Monday, March 17, 2014

Gold and Girly Home Office

I am so excited to be finally sharing this room with you! I've been using it as an office since I got my gold ikea hack desk in there waaay back in June (oh gosh, has it been that long), but it has been a bit of a disaster since then. Pregnancy, laziness, you know... life just got in the way - that's just how I roll.

I love this room so much, but it's a little bittersweet because I have to give it up to become Alice's big girl room, haha. I figured I'd better blog it before it doesn't even look like this anymore. Luckily, I knew this was our plan all along and I designed it to transition into her space. So much of it will be staying as is with some furniture/storage/design changes here and there. Watch for all that in most likely another year, ha ;)

But in the meantime, let's all enjoy it as an office, shall we?

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Gold, Pink Home Office

The gold polka dot decals from urban walls are really the star of this room, I just had to use them somewhere and the gold theme just sort of sprouted (or exploded) from there.

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I was so happy to find a home for the tassel garland originally used for Alice's second birthday party. Who says garlands are just for parties?

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The one thing this room has really provided me with is some much needed storage. It forced me to sort, organize and corral all my random craft/office goodies and now they're all pretty and on display (just don't peek behind that other closet door, k?

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As hard as it is to part with this girly space of my own, I'm excited about the room it will become next. This big girl bed just arrived last week and I'm excited (and nervous) to get her in there. Wish us luck!

Sources:
wall colour: coconut sugar, c/o para paints
gold polka dot decals: urban walls
desk: Ikea hack (see details here)

lamp: urban outfitters
pouf: etsy
light fixture: home sense

chair: home sense (old, stolen from my bedroom)
pillow: indigo
fabric basket: plum home + design
artwork by: indigo, justine ma, rifle paper co, ss print shop, tracey ayton, michelle armas

expedit shelf: ikea
tassel garland kit: confetti & sparkle party shop
jars: dollarama (spray painted lids gold)
moose head: west elm (similar)
gold spray paint: home depot (another huge star in the room)

xo,
Christine

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45 comments:

  1. Amazing! love all of it! very well thought out...pretty and useful! Quick question, when you spray painted the lids of the jars, did you have to sand the lids down? Any other tips for spray painting? And where are the black and white boxes from? Thanks

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    1. Thank you!! I just spray painted away, no sanding. Everything seems to be holding up well so far. The black and white boxes are from the dollar store!

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  2. Well worth the wait!!! Such a happy, chic space with the hits of gold, black & pink. I think you did it all in such a tastefully fun way!! And the storage--meow. I could see Alice's room morphing from all this goodness, too but hey she can just curl up on the sheepskin in the living room or something right because this room is too pretty to give up ;-)

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    1. Thanks, friend! I'm so happy with how it turned out and ya, I think Alice would love a sheepskin sofa bed... or a fort under the desk ;)

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  3. Oh man, this is gorgeous! I love the glamour, the perfect styling and all of the DIY touches. Can I come over and craft with you here? :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Christina! Of course, my crafting door is always open!!

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  4. love love it! your making me want to get my butt in gear and organized my craft/office supplies. great work christine!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Cait! Organizing those goodies was such a daunting job, let's hope I can stay on top of it ;)

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  5. So nice! That corner with the chair can stay as is for Alice too!

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  6. Just gorgeous! I love every inch of this room :)

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  7. I love everything you've done! You did a great job of making everything beautiful, but still very functional. It inspires me to renovate my current office!

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    1. Thanks so much! Crazy how much more functional a room can be once it's organized! Wish I would have done this ages ago.

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  8. i'm so in love with this room -- so many awesome little details! i think we need to have a little party in there to celebrate its awesomeness before the big transformation :)

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    1. par-tay for sure! Hurry, it's getting messier by the day! ;)

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  9. Just beautiful!! Gold and pink are the perfect colour if you ask me :) It will definitely transition well into Alice's big girl room

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    1. Thanks, EJ. I'm much as I love it as an office, I'm excited to see it transition too!

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  10. This is just the cutest! I love the gold :) Our new house has a room that will end up being office / guest room / playroom for my niece and nephew so I'm definitely bookmarking some of these ideas!

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  11. This is GORGEOUS! I want to pin it!

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  12. Oh my goodness this is the most beautiful room ever! You really did an amazing job. I think I now need to paint my room white and paint accents of gold everywhere.

    xx Sara

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  13. Everything looks just so lovely!

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  14. So beautiful! Can't wait to see it as a big girl's room. Will the gold dots be staying?

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  15. So beautiful, Christine! What a treat to work amongst so much prettiness. Alice will be very lucky to take over this room soon. :)

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  16. How do you get any work done in there? I'd be sitting there all day, touching all the pretty things :) Gorgeous space. I'm sure Alice's new room will look just as lovely.

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  17. Looks amazing!! It's funny that some of your details are so similar to my office! Great job! P.S. I stole your dollarama lid idea.. so lovely!

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  18. WOW! What an absolutely perfect space. Love every inch.

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  19. LOVE what you did to that desk and the wall details!!!

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  20. There are so many elements here that I love - the chair, the colours, the layout, the excellent children's books I can see in that bin... WOW.

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  21. So pretty and the perfect beginnings for Alice's room. I'm sure she will love the gold polka dots. Her turquoise bed will look so adorable in there - love that bed.

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  22. AHHH-MAZING!! so beautiful, love all the pretty elements!

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  23. Wow....so much gorgeousness in that office! I can see why you're a little sad to part with it. But I think it's already got all the perfect elements to transition into a big girl room! Great job!

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  24. Hi! I have the same Michelle Armas artwork, so beautiful!! Wondering where you found your globe? We have such very similar taste and design!! It really looks gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you! I got the globe from our local antique mall - a steal for $10!

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  25. Ok, I NEED to know where the teeny china doll bowl came from! The one in front of the gold bowl on your amazing desk?!

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    1. I wish I had a source! My pal, bought if for me on a recent trip to New Zealand. It's so cute isn't it!?

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  26. I LOVE it all!! Just perfect! my favourite colour scheme for sure! Amazing job!

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  27. I ADORE IT ALL! So pretty, chic, and fun! Coming over from Freckles Chic and saw you over there. xo Kristin

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  28. So, so pretty. I am going to finally get my own real office in the new house, and I am for sure going to do this Ikea hack! I have loved it forever. :)

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  29. Your office is amazing. Definitely one of my favorite office spaces on the web. Thank you for the inspiration, I just got the gold spray paint and I hope it looks as nice.

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  30. your ikea hack on a portuguese design blog (not mine): http://home-styling.blogspot.pt/2014/06/gold-spray-works-wonders-spray-dourado.html

    :)

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