The Green Room: Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours


I am so thrilled to be a part of the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours Work & Play today!  This has always been one of my favorite tours to follow and I was so honored when Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. (absolutely adore this girl!) invited me in!  For those of you coming from My Fabuless Life (her home has such great style!) and from the rest of the tour, welcome!    This tour series is all about sharing where we work or play in our home. Since I seem to be working a lot these days I thought it fitting to show you where I spend many hours a week…working.  I’d love to share where I play but that would be at my beach cottage (I’m actually on vacation here right now!) where the sun is always shining and time seems to stand still.

If you’re new to the blog, I’m Shauna.  I’m so happy you’ve come to visit! My husband and I along with our three boys live in Colorado Springs, CO.  Seven years ago, we purchased the cutest little beach cottage in Naples, FL for our getaway home and as a place to build childhood memories for our boys.  We escape there as often as we can manage to among our busy schedules, but when we do, it’s absolute BLISS.  We’ve lived in our Colorado home for six years and there is always a room being made over, renovated or some sort of DIY project going on.  I can never leave good enough alone and am always scheming new designs.  My office is the most recent addition to the home and was part of a big basement renovation that happened last summer.  Since starting The House of Silver Lining Blog last June, I found myself needing my own personal space to work.  With my blogging career taking off and client design jobs growing, I needed my own little corner of creativity. The main office in our home was shared with the hubs and boys, so I decided it was due time for a place of my own in the section of our basement that was unfinished.  You may have seen my Inspired Room post last fall, but I’ve added a few things since, including some spring decor to this hard working room.

Sharing my office with you all forced me to clean up my desk which was definitely overdue. I strive to keep our home organized and clutter free.  I’m a clean freak to say the least, but that usually doesn’t carry over into my office.  Most of the time my desk is a plain ol’ hot mess!  I’m going to do my best to keep it clutter free from now on (well, at least for a week;)).  So why do I call it the Green Room?  Probably because my green drapes were the first piece of the design plan for this room.  I’ve always had a crush on emerald green so I figured my office may be a “safe” place to play around with the bold, unexpected color.


The cheetah stencil wall was my first attempt at stenciling.  I chose to stencil just this wall as the focal point looking into the office.


The large, gold, gilded frame was a whim buy from a vintage market.  I love big old frames and especially how this one frames those spots.  After all that hard work stenciling (hours of pouncing with a little stencil brush) I didn’t want to cover up my work with a big piece of art.  The empty frame is perfect!


I’ve always wanted a bust (haha! couldn’t resist saying that!).  She keeps me company while I work;)




I finally finished my single row gallery wall with these DIY “custom frames.”  You can read the tutorial on how I saved some money on big custom frames {here}.  Our family photos from our Christmas photoshoot pretty much melt my heart.


I have a closet behind that barn door that has been great for storing all my organized craft supplies, wrapping paper, and lots of odds and ends {DIY junk}.


The chairs, greek and equestrian busts, large frames, and mirror are from At Home. I recently found this pillow cover to switch out my winter pillow.  I’m a big fan of pillow covers lately.  I found myself having a slight pillow addiction with pillows shoved in every spare closet in the home, I lost count at 50. I guess I was a pillow hoarder!  Buying pillow covers make so much more sense.


The little brass hinged frame holds these photos that I treasure of me and my friends (Brittany/Maghan – Addison’s Wonderland, Melissa – The Inspired Room, Darlene – Fieldstone Hill Design, and Jessica – Four Generations One Roof).  This was taken last year at the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemakers Event in NYC.  That was a big highlight of my year!  You can read a little more about that story {here}.


Other than my green drapes, this chandelier is the crown jewel!  If you can get away with a big chandy in a small room, I say go for it!  Since it sits over my desk, I don’t have to worry about hitting my head on it.  The drama it adds to the room with the brass and single glass crystal balances my more rustic oversized desk.




The dark wall is Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain.  I wanted my Restoration Hardware sideboard to stand out against a dark paint.  My zinc top table/desk is almost a perfect color match to it!


With the months of spring upon us, I dug out my lemon branches and green stems for the “Green Room.”


I am still hunting for a rug.  Those wood floors are so cold, especially since this room is in the basement.  I haven’t found the right one yet, nor do I even know what the right one would look like. Like every room in my home, this room is a work in progress.  No rush to buy just to “complete” a room.  I’ve learned that good things do truly come when you wait!


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Be sure to check out all of the fabulous bloggers that are a part of this tour listed below as they share throughout this week! Tomorrow (Thursday), head on over to Thistlewood Farms to continue enjoying the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours – Work & Play!

Monday, April 18

The White Buffalo Styling Co.

Emily A. Clark

Cuckoo 4 Design

Bliss at Home

Iron & Twine

Nesting with Grace

Tuesday, April 19

Place of My Taste

The Chronicles of Home

Life on Virginia Street

Bright Green Door

Our Storied Home


Wednesday, April 20

The Wicker House

Primitive & Proper

Design Post Interiors

My Fabuless Life

The House of Silver Lining

Thursday April 21

Thistlewood Farms

Simple Stylings

Restless Arrow

Katie Gavigan Interiors

Hi Sugarplum

Friday, April 22

The Decor Fix

A Designer at Home

Style Mutt Home

A Creative Day Blog

Style Your Senses








  1. Beautiful space and one of my favorite color combinations! And, I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve had those green drapes sitting in the corner of our bedroom for the last three months. Ha!

    1. Thank you Emily!! Now time to dust off those emerald drapes in the corner of your bedroom and get those beauties hung!! Not that you’re busy with a full kitchen renovation or anything! 😉

  2. This room is perfection! I LOVE your cheetah wall and can’t believe that you stenciled the entire thing!! I also LOVE those bold emerald curtains. Your room makes me want to go BOLD with color! Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Hi Loi! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and for your sweet comments! The cheetah wall is actually a stencil! Wallpaper would have been easier, but I sure saved a ton of money just stenciling! 😉

  3. Absolutely love every square inch on this space, Shauna!! And your photos are perfect, as always. Thanks for sharing this amazing space with us and I just love it all dressed up for spring:))

  4. I just love how you have decorated your home. I am thinking to renovate my house. From your this blog I got to know a lot of things. You have helped me alot. Thanks for sharing. I’ll share the pictures with you when my renovation will be done,

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