Monday, October 29, 2012

Office chic

(door knobs can be found HERE)
I did this post a while back, but today I am linking it up over at Momfessionals.

When we moved into our new home I was so excited to get my hands on the office!  I wanted  a space that was unique, calming and inspiring.  I love to mix different styles...shabby chic, rustic, vintage, french, etc and this was the perfect place to combine them.

Welcome to my office...let me show you around

I love rooms that are neutral with a pop of color.  I chose to use a neutral gray color on the walls.  I used Behr paint that was a color match of Walmart's Colorplace Paint in the color Falcon.  I love that color, but like Behr paint better.  Then I wanted to mix rustic with very girly.  The office has a tres ceiling so I chose a faux wood wallpaper to go there and then added a crystal chandelier.  I LOVE the way it turned out...the ceiling really looks like wood.

Click HERE to find this wallpaper.

Once I had a neutral base I wanted to pick a pop of color and went with one of my favs...Robin Egg Blue.  I had this section behind my desk where I needed the perfect piece!  It needed storage, I wanted a combo of cabinets and drawers and it had to be the perfect size to fit between these 2 built-ins that I designed with our builder.

Then I found this perfect piece!!! An antique Empire dresser/buffet.  

Now time to get to work on her make over.  I chose a Behr color match of the Walmart Colorplace color of Bahama Underwater Blue.  

And here she is...the newest member of my furniture family

She was the perfect fit and I just love her...totally makes the office.  I used glass knobs from Home Depot and have these same knobs on my desk in the office.  This desk was one of my first House of Hargrove pieces!  
You can find the rug HERE

More pics of the office...

I love bulletin boards...  Here I have photos from our wedding day, furniture inspiration, fabric swatches I love, and one of our House of Hargrove custom art signs with important dates in my can get yours too!!  Lots of options available.  Click HERE to see the choices and just email me at to get yours.

Moving around the office I have this House of Hargrove piece that is perfect for crafts!  It has tons of compartments in the top drawer to help organize everything

An amazing customer of mine gave me this Pottery Barn file cabinet and after a little HOH makeover it worked perfectly!!

Bolts of fabric...

Detail of hardware on built-in cabinets

I still have work to do in the office...I need to add curtains, wall art, etc.  I LOVE Kravet Riad fabric in black and white!  

I think it would be perfect for the drapes, but it is so $$$.  It is $55-$65 a yard and I need 4 panels made!  
Luckily I found an amazing knockoff fabric!!!
It is perfect.  

It is called Quatrafoil Black and you can find it HERE.
You can pick what base fabric this pattern is printed on and can get it for about $18 a yard!!  Much better.  Getting these made will be one of my next projects.  I am thinking of having them trimmed in Robin Egg Blue grosgrain ribbon to bring more of that color into the office...still not sure on this idea.

To me the office and the powder bathroom are perfect areas to do something a little different in your home because they don't have to flow as much with the rest of the home.

When you come into our home the office is on the left up a small set of stairs, but in the middle of the large staircase that leads upstairs.  
Here is a view from outside the office down the stairs.  You can see my favorite Mora clock replica.  Email me if you want one of your own!!

View from entryway, up small set of stairs to office.

View from top of stairs down to office
(you can see miss Avery coming up the stairs)

Thanks so much for stopping by...more decorating posts on our new home coming soon...stay tuned!!


  1. Love your creativeness and your office!

  2. Hi! I just found your blog thru your fb page. Love your style!!! I just started blogging 7 weeks ago about our 1831 farmhouse :) Can't wait to see what else you share! Best of luck~melissa

  3. Your office is amazing! I especially like the ceiling!