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Modern Coastal Studio Office Reveal

Happy Wednesday Friends!

I’m so excited to show you my studio office today!

I’ve got to tell you this was probably the most difficult space that I’ve had to photograph. Mostly because the ceiling has weird vaulted angles and the window is directly at the back of the office and the light floods straight ahead. This is great for working but bad for photographing! Also, the space is long and narrow so it’s hard to a great shot of the large gallery wall.

But enough of the excuses! Here goes nothing…


And here is the before! Isn’t it horrible? I was so glad to see the blue go BAH-bye!


Let me warn you this post is going to be picture heavy because I had a hard time editing and I will be posting more details soon. This space is full of DIY’s!

This is my desk area and you can see the DIY desk, bulletin board, office chair and basket pendant (post to come).



I love this little corner to the right of my desk. The mirror is a HomeGoods find and the coffee filter pom poms are left over from our Christmas mantel.

And our fiddle leaf fig is still hanging in there too!




The bookshelves seemed massive to me when it came to styling and they were one of the hardest parts of the room to complete but I’m pretty happy with the results finally. I would have preferred not to use so many baskets but I needed them for storage and I already had them so there was no need to buy anything new.


I used four of these white Ikea plastic bins (two on either bookcase) to store little man’s arts, crafts, toys and books.



I hot glued some of my son’s dinosaurs to the lids of these storage jars as handles and painted them gold. Aren’t they fun?!?


Here is little man’s homework area and my endless collection of HomeGoods wrapping paper.



And here is the gallery wall and some of my favorite parts.






I also installed an Ikea Dignetet curtain wire to hang photography back drops. Yay! Now I have a place to photograph for blog posts.




This is a fun little DIY window treatment that I made out of the leftover Ikea fabric. I might have gone a little crazy with the black and white spots :)


This modern space is WAY outside my design comfort zone but I really enjoyed putting it together! I incorporated some coastal elements by adding twine to the basket pendant, the oversized woven basket on my desk and paint dipped baskets on the bookshelves.  The accessories, like the shell bowl, starfish, octopus print and large coral, also add a coastal touch.

This space has to wear so many hats. It’s a place for me to blog but also has to function as a small photography studio. We needed space for little man to do his homework as well as office supply and craft storage.


Wood tones combined with the white walls and light streaming in make it so cozy in here and fun to work!


So do you like it? Is it too modern?

There are so many details I can’t wait to share over the next couple weeks! I’m headed to Atlanta for the DIY blogging conference, Haven, tomorrow so definitely follow along on Instagram for all the fun this weekend!

I hope you guys have an amazing rest of the week and please leave a comment and let me know what you think!


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  3. I love the computer chair! I now need to go back to Ikea to get that material because I am going to revamp my own computer chair as it has seen better days! Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

  4. SUCH a stylish space! I love every single detail. Painting everything white made the room seamless, and it appears larger too. Just beautiful. I’m looking forward to the tutorials!
    BTW- I co-host a link party on Fridays called Pin Your Friday Favorite, and we’d be honored to have you join sometime (tshirtjeans.blogspot.com).

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Everything is absolutely stunning! I am totally swooning over that gallery wall. All of the textures your brought into the space really makes it come alive. I’m highly anticipating your lighting post! I have a wire basket in my craft room waiting for a similar DIY in my kitchen. Lovely job and pinning!

  6. What a lovely space! The white really opens it up and makes it feel larger. I love all the creative, unique accessories you have. The backdrop hung on a curtain wire is genius! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  7. Summer – how on earth did I not comment till now??? So sorry, I saw this amazing makeover earlier and thought I’d come back when I had time to pour over every detail, but didn’t realize I missed letting you know what an incredible job you did! Truly filled to the brim with stylish and functional ideas…LOVE!!!

  8. LOVE this space! All the little details are just great, especially those two toned baskets and the gold lettering on the clear bins. This would be such an inspiring place to work!

  9. It turned out so beautiful! I love that you went outside your comfort zone too! I’m super jealous that you have a dedicated space. I really need to make one for myself somewhere :)

  10. Beautiful room! It’s given me a lot of inspiration for my home. I’ve been wanting to find something (paper/fabric) for under glass on my desk top and I love what you did! Is it fabric or paper and where did you find it? Thanks!

  11. Summer, what a fun and relaxing place to work! Love all the details! It’s so fresh and clean lines. Wishing I had a space in my house like that! You’ve given me more inspiration for my office.

  12. Summer! I LOVE IT!!! I adore all the thoughtful touches you’ve included!!! I’m featuring it over at the Enchanting Inspiration link party at 8pm tonight! :)
    Jen Migonis

  13. What a beautiful space! I’m in the middle of a home office revamp and I’ve been spending every spare moment looking around for inspiration. So happy to have found some great ideas from you! That gallery wall is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! Pinning. :)

  14. OK, everyone was talking about this office, but i missed it because i was traveling that day….. OH SUMMER it’s amazing!!!!!!!! such a fun and eclectic space! i adore it! :)

  15. You done such an amazing job! I love the idea you did with the curtain for the photographs! It’s so clever. The room looks so much bigger and lighter!

    I’m so glad to have found your blog
    Have a great week!


  16. Summer, this is so, so good! I think you have the perfect mix of everything, and so many smart ideas. That gallery wall is so interesting and tells such a story. How clever was the white curtain idea? LOVE that for photos! Well done, friend!

  17. LOVE what you did in your office!! Has lots of personality!:)
    Can you tell me where you got your wooden angel wings??
    I love them since angels hold a special significance for me! Would love to know the source:)
    Thanks much!
    Bette P.

  18. Oh this is beautiful Summer! Just the right amount of modern and comfy. I love the white palette with warm browns from the baskets and gold accessories. I also really like the desk…having a large worktop is so key for a functional workingspace. Great job!

  19. Amazing Summer! You are so talented and creative. Can’t wait to see it in person (and get more details on how you did it all for my own office).
    PS. fabulous pic of you at your new desk space!

  20. I am usually not a fan of white walled rooms, but this office is to die for! It looks so cozy and seems like the perfect place to create. I think your office is making me realize that white is alright for walls. I love it!!

  21. this is awesome summer!! it is just the right balance of styles. the basket pendant is fantastic (can’t wait to see the tutorial!) and i’m sooo jealous for the gold swan tape dispenser!! where did you find that? love it all. bravo, girl.

  22. It looks beautiful and is functional. You have put such attention to detail and I love everything about this room. Congratulations in this stunning transformation. I see interior decorator in your future. Let me know when you are for hire, Summer :o))

  23. Wow! so bright & beautiful!
    I think its perfect… You can go modern or vintage or country…I love it!

  24. LOVE IT!!! You are so talented… You need to start taking some decorating jobs!!! I’d hire you!
    Love the wall of memories, misc items…

  25. Simply stunning, Summer! I love all of the little touches and it isn’t too modern! It’s the perfect mix! Is it weird that my favorite part may be the photography backdrop because that is such a great idea?!?! :) Enjoy your office and have so much fun at Haven!

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