Friday, April 22, 2011

Pretty in Pink- MY OFFICE Redo

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I am new to being a SAHM (It's been 6 months). I used to have a big corporate job. I decided I wanted to stay home and watch my baby girl grow up. That being said, I still think I need an office. Okay, so I WANT an office. A girly room, filled with things I love. A space I can call my own and go into everyday (naptime...ahhhhh, can I get an amen mommies?). I like to read my design magazines in here, monogram, write notes, etc. I also love to sit and have wine with a girlfriend in this room. I have my ipod/speakers set up and anything else I can to make it feel homey. Do you like it?
TODAY











THE FYI:
-For paint colors click here
-The blue gray chair microsuede chair is from HomeGoods $299
-The flax linen tufted back chair is from P.D's here in Nashville $249
-The turquoise ikat pillows are $24.99 for the pair! You can get them in ANY COLOR!
-The black and gold side table is also from P.D's $49.99
-The chandelier is from Pottery Barn (it used to be in my old dining room in Atlanta)
- My desk chair is from Essex Retail outlet here in Nashville $149 (great find!)
-The white parsons desk is from West Elm $299
-The desk acessories are from Anthropologie and Homegoods
-The desk lamps are from Kirklands ($39.99 each!)
-The turquoise garden stools and ceramic accessories are from HomeGoods (cheap!) and a fun way to add color to the bookshelves and the space.
-Many of the wooden pieces in the bookshelf are from my travels to Africa and a few from Costa Rica
-The file console behind the chairs is from Potterybarn outlet final sale section $99
-Not sure if you can tell in the pics, but I changed out the dark knobs on the cabinets to new fun knobs from Anthropologie 
-Curtain rods throughout my home are all Modern Drape Rod from Potterybarn
-Drapery panels are from Potterybarn, Peyton Grommet Drape, Oatmeal, 108", $109 per panel--I have these in every room of my house on the main floor.

*Thank you to Amber Beckham Photography*


and now for the dreaded 'before' pic......
BEFORE
This is what the office used to look like. Dark, drab, dreary are the words that come to mind. I hated going in there. I think my husband did too, because NO ONE ever went in that room. What a waste of space! I cannot stand non functional spaces. Would you wanna hang out in this room? I think not. So, the change was in order!
DURING
This is my cute hubby, John. My friends call him St. John. That is because he does things like paint his wife's 'office' blush pink. I love that about him. He is the best and I am a lucky girl.

147 comments:

  1. LOVELY office! I love the lighting, too! The doornobs are a cute touch...

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  2. How gorgeous! I was just at Anthropologie the other day looking at those trying to think of where to use them. Voila!

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  3. Tiffany- Thanks! I made my poor husband take that fixture down and replace it with another before we put our last house on the market because I wanted to take the lighting with me =)

    My FAVE pink giraffe- thanks girl, if you install some of these lovelies, take a pic so i can share!! xoxo

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  4. Thanks Lindsay! LOVE YOUR BLOG by the way, thanks for reading mine =)

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  5. how adorable!! I'm in love with the last pair <3

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  6. Thanks Lindsay and Natalie! N- I call all of my pillows 'travelers' for they move around the house quite frequently! (those fun pink leopard pillows are currently in the bonus room this week, ha ha)

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  7. Everyone needs their own cute space and you definitely have that now. Not normally a huge fan of pink but this shade is really attractive. Love, love, love the knob update...especially the last set. Congrats on your new office!

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  8. great shade of pink.. looks great! :)

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  9. Love that you made that room functional and girly and now you use it! (Especially for wine drinking with friends....that's a good use of a space!) Love your anthro knobs - so fun that each cabinet is different!!

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  10. I'm lovin' it! I'm debating about turning my office into the TV room/office with a Junk Chic vibe going on. Right now it is very Gothic with stained glass and dark wood and my collection of religious items. I think they would pop in a lighter colored space! I love the pink walls! I'm your newest follor found you through The Nester! ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

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  11. Such a great change! My vote is for the turquoise pillows. Adds a fun and unexpected pop of color.

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  12. Love the new color! That chandelier makes it! & I love the turquoise pillows! Great job!

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  13. I love the office, it looks so pretty.
    http://shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com/

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  14. gorgeous. I would love to have a glass of wine in there :)

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  15. This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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  16. Love love love the new colour and the pink ikat pillows are so cute!
    Love your blog, so happy i found you.

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  17. Another fabulous room! Looks like a nice space to blog. ;)

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  18. I LOVE your office. What color pink/brand of paint did you paint the walls?

    Your whole house is gorgeous. :-)

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  19. @Lisa- I just added a post on the paint colors!

    Thanks for your sweet words everyone!
    Happy Easter!

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  20. Where did you find the red and white bowl that is in the picture with the tulips? I just saw it somewhere and thought it was so cute... but didn't buy it. Now I can't remember where it's at!!

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  21. @ Emma- Anthropologie, $8!! go get you one! xoxo

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  22. Just popping over from Kelly's Korner and I totally just added your home tour blogs to my inspiration tab. Beautiful house! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. wow I love how your house is decorated, it looks like its straight out of a magazine! great job

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  24. I am from Inspired Room's Room tour and Decor chick's, and your home is nothing but GORGEOUS!!! I love, love, love it!! You have done a beautiful job!!

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  25. Shelli, this is beautiful! I love the soft colors...just lovely! The flowers are such a wonderful addition to an office. You're giving me some ideas. :)

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  26. Shelli, I have stared at your office so much - it's almost a little stalkerish! How I love it!
    Update on my pink paint decision. I went into the local hardware and had them colormatch pink cloud by ben moore. it was not right. After three tries, and three gallons later I said STOP. ( :
    They sold me the paint for 5 dollars a gallon~ Guess what... one of the mistakes is pink heaven!
    I think you would absolutely love it!
    I believe this pink will be the pink in the entire downstairs of the new little house.
    I am painting my kitchen today. I wish i could have you over for a cuppa coffee to enjoy it with me!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  27. Holy pink...I am in love with your office. Stunning...I would lock myself in there and never leave..especially if I had enough chocolate.

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  28. I love all of your home tour post. I am so hooked now. I am also a new follower. I look forward to getting great ideas from you. Your blog is too cute :>

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  29. I am in LOVE with this room. Words really can't express how much I love it. It looks so light and bright and like such a great place to work. I adore that it's pink...perfect. Thanks so much for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  30. I love your office- its absolutely dreamy!! Love the pink and the whites and it's so cheery and romantic! Now following - would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! Amazing! :)

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  31. It should come as no surprise as I think I literally drooled when I first saw this post, but I am featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party. Please stop by and grab an I've Been Featured button. The party opens at 8pm EST. Hope to see you later.

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  32. I found you on DIY by Design, and like Judy... I am drooling over your office!!! We are currently working on our office and my husband is going to make me a built-in shelving/cabinet-thingy in the closet... I am now using your office as an example of what I want! Thank you :)

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  33. Love your office! so refreshing and beautiful. OK, so you didn't list where the rug is from. Is it seagrass? sisal? and what size is it? Thanks! -Lori @ woolflaxblog.yahoo.com

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  34. I simply ADORE your office!!

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  35. oh my gosh your office is GORGEOUS! i hope i get a lovely space like that when i have my own place :)

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  36. aw so inspiring!! i adore this...i've been looking for a desk and I love this one from west elm thanks!

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  37. love your office pictures! it's a perfect combination of girly and glamorous :)

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  38. Wow this looks so beautiful! I don't think I would ever get anything done in here because I would just be looking around the whole time.

    Visiting from the Roomspiration party.

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  39. What a beautiful space and your pictures of it are lovely (this is a challenge of mine!). What a great place to spend time!

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  40. I could hang out in this beautiful space and read design mags and sip a glass of wine! But I could also get some serious work done in there, it's gorgeous!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  41. Shelli, you are very thorough. Non bloggers probably don't realize how time consuming it is to be this thorough... paint colors, stores where you purchased everything, etc. It is, of course, an amazing space! Does your hubby have a place of his own too? Your daughter is completely adorable and I will give you an AMEN to naptimes! {Even though mine are too old for them now. They are imperative for Moms with young children, though.} I really hope we can meet up at Blissdom, if you are planning on going. You will LOVE it! :D

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  42. I love your office! You did a wonderful job. Particularly love the pops of turquoise!

    New follower!
    www.thehappyhomebodies.com

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  43. What a gorgeous space! I think it's just perfect, and I think every mom needs an office, whether she works outside of the home or not. A mom's work is never done, and every mom deserves a room as pretty as this to get things done, right? ;-) I'm your newest follower. :-)

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  44. gorgeous home! I love the little details! thanks for sharing

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  45. LovE your office! I pinned this because I want to add French doors and built ins to mine. I just found your blog today andim your newest follower. Such a beautiful. Home!

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  46. Your story is just fascinating! And you actually have an eye for pairing up items! Now, you will truly enjoy your very own office!

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  47. can you let us know where the rug is from

    thank you!

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