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Office-Mudroom Progress: “Moffice”

Office-Mudroom Progress: “Moffice”

This weekend, my husband and I were able to make some progress on the “moffice”, otherwise known as a multi-functional space that serves as a mudroom and office.
dark gray mudroom office

My husband and I are quite the team. When we tackle home improvement projects, we alternate between watching our crazy two year old son and actually executing the given project. So, this weekend I watched our son, while my husband painted the walls in Sherwin Williams “Gray Matters”. By the next day, desperate for a break from “Thomas the Train” and “Bob the Builder”, I opted to paint the doors, trim and baseboards in ultra-white, while my husband watched the kiddo. Yes….I was pretty desperate to relieve myself from mommy duty for a little while (and to distract myself from the box of girl scout cookies I almost devoured by myself) – so desperate that I was willing to paint trim.

This is what the mudroom looked like when we first moved in.


cheap mudroom makeover

And here is what it looks like after a fresh coat of paint, a new light fixture and decor. …


dark gray mud room painted in sherwin williams gray matters

I am super thrilled with the paint color, “Gray Matters”. It was on the same swatch as the main color of our home “Passive”, but it was two shades darker. For some reason, I was just feeling dark gray in this room.

Since we don’t have a linen closet, we were sure to fully utilize the existing shelving.  I love to hide unsightly items in decorative baskets. As you can see, I also use the shelves for the overflow of pillow hoarding.


grey and turquoise office

Our washer and dryer is actually hidden behind this closet, along with loads of unfolded laundry.

dark gray mudroom office

mudroom -office

To aide in the functionality of this space, my sweet husband is going to work on constructing some custom shelving and a storage bench. The area will serve as a “catch all” for shoes and jackets.  Until then, I am counting down the days until I give birth and can enjoy some margaritas.

dark gray office

Source List:

Lucite Chair: Hobby Lobby
Paint: Sherwin Williams “Gray Matters”
Rug- Target
Decorative Baskets- Homegoods
Lamp- Target
Turquoise Vase- Hobby Lobby
Wall Art- Homegoods
Desk:  Upcycled antique
Sheepskin- Homegoods


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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...

Mary-The Boondocks Blog

Thursday 31st of March 2016

Beautiful job Erica. It looks too pretty to be a mud room! Mud wo uld be scared to enter here!! Love that art on the desk. It could almost be an original Erica piece!

Designing Vibes

Friday 1st of April 2016

Thank you so much, Mary!!! You are so sweet.

Maria @ pastels & Macarons

Friday 18th of March 2016

I have a question, HOW do you get your toddler from touching, destroying and breaking every beautiful item in your home? Mine go nuts and grab everything in sight... kills me :(

Designing Vibes

Friday 18th of March 2016

ummm....on a usual day, my house is a pigsty. I am a clean freak, and having kids definitely tests my patience. I working hard to just let it go, Maria. haha

Stephanie @ Casa Watkins

Thursday 10th of March 2016

Beautiful Erica!!! I love the chair!!!

Designing Vibes

Thursday 10th of March 2016

Thank you so much, Stephanie! I was thrilled when I found that chair at Hobby Lobby. :)

Michelle james

Monday 7th of March 2016

It's just beautiful!!

Designing Vibes

Monday 7th of March 2016

Thank you so much, Michelle!!!

Tessa Kirby

Monday 7th of March 2016

I always love your room makeovers Erica!! You are so talented friend! I am counting down the days till i have a margarita myself! Let's cheers to that!! ?

Designing Vibes

Monday 7th of March 2016

haha! Thank you so much, Tessa. I have been craving margs this entire pregnancy. lol too bad we don't live closer...we should have a post-pregnancy celebration.