Where Bloggers Create

by Sherry

Don’t forget to check out the Where Bloggers Create Annual  Party at  My Desert Cottage  starting tomorrow.  There is sure to be many wonderful photos of offices, craft rooms and other creative spaces. I have posted pictures of my home office/craft room  previously but there have been a few changes since that post.

When decorating this room I wanted something feminine but also a little contemporary. The walls are painted Lettuce green and the upholstery is black and white damask.


Two rows of black ribbon and bows were added to a HomeGoods lamp.  The numbered boxes on the shelf were a junk store find. I just painted them white and added the painted numbers to the front of the drawers.  I love having a chandy in my space!
The mirror was a cheap garage sale find. I painted the frame Heirloom White and sprayed the glass with several coats of chalkboard paint.  As you can see I use this chalkboard a lot and it has held up well.

This was a maple 1960s settee when I purchased it off of craigslist. I painted the piece black and lightly distressed it. I upholstered the bottom of the frame and made the two pillows on top. I chickened out doing the large cushion so I had an upholsterer complete project.

A lady I found on ebay made these custom valances for me and she did a wonderful job.


On this vintage white table I keep a picture of my dad at seventeen years old. There is also a paper mache vase that is covered in small shells and sticks painted white.
This is my space the day the furniture arrived!  I am really happy with the transformation!
Thank you so much for your visit today.

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper June 19, 2010 - 2:34 am

that room is gorgeous!!! i love the color on the walls and all the elements play together very nicely!

Kirsty June 19, 2010 - 2:46 am

Love love love!

Yvonne @ StoneGable June 19, 2010 - 6:01 am

I love the color of your room! So bright and cheery. And the black furniture is fabulous with it. You put this room together so well! I love your attention to detail! I a looking for 2 chandiliers for my study. Your's is too cute and very sassy.
Such a great room!

Paula June 19, 2010 - 11:30 am

Wonderful space Sherry! I'm loving that chalkboard!

[email protected] Decorating June 19, 2010 - 2:19 pm

Just a wonderful and calming place to create! I just love the contrast that black and white give to a color! If that makes sense??? I have carved out a space in the loft for my creating and want it to be as feminine as it can with it connecting to all the other areas of the open floor plan. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style June 19, 2010 - 8:18 pm

I love your space and what great wall color with the black and white.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals June 19, 2010 - 10:55 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE this room, I love black and white with one color thrown it and this color is beautiful. You're room has come a long way. Thanks for sharing.

sissie June 19, 2010 - 11:16 pm

Hi Sherry,
I love the color that you chose for your room.
The mirror turned chalkboard is stunning. Love it!
The settee turned out wonderful and the matching valance is so pretty. It's a very lovely and tailored room.


Sarah June 20, 2010 - 12:16 am

What a nice space. Love the black and white details. ~ Sarah

Miss Mustard Seed June 20, 2010 - 1:19 am

It looks awesome! I love the bookcase and have almost the exact mirror-turned chalkboard. It looks great in your space.

June June 20, 2010 - 11:17 pm

G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S! Sherry I love the black and white and green. It is so chic! That settee is 2die4! I am so glad to see where you get inspired.

Roberta June 20, 2010 - 11:27 pm

Sherry, I just love your colors…black furniture is my favorite! Has been for years and never get tired of it…it's timeless ;} Having fun visiting everyones posts for the party and checking out how they set up their spaces. Fun to see how they are personalized and how everyone stores their stash/stuff. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

Gypsy Brocante June 21, 2010 - 12:22 am

I'm thinkin' lettuce green is my new favorite color … yummy! You've done an outstanding job here … fresh and crisp, like I said … yummy!!


Pamela June 21, 2010 - 1:08 am

Hi Sherry!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!
Yours is beautiful and i love your bedroom!
I just became your 400th follower!!
Pamela xo

Beverly June 21, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Wow, Sherry. I love your space. The color combination is stunning. What a statement of elegant style. Your eye for detail is fantastic.

Terrell June 21, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Hi Sherry! What an adorable space! I love the color scheme and all the attention to detail! FUN FUN!! 🙂
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Anita June 22, 2010 - 4:36 pm

I love this space as much as the first time I saw it- and the settee is a great addition!

Anne - Fiona and Twig June 22, 2010 - 5:03 pm

I really love the green on the walls. Your space is gorgeous!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

The Stylish House June 22, 2010 - 5:30 pm

This would be an office space I would love to work in. The green, black and white combination is striking!
Also thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words, they were much appreciated.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie June 23, 2010 - 12:04 am

This is such a beautiful workspace!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents June 23, 2010 - 5:20 am

Hi Sherry! Such a gorgeous room ~ it just doesn't get any better than apple green and black and white damask, does it?!? LOVE the valances, too! A very pulled-together looking room ~ just stunning.

Just a quick reminder ~ the WEDDING BLOG PARTY is coming up this Friday, June 25th! Hope to see you there! It just wouldn't be a party without you! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Nancy June 23, 2010 - 9:42 am

I just love the green walls with all of your black and white furnishings and accessories. They compliment each other so well! I love that chalkboard to. I just bought some chalkboard paint to do this…now if I can just make the time to get it done.

Sherry, I also loved the post where you showed us your Master Bedroom. It's gorgeous! I meant to leave a comment but got called away from my computer and forgot to. Anyway, I loved it!


Secret Garden Cottage June 23, 2010 - 3:29 pm

This room looks wonderful! I love all the black and white accents. It's a fabulous transformation!
I'm so glad you stopped by, and thanks for your sweet comment about my all white bathroom!
Have a great week!
~ Jo 🙂

Laurie Blaswich June 23, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Hello Sherry,
My goodness you are one very talented lady !!! WOW absoultly beatiful Maple sattee, I love what you have done with it . . to die for.

Totally love your neat a clean office, and the color on the walls too!

Thanks for visiting me again, I really lvoe your sincere comments! I'm thinking we are like two peas in a pod. . . love antiques!

Best Laurie

Rene @ cottage and vine June 24, 2010 - 12:02 pm

This is such a beautiful space. I love all of your touches.


One Cheap B*tch June 24, 2010 - 2:19 pm

What a beautiful space! The green and the damask print really go wonderfully together. A combo I would not have thought to do. Love it!


Sherrie June 24, 2010 - 3:32 pm

What a beautiful room! The black and white are gorgeous!

Becolorful June 24, 2010 - 9:17 pm

I''m a sucker for black and white. Pair it with green and I'm a goner. Love this. What a fun and happy space.

sweet european dreams June 25, 2010 - 2:51 pm

ok, wow. This entire room is drool-worthy. It looks like a page out of a Ballard's catalog! Congrats on doing such a fabulous job – that settee is also amazing – I want one! -diane


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