Thursday, November 3, 2011

Apartment Therapy Room for Color 2011

Welcome Apartment Therapy readers!  Thanks so much for all of your kind comments.  As promised, here's some more pictures of my home office.  I've also included a before picture, shocking isn't it?









It's really hard to take a picture of the whole room because I couldn't stand far enough back.  I think I need a better lens for my camera.


I wanted to surprise my hubby with an original oversized Beatles Help movie poster which was twice the size of these ones.  But alas the bidding surpassed my meager budget by hundreds.  One day.




Yes, I'm obsessed with birds, and um it appears chevron!  Really the pattern on the back of the bookcases doesn't stand out nearly as much as it looks in the photos.  It's more of an accent.  And because I merely ironed starched fabric on to the backs, it should be an easy update if I decide to change it.


 I used cute sticky labels to add a bit of color and pattern to the generic Ikea Kasset boxes.



And here's a before picture.  I'm deliberately keeping it small so you don't see how messy it is.  Oh, who am I kidding?


Yikes, orange, faux painted walls.  So from this you can see that I reused the desk, the chair, the blinds, and the drapes.  I would like to get rid of the blinds but we need them for privacy.

Here's a tutorial on how I recovered the chair.  It's not very extensive, because I didn't know that people would be that interested, but it's been repinned a million times on Pinterest.  Next time I'll make sure that I do it step by step.  And here's how I did the light shade.

Thanks for visiting.  TTFN (ta ta for now)!

Oh, and if you want to vote for my home office go here.

21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing more photos of your amazing room. I love the colour combo and am a huge bird/chevron fan as well so your room is my dream room! Good luck in the AT contest.

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  2. Thanks, Melissa. I hope I win, fingers crossed. There's a wall in my living room screaming out for some beautiful Farrow & Ball wallpaper.

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  3. Gorgeous room. This office might actually make me want to work! Good luck!

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  4. BTW, found you through AT and have spent the morning scrolling back through your blog. I'm so inspired by your creativity! Thanks for sharing your lovely home! It is beautiful and so full of personality!

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  5. Thanks, Erin. It's very exciting. I'm currently 3rd, with quite a bit of catching up to do, but I've only told a handful of people that I've entered because I wanted to see how many unbiased votes I could get first. Judging by the fabulous response I think I have a good chance! Thanks for voting, don't forget to tell your friends ;)

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  6. Abby, the rug is from Urbanoutfitters.com. It's $74 and they have it in a few different colours. You can sometimes find coupons for Urban Outfitters online that will take either 10% off or give you free shipping, just google Urban Outfitters and coupon code.

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  7. Great job. Where did you get the mirror?

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    1. Thanks! I got the mirror from Home Goods, but you can also find it at Z Gallerie, but it is twice the price there.

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  8. GORGEOUS! That chair is amazing! Can you please share where your desk is from? Thanks!

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    1. The desk is a Mexican pine desk that I painted. Thanks for the compliment.

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  9. This is the cutest office I have EVER seen! Where did you get that chair? I'm in LOVE!

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  10. Thanks so much! I recovered an old parsons chair that I had. You can see the tutorial here http://backonfestiveroad.blogspot.com/2011/03/office-makeover-part-3-chair-before.html

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  11. I don't think I can say enough about Birds and Chevron pattern!!! Love Love Love... Makes me so HAPPY! you have a great eye! Where did the wall to wall carpeting come from, it looks like a sisal rug... Very pretty!

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    1. The wall to wall carpeting is seagrass. I bought it from Carpet Giant.. Thanks so much for the comment!

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  12. Where did you purchase the desk pad?

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  13. Is that paint on the desktop (the black section) or some sort of desk pad?

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  14. Where did you get the chair fabric...both of them are gorgeous

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    1. The bird fabric is called Aviary in maize by Thomas Paul. The chevron fabric is called Ziggy from Premier Prints.

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