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Step Into My Office

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As much as I like to think I can multitask, when it comes to my house and interior design and decor, I’ve very much a one track mind kind of gal. My (already over-capacity) brain seems to be able to only focus on one room, or one design element at one time.

For the past few weeks, that object of attention has been my poor office which is in shambles post winter-ice-dam-roof-leak. Peeling paint, ruined woodwork… it’s not pretty. To add insult to injury, my favorite piece of artwork decided to throw itself off the wall in disgust, taking out a chunk out of the drywall in the process. The good news is the insurance claim is finally in progress and I hope to start renovation/restoration work soon.

Throughout this whole mess, I’ve been using the time to think about any changes I would make to the space while I have the opportunity and a professional contractor under employment. While I’m pretty happy with the original design and layout, I think I’d like to incorporate a few more elements that I’ve been loving lately, like black + white, gold hardware/accessories and a few bright pops of color. Since I spend so much time in that room, I really want the office design to be a true reflection of me and the work that goes on in there. Obviously, I want it to look pretty.

Kind of like this…

Spots look familiar? This wallpaper pattern is the inspiration behind my blog design! I’m also loving the overdyed navy rug underfoot that would totally tie into the navy details in the rest of my home. Not to mention, BLACK + WHITE + NAVY = so CHIC.
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Don’t think I’m brave enough to paint all of my walls and woodwork black, but I love the drama of the dark tones against the natural woods in the space. That Moroccan rug is something I can definitely get behind as well!(via)

I love the visual impact a simple green plant can create in a minimalist black and white space!
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I own a cow hide throw identical to the one below (not to mention a similar desk!)… Now, I’m thinking I should probably use it!
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As you can see, I’ve got lots of fun decisions to make! Hopefully, work should start in the next few weeks and I’ll make sure to give you guys a peek at the finished room in all her glory.

 

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Home Decor

Color Optional

One of my favorite color combinations has always been the very basic black and white.  Lucky for me (and my wardrobe), this past fall/winter was the season of bold black and white prints and color blocking.  My love for the graphic black/white pairing has not stopped at my closet contents. I’ve become mildly obsessed with home decor that has been stripped of all true color.  There is something palate cleansing about a black and white space.  When paired with bold accents, rustic woods and warm metals the end result is far from sterile.

The Olivers House eclectic-living-room
Studio industrial-home-office
Tobi Fairley Interior eclectic-living-room
Mountain View Townhouse scandinavian-family-room
The Everygirl contemporary-living-room
The Everygirl eclectic-dining-room

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NYC black & white bedroom via Lonny.com

Like a breath of fresh design air, no?  If you’re looking to take more of a “baby step” into the realm of black and white, the new Nate Berkus Spring 2014 collection at Target, is totally a MUST and at a price point that can’t be beat.

What design themes and colors are inspiring YOU this season?

XOXO,

Stella

Style

Black and White with a POC (Pop of Color)

Whenever I’m in a wardrobe rut and an having one of those days where I hate everything in my closet (I know you have those days too!), I inevitably fall back on some of my favorite basics- a white t-shirt, black pants, moto jacket and great pumps.  Black and white is a color combination that is seasonless and looks just as chic during the day, as it does glammed up at night.  The bright red/orange pumps make the whole outfit pop (hence, the POC label) and all of a sudden, you have yourself a great look.

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Photography by ShannonAhlstrandPhoto

Zara T-Shirt – no longer available (similar – #1, #2 & #3) / J.Crew Pixie Pant with Leather Tuxedo Stripe / BCBGMAXAZRIA Moto Jacket – no longer available (similar – #1#2 – on sale & #3 / Casadei Red Pumps – no longer available (similar – #1, #2 & #3) / Zara Leather Citybag Satchel / Stella & Dot Pendant Necklace / Etsy Name Plate Necklace

XOXO,

Stella