Another personal post to start Tuesday! If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you have probably already seen some of the rumblings from our office re-do [and by office I mean, Capitol Romance Headquarters … which Andy lovingly allows me to call our office].

When we moved into our house last June, everything had already been re-done and the house was move-in ready. But we brought a lot of our old furniture from our old condo and have been attempting to update our house with some more long-term, permanent changes that compliment our updated style preferences. Most of you have probably seen the exposed brick project we have almost completed [if not, I will be sharing more of this project on one of my favorite wedding blogs ~ Fab You Bliss ~ in the upcoming months!].

Our style used to be fairly modern [think: IKEA] but we have been moving into a more industrial, rustic feel [think: West Elm or Anthropologie]; throw in the fact that the headquarters is centered around my graffiti art sign, and well – you only have so many options to style a smaller, office-like room when graffiti is your main focus point :)

So the first thing we did was paint the room last weekend. We went to Frager‘s set on buying the powder blue color that JP used in the artwork. But then I saw this:

Benjamin Moore’s Teal Blast … annnnnd I was smitten.

Next came the big purchase that we made this weekend: a tanker desk. Thanks to Prince of Petworth’s “Phenomenal Finds” feature, we saw this listing for a vintage 1950s tanker desk out in Chantilly. The price was right, the seller was willing to deliver … getting it up the stairs was another story though:

That’s what spackle and paint is for right?! But – last night my amazing husband cleaned the desk up and setup our iMac on it. Isn’t she lovely?! Apologies for this phone picture … one of these days I will get a proper camera:

So what’s left? Well we have some ideas. The next being this black chandelier that will be the new light fixture:

[ from Amazon]

And a Black & White Chevron Chair is pretty much a MUST-HAVE to us as well:

[from Target]

From there I don’t really have anything else solidified. We wanted to get some sort of old wood to make one long shelf across the wall where the desk is. We are hoping to find one at Community Forklift this upcoming weekend!

Something like this, but way thicker and more rustic:

[via Remodelista]

I know I want to frame and hang some of my blog stuff, like the posters from our Bridal Inspiration shoot and need to have my bouquet out somewhere too! But I am super stuck on a few things:

1. Some sort of end table next to the desk that can hold our printer

2. Shelving ideas

3. A chair!

Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated! What do you think of Mine & Andy’s office aka Capitol Romance Headquarters makeover so far !?


  1. You need to register on Joss & Main and One King’s Lane- it’s a flash sale site for home decor and furniture and they have some seriously cool pieces that I think you’d love! Love that chandelier and the chevron chair.

  2. Bree, I love it! And I’m dying over that soon-to-be chandelier! Abby is right…. get yourself on those two sites, if you need an invitation, let me know and I can send one. They have GREAT finds to make your fab office even more amazing!

  3. The website Unclutterer has a flickr pool of workspaces – it is a great source for organizational inspiration. It’s good for questions like – what to do with a printer?!

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