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Modern Multi-Use Space Reveal

Modern Multi-Use Space Reveal

Welp, it’s the sixth and final week of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home, and it’s time for my modern multi-use space reveal. 🙂

But if you’re just joining me…

The ORC is a twice-a-year blogging event that challenges participants to completely redesign a space in 5 weeks. I am not a designer, but a lot of DIY bloggers join the ORC as guest participants. And since we just bought our first home and I’ve been hard at work making it our own, I thought it was a great time to join! As I said in my week 1 post, I didn’t want to take on a major project for my first One Room Challenge room. I’m worked on a space off the side of our kitchen that we use for our dining area and my office space.

Here’s a recap of the progress over the past five weeks:

WEEK 1: Before and plans

WEEK 2: Paint; replace light figure

WEEK 3: Shades, curtains; decide on rug (reusing)

WEEK 4: Paint plant pots; re-pot plants; plant stand

WEEK 5: DIY and hang art; re-finish desk top; install solar shade

WEEK 6: DONE: And here it is!

modern workspace with plants, a computer, and a black wall
plants on a modern desk with a black wall
modern workspace with plants, a computer, and a black wall
cat sitting in a modern workspace with plants, a computer, and a black wall
cat sitting in a modern workspace with plants, a computer, and a black wall
cat looking out a sliding glass door with a black roller shade
cats looking out a sliding glass door with a black roller shade
cat looking out a sliding glass door with a black roller shade
abstract art and a modern plant stand with plants
abstract art and a modern plant stand with plants
modern plant stand with plants
small dining area with a two-top table and plants
open shelving with plants
small dining area with a two-top table and plants
succulent in a planter
plants on open shelving
succulent centerpiece planter
plants on open shelving

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  1. Monica Benavidez says:

    Love this, Brittany! Great use of space, and I love all those plants. I wish I could keep a plant alive! LOL.

  2. Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project says:

    Wow, what a great little space! I LOOOOVE that dark wall as a backdrop to all of the lighter pieces. You’ll get so much function out of that little corner now. Great job!

  3. Linda says:

    I’m loving your light and bright plant filled space Brittany! The dark accent wall looks sooo good, and the fun touches throughout! Wonderful makeover!

  4. Maria says:

    I am glad Jenny did this blog hop, so we can come back and appreciate so much more of everyone’s room, its worth the time and effort… You have transformed this space into pure style and class.

  5. Robin says:

    Yay for black walls! I love it! I love all the greenery you used throughout the room. And that rug is gorgeous! Congrats on an amazing first ORC!

  6. Carol, The Red Painted Cottage says:

    I love how everything turned out and the dark wall is awesome. You have all the perfect details to make this area a hit!

  7. Nicki says:

    Great use of that space! Love all of the plants and the black wall!

  8. Rachael @ This is our Bliss says:

    WOW!! Can we just talk about that black wall for a minute?!! LOOOVE! Your rug, plants [plus awesome planters!] and that gold foil art piece are all GORGEOUS! Beautiful job, Brittany!!

  9. Meg @ Green With Decor says:

    What a perfect office nook! And the black and gold artwork is so pretty!

  10. Jen @ Noting Grace says:

    Yes yes yes!! This is a gorgeous reveal! I am loving that office nook – that statement wall is the bomb! You did an amazing job on this room – congrats!

  11. Nicole @ The Inspired Hive says:

    Gorgeous! Great job! The black, gold, and wood tones all look AMAZING together!

  12. Jenny @ Refresh Living says:

    This space is beautiful – so functional and relaxing! I LOVE all the plants and greenery you incorporated (you’ll be breathing clean air while you work, right?!) and your canvas artwork is just stunning. Job well done!

  13. Erin | A bit of TLC says:

    I love how this turned out! So pretty, and I have some major plant envy! Great work!

  14. Melissa says:

    Love that you turned the space into something that works for you. The ceiling fan & black wall combo is perfect!

  15. Colette @ restyle it wright says:

    oh my i love it!! The golds, pops of green from all the natural elements, and that bold dark wall…LOVE IT! The gold leaf art is still my fave..i’m so going to try that!

  16. Maria says:

    Oh-MY Goodness, the contrast of colors are beautiful, love the plants against the dark walls. That cat is gorgeous. I have 4 cats!

  17. Karisa says:

    I love it! I’m a sucker for all of Ikea’s pine furnishings too! They’re so fresh and bright and great contrast with the black. This is my kind of space! Congrats!

    • Brittany Goldwyn says:

      Thanks Karisa! We may or may not have another pine furnishing coming in to the living room…they are great!

  18. Jeannee Taylor says:

    I love the contrast in colors and the Faux deer are Fabulous! Very Modern and smart Design!
    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay

  19. Brit | House Updated says:

    Turned out so, so great Brittany! I love all the black white and gold – you pulled everything together so stylishly! Nice work!! 🙂

  20. Jessica | Petal + Ply says:

    Aww, kitties! But in all seriousness, gorgeous space. Love the moody dark wall and accents.

  21. Jillian says:

    Lovely! The desk area is awesome! Great job!

  22. Emy says:

    I love the black shade and the black wall so much! It turned out amazing. Love all the plants!

    • Brittany Goldwyn says:

      Thank you! And the black shade is from Home Depot…it was 1/4 the cost of the shade I was considering from Next Day Blinds!

  23. Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says:

    This space is SO gorgeous!!! I love the wall colors… everything just pops against them. Love. Love. Love.

  24. Lindi says:

    Brittany! This whole space is stunning! I’m so in love with the black, white, gold, and wood combo. Amazing!

    • Brittany Goldwyn says:

      Come re-do my closet like yours and I’ll come re-do your workspace like mine! Deal?

  25. Sarah says:

    The room is absolutely beautiful! The dark accent wall is amazing and all the plant details really make it a cozy space. The cats are pretty cute, too 🙂

    • Brittany Goldwyn says:

      Thank you Sarah! They spend a lot of time in this space because it’s so sunny. In fact, little gray fluff is in my lap right now 🙂

  26. Ariel says:

    So So chic! That first photo is a knock-out! The different colours and textures in the plants and pots are such an interesting visual component of the space, and everything looks so sharp against the white and black. Well done girl!

  27. Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios says:

    Love your plant-filled room and that dramatic black wall, You have some pretty dramatic models too!

    • Brittany Goldwyn says:

      Yes, I’m thinking about decorating them for Christmas already… Thank you!!

  28. Katy {ashadeofteal} says:

    It’s so pretty! I loved how it all came together and how everything pops off the black wall. Good job!

  29. ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus says:

    In love with that dark wall!! All the little details too are super cute and really pop in the space!

  30. Ruthie says:

    I’ve been so excited to see this reveal and you did not disappoint! I love all of the bold colors against the white! The gold accents are everything! Great job!

  31. Amanda says:

    Absolutely stunning! I love all of the plants – I never have enough plants in my house and you’re inspiring me to get some more! I also can’t get over that black wall. So, so gorgeous!!

  32. Breanna says:

    This turned out so good! I love how clean and modern it looks and love that dark moody wall!

  33. cassie bustamante says:

    oh brittany, this is incredible!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! what a great space to work in!

  34. Medina says:

    Oh my life this is gorgeous!! I love that black wall!

  35. Kristi says:

    Absolutely beautiful! SO many fun little details!

  36. Tee @ Beauteeful Living says:

    Everything came out amazing, Brittany! I loved every detail from that dark accent wall to all the plants in this space. Congrats on a beautiful transformation! It’s been fun following along everyone’s progress these 6 weeks!

    • Brittany Goldwyn says:

      Thank you Tee! I have been dreaming of that black wall for a while now. I’m so happy I finally have it!

  37. Kylad @HouseOfHipsters says:

    It turned out just amazing! The black statement wall is awesome. So bold. You go girl!

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