Room Reveal of the Study I designed

Room Reveal: Mid Century Modern Study

Posted: November 27, 2019 by Ashley McElveen

This empty room transformation is by far my favorite project to date! I think it’s very important to be on the same page as the client you are working for and make sure you really understand their vision. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law both have different decor styles. He is the Mad Men mid-century modern vibe while my sister-in-law loves the cozy more farmhouse look. I am not going to lie, I got a little nervous that I wouldn’t be able to deliver. At first, we sat for hours and discussed their likes and dislikes. Then I went home with the intention of combining the two styles into one room. They liked the look of the design I presented and that’s when the ordering began!

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The first pieces that came in were a set of accent chairs originally chosen for the living room. Notice how I said “originally”. It’s crazy how something can look good on paper or in this instance an E-design, but then in person not so much. The good thing is we LOVED the chairs, just not for the original space.

Accent Chairs

These chairs are what sparked this amazing transformation in the study. We ultimately decided to give the study that mid-century modern look my brother-in-law loves and the living room more of my sister-in-laws cozy style. Everything I wanted for the study just started flowing out of me! I had so many visions for this space and could not wait to get started!

The original design I came up with


The biggest takeaway from this project is that you do not have to have a crazy big budget in order to accomplish a well put together space. Aside from the sofa, the bigger pieces in the room were each under $200! I always try to make sure especially when shopping for furniture they are on sale. Also, don’t be afraid of buying something that you love but arent 100% sure it will go! Almost 100% of the time you can always return it. Go outside your comfort zone and just try it!