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Olioboard: Charming Neutral Office

I usually go for lots of color, but every once in a while I yearn for a more neutral palette.  Creamy neutrals paired with white, black, and gray come together to create a chic, relaxing office space perfect for writing, blogging, or curling up with a good book and spot of tea.  Walls the color of cafe au lait.  Milky white trim.  And sheer ivory curtains.  A sleek, no-fuss black desk topped with a gunmetal lamp, rattan accessories, and elegant white orchids.  A linen inspiration board hung next to painted black wooden sign displaying a French quote.  An industrial wastebasket tucked underneath the desk.  Classic black and white stripes liven up the floor.  In the corner sits an ivory and charcoal chair in a fun print.  A simple round side table for tea and books. 



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The ceiling in that room is slaying me...


DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

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Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

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