Our #MyDoorDoOver winner, Andrea from Harlow and Thistle, is known in the industry for her DIY, unique style as well as her well-rounded, interior design blog. Her design style is Scandinavian with hints of contemporary elements, which she showcases throughout her home and in her blog. Her blog serves as a platform for DIY decorating tips, lifestyle advice – and she now offers e-design services for clients through the site.
After seeing her beautiful mood board, Andrea won the Nostalgic Warehouse and Metrie Giveaway. This giveaway included a new door from Metrie and a set of new door knobs from Nostalgic Warehouse. Andrea was able to pick and choose what fit her style and decide how to incorporate the giveaway items in her space. She chose the Metrie Fashion Forward glass door with the Classic Rosette and New York Knob in Oil-Rubbed Bronze from Nostalgic Warehouse.
“I love the products at Nostalgic Warehouse. They have a ton of variety and the door knobs really have old world charm. I chose the oil-rubbed bronze New York door knob because I really wanted it to pop on the white door.”
Since this was a smaller space – and she wanted to make a big, decorative impact – she used this office renovation to participate in the widely known, One Room Challenge. The goal of her office renovation was to create a space that would be organized, but also inspiring. She no longer wanted an office that looked like a storage space.
“My office was out of control and quickly turning into a dumping ground for everything. It used to be a nice workable space until I removed some bookcases to use as toy storage for my kids in the basement. With every DIY post the stuff kept piling up.”
Over the 7-week One Room Challenge period, she checked in with her followers and gave updates on her progress and how she was accomplishing her tasks. As with any project, she started with a jumping off point – the Metrie Forward Fashion Door – and then built a mood board around that. Once she nailed down the plan, she sourced the elements and scheduled deliveries. The ORC timeline really helped her stick to her plan and accomplish the renovation in a timely manner.
In the end, Andrea was able to complete the project in time and now has a beautifully, well-thought out design for her office space. Now with a new, clear door and charming vintage hardware, the space has been elevated to the next level.
“I feel like this space has been transformed into a 1920’s San Francisco writing studio. It is the perfect juxtaposition of masculine and feminine in work space design.”
To check out the complete renovation plan and how she started, check out her reveal post.