Ottomans
Wicker ottomans were the ideal solution to adding texture to the room.

  • ottomans: Target — 065040566

$93 – Desk
A modern computer desk was constructed using a granite top and sawhorses.

$20 - Printer Stand
A TV stand was the perfect piece to store the computer’s printer and keyboard.

  • TV stand: WalMart — Mainstays/1741345
  • desk lamp: Jo-Ann Fabrics — Interior Accents/ Home Basics Collection (7262009)

$125 — Accessories
Handles were added to a clock to make a fun serving tray.

  • wall lantern: Hampton Bay (567226)
  • tea light candle holders: IKEA (20064067)
  • cortez wall mirrors: Target (074110644)
  • wall sconce/vase: Jo-Ann Fabrics — Interior Accents (6765275)
  • red silk flowers: Jo-Ann Fabrics — Interior Accents (1357161269)
  • handles for tray clock: Target — Brainerd (085030079)

$495 Project Total

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