Lighthearted Office Plans

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While Chad and my dad are in my office teaching themselves how to be plumbers, I decided to go ahead and find some inspiration for my new room. Our house has been very clear with me that it wants to be mainly neutral so I thought the office needed some color. I’ll be using furniture that I already have (although I did add in my dream daybed with a trundle).

I really want the space to be fun, lighthearted and to feel different than our house. And I’m hoping to add in some handmade crafty goodness but that’s close to impossible to add into the mood board.

I’m hoping to use this space as an office, craft room and maybe have beds enough for two people to stay the night.

Not shown is the big table–I’ll try to use my table from the breakfast area in the last house–it has 2 leaves which makes it super long. With some sort of chairs pulled around it. Also, there’s a super huge wood stove that takes up an entire corner of the space. This is just a jumping off point for the pretty stuff.

The lighting is dream world. BUT, I have some leftover lighting from our last house sitting in our barn, so this is more paint color inspiration.

Stuff I already have:

White slipcovered Chair

Black and White Ikea Pillow

Pink Pouf

Blue Garden Stool

Blue Dresser

Monogram from Southern Nest

Everything else can be found with links at My Girlie Office Pinterest Board.

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I created this board using Keynote, a Mac application that I’ve become really familiar with over the years. There are much easier places to create a mood board (I’ve used and like Polyvore) but since I’m using photos of my own stuff to, Keynote is easier for me to use. And, you don’t have to create a board with everything stacked together like this. Even creating a Pinterest board fora specific room can be great inspiration.


  1. I LOVE it!

  2. I’m having my first baby in two months. She’s a she. : ) I’ve always hated pink but your use of it has made me see that it can be done without being gag-inducing. Thank you for that.

  3. This is beautiful!! I cannot wait to see the finished room.

  4. It will be so beautiful! And no wonder you crave a litlle girlie-ness in an all-neutral home with all boys :-)

  5. I cannot wait to see the office evolve! :) I think I almost love the “during” pictures and stories more than the “after”. Inspiring.

  6. next time our whole family visits, i know where eden and i will be sleeping ;)

    love these ideas! and of course the colors.

  7. That is lovely!! The pink-girly-ness {just made up a new word!!} is just wonderful. Fabulous!!

  8. I think its refreshing that you didn’t “make” your home wear pink. ;)

    That Proverbs is one of my favorite verses.

  9. This just shouts “girl digs” and I love it!!!!

  10. And rugs?? Any ideas on floor coverings yet?

  11. WOW! I love this mood board and how all the elements work together. The color combination is amazing (and not unlike this pic from my house??

  12. OMG I love, love, love it!

  13. yum! Seriously those colors are delicious that little bit of gold makes it. The art really sets the mood, love it.

    • I agree, that snakey, greeny, gold color pulls it all together and takes it from little girl to “hey, I’m 40 years old and I can still use pink”!

  14. I can’t wait to see how you pull it together! What a fun place to use a pop of pink! Thank you for being an inspiration to me :)!

  15. Love the color and femininity.

  16. So fun! Love it!

  17. TOO FUNNY…. I’m actually in the process of remaking our back bedroom into a usable office/guestroom!

  18. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out. I’m loving the touches of pink. I have found myself embracing pink over the past couple of years – and I was never a pink girl. I’m actually thinking of painting the inside of my front door pink – we’ll see.

  19. I can’t wait to see the pretty paradise you’re going to create! I seriously love your style!

  20. I love it! I wish I could come up with great color schemes/palletes like you do! Can’t wait to see it in reality!

  21. I love how girly it is! I am seriously considering painting a room in our future house pink. However, I tend to decorate with a lot of red, so I’m worried it will be too Valentine’s Day.

  22. Super cute and cheery!! Love it!!

  23. BOY MOM! I totally was drawn to the pink! Love your use of it as a punch.

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