Today’s we get to peek into the home of Rachel. Rachel is the blogger behind Pencil Shavings Studio and the designer behind the most swoon worthy etsy shop. Her shop features decorative cases for iphone cases,ipad,kindle, nook covers,lucite trays (that were just reduced to $58!)and melamine trays and plates. I literally want everything in her shop!
I’m so happy to be guest blogging today at Effortless Style. When Camila asked me to feature a part of my home that shows my effortless style, I thought immediately of my office. I’m a graphic designer and I work from home; I’m obsessed with color and dramatic statement-making pieces. Color is definitely effortless to me; it’s a natural extension of who I am and luckily I married a man who loves it as much as I do. Upstairs in my office, the walls are painted a crisp cool blue. I like pink, but I didn’t want it to be like, HELLO PINK AND I’M A GIRL AND I LOOOOOOVE PINK! It’s been a good challenge to me to see how I can incorporate various shades of it and I adore the way it pops against that grey-blue.
The problem with the office was that there were all these bare walls that were, frankly, booooring. And I haven’t felt super excited about spending a whole lot of money on artwork for the office right now. There’s too many other projects that are jockeying for my time. When I found these 30mm rolls of washi tape, the lightbulb went on and I started imagining all the fun ways I could design with tape. Low cost and low commitment. That’s my kind of decorating!
Plus some additional peeks of my office:
For this project, I purchased 2 rolls in each of the colors I was considering. Go ahead & buy extra – that way you won’t feel bad if you have an error and need to redo a portion. I also used scissors, a pencil, and a small ruler. You might find it helpful to use a laser level if you have one to keep your lines even, depending on the type of design you go with. I personally like to eyeball things. You know, with my laser eyeballs. Because that’s how I roll. Also, the best thing about washi tape is that if you make a mistake, you simply pull it up and reapply. It was almost too easy. Plus, it’s gentle enough that it didn’t hurt my walls – a definite plus!
All in all, this project took me a grand total of 30 minutes. Now that’s what I call effortless.
Thanks again to Camila for including me!
Rachel is a color lover like me so it was a treat to see how she tackles it so effortlessly.
Love what you saw? Here are a couple of ways to inject Rachel’s effortless style into your home.
No. 2: In order to see the world thru rose colored lighting you need this lamp.
No. 3: Get a little sassy with this paint color.
No. 4: Every day is a party with some sparkly garland used as decor.
No. 6: Recreate Rachel’s DIY greek key borders with washi tape.
No. 7:Pretty pagoda painting.
No. 8: I believe every room deserves a little touch of lacquer. Why not get storage out of it as well?
How do you inject a bit of color into your home?