Mom Cave

by Sherry
Today I am joining Susan at  Between Naps On The Porch  for the HomeGoods Mom Cave event. My home office is my sanctuary, the place where I blog, read my decorating books and magazines and work on my crafts. This is my Mom Cave.  I wanted this room to be fun and girly but also functional. I have always loved black and white in decorating and for my office I threw in apple green walls to punch it up a little.

The lamp is from HomeGoods and I added the trim and bows.



The vintage settee was a Craigslist find and I painted it black and had it reupholstered in a black and white damask print.


The mirror was a $5.00 garage sale find and I painted right over the mirror with chalkboard paint.


Valances custom made by a lady I found on Ebay.
A before picture taken on the day the furniture arrived.
If I should be lucky enough to win one of  HomeGoods gift cards I would be happy say goodbye to my old generic office chair and replace it with the lovely one below.
The clock was a customer find on HomeGoods website. Would this not be perfect for my room?


Please drop by Between Naps On The Porch to see all the wonderful Mom Caves posted.

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High Street Cottage November 2, 2010 - 2:35 am

Sherry your home office is beautiful. The apple green surprisingly goes very well with the black and white. It adds just the right pop. The Mom Cave contest is so much fun to follow, yours is truly one of the best entries, have fun, tami

[email protected] November 2, 2010 - 2:42 am

Your mom cave is GORGEOUS!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style November 2, 2010 - 3:03 am

Sherry, I love your office with the apple green and black. What a great space to blog from. I am so glad you will be joining me tomorrow night. Thanks

Prior November 2, 2010 - 3:10 am

Love the green color and the damask. The chalk board is great, too! Love the pics of Home Goods things, Lezlee

Min November 2, 2010 - 3:35 am

HI Sherry!
What a gorgeous 'cave'… and soooo neat!
This would be a lovely place to gather your thoughts and put them on your blog. I'm taking notes 🙂
Kindest Wishes

Natasha November 2, 2010 - 3:47 am

Sherry, your mom cave is so beautiful. I love that pain colour and the black accents go perfectly with it. I can see why you would love to spend so much time in there!

Best wishes,

Restoration House November 2, 2010 - 4:03 am

Hey Sherry I really like the black and white, it goes so well with that green. Good job!


Vanessa November 2, 2010 - 4:28 am

Hi Sherry! Wow! What a beautiful Mom Cave! That pop of green was so unexpected but absolutely gorgeous! With the black and white accents it looks perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this space with us. It is always a treat to see more of your lovely home! 🙂

Lindy November 2, 2010 - 5:52 am

Hi Sherry, Love your Mom Cave. Great color with the black and white. It's all very beautiful but I have to say I love the settee best! Oh, and the welcome sign, too!

Jennifer November 2, 2010 - 5:57 am

I love the green walls! Also, I have that same mirror, but mine got black spray paint instead. Neat!

Nancy November 2, 2010 - 10:08 am

I'm so glad you linked your office to this event Sherry. I love the apple green combined with the crispness of the black and white. LOVE that settee! The lines are fabulous!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions November 2, 2010 - 11:10 am

I love your Mom Cave, Sherry! Those are the colors I have in my head for my dream home office. That bookcase and its furniture line I have admired for a long time at Ballards. Love the chair you'd like to get and that clock is very neat!

Paula November 2, 2010 - 11:37 am

Sherry, I love your 'mom cave'! It should be in a magazine!

ButterYum November 2, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Hi Sherry – your room is so very… fabulous! I wish we had a homegoods near by. I feel like I'm really missing out.


Rene November 2, 2010 - 2:32 pm

I have always loved your office Sherry. Your attention to detail makes it extra pretty.


Laurie Blaswich November 2, 2010 - 3:34 pm

Hi Sherry,
You are so much fun w/ the apple green!!! i LOVE LOVE vintage settee!!! Chalk board. . . is yummie too! I love youe mom cave!!!

Do you like grain sack purses? My good friend jennifer is having a giveaway. Stop by my blog and enter. If you get a chance!

Laurie xo

Luciane From November 2, 2010 - 5:13 pm


I you win the other chair I am on the line for you old one!!! LOL

Your office is LOVELY! I love the green… It goes perfect with your furniture. What a good idea painting that mirrow.. it's simply gorgeous!!! I will copy that when I have the opportunity. 🙂

Take a look at my new post today.. it's about buying with a budget. You may like it. 🙂 Thanks!


A Hint of Home November 2, 2010 - 8:25 pm

Love the Black and White,
Sherry! The green walls really add a pop to the room. The lamp with the trim and bows is really cute.
Good luck!

Heather ~Pretty Petals November 2, 2010 - 10:05 pm

Your mom cave is just beautiful… I LOVE the green walls with the black furniture. It is so chic and just beautiful. xoxo Heather

Melanie November 2, 2010 - 11:08 pm

That settee is wonderful. I love it and love the damask print.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria November 2, 2010 - 11:11 pm

Oh Sherry I just love the color you have here what a great fun space you have made for yourself my friend…WOW!! just beautiful…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style November 2, 2010 - 11:25 pm

Sherry, thanks so much for joining my first party!!

Renee November 2, 2010 - 11:34 pm

I just fell in love with apple green thanks to you!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home November 3, 2010 - 12:00 am

I love the black and white. Oh, I would so love to do that….

Gina November 3, 2010 - 12:07 am

Sherry your Mom Cave is magnificent! We just did my girls room in a Paris themed Black/White & Green but they chose "Lime" Green instead…I sure wish they would have went with the apple green, I LOVE IT! I want to know who did your valances – it's just what I've been looking for!
My mom cave is in progress and will be Black/White but I have 2 red accent walls and a cute zebra parson's chair from Kirkland's makes it super cute 🙂

[email protected] November 3, 2010 - 12:18 am

Gorgeous room! I am your newest follower, this is terrific!

Sarah November 3, 2010 - 12:42 am

Sherry, your home office looks like a nice place to spend time and get some things accomplished. I like the black accents against the apple green walls. It really looks fresh and crisp! Good luck with the Mom Cave Contest. ~ Sarah

Sarah November 3, 2010 - 12:44 am

Sherry, me again. I forgot to mention how much I like the wonderful things shown in your header. I have one of those vintage bottle carriers. You have used it very creatively. Also love those white dishes with the black words. Who makes those? ~ Sarah

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic November 3, 2010 - 3:50 am

Really beautiful Sherry! I love the black and white with the green! Fabulous!!!

Sue November 3, 2010 - 3:56 am

What a beautiful room. I love black and white and the green you choose is just right. How fun to spend time in that space. Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ I've enjoyed my visit here.

Anonymous November 3, 2010 - 4:08 am

I just stumbled in and I think we're Sista's. My office is in the same colors and I also have an unusual settee. Too funny. You have some wonderful accents and I like your blog 🙂 I'll be back.

I Love Pretty Little Things November 3, 2010 - 12:30 pm

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love you Mom Cave! I am very partial to the green walls. My Mom Cave is painted the same color. I have a mirror very similar to yours. I was going to paint it white, but didn't realize that I could paint over the mirror with chalkboard paint. What a great idea! Do you have to prime it or anything?
Thanks for the great idea,

Marsha's Mpressions November 3, 2010 - 12:42 pm

Hi Sherry, great room and I love that valance!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow November 3, 2010 - 2:56 pm

Your office is fabulous!! I love the green and black combination and all of your wonderful details!

Teri November 3, 2010 - 6:22 pm

Sherry, Your office really beautiful! I love the green walls with the black and white damask print! My daughter has been dying to have her room look like this! Have a great day, Teri

SHERRY HART November 3, 2010 - 6:51 pm

Sherry….your office is so nice! After seeing so many great ones lately, maybe this winter I can get to mine 🙂

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality November 4, 2010 - 1:11 am

Sherry, what a cute office space! Of course, I love it being it is lime green, black & white. So cute. I think we have the same desk. Is yours from Target too? I love this desk!

Anonymous November 4, 2010 - 2:02 am

I have been dreaming of this color scheme but have not found the right green. WHat line is yours?

Designs on 47th Street November 4, 2010 - 11:38 am

What a beautiful room. This decor really takes me in as it is just my style. My silk floral workroom is painted this same apple green. I have some black with mine too, but there is so much floral inventory stacked high that I don't have room for many "accessories" in there. 🙂 Love this!

Michelle November 4, 2010 - 12:54 pm

I turn away from almost everything green, but I so LOVE this! I love everything you did and everything about it!

Erica @ Decorica November 4, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Nice, black, white & green are one of my favorite color combinations.

Michelle Jamieson November 4, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Hi Sherry; How beautiful! I just love that shade of green on your walls and the black really pops against it! I made cushion covers for a client of mine with a black ground color and that same green was on the walls – spectacular! I have followed you and hope you'll check out my blog too 🙂


Ann November 5, 2010 - 12:32 am

LOOOVVVEEE!!! Its looks fantabulous!

Finding Home November 5, 2010 - 2:01 am

love the color combination of the green with the black and white. We have the same desk in our office if it is the one from Target. Love the bookcase too, looks like a nice place to create!

Envy My Cooking November 5, 2010 - 3:56 am

If you would ever like to be featured than please come check us out! All we ask is that you become a follower than email us on what you would like us to feature..We love to to feature people and their great finds,recipes. Thanks for letting us stop by!

IN LOVE with your mirror..

Tammy November 5, 2010 - 4:56 am

Great office re-do…love the color choices! and great finds!!
Tammy 🙂

French-Kissed November 5, 2010 - 4:58 am

Your office is fabulous…black and green is a great color combo and you have used it to great effect here and I do love that clock, too.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage November 5, 2010 - 8:57 pm

Hi Sherry~ I LOVE your Mom cave!!!! The green apple paint, the classic black and white- I love it all!!! I am thinking my kitchen needs that green paint back again!! I just adore that incredible mirror/chalkboard you found as well!! Thank you so much for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday!! I also wanted to say thank you so much for your comment on my bathroom post again the other day. You are so sweet! 🙂

Jenny November 6, 2010 - 4:26 pm

What a beautiful space!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia November 6, 2010 - 8:01 pm

I love this room Sherry! The damask with the green is just gorgeous!!! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Decorating the Ville November 11, 2010 - 1:27 am

Sherry – I am glad I found you back! Love this room, the black and white, the desk, the green, the accessorizing on the shelf, the chandelier – all of it!!

FRENCH LAUNDRY November 12, 2010 - 8:53 am

Crushing on your mom cave girl! I really love the apple green and black combo. Very nice!


Lori @ Projects Plenty November 12, 2010 - 10:15 pm

What a FABULOUS space! What a huge difference between the before and after photos. You made a great choice with the green wall color and love the way the damask on that beautiful vintage settee looks… you did a great job on that piece, by the way. Your chandelier is so pretty. I think I had an identical chandelier at my previous home (Lowes). I love your table vignette with the branches and the wall mirror with the chalkboard paint is just perfect… I could go on and on. Well done! Thanks for sharing.


Bargain Princess November 19, 2010 - 5:59 am

I'm a new follower. Your office it perfect! Lub it all…
Take a look at my little corner, painted desk and desk slip covered chair. I'd love to have you follow me, hear your suggestions and tips.


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