Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Home Office Makover

Tomorrow is March 1 and spring is in the air here in DC. In my own garden, the camellias, Japanese quince, and hellebores are blooming - three of my favorites. Did I ever tell you all how much I love gardening? I have a certificate in landscape design and am a Master Gardener and I love this time of year in DC especially. Someone once said that spring is something DC does well and it is very true.

Whenever spring arrives I love to tackle a decorating project in my home. This time I have decided my home office needs some updating. As is often the case with me, my inspiration came from a fabric - a Charlotte Moss fabric "Caroline" that I have been wanting to use ever since it came out. It reminds me a bit of Clarence House David Hicks The Vase. The colorway is currant, but these pictures don't do the color justice - it is the yummiest deep coral pink. And the scale of this design is huge. So dramatic! Follow along the next several weeks as I post my weekly progress on this room from inspiration to completion.

Next I will be working on a Pinterest board, an inspiration board, and a paint color for the room. Speaking of Charlotte Moss, I received this photo at bottom from her last night as part of an announcement about an upcoming auction and book signing of hers in NYC. Check out that coffee table - a Chinoiserie wallpaper top under glass -  a great DIY project.

Don't miss Chinoiserie Chic tomorrow - my daughter Kate has done a fabulous inspiration board and I will be revealing my Houzz Ideabook for March.


  1. Every time I am in the showroom that carries this line I have to go look....always trying to find a spot for one of these beauties!

  2. That fabric is fab! I can really get a feel for it by seeing Charlotte's skirt. And the coffee table? What a beautiful idea. I can't wait to see you use the fabric in your home office. The powder room duvets are genius. You have the BEST blog, Beth!

  3. Gorgeous fabric! We will look forward to seeing the office re-do. I am looking forward to gardening as well. Our ground here in the pacific northwest is cold and muddy .. so I'll start with pots once the freezing temps stop.

    Enjoy your day!

  4. Beth I am s excited to see your new office completion. Fab fabric. I also adore the idea of a Chinoiserie print under glass!

    Art by Karena

  5. Love the fabric and adore that image of Charlotte Moss!! Take care, Caroline

  6. Love the design on the coffee table! Wonderful idea!