I laid out my plans in a mood board // here // and gave you guys a quick update last Friday with a teaser // here //. So after a relatively short build-up, may I present the radest home office you’ll ever see!
And yes, I’m presenting it to you as it will look most days; with a bounce sheet, foam core boards, champagne and confetti! I set myself a little party to celebrate the transformation. Me, myself, and I were the only ones invited and we had a grand ole’ time.
As soon as you walk in you’re greeted by the bank of cupboards. They’re ClosetMaid stock cupboards from The Home Depot // here // that I’ve retrofitted in a similar style to our renter-friendly built-ins // here // using Metrie millwork to frame them. I can now hide all my craft supplies and no one is the wiser!
“Look Busy” is a fun way to say “actually be busy, and be busy enough that people don’t ask you to do things.” Because I’m looking to fashion and nature for inspiration this year // here // I added some classic fashion iconography to the space like this Vogue magazine cover in a fabulous glided bamboo frame.
The green walls are really what provide the backdrop for the stunning contrasts in this space. The colour is called Perennial Green M410-7 and is made by Behr Paint. You can find the colour code and more info on it // here //
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Because I need to have at least one gallery wall in my home I figured I’d make one in my office. No, it’s not a gallery built from tiny little 4×6 images, rather a larger composed scene. I’m mixing whites, golds and wood tones in this space to contrast the heaviness of the green. What do you think? Kate Moss print // here //
P.S. what do you think of my knick in the paint? I could shop it, but I’m going to leave it #realhome
All in all, I’m quite pleased with how the cupboards turned-out. They also give me a nice bit of ledge realty to display some art and keep my // Cricut Explore Air 2 // which looks pretty sleek sitting on there.
Here’s an expanded scene from an Instagram share over the weekend. I swapped-out the cupboard handles for wood knobs that I then painted blue using Deco Art paint (Baby Blue). The geometric tassel is actually a left-over ornament I picked-up at Canadian Tire in early January.
That lamp is seriously the envy of Instagram these days. I have been asked more times about where I got that lamp than I care to count. It’s from Wayfair and you can buy your own // here //
Here’s another shot of the knobs because I find them interesting. I didn’t paint them entirely, just the head. The contrast between the white, blue, wood tone and coral is quite striking, but not overwhelming.
I love the // Oh Joy!: 60 Ways to Create & Give Joy // book, it’s full of colour and great ideas for home decor and parties alike. The little foo dog was found at VV boutique (aka Value Village) for 2.99$ and I couldn’t pass him up!
The table in the middle of the room has become my crafting space. Believe or not, I used to craft at my desk or on a piece of foam core that rested on a folding side table that I would wedge between my desk, myself, and the window when photographing. It was tight quarters and impossible to walk around in here. The table gives me a more natural setting for crafting and keeps the clutter and glitter off my desk. Look! Even here in my unveiling I have confetti strewn freely on the table.
You can also see the rug and why I’ve decided to keep it for now. I vacuumed before taking these photos and somehow more glitter and scraps have found themselves on the rug. Blame the dog?
From here you can see my desk. I backed it up against one wall so that I wouldn’t take up too much floor space and avoid any glare on my screen. I added a few larger pieces behind my desk to provide something to look at when I’m lunging for a file folder or prop candy. You can find that lovely abstract portrait // here //.
That coaster is one-of-a-kind and I purchased it on a trip to Toronto this summer. It’s a photo of the walls in the subway that was epoxied to a tile and then coasted in a tick gloss. Cool eh? I grew up on the Yonge Street Corridor, so having a reminder on the daily is nice considering I live in Gagetown, NB.
Can you imagine if this space was a bedroom?! With the two slanted walls, the large window and the closet, it’s a miracle I can fit everything I need in here! Speaking of which, I will never ever show you what is in that closet because it’s akin to asking a woman to open her purse. It could be a mess or eerily clean. Either way, you don’t need to know 😉
Let’s talk about two things here: the curtains and that pillow. The curtains are made from a beautiful thick fabric I got from The Online Fabric Store // here //. It was a dream to work with, provides excellent coverage and make one heck of a statement don’t you think?
The pillows, like I mentioned in an earlier post are made by Therese Marie designs // here //. The green one I featured a few photos up is perfect for my back when sitting at my desk // listing here //, and this teal and orange version is very complimentary for my red chairs // here //.
And there you have it. You’ve seen my Green Grotto and I am open for feedback. So tell me, how did I do?