Our Office Mini Makeover with Pottery Barn

Earlier this spring we decided that our bright coral walls in the office were a bit much for us day in and day out. I get tired of things incredibly fast in my environments, and felt that it was time to go lighter and more neutral since we spend all day looking at color and pattern.  So we painted the walls Farrow & Ball’s Pointing (using their primer first since the pink was quite hard to cover) and then partnered with Pottery Barn to style up the space. And here it is, as featured on Pottery Barn’s blog (hop over there for some home office styling tips from me).

We’re not quite done yet (we have some old wingbacks being re-upholstered and a few more things to do but here’s a little peek).


This silver tray provides ample space to organize samples for a project and move from desk to desk.




Here are the items we used in the space- all of which would work great in a home office too!


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For a similr rug try searching for “Heriz Rug”on eBay and Etsy- like this one!


Office Photos by Sarah Winchester Studios.


  1. looks very serene – love the tan leather chair. FYI I can’t seem to get the links to work..? Looking forward to seeing more. Keep up the great work!!

  2. I loved your coral walls but totally follow you on getting bored fast. I just painted my office Sherwin Williams Springtime and I’m wondering how long it’ll last. ;o) Your new office is very chic!

  3. The coral, while pretty, was a lot of look. Most designers go more neutral to rest their eyes just because they look at color samples all day long. This Is the kind of background that lets you go a little crazy on the details (for that constant change you crave) but without having to change everything else.
    Love it. It’s what I’d do if I were as good at decorating as you.

  4. Very nice! I love the classic neutral look. I recently painted my dining room a bright coral color and lived with it for one week before deciding to repaint it. It was pretty but sooo bright. Anyway, I’m kind of surprised that Eames-inspired office chair is PB. Pretty hip for them, I like!

  5. I loved the coral but agree that you need to change things up sometimes! You’ll be so pleased once the baby arrives and all you want is a little peace. It feels very classic and just a little beachy. Loving the blue and white. Beautiful space!

  6. I see an old issue of Cottage Living in your office. I sure miss that magazine!

  7. So, I actually copied your coral (All A Blaze) for my craft room that we just added on in a renovation. It’s definitely BRIGHT, but since it’s not a room I’m in all that often, it’s fine. I could see why you were ready for a change when it’s a space you are in every day.
    I love what you’ve done here – the white with tan leather and natural accents is really working for me. Great job, as always!

  8. Looks great. In love with that chair and thinking I need one for my home office. Would you also mind sharing the source for your shades? Thanks!

  9. I love both looks! I think the pink is my favorite, but then I’m not looking at it all day long….ps – i had the very same quote on the bulletin board in my office when i had my shop….good clothes open all doors…AND thank you for the adorable preggers pic of you and A….

  10. Erin, Could you tell us where your desk is from? Read your book in one sitting over the weekend. Loved it!

  11. oh! i spy a fancy card from Posh + Prep! “don’t quit your daydream” is my mantra right now.

    great space :)

  12. Looks beautiful. Lusting over the rug.
    A budget friendly source for similar bookends – HomeGoods.

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  14. Do the nursery and let that satisfy your décor urges. I think that guest room is perfection as it is. Would not change one thing!!!

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