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Kendra used the #mywestelm submission form to share the dramatic change to her home office. What started off as a blank slate home office, evolved into a sophisticated and elegant work space and gallery wall…

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First step, paint and adding architectural details with the wainscoting. To add a touch of whimsy (and functionality) the walls were painted with chalkboard paint. Next step, accessorize…

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Black, white & mirrored gallery frames from west elm helped showcase our favorite artwork. Several of the frames had the glass removed to allow people to write messages inside or create original art — if the mood so struck them. This fun and eclectic gallery display became the perfect backdrop to highlight the existing antique secretary desk.

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Finishing touches were added around the room, including a vintage 1970’s globe and Industrial Task Floor Lamp. The end result — vintage, modern and elegant.

Thanks Kendra!

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Images: via Kendra


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September 5, 2013

Did you also get new flooring? That’s a pretty big detail to mention. First pic has carpet, second has hardwoods… Looks amazing.


September 5, 2013

I want the Bedlington Terrier AND the office!


September 5, 2013



September 5, 2013

The paint color and texture in the area make a huge difference! Nice job!


September 6, 2013

I love the idea of being able to write on the walls.


September 6, 2013

Looks fantastic! I looooove the desk!

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September 9, 2013

Looks fabulous! Love chalkboard paint!

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October 4, 2013

What’s the source for the wainscoting?


October 6, 2013

I love the rug you chose to go w/ your grey color palette! did you get it at west elm too?

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