Friday, August 7, 2015

PALM FRONDS.



So, my office is insane. And I am desperately happy about it.

You see, we found a DREAMY rental in the Los Feliz/Silverlake area of Los Angeles. It met all of our requirements -- parking, private outdoor space, basic amenities we didn't have in SF like a dishwasher and washer/dryer... the beautiful list goes on and on.

Another thing that was really important when looking for a home was that Tim and I would each have our own private space. Our last apartment was beautiful, but if you notice -- my desk was always in the bedroom or dining room. And if you take yet another look, there was no room for Tim's art. This new house has a second bedroom I can use as an office (WHAAAT) and a private upstairs studio for Mr. Lamb. It's basically the best thing that has ever happened to us.

So, we're in the middle of two big projects when it comes to decorating the house and it's going to be a lot of neutral goodness. That's really what I'm into these days. Neutral, lots of white, and pops of moody navy and black. I just want everything to be calm and comfortable and soothing and like a Pinterest dream. We loved our last place, but it was a little young-feeling and we got sick of that bright blue wall pretty quick. So we're really focusing on investing in gorgeous, neutral pieces that we won't tire of.

But my office??? Well, I wanted it to be as bold and bright as possible. A girl cave. A Golden Girls paradise. SO when I was contacted by Chasing Paper for a small space challenge, it was a resounding YES PLEASE. Chasing Paper is a temporary wallpaper and I was promised it was super easy to apply. I perused their site and immediately made my selection -- hello, palm fronds. Like what?! Blanche Devereaux would be SO PROUD of me.

And you guys. It was SO easy to apply. It comes in these large sheets and you just peel it off and stick it to your wall. (If you're really crafty, you could use it on smaller objects like tabletops or bar carts or you know, anything.) I was able to do the entire wall by myself in a few hours. I probably could have done it in an hour or less but I got pretty distracted. (Real Housewives was on in the background.) And suddenly, bam, I had my dream office.

We brought in our old pink patterned rug and took the crazy to level 10 and I'm pretty into that. I'll probably tone it down in a few weeks, but also I probably won't. I sort of love how intense it is and it satisfies my need for a color explosion, which will allow the rest of the house to be that calm paradise I've been dreaming of. Win win.

Anyways, Chasing Paper is generously offering 15% off to anyone who wants to give it a go... and you should. Just use code cpsmallspace at checkout.

Now tell me... which one are you going to get?!

3 comments:

  1. Hi! May I ask how you found your apartment? I am about to relocate from San Francisco to Los Angeles with my husband and I am getting lost in the Craigslist rabbit hole :)
    Thanks!

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  2. Hi! May I ask how you found your apartment? I am about to relocate from San Francisco to Los Angeles with my husband and I am getting lost in the Craigslist rabbit hole :)
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Pauline! My husband and I used The Rental Girl (http://www.therentalgirl.com). It was a great way to find spots based on the neighborhood, and the homes they list tend to be a bit more... designed. :) It's easy to feel overwhelmed with Craigslist but their listings felt more curated! Good luck on the move!!

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