Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Favorite Room: Erika Brechtel

Hello, it's Erika from small shop! Many of you may know me from my series "Design Under the Influence," but today, I'm sharing my favorite room (currently, anyway!). This summer I decided to change up the decor a bit in my home office to re-inspire me, mainly changing the color scheme from hot pinks and golds, to black, light pink, malachite green and gold. But I'm all about budget buys, so everything you see here is on the cheap...

About a month ago, I hung a large inspiration pinboard over my desk, and I shared my pinboard D.I.Y. to show how easy it is to create one for yourself!

Another fun addition: a $13 palm from our local hardware store. Instantly gave the room that "bohemian chic" feeling I was after!

Some of my favorite items! Fresh flowers, a Baies Diptyque candle, a DwellStudio urchin, a Target lamp, and my can't-live-without pen tablet.

On the opposite, wall, I added a console topped with a collection of art and design books that also keep me inspired, plus I brought my brass mushroom lamps back together. I centered my new gallery wall around this "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" print, flanked by a watercolor of Julie Christie, a Matisse exhibit print I picked up from the Met in May, a Warhol rendition of Brigitte Bargot (my muse for this entire scheme!), a vintage Vogue print, and a painting by my daughter.

My capiz chandelier still hangs in the corner, but I brought in a Martinique-pattern pillow that adds just the right amount of tropical touch to always remind me of my Hawaii roots.

Unfortunately I didn't style my 1970's brass etagere so we didn't get any shots of it in this session, but it hasn't changed (yet!).

Thank you Paloma for letting me share my little nest of inspiration!

All images were shot by the very talented Jennifer Daigle Photography for Move LifeStyle.

27 comments:

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

It looks fabulous, Erika! I Love how your daughters art mixes so seamlessly with the other pieces.

Preciously Me said...

I like everything about your office Erika and I must admit that I'm in LOVE with your mushroom lamps!!!

Albertina || Mimosa Lane said...

SO beautiful!! I love it all. I especially love your daughter's piece. I do that with my daughter's artwork too....They can have an amazing sense of color. Where is the console from? It is pretty and sooooo practical!

Alexa said...

Oh Erika does it again! Such gorgeous choices (as always)! :)

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

I seriously am in love with framing kids art. That piece by your daughter is so abstract and cool! I love the new color scheme!

Erin said...

Love it! That desk is great, where did you get it?

Chelsea said...

Sheer perfection. You get it right every time!

xoxo
Chels

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

looks fab!! ox

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

ridiculously cool, as always!!! i think i would be super productive working in such a gorgeous space as that :) XO Brynn

Beauty Moves Me said...

LOVE this office - it is feminine, cool, modern and sexy! I am a GOLD lover, so this suits me sooo well! Just pinned away to my pinterest board!

http://beautymovesme.com

Erika [small shop] said...

You gals are the best, thank you!

Albertina, I was just thinking I should have mentioned that console was actually our old custom built TV stand! We had legs put on it so I could use it in the office when we hung our TV over the fireplace.

Erin, it's the 68" Melltorp table from IKEA!

Anonymous said...

Erika, I love the new inspirational office revamp!
May I ask what pen tablet you use? I've been looking into getting one! Thanks, Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Eriika- I love the new office revamp for inspiration :)

May I ask what pen tablet you use? I've been looking in to getting one for my design work.

Thanks, Jennifer

Rebecca said...

Love Love your new office design! I loved the old design too! Do you mind sharing the paint color you used? It is such a beautiful backdrop for both designs!

Alia said...

So jealous!! I love your office... I'm lucky if I get a spot on the couch to do my work!! Thanks for sharing.
Alia

pve design said...

so gorgeous, simple yet glam.
pve

Kelly said...

This space is simply gorgeous!!

xo
Kelly

www.theluxurycloset.com

Deana Cijan said...

Your office is really gorgeous and inspiring! Breathtaking!

Deana
www.TesoriBelle.com

Lisa McGough said...

So beautiful. I love the changes and am dying over those brass mushroom lamps!

Audrey Soria Gonzalez said...

love this space! can I ask what color is the wall paint! its so chic and pretty! thanks for sharing :)

Elizabeth / Stone Textile said...

Love the new office design! Those brass mushroom lamps are my favorite...

Elizabeth said...

I adore Erika's entire house, but this takes the cake. She can make budget finds look so upscale and chic. She has the best style!
xoxo -e (modern24seven.blogspot.com)

Shannon said...

What a beautiful space! Those lamps caught my eye right away!

Kristen said...

What a great space! Love pretty much everything about it.

KImari said...

The work space looks amazing! My fave room so far!




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LWP said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Every time Erika changes it up, I'm inspired to do the same.

Stephanie said...

Hi Erika! Do you remember what wall color you used!? GORGEOUS OFFICE!

Thanks,
Stephanie
Covetliving.com