Hey HOUSE loving friends… I know it’s been a bit since I have shared more from our home renovation, but such is life, right?!??! Crazy season for us over here with travel and trips and school projects and business obligations but the show must go on!
Having said that, this post is near and dear to my heart because this month I am celebrating 11 years of being in the blogging world. Yes, that’s not a typo for any new readers… 11 years. I remember when I started this daily journal online that hardly anyone knew what a blog was, what purpose it served and never in a million years that one day it would be my full-time career. Crazy how life changes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. A full post on what my tenure as an “influencer” has been like to come soon, but for now let’s dive in and divulge all the goodness that is my brand new work-from-home office.
Colorful Home Office Tour:
When we started planning out our renovation, adding square footage to the rear of our house was an absolute must–for more storage space, increased resell value and of course the thought of a new “blogging office” came to mind once I had made the decision to close my children’s store and had the intent to focus on my blog.
Having said that, when I began searching through Pinterest for ideas, the options for this type of space were few and far between so Kendall had to get super creative for the room design. We discussed how I planned to use the space, layout options I wanted to include as well as ample space for storing clothes/accessories/beauty items and the final product is complete closet goodness mixed with tons of natural light, two built-in desks and a middle creative table workspace perfect for flatlays, setting out content, etc.
For the built-in desks, I knew I needed tons of drawer space so Kendall worked with Mark Casserly to create custom cabinetry that was not only functional, but gorgeous too! We opted for a classic black paint color [exact shade linked below] and then incorporated brass hardware from Ferguson to keep it clean and simple. Of course we added in pops of color throughout ,including these Blossom Swivel Rolling Office Chairs.
Moving onto lighting, it was back to my friends at Stray Dog Designs, as we knew they’d have something that was punchy and full of color and these Geo Chandeliers in Stray Dog Aqua more than fit the bill [use code STONEKING20 for 20% off sitewide, too]… I absolutely love how bright and cheerful they are–they helped accentuate the ample natural light, incredible textures and prints mixed throughout the space and I’ve been thrilled with how well I’ve used this as a home office for me = another fab completion from Kendall that so speaks to everything I enjoy!!
Of course we had to throw in some fabulous Pierre Frey wallpaper for the built-ins as well… I instantly fell in love with this Rose Champagne Wallcovering the moment Kendall showed it to me and knew it had to come home!!
Other special details of the space include this Abstract Duo Art from local artist and creative entrepreneur Kristina Akers… we loved her pieces in the living room so much we thought a few more would be perfect for my office, especially with her love of colorful details just like me. And let’s not forget to call out these Kelly Green Storage Drawers from Ikea…. a budget savvy find that serves as the perfect system to store makeup and skin products, jewelry and accessories, cards and gift bags–seriously the list goes on and on.
DESIGN/STYLING via KENDALL SIMMONS | IMAGERY via CATHERINE TRUMAN
Colorful Home Office Design Sources
Custom Cabinetry: Mark Casserly
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW 6990
Leopard Rug: Custom[ Savannah Scenes Cheetah] via Myers Flooring Nashville
Chandeliers: Geo Chandeliers via Stray Dog Designs | use code STONEKING20 for 20% off
Drapery Fabric: Y-001 Checkmate, Black/Cream via Fabric House
Velvet Desk Chairs: Elowen Swivel Office Chairs in Blossom
Desk Lamps: Astral Ceramic Table Lamp in Yellow via Shades of Light
Work Table: Carmen Mango Wood Dining Table via CB2
Drawer Units: Helmer Drawer Unit on Casters in Green via Ikea
Duo of Custom Abstract Commissions: Saint Merry/Kristina Akers Art
Acrylic Calendar with Side Notes [Size 42” x 27” w/Gold Hardware: Girl Friday Home
Wallpaper: Champagne via Pierre Frey
Ottoman Fabric: Pierre Frey Le Chant de Tidore F3252002
Decorative Box: Square Acrylic Box in Iridescent Drusy via Kendra Scott
Leather Desk Blotters in Turquoise Ballard Designs
Acrylic Boxes Flash Blocco Set of 3 Boxes
Pink Decorative Globe via Anthropologie
Decorative Picture Frames via Shopbop
Assorted Hardback Books