Need ideas for our office/guest room...

Right now this space is a hodgepodge of crap, I don't even want to show pics... LOL


We got a pretty cool vintage desk we inherited from DH's Papa.  And we also got some vintage model airplanes from him as well, and a trash can that has a map print (don't laugh).  My hubby was VERY close with his Papa, he was a pilot and spent a lot of time with him and used to always fly in his plane.  We also have some paintings/artwork from his Grammy and his Uncle, who were both amazing artists.  In each room I've decorated (or created a plan for), I've tried to find inspiration from one piece and let it take off from there.  So I kind of thought vintage travel theme room.  But other than that, I'm kinda lost.


Our other 3 rooms upstairs are painted some shade of aqua- I obviously want to do something different in this space.  Any suggestions as far as color scheme?  Where to start?  Beyond my initial idea, I'm sort of stumped.  I don't want the room to scream "MAN ROOM" either, because I use it too.

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 5:45 am
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I have the perfect idea!  Paint the room to look like the inside of a cockpit!


I have the perfect photo 3139453-1


 


 


J/K :)

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 6:39 am
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Without seeing photos of what all the decor pieces look like I envision you going with more neutral walls for this room, with maybe a darker (or bolder) accent wall.  My work is blocking this site so the picture I saved is really small, but it's supposedly a travel themed room, and I think I see a beige wall with a dark accent wall.  If your decor pieces are varying colors it might be best to display them this way, plus I think done the right way the wall colors could add to the *vintage* theme.


Without seeing photos of photo 3139460-1

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 6:42 am
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What about soft neutrals, like tan or light green?


ETA: Sounds like Amanda and I were thinking along the same lines :-)

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 6:45 am
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This looks like a child's room, but it could provide some inspiration. It feels warm to me :-)


This looks like a photo 3139500-1


Source

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 7:00 am
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I HAVE to have some color, so here's my initial thought... (you ladies got my mind going, THANK YOU!)


Coral, Green, and Neutrals...


I HAVE to have photo 3139553-1


I HAVE to have photo 3139553-2


I HAVE to have photo 3139553-3


What do you think?

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 7:28 am
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Love that color combo! Just love it!

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 7:50 am
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I think everyone knows how I feel about coral! (Ahem, my wedding colors :-))


I adore that room you posted, and the color combo. It will look great!

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 9:53 am
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BAM- inspiration DONE! :) I'm getting super excited about this room now!!


BAM inspiration DONE I photo 3140012-1

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 11:28 am
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This will look great, Allie!  You're staying true to yourself with the bolder colors, yet allowing the neutrals to showcase the awesome vintage stuff you've inherited!

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 7:18 am
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Allie, I saw these vintage looking boxes (the kind that look like books) at TJ Maxx yesterday, and thought of you. They were airplane themed and would look great in your office! I will try to post a pic later.

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 5:38 am
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Allie that looks great!! :) I want to put coral somewhere now!!! I LOVE it!

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 6:35 am

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