Today we are finally on to the second installment!
Fashion for Home was ordered and due to arrive in December, I needed a place for my interns to work in the interim, so I picked up the extra white table from Ikea with the plan of eventually using it as my desk. (I had pretty much destroyed my Overstock parsons knock-off when I spilled nail polish remover on it. But I ended up getting a new West Elm parsons instead (yippy!).) The dining chairs were a Craigslist DIY project from my last apartment–they have since been thrown out. And note the two small Ikea lack coffee tables off to the right–those were from our Everygirl How to Style a Coffee Table feature.
You all voted, and the new chairs arrived from Euro Style Lighting. Actually, most of you voted for the white plastic chairs, which I agree probably would look great with my dark wooden table (not shown here), but I've been obsessed with the wishbone style for as long as I can remember. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get them. I clearly tidied up for their arrival.
West Elm arrived and I wasn't quite sure what to do with the old one (it's now sitting in my sunroom/storage room). Oh, and I had finally gotten around to hanging some curtains! The rod was $28 from Target and the West Elm cotton canvas curtains were in my living room at my old place.
Everygirl career feature! It actually looks kind of nice here, yes? I got that cool arc lamp from Joss and Main using my credits. It perfectly finishes the space, don't you think?
Farrow and Ball came to my rescue, sending me a gallon of their Middleton Pink paint, which I do declare is the most perfect pink in the world. Here is my office restyled for my home tour which went live on The Everygirl. The large wooden table was technically there for the first photo shoot, but we moved it out of the way since I didn't want to reveal too much. So when our photographers Maura and John Stoffer came back over to shoot, they stepped farther back, getting more details into the shot to show a better perspective. You can also see that a little Ikea ektorp loveseat was added in on the right below the gallery wall. My roommate, who many of you probably know, Caitlin Brown, moved in in January and brought it with her. It works perfectly against that wall, as you'll see.
Bulletin board which I DIYed years ago and still love atop my Ikea expedit shelves (everyone asks where I got the peg legs it sits atop–they are also from Ikea but I had to drill holes into the shelves). I switched my mint and white lamps around so the white one is now here and the mint one is against the gallery wall wall.
Got a new rug from Lulu and Georgia which I layered on top of my pink geometric rug from RugsUSA. You might remember seeing it in our How to Style a Parsons Desk feature! I regularly use most of my belongings for my styling projects.
My pinboard. Or Pinterest in 3D, as I like to call it. Makes me feel 16 again, complete with a photo booth reel of Danielle and me. Most of the items on this board are actually letters from Everygirl readers or women we've worked with. Still, it inspires me.
Caitlin Wilson Textile pillows transformed this shot, bringing all the colors together. Again, the rug is the Sabine from Lulu and Georgia.
1. Vogue print on canvas from Bed, Bath and Beyond
2. Rue Royale street sign bought in New Orleans
3. print of Paris buildings I bought on Etsy
4. oil painting purchased for $40 in a thrift store in Richmond, VA
5. LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE letterpress print from Heartfish Press
6. photo of Danielle and me at our Kate Spade event
7. the grey ballet flats in the black frame is a tearout from a J.Crew catalogue
8. I FEEL YOU print on canvas from Birdaria
9. yellow flowers is an Alicia Bock photograph that I received as a gift
10. the little photo in the grey frame is also a tearout from a J.Crew catalogue
11. the oil painting in the top left I purchased from an artist in Montmartre in Paris
12. wall clock from Joss and Main
13. wooden A I bought at JoAnn Fabrics and painted gold
14. letterpress print of Sears Tower from West Elm
15. random photo someone emailed me of a spool of pink thread–I actually meant to change that out for the shoot but forgot.
And because everyone always asks where that fabulous seafoam green lamp is from... I purchased it when I was 19. The lighting department at the local Macy's Home store was closing and all lighting was 90% off. So I bought a $270 lamp for $27. I had absolutely no use for it since I was in college, but I loved it and knew I had to have it, so I stored it at my mom's for years until I graduated.
This room is definitely an homage to younger Alaina, full of pastels, pinboards, and pictures. And I love it.
WALL PAINT COLOR: Middleton Pink by Farrow and Ball
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