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5 Ways To Glam Up An Office With Fancy Things Blog

Hi! My name is Kristin and I blog over at Fancy Things Blog. I’m so excited to be guest posting today! I couldn’t be more thrilled for you, Lexi. Your baby girl is going to be so cute and fashionable, I just know it!

Okay, onto some decor inspiration. I just recently designed my home office and wanted to share some ways you can glam up your own office space in just five ways!


Print | Desk | Rug | Lamp | Pouf

1. Accessories: Accessories make all of the difference! I’m drawn to pretty gold accessories, but you can also add pops of color to your space this way. Think a bright picture frame, a faux python tray, candles, a Moroccan pouf, storage boxes etc.

2. Lighting: Natural lighting is always best when it comes to any space but an aesthetically pleasing lamp is great for additional lighting or to use at night.

3. Rugs/Pillows: Rugs and pillows are a must to make your space feel cozy and inviting! An area rug that is both comfortable and goes with your color scheme/design is important.

4. Art work: Art work adds life to your space and fills up those empty walls! There are so many affordable prints online that you can easily frame yourself.

5. Office Supplies: Colorful pens, file folders, agendas, notebooks..the list could go on! This girl loves some pretty office supplies.

I’d love to know some of the ways you accessorize your office. Let me know in the comments or feel free to visit me at my blog! Thank you so much for reading!


Bright and Casual Modern Bohemian Home

I fell for this casual cool home instantly, and the pops of bohemian fabrics, cow hides, rustic woods, and great artwork were just the icing on the home tour cake.  The beautiful design was actually styled for sale by Lucy Fenton (the owners were overseas, so she had a blank canvas to work on).  Talk about one awesome Summer project!

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I’ll be dreaming of that checkered chair and the bright pops of color on the throw pillows and woven rug.  The clean white lines and rustic wood paneling and furniture in the kitchen and dining room are equal parts cool and retro.

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I’d also happily take a cat nap in that lovely bedroom … the bone inlay side table is too chic.

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The colorful bohemian nursery and playroom are hands-down my favorite looks in the home.

And that patio below?  Oh my gosh, yes.

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Baby Girl’s Nursery: On Her Bookshelf

Earlier this month I shared the nursery inspiration style board for baby girl’s upcoming Paris chic nursery, and today I’m so excited to share her bookshelf styling as well.  I fell instantly in love with the Petal Pusher Wallpaper in Gold, OhJoy! for Hygge & West (and doesn’t it make just the dreamiest of backdrops?), though we’re only in this apartment for another ten-or-so months … so we may just frame wallpaper samples for the time being.  Other than that, we’re going a bit accessory crazy, because there is just so much cuteness out there.  The Paris prints keep our French theme going strong, and we’ve stocked up on all of my own favorite books that I adored as a little girl.  (Now let’s just hope the real-life version looks half as good!)

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Shop the Nursery Bookshelf:

  1. Petal Pusher Wallpaper in Gold, OhJoy! for Hygge & West
  2. Paris Print, Rifle Paper Co.
  3. Bonjour Print, SS Printshop
  4. Wooden Unicorn, Acorn Toy Shop
  5. Elle Lacquer Storage Box Set, Swing Design
  6. Elephant Menagerie Bookend, Serena & Lily
  7. Puffin Children’s Classics, Set of 10
  8. Mid-century Bookcase, Dwellstudio
  9. Uashmama Gold Paper Bag, Safari Living, or here for the gold/ white version
  10. Jess Brown Doll, Loup Charmant
  11. Heart Print, DIY
  12. Eloise Ultimate Edition, Kay Thompson & Hilary Knight
  13. Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans
  14. Gold Mocc Boots, Minimoxie
  15. Maileg Ballerina Mouse, My Sweet Muffin
  16. Angelina Ballerina, Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig
  17. Pride and Prejudice Board Book, Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver
  18. Olivia Board Book, Ian Falconer
  19. Mini Rodini Jaguar Print Sunglasses, Alex and Alexa
  20. Gold Tiara Headband, Atsuyo et Akiko
  21. Knitted Blankets, Yarningmade
  22. Metallic Pandan Bins, Serena & Lily
  23. Moroccan Wedding Moccs and Black/ White Polka Dot Moccs, Minimoxie

Image board created by Lex & Liv for Glitter, Inc.


Baby Girl’s Nursery: Paris Chic Style Board

Last week I shared a bit of the behind-the-scenes inspiration for baby girl’s nursery to be, and this week I’m revealing the amazing nursery style board that Katerina of Lex & Liv created for us.  Though a lot of the furniture is still on it’s way, and a few of the decor details have yet to be finalized, I was really blown away when I first saw how everything we had imagined could look all pulled together.

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Shop the Nursery Style Board:

  1. Gigi Leather Triangle Mobile, The Alison Show
  2. Petal Pusher Wallpaper in Gold, OhJoy! for Hygge & West
  3. Hottsie Dottsie Fitted Crib Sheet, Cotton Tale Designs
  4. Black and White Heart Knitted Blanket, Yarningmade
  5. Dwellstudio Mid-century Crib, in White, Allmodern
  6. 5′ x 8′ Souk Wool Rug, West Elm
  7. Sheepskin Rug, Overstock
  8. Love You Nightlight, Housey Home
  9. Paris Print, Rifle Paper Co.
  10. Gold Sequin Letter, Miss Poppy Design
  11. Isn’t She Lovely Print, Charm and Gumption
  12. Wool Felt Animal Bookends, RH Baby & Child
  13. Intaglio Dresser, Anthropologie
  14. Parsons Bone Inlay Round Mirror, West Elm
  15. I Heart Changing Pad Cover, Land of Nod
  16. Gold Dot Changing Pad Cover, Land of Nod
  17. Dwellstudio Mid-century Dresser, in White, Allmodern
  18. Mini Rodini Jaguar Print Sunglasses, Alex and Alexa
  19. Heirloom Moccasins, Freshly Picked
  20. Jess Brown Rag Dolls, Ryan Roche and Loup Charmant
  21. Kenza Moroccan Pouf, in Silver, Lulu & Georgia
  22. Spotted Pillow Cover, Whitlock & Co.
  23. Gus Modern Kipling Glider Arm Chair, Allmodern
  24. Small Brass Martini Side Table, Restoration Hardware
  25. Ranarp Floor Lamp, in White, Ikea
  26. Stella McCartney Bell Dress, BabyGap Pleated Dress, Atsuyo et Akiko Pink Tutu
  27. Emily + Merritt Wardrobe Rack, PB Teen
  28. Heart of Gold Print, SS Printshop
  29. Bonjour Print, SS Printshop
  30. L’amour Triomphe de Tout, Made by Girl
  31. Metallic Pandan Bins, Serena & Lily

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Of course, in terms of the actual room itself, we do have a ways to go, and I still panic that it won’t all be done in time, but I’m starting to figure out that that’s okay too!  Five-and-a-half weeks to go … eek!


Light and Bright Home in Sweden

I fell for this beautiful airy Swedish home (owned and designed by Sofia of the lovely blog, Mokkasin; and recently featured on Elle Decoration) the moment I saw it.  The home, painted in mostly white, is full of colorful and whimsical touches, hand-crafted wood details, flea market finds, vases full of fresh flowers, books and musical instruments … so very cool.

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I’m surprised how much I adore the modern-designed furniture, but in this home, it all just fits.

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I’m also pretty smitten with that craft room – all of that pattern and the vintage wood filing cabinets … swoon.

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Doesn’t this make you want an all-white kitchen and veranda as soon as possible?

Hop over to Elle Decoration for all of the gorgeous details.

Via Elle Decoration // Photography by Johan Sellén


Black + White Home Design Accents

I am a black-wearer through and through. If any one quote were to sum up my style: “I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color.”  So the obsession was likely to spill into my home design leanings as well.  Though I’m trying to lighten our own home up for Spring and Summer, the combination of black and white is always modern and fresh.

Are you a fan of the classic black and white decorating trend or do you prefer pops of color strewn about the house?  Something in between?

Shop the Post: Tanner Goods Black and White Stadium Blanket // Unison Home Les Perles Black Candelabra // Ivanhoe Esso Warehouse Porcelain Pendant // Eiffel Dining Chair in Black // Faux Python Tray // Furbish Studio Black and White Spotted Pillow // West Elm Souk Wool Rug // Black Cake Stand // Ojai Mirror