I am so excited to share our first room reveal in the new house! I don’t know what it says about me that the first room I completed was my office? Maybe that I was so excited to have a real place to work after being displaced for so long or maybe that it simply all just fell into place after I inherited these orange vintage chairs from my grandparents. (The latter, I am sure.)
This room is just off our kitchen. The previous owners used it as a dining room, but since we opened up the wall between the old “formal living room” and “den”, we decided to go with a more open concept layout for our living / dinning room (more on that later). We added the French doors to give the office more privacy, but I love the visual effect, as well!
The pink rug was actually the first thing I ordered for the space. I didn’t know what else would go with it. But I knew it was the only place I would be able to use it since I am a little outnumbered by the boys around here.
How awesome is this clothing rack designed by Emily & Merritt for Pottery Barn Teen?! (Yes, I shop at PBT.)
The stunning vintage orange velvet chairs were passed down to me from my grandparents. They couldn’t be more perfect since they are in my signature color, but the best part is that I get to be reminded of them every day.
Finding a love seat that was the feminine style I was searching for, but also small enough to fit my little space proved to be a challenge. I was so excited when I stumbled upon this one in Pier1, I talked the manager into letting me take home the floor sample for our photo shoot! (Typically you have to order it.) We were meant to be!
How cute is this illustration by Rongrong DeVoe? She sketched my outfit for the Houston’s It Girl of Instagram party at Neiman Marcus. I am still trying to decide where to put her…
The French doors are my favorite update we made to the house before moving in. They were such an elegant + functional decision! I found these amazing velcro curtains on Etsy that I can hang from the inside when I need privacy and simple pull them off when I want to show off the pretty doors. Genius!
I recently (after the shoot) swapped the door knobs for the more traditional antique brass French door handles.
Would you believe me if I told you my parents actually had this light fixture removed from a house they were flipping? I took it to a local chandelier shop who cleaned and rewired it for me (for $30!). Now it is my second most prized possession in the room. I still can’t believe how it was the perfect finishing touch! Best $30 ever spent.
Speaking of finishing touches. As I mentioned, the rug was the first thing I purchased for the room. Then, I inherited the amazing orange chairs. At first, I thought they might be too much together, but I loved them both so much, I couldn’t part with either of them. I knew I would need the wall art to tie the colors together. Thanks to the rec by my manager, Lily, I reached out to Anna of AEU Studios to commission these painting for me. I could not be happier! It is amazing how hanging them on the wall made everything else make sense.
Since I use the office for meetings, I brought my bar cart in to be able to serve coffee and tea for my guest. But on most days, it’s my own personal little kitchen when I am trying to knock out a few hours of work.
I hope you love it as much as I do! The beautiful space really serves as a place for me to stay inspired and to hopefully bring you the beautiful content you come here searching for. See below for all product details, but if I left anything out, just shoot me a question in the comment section, and I will update for everyone. 😉
Photographed by Kate Robinson
Sources + Details:
Desk: World Market // Filing Cabinet: CB2 // Desk Lamp: Urban Outfitters // Computer Stand: Container Storea // Sheep rug: Lulu & Georgia // Desk Chair: Lulu & Georgia // calendar: Mark & Graham // monogram business card holder + pen holder: Design Darling // blanket: Butterscotch Blanket // lucite mini tray: Minnie & Emma // candle: Diptyque
Rug: Lulu & Georgia // Sofa: Pier1 // brush stroke pillows: Crate & Barrel // Leopard Pillows: Furbish Studio // Clothing rack: Pottery Barn Teen // nesting tables: Lulu & Georgia // light fixture: vintage (similar) // garden stool: Furbish Studio // Prada Marfa art: available here // Brush stroke wall art: AEU Studio