Thursday, August 8, 2013

Home Office Makeover Progress

Gus and Lula print  |  Gypsya Kantha quilt |  Vintage enamel cup from Babyshka's Attic |  kikki-K vision board

Over the past few weeks, when I haven't been busy with my little ones, running errands or 'keeping house', my focus has been on our home office/guest bedroom makeover.  What was once one of my least favourite rooms is slowly becoming one I'm really happy with and one where I am content to spend more time.  Since the beginning of the year, our old 'doctor's-waiting-room-style-furniture' has been sold, fresh new white pieces have been purchased and lots of organizing and sorting has been carried out... and finally, I am up to the fun part of decorating.  

The two things holding me back now are lack of time for shopping and my inability to find what I'm after, hence many of Sophie's nap time slots have been used for online browsing.  For once though, there's no procrastinating or deliberating happening on my part and I have a definite vision for this decorating project.  In the spare bedroom half of the room, I would love a white and blue doona cover, similar to the fabric you can see in the photograph on my sponge recipe post or alternatively something like the kantha quilt above.  

On the home office side of the room, I have a literal blank canvas with my vision board waiting to be pinned with snapshots and inspiration and all things lovely.  Paul has been complaining about it still being bare (despite four weeks having passed since he put it up for me)... and so this week, I've been trawling through old photos searching for favourites and pulling together a collection of quotes and words of wisdom to display.  

Hopefully soon I'll have some 'after' photos to share... in the meantime, I'd love to know which quote you find most inspiring...


  1. My favourite quote is an YSL one 'Fashions fade, style is eternal.' Can't wait to see your office progress. xx

  2. Hi Amanda!

    I thought you might like this for your home office:

    Happy Decorating!

  3. Such a pretty enamel cup, I have pens/pencils in an old ceramic creamer. Perhaps a pic or two of your little cherubs or some pretty scrap paper would start off your mood board. Love the pic of Sophie.

  4. Hello! Finally made it over to say hello! Looks like this will be gorgeous Xx

  5. Amanda!! I love all of the things on your vision board! So lovely and unique and so very you. I think it is going to go from 'doctor's waiting room' (you make me laugh! I am sure it is not that bad!) to absolutely gorgeous and inspiring. Can't wait to see the end result - I voice Maxabella, this is gonna be good! Oh and I collect inspirational sayings on Pinterest like a squirrel collects acorns... when I feel a bit flat I like to read through them: Too many to list here! x

  6. You really have a lovely way of choosing little bits from here and there and putting them together. I really love your inspiration board, the blue quilt and the wall hanging in white and linen is really lovely. I can't wait to see your office when it's all finished. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xx

  7. I'll look forward to seeing the finished room. Will be tackling our sewing/guest room soon too. Love the Gus&Lula print.


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