AHHHHHHHHHH! It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! I’m sorry it’s so late in the day too. I wanted to post this earlier this morning, but I’m experiencing flu like symptoms and just feeling sicker than a dog. BUT, as promised, I’m here to reveal my office! 🙂

    It feels SO good to finally show you guyssss! This project has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. When Drew and I first moved into our home almost three years ago, we had BIG plans for it. We bought an older home with plans to go room by room, gut it, upgrade here and there, and make it our own. We watched just a little TOO much HGTV, and I read WAY too many blogs. We basically got in over our heads and didn’t realize HOW expensive things were, how fast things added up, and got tired, REAL quick.

    At this time, we are on hold with a lot of the renovations in our home, BUT one day this summer I looked at Drew and said, “BABE. If we can’t put the floors in our living room yet…and we aren’t allowed to touch this room, this room, and this room. Can we maybe do the office? That’s the only room we are allowed to touch…technically. PLEASE??”

     We both had the itch and so it was game on!

    Y’all. I work a lot and I am one of those people who LOVE being in a creative space. I truly feel that you can do better, more creative, and more inspiring work if your work space reflects that. I have DREAMED of working in an office that reflects me, and makes me happy. I want to vibe off of my surroundings and enjoy a room that I’m in ALL. THE. TIME.

    For a little over two years, I was working in a room of off-white walls. We bought me a cheap little desk that sat in the corner of a room and faced the wall. It was accompanied with a black chair.

    That’s it. Literally. It was the ugliest room in all the land! 🙂

    Nothing on the walls. Berber carpet. Old yellow beige outlets. Tiny white ceiling fan that was lopsided. I’m talking BORING, BLAH, and NOT inspiring whatsoever.

    After some saving, and practical talks with Drew, we decided to get to work.

    We ripped up the nasty carpet, we bought some paint, and before I knew it…my space came to life. I held off on posting this for awhile because I wanted to buy cool new things to make my office awesome, BUT, the money never allowed for that. I ended up using things around my home and realized that I didn’t need NEW “stuff” to make it work.

    So, here it is. I hope you like it. 🙂

     Ta daaaa! 🙂 It’s so much fun getting to work from home, but working from home in the office of my dreams is pretty freaking awesome.

    The floors were bought at Discount Floor & More. Drew put them in all by himself.
    The Gold Wall: Drew and I handpainted this. It was tedious and crazy, but SO worth it.
    Camera Bag: Jo Totes
    Chair: Bought at an antique store
    Desk: IKEA
    Gold Chest: Bought at antique store
    Blanket: Marshall’s
    Pillow: Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Picture Frame in Window: Hobby Lobby
    For Like Ever: Gift from DDHP; Purchased from OhDierLiving on Etsy.
    Chandelier: Lowes
    Frames: IKEA
    Prints: Stephanie Stervoski Print Shop (She’s amazing and just released new prints!)
    Flowers on Desk: IKEA
    Vase: Was Drew’s Mom’s that she gave to me. It was gray and I spray painted it gold.
    Book Case: Hand me down from my sister-in-law. Painted it white. Added under-lighting from IKEA.
    Sticks in Vase: Hobby Lobby
    Gold Pillow: Marshall’s
    Wooden Gold Heart: Marshall’s (Spray painted the heart gold)
    Gold Frame: Free from neighbors yard. Was brown and spray painted it gold.
    Love Letters on Shelf: Hobby Lobby
    Cameras on Shelf: Z-Gallerie
    iPhone Case: Target

    I’m still on the prowl for window decor. I can’t decide on what kind of drapes I want! 🙂

    A HUGE and SPECIAL thanks to my husband who put blood, sweat and tears into this office. That wall would not have been possible without him! 🙂 Thank you Elise for pushing me to FINALLY post this and helping me utilize the things in my home! 🙂 XOXO!

    January 9, 2013



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    The room is beautiful! Great job! One correction if you could update where you bought the pieces from: the chandelier is from The Home Depot, not Lowes! Thanks.

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    Love your chevron wall! I was wondering what paint color you used for the gold? Thanks!!

    The chevron wall is absolutely stunning!

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    It's a beauty!

    Gold is a pretty classy colour theme in an office space. Thank you for sharing your beautiful office space. 🙂

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    I loooooove!!!! I can get inspired in that room daily!

    LOVE LOVE everything where did you get the gold patterned notebook on your desk? I need everything

    i can't even describe how much i love this! it's perfect! the gold trunk makes me swoon. what color gold paint did you use?

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    Like everyone else has already said, this is amazing! What a gorgeous office space, I'd love to work there. 🙂


    This is in.freaking.credble. I am seriously floored by this office, and GREEN with envy. You have amazing taste… like, seriously. Maybe you should be an interior designer?! I can't even full express how impressed I am by this room. I want to beat you up and take it! 😛 Ha!! Love you, and congrats on creating a seriously f*cking awesome room, pardon my french!! 🙂

    It looks great! I love all of the gold details! I would have never thought to use gold but it looks amazing!

    it looks amazing! I would love to have a space like that of my own! So happy for you.

    LOVE IT! You have inspired me to get to work decorating my photography office. I spend so much time in there, you are right, inspiration is needed. Love the colors! It looks awesome!

    Holy amazingness!
    This is just beautiful. So light and bright and the gold, oh my. My girly self is having a heart attack loving and lusting after that wall.

    That wall and chest are to die for! Great job!

    Beautiful! I am even inspired to do some work looking at your office. Love, love, love the Chevron wall! Good job! 🙂

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    can i just… live in there? thanks! :]

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    Just beautiful like you and your heart. Love love love.