Guys, I’m so so so excited about this one! A while back I had mentioned I was working on this area and shared a bunch of DIY projects related to it, and now I finally get to show you guys how it looks all together. Before I walk you through the changes, let’s take a look at how things were before…
Not terrible, but definitely looks very temporary. Because I’d be spending so much time here (hello, blog life!), it was important to me to make this space more inspiring and functional, and with that comes the necessity to increase storage, so I started by replacing the wall poster with a couple of shelves.
The shelves are the Ekby Hemnes shelves from IKEA. Also from IKEA are the Ekby Valtar brackets, which I spray painted gold, of course! On top of the shelves is where I express my love for boxes and tchotchkes.
On my desk is my fabric covered magnet board that I use as a mood board, consisting of magazine clippings, photos, and anything else that’s inspiring me at the moment. It’s been pretty fun posting things up on it and I plan on updating it regularly. Also, I’m sure you’ve noticed all the gold accessories galore, and I’ll be including a DIY and source list for everything on my desk at the end of this post, so stay tuned!
I shared the acryclic tape dispenser and stapler on Instagram a while ago and y’all went nuts for them! I’m nuts about them, too ;). And I also recently posted a little sneak peek with the African roses, which you guys loved as well. Isn’t it great how we can all love the same things together? You guys are the best <3.
We’ve arrived at my favorite part. I mentioned in my Ghost Chair Inspiration post that I got me one of these babies and I love her more than I ever could have imagined. Surprisingly comfortable, and mega gorgeous. The best chair splurge of my life, and it makes me look forward to sitting at my desk even more.
So here it all is. Everything that’s numbered is either a DIY I’ve shared on this blog or the source for the item, but mostly they’re DIYs! Check them all out here:
1) DIY Washi Tape Boxes
2) DIY Heart Wall Art
3) DIY Fabric Covered Pencil Cup
4) DIY Fabric Lid Boxes
5) DIY Typography Wall Art- Be Brave
6) DIY Gold Pencil Cups
7) DIY Custom Magazine Holders
8) DIY Fabric Covered Magnet Board
9) Acrylic Tape Dispenser
10) Acrylic Stapler
11) DIY Gold Desk Dishes
12) DIY Washi Tape Pens
13) DIY Monogrammed Cup
14) Ghost Chair
15) DIY Striped Accent Wall
*UPDATE* I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the gold lamp, so here’s the link for it: See it here.
Did you notice everything is mostly gold, black, and white? How appropriate, since they’re my FAVS. Red naturally made it’s way in since my work space is in a corner of my living room, which has a lot of red accents.
As already mentioned, the striped accent wall tutorial is yet to be posted up, so make sure to come back for that! If you have any questions about anything else in my work space that I didn’t cover, leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you. Or if you just want to say hi that’s cool too :D.
66 comments on “Work Space Reveal”
Having an inspiring space to work in is so important!! Love the ghost chair, the lamp, and the acrylic accessories :) xo Kristin
I love the mix of prints. It really helps to set off this space. What a gorgeous work area. So chic.
Love the black, white and gold accents!! The striped wall is pretty amazing too :) I will definitely look into those shelves because they look fantastic!
Gorgeous! So pretty! Now, you need to come over to my house and design my workspace. It is on my list of things to do this summer and hopefully I can make it look as nice as yours. I love all those pretty boxes!
It looks AMAZING! What a difference just a few small changes made. I can’t wait to hear about your accent wall! I’m soooo ready to get working on our office!
AH-MAZING! This is seriously gorgeous. I love that it totally portrays your style and you added the personal touches with the mood board. I always wondered if those ghost chairs were actually comfortable!
This is gorgeous!!!! OH my goodness! You have really inspired me to take my home office to the next level. It’s incredible how the stripes on the wall and accessories make it so ooh la la! I just pinned the %@~! out of this haha. GORGEOUS. Great job girlie.
Wow! What a difference! It looks absolutely amazing. If that’s what my work area looked like I’d have no trouble buckling down and doing work all day. Great job!
LOOKS AMAZING!!!! I love the diagonal striped wall and ghost chair. Having a nice beautiful space to work in makes such a difference. I love it, Amy!
Oooo Looks so good Amy! Love how many DIYS are included in the makeover. Can’t wait to see how you did the accent wall!
A. MA. ZING.
I’m speechless, girl! You have a killer eye for design!
I love how your workspace looks.. the black,white, metallic gold combination was a hit!
Well, no surprise here… it’s stunning!! You kept it classic just like your style and it’s lovely! Totally loving that accent wall, too! Can’t wait to see the post on it. Great job.
Oh Amy, your space is so fun!!! Love all the gold accents! You did a great job!
What a lovely work space you’ve created. The striped wall is such a great focal point and the inspiration board is surely to bring many more awesome DIY projects.
It looks so great. I noticed that diagonal striped wall straight away. Love!
I. Am. OBSESSED!!!! Love it, girl!!
So chic + classy…I love this nook!
Girl you put everyone to shame with your mad skills! I love this work space soooo much!
I really like how you decorated it – the golden touch, black and white patterns and cute, girly pinboard, all together create an awesome, stylish look. Well done Amy :)
and the ghost chair of course! :)))
Amy! Oh my gosh this space is so beautiful and looks straight out of a magazine! I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s featured in one soon enough :) LOVE!
The acryclic tape dispenser and acrylic chair are my favorite parts! I love all the storage and personality you added to this work space! I would love it if you’d link this up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop–I love to share big transformations like this with my readers!
I LOVE this space! Please tell me where you got that amazing gold lamp??
Hi Kate! I got the gold lamp here at Urban Outfitters. It’s almost 30% off right now!
Your office space looks great. I love the black, white, and gold accent colors.
I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous space you have created. My home office/studio has been a slow work in progress. It’s inspiration like this that keeps me going. :)
Girl! You are a rock star! I love every little deets about this room! Very chic and stylish!! Pinning:-)Hugs
So super stunning Amy – wow. I love all of your beautiful gold and glam touches!! What a great transformation:) Pinning!!
You are so organised! Your workspace looks amazing and I love how the wall decoration goes so well with the rest of the details. It’s all in the little things! x
I love the striped wall with all the gold accents! I love how the gold really takes it from casual to sophisticated! :) Looks great!
Hi there! I absolutely LOVE your makeover! Everything about it is absolutely fantastic. I’ve featured this post in my Home Office Makeovers Round-Up – check it out here: http://www.dwellbeautiful.com/home-office-makeovers-round/ Thank you! :)
Obsessed! Such a lovely job and so many great DIYs!!!
Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I’m not sure where to look first. I don’t think that I would get any work done here as I would spend all of my time admiring it. lol! Thanks for sharing at The Inspiration Exchange – I’ll be featuring it tomorrow. Have a great weekend!
Beautiful! I love the square framed art on top of the bookcase. Do you know where you got it?
Hi Lesa! Are you talking about the black and white one with overlapping circles? I got it from HomeGoods last year. Chances of find it are probably slim, but it’s always worth the trip since they always have something cool over there :)
what kind of spray paint did you use for your shelf brackets?
Hi, Emily! I used Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray in Gold, which you can find here: http://amzn.to/1kWau0V
I LOVE this! What a gorgeous, eye-catching and inspiring space. I can’t believe how totally you transformed it, and with so many DIYs too. That’s the most impressive part to me, since I’m terrible at DIY’ing. All of the black and gold are just perfect, and I’m in love with my ghost chair as well, so I love that you have one! The IKEA shelves are probably my favorite. You made them look SO chic with the gold spray paint. So lovely!
I discovered your blog on Pinterest via this article ! I’m really in love with your workspace and wanted to share it like an inspiring source in my own blog (here is were you can find the article : http://plume-de-libellule.com/deco-tu-tiens/ ) I really hope you will like it and you won’t mine if i took your pictures for exemple.
I’m a french jewelry designer and trying these days to do a hole make over of my workspace and here you are with all your good ideas : i’m just in love !!!!
Thank you for beeing so inspiring and so fun and sorry for my bad english !
Where did you get the desk??
Hi, Ashton! It’s the IKEA Micke desk in black-brown, which you can find here: http://bit.ly/1AeRnAZ
I am soo in love with this work space!! I recently moved and finally have a little work area for myself and I just have no idea how to decorate it… Thanks for the inspiration! I am definitely going to follow you. Also wondering where you got that great lamp? Thanks!
Thank you so much Veronica! I just realized the link to the lamp I put in this post is incorrect, so sorry about that! You can see the lamp here
I absolutely love your little office space – the black and gold is perfect!
LOVE this space!!! The gold adds SO much!!
This is great. One day I hope to have a workspace that pretty.
I love it !! Every detail pops out, it’s beautiful. It’s very inspiring. Thanks x
I am in love with this space! I am doing something very similar in my bedroom but instead of a work space it’s my makeup area. I just bought the shelves and brackets from IKEA today. Did you have to prep the brackets in any way or did you just spray paint them? Thanks!! :)
Thank you Gina! I didn’t prep the brackets at all. Unless you’re going to be touching them all the time (which my guess is that you won’t) there really isn’t more you need to do than just paint them gold. Mine have held up perfectly so far!
Where is the ghost chair from? Also, the acrylic desk accessories and fur pillow? For some reason the links listed aren’t working :( or maybe it’s me?!
Hi! I just tried the links and they are working fine. Try them again? I didn’t link to the fur pillow because I purchased it locally and isn’t available online. Thanks for asking!
Yep I tried them today from my office desktop and they worked! Must be something wrong with my phone. Thanks!
Where did you find that case and those flowers!? Amazing!
Hi Emilie! Can you clarify what you mean by “case”? The flowers were from Trader Joe’s :)
Ahhh! I LOVE this idea! I am moving into a new apartment and need all the inspo I can get! Thank you!!
Any chance you could tell me where you purchased the shelf brackets? Thank you. You created a gorgeous space.