Office Decor Updates

Y’all know that I’ve been working on a few updates to my home office and I’m thrilled with the difference painting the walls made.  I went with Sherwin Williams Divine White- the same color as our trim and cabinets throughout the house.  It’s a fresh, blank canvas.

Feeling like I wanted a more sophisticated look for the room, I am going with mostly black and white, a few pops of color in flowers and in the bookcase, with animal print elements for added flair.  I originally planned to buy a leopard print rug, but ended up moving our cowhide rug up there instead.  I love the look, and think it’s more subtle than the leopard rug would have been.  But now, I’m thinking the black drapes are too much, so I’ve got a grey velvet pair on the way to see if I like them better.  Maybe this weekend we can get around to hanging the new chandelier I got from Home Depot.

I knew I wanted a black lamp and lampshade and completely stumbled upon one at Target (lamp base + drum shade).  And it happened to be part of the Nate Berkus line.  I literally had just a few minutes in the store because I was on my way to a nail appointment.  I didn’t even grab a shopping cart because I was only getting “one thing”.  Yeah, right:)  I ended up with the NB lamp, a pillow (can’t find the link), and picture frame.  Still pretty good if you ask me.  I saw the chevron vase and passed on it, but really like it.  It would look great on top of my bookshelf.  

I’m also L O V I N G my desk facing against the window!  And having some cute accessories on the desktop is fun too.
Mikasa Chevron cups // Tory Burch paperweight // Dabney Lee calendar

West Elm owl // vase // cup (can’t find link, but similar to this) // Fog Linen Work tray
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Hi! Iโ€™m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. OH, Megan. I love the new changes. I really like how sophisticated it is and how all of your accessories work. I passed on the little brass bowl and wish I hadn't. I am sort of digging the drama of the black drapes.

  2. Your office looks great! I never thought about using black and white as a color pallet in a room because I was afraid that it would be too masculine. This certainly makes me think differently. The colors make the room sophisticated, but I love how you kept the feminine feel throughout with your accessories.

  3. I love the update! Can't wait to see the new lamp shade when it gets in and what the grey curtains will look like!

  4. I know I'm supposed to be commenting on the office, but look at baby james with all that black hair!!!!! such a cutie! love the updates and all your stylish accents. Thanks for linking them so I can grab them, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I agree that both the before and after are great! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the updates you do to your home. Like you I'm forever changing things around and trying out new color schemes.
    I always wonder how others store their decor items and accessories they switch out. Do you have a particular closet/section of attic or basement that you store lamps/rugs/curtains/accessories that you aren't currently using, but still aren't ready to give away or donate because you know you'll put to use in the future? I try to keep it all corralled in one spot, but am curious as to how you organize and store all the decor items you aren't currently using.

  6. I loved it before but WOW! Such a difference. So clean and crisp! And I love that you now face the window! I also love how the darker accents bring in so much sophistication to the space. Simply beautiful!


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