Neutral Office with Lots of Secret Storage

Much to our surprise my recent neutral office makeover has been one of our most popular “room reveals” to date! We get a lot of questions about items in this room or projects we’ve tackled in here (most notably the DIY barn door) and when we go to address these questions, we have quickly realized that there isn’t one specific post we should point readers to see ALL of the details of this space. Our bad. Neutral Office Source List

We counted that the journey of transforming this old guest room (that barely got any attention) into an office (that we use every single day) ended up being a 15 post series! That’s a lot of details! If you weren’t following from the very beginning of our journey, some of those posts could easily get lost in the shuffle.

Today we decided to bring ALL of this information into one post, so that it’s easy for our readers to find all of the information.

This post links ALL of the updates (one by one!) from the very beginning. And we also included a source list for everything in this room. If I accidentally missed something, please don’t hesitate to let me know and I will be sure to update the post.

So let’s start at the very beginning and take a little walk down memory lane, shall we?


Progress & Source List


Fauxdenza Details


DIY Barn Door

This barn door was a DIY project that was outside of my comfort zone, but I’m glad I gave it a try.  I love the look (and function) of this new piece, but my favorite part is how much bigger this door makes our closet feel. Getting rid of the 2 bi-pass doors that used to be here was the best decision I made. If you’re looking to tackle your own DIY barn door, check out the following posts (in order):

Okay, I think I linked everything from the start of this makeover until now! If I add anything to this space after today, I will be sure to update this page so you can reference all of the items, projects, and posts in one spot.

As always, thanks for following along! This makeover was a long time coming and at times felt like it took a lot longer than expected. But now that it’s finally done, I could not be more happy with how it turned out. Thank you for following along, weighing in, and cheering me on every step of the way! You guys are seriously the best.


  • Bridget I love this space and 3 of your design elements (white paint, shiplap and barn door) with are things I want to incorporate into my master bedroom. I want to get started with painting, but I am wondering, if I paint my walls white, what do I do about the trim? A different shade of white with a different finish? Question #2 is about the barn door, which I am desperate for. I want to put one over door that leads into our master bath, but I am wondering about the noise factor. My husband, god love him, works in finance and gets up between 4-5 am for work. I am a light sleeper and I worry that sliding the barn door would be noisy. Would love your input!

    • Great questions! #1. Paint: you can do either! Mine are different and I don’t mind it at all… I actually kinda like the contrast. The colors and the sheen are both different from the trim & wall. #2. Barn door: the sliding of the barn is nearly silent however since the door just slides In front of the door frame I would be weary about how much you would hear while your husband is inside the bathroom. Does that make sense? Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions!!