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Office Decor Do-Over

April 2, 2015 by Melissa | 0 Comments

My home office is pathetic.  It is located in a former porch that was enclosed by a previous owner.  It appears that it was a weekend DIY project because there is no insulation and the electrical work is makeshift, at best.  It is always 10 degrees warmer in my office than it is in the rest of our house.  So, while I am very happy to have a space of my own, it is in need of a major do-over and will be addressed during our renovation.

The good news is that in addition to a structural update, I will also be able to update the decor.  There are only two existing pieces that I plan to keep:  the Sarah Lamp from Stray Dog Designs (available here), which is one of my favorite pieces ever, and a West Elm white parsons desk (available here).

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Clearly, I need many things.  I want to keep the big pieces neutral and add a few accent pieces to make it a little more interesting.  I love white, but it can start to feel too stark without a natural element.  I think the pieces below would do a nice job of combatting the stark feeling that I am trying to avoid.

serena & lily, west elm, room and board

Now for the accents.  If you have ever read one of my posts, you know I love orange.  So, I can’t resist bringing a little in.  What else?  A gray patterned drape and a gold-toned side table (to add a little bling and tie into the chandelier tone).

schumacher, serena & lily, kelly wearstler

We have a long way to go with the construction, but I can hardly wait until it is time to start decorating.

Shopping List

1.  Spindrift Paint
2.  Grace Chair
3.  Golden Mini Sputnik Chandelier
4.  Reclaimed Wood and Lacquer Buffet
5.  Natural Hide Rug
6.  Schumacher Hot House Flowers Pillow (available on Etsy )
7.  Serena & Lily St. Germain Side Table
8.  Kelly Wearstler Custom Curtains (available on Etsy)

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