Can you believe we’re half way through February? And can you believe this crazy weather? I can’t! We’ve been keeping warm {read: hibernating} in the office to stay out of the fray of mother nature. While in captivity we noticed that our office could use a little sprucing up.

We’re getting a jump start on spring, and one the new colour trend of the year, to keep our minds off the snow, rain, meteors and whatever else is going on outside our window. Unfortunately I didn’t take a before photo of the office, however we didn’t do a complete over-haul, just a bit of editing.

Here’s the before of our chairs:


The colour they were originally sprayed was Monterey White in a satin finish from Benjamin Moore, it coordinated well with the linen embroidered fabric from European Textiles.

We wanted to lighten them up and match the colour to our Ikea cabinet’s that make our lives oh so organized! Here they are sprayed in Cloud White with this beautiful almost water colour flower fabric from called Landsmeer in Citrine. Just a heads up, you’ll be seeing lots of golden dijon’s and wasabi colour’s this summer, brace yourself for some beautiful things!

Here is the after:


The next order of business was to get the drawers cleaned and organized, and painstakingly put together the Ikea cabinet’s. We purchased two of the “Alex” drawer units and 4 of the “Erik” filing drawers in grey. The Alex chest of drawers were great as they were, but to make life a little easier we purchased some silver labels from Staples in the Martha Stewart collection that were so simple to apply and just make life that much sweeter.


We’re just loving the laughing Buddha from Urban Barn too! We picked up a few other accessories and switched the fabric on our pin boards to Bella Porte in Citrine from Tonic Living and we were content with the outcome. Here is a photo of the office (the labels hadn’t been applied to the drawers yet)



What do you think? Do you like the new colours? Let a comment!