Home office reveal/One room Challenge

It’s reveal day for the Home Office Update, and I’m soooo excited! I can’t believe it’s finally here. This Home Office space was designed for my daughter and SIL, who live in the Chicago suburbs. It was a lot of fun getting to spend extra time with them while designing the room and working on a few DIY projects (they did so much work), and it made my mama heart happy! They were open to BOLD WALLPAPER and beautiful color as a bonus, and I am very excited to share how it turned out.

So here we go…

Bold Wallpaper for WFH space.

Bold Wallpaper for WFH space.

After: Bold Statement wallpaper in home office

After: Bold Statement wallpaper in home office

This is where we began

This is where we began.

You can find the original mood board here. We changed it up quite a bit as we went along. My SIL Anthony is a CG artist and is very creative, and my daughter has a designer soul, which made this experience so much fun!

ALL the delightful deets:

PAINT and Graphic Wall

We started by painting the room Kale Green by Sherwin Williams and adding a Graphic Wall detail. We also painted the doors SW6991 Black Magic. I do love a black door.

Graphic Wall using Sherwin Williams Paints SW6460/SW9037/SW6676

Graphic Wall using Sherwin Williams Paints SW6460/SW9037/SW6676


The cactus wallpaper by Milton & King truly makes the space pop. I was thrilled they were open to such a bold pattern. I posted a tutorial on how to hang traditional pasted wallpaper here. It’s not nearly as intimidating as you may think. You can really add quite the statement wall in just an afternoon. Check it out.

Cactus Wallpaper by Milton & King


Anthony needs a large desk to hold two monitors as well as allow Alyssa space from the days she works from home also. They loved the warmth and feel of the butcher block countertops from our Spring One Room Challenge, so that’s what we decided on for the tops. We found the legs on Etsy and fell in love with the masculine feel. It made a beautiful desk.




Another element they needed in the space was a cozy corner for reading or keeping one another company while they worked. We added this velvet chair in a gorgeous pinky/red from Homepop.

Cozy Reading Corner

Cozy Reading Corner


I originally planned on bamboo blinds for the windows, but they would take too long to arrive (sigh). I took to Pinterest to find a DIY solution. I have often admired the leather headboards I have seen pinned, and when I stumbled across the image again, I knew we had our solution. I love how they turned out. I’ll write a post about them in the next few weeks.

DIY wrapped leather window coverings

DIY wrapped leather window coverings


A Gallery wall was always a must for the room. With Anthony’s love of Art and Batman, we knew we had to be able to display some beautiful prints. Frame it Easy provided the frames for the Gallery wall and the other prints in the space. Their ordering process made it EASY to design our custom frames (they have so many varieties to choose from), and they shipped them directly to our door.

Frame it Easy Frames. Prints are from Society6

Frame it Easy Frames. Prints are from Society6

Batman Print

Batman Print


We added a wonderful plush rug from Well Woven rugs under the desk that feels delicious on bare toes when someone is getting an early start on the day. The tribal print feels neutral with all the colors and makes a statement at the same time.

Well Woven Rug


A room wouldn’t be complete for me without soft textures to round everything out. Here we added a graphic printed pillow by SWD Studio.

SWD Studio Pillow Cover

SWD Studio Pillow Cover


What you can’t see is the storage we added to the closet to the left of the desk. We were able to get most everything in the closet with room to spare. We added hooks and baskets to allow a quick place to toss reading material, jackets, and book bags.

Home Office View 2

No room is finished without an extra soft throw to cuddle under. This one is from Garnet Hill.

Garnet Hill Alpaca Throw in Orcre

Garnet Hill Alpaca Throw in Orcre


Thanks to the wonderful sponsors of my One Room Challenge project. I truly appreciate their generosity!

Paint and Painting Supplies –Sherwin-Williams

Wallpaper- Milton & King

Chair- Homepop

Frames- Frame it Easy

Rug- Well Woven

Throws and Baskets –Garnet Hill

Pillow Cover- SWD Studio

ORC Logo

I would like to take a moment to thank Linda at Calling it Home for this amazing event that I have come to love so so much and Better Homes and Garden, this year’s media sponsor. Take a minute to go check out the other amazing spaces! I’m sure you will find them as inspiring as I do! Featured designers are here, and Guest Participants are here!

Whew! And most of all, thank you for following along and for all your encouragement!

Until next time,


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  1. Rebecca says:

    It looks so great!! I love that wallpaper and all the graphic punches. Also those door headers are the cutest. Congrats!

  2. such a fun room- i am in love with that wallpaper!!

  3. Tina Bousu says:

    OMG Libbie! This is utterly fantastic! The wallpaper, the colors, the painted wall. Incredible job babe!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      That means a lot coming from the queen of color! Thank you. My daughter and her hubs are very excited to use the space.

  4. mary says:

    I love the graphic painted wall and that pink chair! Everything is so bright and fun!

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thank you, Mary! I’m pretty excited my daughter and her husband LOVE it! They are so excited to use the space.

  5. Alex says:


  6. Aly says:

    Wow – I love all of the bold choices and fun print, what a creative space this will be!

  7. Totally fabulous in every way! Love the color combos and LOVE the office chair. Great job from across the miles. Super congrats!

  8. Libbie! This looks amazing! I love that green against that fun wallpaper! This is sure to keep your creatives inspired!

  9. Rachel says:

    Beautiful! That wallpaper is 100%!

  10. Ola says:

    This all came together very nicely! I love the artwork you chose for the space.

  11. Joannie says:

    So Bold and great Libbie! I bet your daughter and son in law are loving their new office!

  12. nicole says:

    This is s fabulous. I love all the colors and your style. Well done.

  13. What a colorful and interesting room! Fantastic work! Cheers to a great challenge!

  14. JENRON DESIGNS says:

    Wow Libby this is gorgeous! Love how modern it is and the colors that you mixed into this space.

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