In week one, I introduced the little space and my big plans for it, illustrating my ideas with the following design boards:
In week two, I talked about the progress so far, which included painting the walls and a pilgrimage of the chintz.
In week three, I revealed my Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis wallpaper and my furniture so far!
And last week I talked more about my furniture (and how I had spray painted most of it gold), and about the lighting in my office, which included a window and the upholstered valence with which I had treated it.
And as promised, this week will be all about the details--accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
But before we get to the good stuff, I wanted to quickly follow-up about my furniture. As you may remember from last week, my Josephine Desk arrived on my doorstep early, so I used the extra time to spiff up the legs with some gold spray paint!
I said about 7.8 prayers, held my breath (not for the fumes!), and sprayed away:
And I am so glad I did because it. Is. AWESOME!!!
So let's move on to the accessories, shall we?
For my art I have gathered the following collection of less traditional pieces and prints to put on my walls:
I found the following two prints from Charm and Gumption on Etsy. I think they are young and fun and fresh:
However, I did decide to find some sophisticated frames for them, and my long and exasperated search finally lead me to this wall of bamboo beauties which were on sale for 70% off at a local consignment store!:
So off we went to the framing store to pick out the perfect matte:
(I found a few:)
And I narrowed them down to these two:
Ultimately, I picked the pink ;) I've got to save some secrets for the final reveal!
I also saw some images of some framed shopping bags on Pinterest (you know the ones) and thought I would copy the idea in my office--they will serve as my version of motivational posters:
via Adore Magazine
I found some float frames for my shopping bags at a craft store...:
*cue the gold spray paint*
Well, not really voilà--stuffing those suckers in these frames was no easy feat, and this project is ongoing, so please say a prayer that it won't be the next Pinterest fail...
And another sentimental piece of art for my office is this fan which I bought at a market in Beijing while there on business some years ago:
And, of course, some photos of my handsome husband to stare at...framed in what else but gold bamboo!:
Do you think I should leave them as is, or should I go more gold?
No on to some other accessories:
I found a fabulous (and I do mean fabulous) shaggy, sheepskin chair cover from Taftyli on Etsy to soften up the seat of my ghost chair:
And that handsome husband of mine must have read my Valentine's Wishlist post because he surprised me with some sweet scents from Diptyque:
I found this agate coaster at a local shop for $8! A pretty way to protect my Josephine desk, no doubt.
Black Market Minerals
And now we have arrived at the stapler dilemma:
Originally, I ordered the elusive gold acrylic stapler on the bottom of the photo below (from Rachel George), but it was significantly back-ordered (and significantly expensive). In the meantime, I found the second gold stapler by Nate Berkus at Target.
So now I have two gold staplers, but I believe I am suffering from a severe case of gold stapler envy PTSD because I cannot bring myself to return either.
And of course I had to get the gold scissors to match my gold staplers!:
My brother-in-law is the best gift-giver, and--might I add for all of you Nashville ladies--is also single (eh HEM)! He gave me this Jonathan Adler zebra dish for my birthday last year...
And this Kate Spade vase as an engagement gift!:
I mean! My savvy and stylish mother-in-law may have had something to do with it, but still impressive nonetheless!
I am fostering this pair of parakeets from my parents' home until I can convince my four older sisters to let me give them a forever home. Because I love them. Almost as much as I love my sisters. Did I mention how much I love my sisters?
I bought a set of two acrylic clamshell bowls from The Boxwood Cottage in Beaufort while visiting my father for Easter.
The one above is the smaller of the two, in which I plan to put my brand new business cards!:
And these pencils from Amanda Catherine Des on Etsy are almost too pretty to write with! Either way, they will motivate me to get to 5 o' clock!
And although they could be Kate Spade, I found the following binder and folders at Targay!:
Another box from the beautiful Candy Shop Vintage, some books, and a little blue bird whistle:
A pair of Castanets from my time living in Spain (from what I remember, it was a good time):
Some pretty little decorative matches that were my mother's:
And lastly, flowers. When it comes to flowers and jewelry, my rule is that if you ask if they are real, I will tell you they are real ;)
That's all, folks! The only thing left is the big reveal next week! Luckily there are plenty of beautiful spaces by all of the other talented One Room Challenge Participants and One Room Challenge Linking Event Participants to peruse and keep you busy until next week!