It was love at first sight when I saw this office, designed by Ashley Whittaker, in the September 2012 issue of House Beautiful. Unfortunately, with grass cloth walls and custom cabinetry, it is a look that is completely out of my budget.
I decided to recreate this office on a budget. I even made my own artwork.
Here is the finished product:
When creating the budget look I used some odds and ends, for example I had some orange lamps and spray painted them pink, but I wanted it to be easy for you to recreate this look, so the links below are for similar items available online.
Laura Ashley Table Lamp, Pink, Home Depot $106.20
Expedit Shelving Unit, Ikea, $89.99
Expedit Insert with Door, Ikea $20 (4)
Expedit Set of Casters, Ikea $15.00 (3)
Expedit Drawer Insert, Ikea $25 (4)
Faux Glass Knobs, Hobby Lobby, $3 (12)
Cindy Crawford Curtains, JCPenney, $45
or Zig Zag Fabric, Warehouse Fabrics
Brown Paint instead of grass cloth wall paper
White Josephine Desk, World Market $199.99
or Easily change the fabric on a used Parsons Chair from a thrift or second hand store
Anything White Stapler
Anything White Scissors
Mint Julep Pencil Cup
Silver Revere Bowl
Chevron Canvas Tote