Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Boohoo To WooHoo- Amanda Carol Interiors

Hey guys, so sorry for no post yesterday, we have had a death in the family and therefore I don't quite have it all together this week, I'm so sorry.  Thanks for understanding.
Hello all you beautiful A La Mode-er's.  I am so honored that Shelli asked me to share my home office makeover.  This room is now one of my favorite spaces in my home.  I needed a place to work my design business, store my mounds of fabric and paint samples, house my sewing machine and serve as a guest bedroom.  A very tall order for a very tiny room.  Here is what I started with.

And here it is now:

I store all my fabric samples and product books in this dresser.

My sewing table also has extra storage for fabric and craft supplies.

Because I had to have the guest bed in here- I decided to make it function more  like a sofa so I made an upholstered "headboard".

Some detail shots:

Wall color- Sherwin Williams Colonial Revival Gray
Dresser- Ikea w/ Greek Key O'Verlays
Desk- Ikea legs with custom glass top
Rug- Garden Ridge Pottery
Drapery Fabric- Vintage Suede Stripe- HERE
Chandelier- Home Depot- DIY'ed it with Gold Leafing
Mirror above dresser- HomeGoods
Bust on dresser- HomeGoods
Lamps- HomeGoods
Desk Chair- Thrift store and custom upholstered in Pink velvet from High Fashion Home
Side Chair- Thrift Store and custom upholstered in Premier Prints fabric- Before & After HERE
Bolster pillow- custom in Windsor Smith Pelagos fabric


  1. Shel- I am soooo sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs to you girl!! and it was an honor to be featured on your blog- again ;-)

  2. Oh my gosh, this looks beautiful! LOVE the pops of bronze too, looks amazing!

  3. What a huge transformation. I love every detail!

  4. Shelli, sorry to hear of the loss in your family. Thanks Amanda for sharing such a great space with us!

  5. Wow, I am sooo jealous of this office! You have great Homegoods luck too, I will have to make a stop there soon and see if I can find just such a gorgeous mirror. Thanks for sharing...
    Shelli, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, Shelli. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Amanda's home office is beautiful. Love the fun pops of bright pink and yellow!

  7. Thinking of you, Shelli. What an amazing room transformation! I absolutely love everything about this room!!! Gorgeous!

  8. Sorry to hear of the loss in your family. Such a great color combination.

  9. Gorgeous - every inch! Love it all!

  10. Yay, I love Amanda's office! Love the pink with the gold accents.

  11. Your work is very nice. Color combination plays an important role in interior design as it helps create the ambience of a home. Please keep up the amazing work.

  12. I love the feel good atmosphere that this set brings. There is enough color to make you feel wow but not much distraction. Makes you just want to stay in this spot and relax all day.

  13. Wow thank you for the inspiration. I am still working on my office!!

  14. Great desing ideas..well done for the transformation.