Black-White-Gold Office Reveal

Alright I’ve been doing a lot of talking about offices recently while dropping tidbits that I’ve been working on my own. Well, it’s not 100% done, but I’d like to show you the first office reveal. Let’s jump right into it shall we? Here is what the office looked like when we moved in and what things I wanted to start tweaking.

A richly glamorous black, white & gold office makeover on Petite Modern Life

Metal blinds.. shiver.. It may have been wasteful, but I pulled those out of every room and opted for curtains if they needed some privacy. They probably would have been removed anyways when we had all the single pane windows replaced with double pane vinyl windows. I digress..

I first attacked the room with white paint and wood floors and new baseboards for good measure. Then, it turned into a storage room (along with all the other rooms that aren’t in use. Is that like a room purgatory?)

A richly glamorous black, white & gold office makeover on Petite Modern Life

After obsessing over black paint (forever), I decided to make it the main feature in the office. There’s a certain feeling you get when you start rolling out black paint on your walls… It’s kind of like skinny dipping where you feel giddy, crazy, and hope no one judges you when they find out. I went with that euphoric feeling all the way up to the ceiling and thought, “oh yes..” And kept on painting.


It was perfect. I don’t really buy sample paint. I figured if this Valspar paint said Kettle Black, it meant B L A C K (.) And it did.


I’ll be sharing more of my DIY tricks + where-froms in another post, I found a gold paint product that sped up the decorating process immensely. Many of the items were things I had around + I touched up a little. Not that lamp though. You might’ve seen in in my Black + Metallic Office post a while back. It was on sale at Urban outfitters and I decided to order it after I made the post. Lucky me, they stopped selling it online 2 days later. I’m never that lucky in life.


Next– THIS beauty. I have a childhood friend who is so very talented in all creative areas of life. One of her talents is painting. All proceeds from her paintings go to supporting an orphanage she cherishes and has worked with in Uganda. Getting to have this original artwork and the other pictured in my house is such a treat.




A richly glamorous black, white & gold office makeover on Petite Modern Life

Check back next week for more office projects, details + DIY inspiration! Hope you enjoyed this black, white and gold office reveal have a great week!
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I'm Karisa. I live just outside of Seattle with my husband Michael {Mr. G}, our two cats, Rue and Archimedes, and our new Australian Shepherd pup in crime, Moose. We are do-it-yourself enthusiasts. I'm the dreamer, he's the strategist, and teamed up we get it done. In January 2014 we purchased our first house! The many adventures of remodeling, decorating, and inevitable redecorating will be documented here. I was born and raised in the PNW & I love the PNW life. Mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, trees, rain, and sun: every sight & season has its own flavor & tune. It inspires in me activity, coziness, and sprees of creativity. I'm rather obsessed with white paint, natural light, homemade pizza, and a glass of red wine.

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