Blog Office Makeover Plans

If you all can’t tell, I’m on a black, white and gold KICK. It is my fave color palette, and it’s so timeless to me. I’ve always been a fan of black and white. Now that we have our new dining table (review coming soon!) I really wanted to move my computer and blog stuff out of the dining room and into the 2nd spare bedroom. The bedroom has a ton of natural light, it’s small, and it’ll be perfect once I get done with it.

I put together a bit of an inspiration board to help me stay focused on my goal—a beautiful, productive, stunning space that fosters creativity and joy. As usual, lots of the things I like are IKEA hacks, but I’ll be near one in a few weeks, so I guess it all works out. YAY.

A chic black, white & gold office inspiration board. Check out more ideas and home inspiration at

Source: Amazing office, gorgeous vase, IKEA hack, and polka dot wall

I’ve already done a few DIY office projects to get a jump start. The first DIY project was using this AMAZING Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. It is magical, I use it on everything, and I simply cannot get enough.

From silver to gold in minutes using a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. Find other quick DIY projects at

I also took an old $75 Office Depot desk and did a gold faux bois treatment on it much like Jenny did for her laundry room table. That’s another DIY tutorial I need to write out…anyone else ever DO a lot of things and then not write about them? I really need to get a day planner and get organized.

Here are my other ideas for my blogging office:

  • A gallery wall with a mix of white and gold frames filled with photos of those I love and foil typography prints
  • A place to stage photos of my DIY projects/crafts
  • A gift wrapping station (because I am practical, ya know)
  • Plenty of lighting
  • Gorgeous window treatments (like these, maybe)
  • Organized & efficient storage (the IKEA Vittsjo shelves in that collage are calling my name—soooo beautiful!)
  • Luxe finishes of gold and acrylic

Confession time: most of you can tell I am totally frugal (or cheap, your call), but I’ve been lusting over these acrylic office pieces by Kate Spade since I first laid eyes on them in July.

Kate Spade acrylic office collection is gorgeous! Read about a cheaper version at

Source: stapler, pen cup, tape dispenser, letter tray

The set would cost me well over $150, so that is simply not going to happen. Lucky for all of us frugal folk, there is a cheaper option that with a little DIY elbow grease could look great, too.

So far I have the accent wall painted, a few desk accessories, and the desk completed. I also have the chandelier installed. I have a lot of work ahead of me, so stay tuned for my progress.

What projects are you working on right now in your home? Leave a comment or give me a shout out on Instagram.



  1. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    November 15, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    Definitely my favorites too, black/white/gold, I don't think it gets any better. Love that polka dot wall. Can't wait to see the desk. Sounds fabulous.

    • Monica @
      November 16, 2014 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks, Marty! I think I'll finally work on that desk tutorial now that I have some more free time. 🙂

  2. Elayna Fernandez
    November 17, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    Wow! This is beautiful. I look forward to seeing the desk. You are truly talented – I need to come to your blog often and learn from you!

  3. Anonymous
    November 17, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    Great color combination.

  4. Connie Gomez
    November 18, 2014 / 3:15 am

    I totally wish I had a whole room for myself to create such a great office! Love the colors you chose! I think they inspire happiness and inspiration!! I hope you post some before and after pictures! Can't wait to see them!

  5. Mejorando MiHogar
    November 18, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    The Color palette is great! All the ideas sounds good, I'd also love to see the after pictures!