Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Great Day St. Louis [Office Reveal]

Since appearing on The Nate Berkus Show {one of the best moments of my life!} I've had the surreal opportunity of appearing regularly on the St. Louis morning show, Great Day St. Louis. It's one of the best experiences of my life that I keep getting to experience. How fun for me!

Virginia Kerr, one of the co-anchors, asked if I would help design her and her producer Dianne's office a couple of months ago. She said it was a site for sore eyes and she was right. Here's a look at camera phone pics of their space:


The office was dark without any natural light, it had exposed plumbing, and cinder block walls. It wasn't a place where Virginia and Dianne felt inspired and I about peed my pants when Virginia asked little ol' me to come up with a design plan.

A couple of stipulations that she gave me were:

1. It had to be done on the cheap; I was giving the ideas & plans but they were carrying them out
2. They would like to DIY as much as possible
3. They wanted a cheery & inspiring place to work

I took their advice and went to town. I scoured the internet and pinterest and came up with a moodboard that I crossed my fingers they would love. I made the moodboard into a powerpoint to share with Virginia and Dianne, but you guys are just seeing some of the slides I had photobucket make into a collage. : )


Here are the videos: "before" and "after". I tried to embed them but it messed up the blog's formatting. Sorry for the extra click!

I am floored at how wonderful the "Live What You Love" art came out. I wanted it to be bold and make a statement and it is definitely my favorite part of their space. I also love that Virginia was able to score the available-for-a short-time-only Urban Outfitter's zig zag rug! I suggested it and she was all for it!

Another favorite of mine was the credenza in Dianne's office that she spruced up and found for free! Woohoo!

I just love these opportunities and I'm happy to share them with all of you, too. Thanks for always being so sweet and supportive. : )



Tonia Lee Smith said...

A wonderful makeover. You created a bright and cheery space for them to work in.

The Waits said...

AMAZING!!!! you did such a great job! I was waiting to see the results!!

Anonymous said...

you did a great job! love the video

Cori said...

Love the makeover! You are so creative!!!!!

Janna McCalley said...

You did an awesome job! What a fun project to do!

Kerry said...

JOI! It looks Awesome! Way to go lady - I had so much fun watching the before and after tours. I'm so glad that you've been lucky enough to take part in all of this! :)

Carry Grace said...

You did a great job with that office!

Lynett said...

Look at you, kickin' butt! It looks fabulous, nice job!

Karen said...

That is a great makeover. I love the white credenza...and it was free wow!

HB said...

WOW! I am always so impressed with your work. Your style is SO amazing!

Freckles Chick said...

::peeing my pants::

Such an awesome transformation, girl!! I love your attention to detail; I'm looking around my pathetic work office right now wishing you'd re-do mine.

I esp. LOVE LOVE LOVE how bold & perfect the Live What You Love looks!!!!

::off to change my pants now::

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

WOW! That is amazing .It looked like a prison before. You did so awesome. You have a true gift.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Joi! you gave the girls great ideas, and they ran with them. :)
the offices look super!
Your segment on the show was great! You did a super job on camera! :)
great advice!

I'm glad I know a celebrity! :)

jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

Joi! You did such a great job! Love all of your ideas!
You so deserve all of these opportunities!

leah @maritalbless said...

You did an amazing job! What fantastic changes!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my gosh, you did such an amazing job on the office!!! Wow!!!

Also...is your name pronounced "Joy" like "Joy to the World" or "Joey" like Joey from Dawson's Creek? ;)

Sharstin said...

Wow, amazing!! It looks so fantastic, and love the print~ you have mad skills girl

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing! Love your blog :)

Quinton Graf said...

From a dull and cluttered workspace to a cosy and organised room. This is definitely awesome!


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