Office Design Reveal!

I am so excited to finally have my own pretty office!  For years, I have shared my desk with my boys and my husband.  So you can imagine the eraser shavings, wadded up notebook paper and unorganized drawers…impossible to keep clean when it becomes “Grand Homework Station.”  So when we decided to finish the last unfinished part of our basement, I claimed a room for my office.  Hooray!!

I stumbled upon this room on Pinterest and fell in love with the green and grey!  I love the unexpected…throwing a pop of green color into an otherwise neutral tone room.  So serene, yet bold.

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I love the grey walls but wanted a little more pizzaz to this room!  Something with pattern or texture on the wall.  Well this girl LOVES Cheetah print and I fell head over heels when I found this stencil from Royal Design Studios.

The house of silver lining office reveal

As you can see my stencil job is not “perfect” but it was my first ever (and quite possibly my last…ha!).  Okay so it took forever pouncing all those little specks but oh so worth it!  I could have gone the easy route and bought a cheetah print wallpaper, but the stencil was literally a quarter of the cost, so that’s a big win in my book and worth the numb and aching hands.

Before I put a whole room together from scratch, I love using Olioboard to design a room.  I created this little “mood board” for my office before I started buying furniture or painting.  I had to see it all together.  Would I like the cheetah print? Would I like the green drapes?  Seeing it all together made my heart skip a few beats…

the house of silver lining office reveal

UPDATE!!! FOR THE RECORD THIS WAS MY FIRST BLOG POST EVER…hopefully my photography skills have improved since! Ha! You can see an updated office post HERE.

And here she is!!!!!


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This room has one window that gets blocked sunlight from a fence, so most of the time shadows are cast and it’s really difficult to photograph for this amateur photographer. Hopefully as my blog posts progress, so will my photo images…snails pace but I’ll get there!!

The office is still a work in progress…did you notice I didn’t take photos of the other side of the room??  Maybe because my closet barn door isn’t hung and I actually only had one drape hung…hehe!!  Shutters are due to arrive any day so the curtain rod cannot be hung until then, and yes, I hung that drape panel with gold thumb tacks!  The things I’ll do for a temporary photo, but hey, you may have not known had I not just spilled the beans!

Stay tuned for updates on the blog and on my Instagram as this room progresses even more!






Lamps | Flowers | Tray | Candle

Wood Decor


Paint Colors:  Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain and Revere Pewter








  1. Hi Shauna!
    Your blog looks wonderful!! Excited for you as you have now stepped into the blog world, which from my own experience, is a great thing! I too love design and creating…I never tire of it!! It will be fun to stop by for a visit and see what your up to! I wish you all the best in your new endeavor! If you ever need a friend to shop with, I’m close and always up for it! ☺️
    Victoria xo

    1. Thank you so much Victoria! I would love to meet up some time in Springs and share stories and shop! When the kids go back to school lets make a date! Thank you for also being one of my first followers on Instagram and sticking around!!

  2. I love it Shauna!! And I love the blog!! You did an amazing job and I can’t wait to see more! Mark me down as a frequent flyer of the house of silver lining!

    1. Thank you so much Lindsay for visiting the new site!! So sweet of you! You’ve always been such a faithful follower on Instagram and I’m so happy we’ve connected! We just need to get together in Florida some time!

  3. Congratulations on your blog! I recently started following you on Instagram, and I’m so excited to see what you bring to life here. Your office is beautiful, (thumb tacks and all!) and I can’t wait to see the Home Tours. Best of luck!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle! Aren’t thumb tacks great and so versatile! Designer best kept secret! Hehe! So happy you’ve come to visit!

  4. Thank you so much Kristen!! Your words mean so much to me as a new blogger! So happy you came to visit and say hello!

    1. Hi Pam!
      Thank you so much!!! I’m sure I could learn a ton from you! As soon as kiddos are back in school, lets try to meet up! You are a huge inspiration to me!!

  5. Congrats on your pretty new office and blog! I’ve been a teacher blogger for the last four years and love connecting with likeminded people through my little spot on the web as I’m sure you will here. I’ve been following you on Instagram for awhile and hadn’t realized you were a Colorado girl too!! My husband and I live North near Fort Collins. We built and moved into our house a little over a year ago but I’m still knee deep in decorating the whole thing. (Frequent Target & Home Goods flyer here too) Currently trying to pick paint colors for the entire house. After getting peeks of your beautiful home on Instagram I can’t wait for the home tour posts! Your style and color choices are always spot on!

    1. Hi Stephanie!
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I LOVE Fort Collins!! We lived there for 7 years and miss it! I definitely try to get back there to visit a couple times a year! Good luck on your decorating journey in your new home! So fun!
      Home Tour posts will be coming! I’m actually working on a sneak peak of my Florida cottage right now, so stay tuned! 😉

  6. Well, you DID IT, Shauna!!!! And, it’s absolutely amazing!! I even love the header font that you chose…classy, elegant and eye-catching…just like YOU!! . The pics are gorgeous, your bio is so welcoming, and I love that there are so many different areas to link to you you…Pinterest, blog, email, Instagram. Well done, my friend–well done!!! . I’m so excited WITH you! ✨. And your new office reveal…. Yummy!!!. I’m soooo looking forward to your future posts that you have to share with us, Sista!! . Congrats to you on your beautiful new blog!!! ✨

    1. Hey Sista!
      Thank you for cheering me on all this time!!! You’re my classy, beautiful and amazingly talented cheerleader!! So happy we connected on Instagram, the beginning of a life long friendship from here on out!!

  7. Shauna!! Welcome to blog land! YEA! So happy you are here. 🙂 Your new site looks amazing and so does your office! Oh my word. Your decorating skills blow me away! So excited to see more of your spaces on your blog. I’m so happy we met on IG! xo

    1. Hi Erin!
      Thank you so much!! So happy you came to visit my blog! You are a huge inspiration to ME in YOUR beautiful home! So happy we’ve connected on Instagram!! I’m coming to visit next time I’m in San Diego!

  8. Shauna! I love it!!! Great job making yours dreams a reality! You are an inspiration to me, I have been wanting to start my own business and website for years. Thanks to you I am inching closer to making the dive. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us! Can’t wait to see more!!! Loves, Randi

    1. Hi Randi!
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog!! You are a true talent, my friend, and should definitely pursue your dream of pursuing your own business or website!! I’d be a fan! So happy we have connected, sweet friend!

  9. Shauna, I love this office!! What a fabulous space – I can’t wait to be able to have an office of my own! This looks incredible and I absolutely love your blog..Bravo!

    1. Hi Tamara!
      Thank you so much!! It’s still a work in progress, but I actually finally sat at my new desk in there and wrote this first blog post! I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your office! Keep me posted!

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