This weeks DIY Crush: Pottery Barn Inspired Home Office

Every once in a while, I meet a blog friend who not only shares my passion for do-it-yourself, but we share the same style and design ideas as well. Meet: Beth from

Unskinny Boppy

Discard that inspiring Pottery Barn inspiration and be prepared to replace it with an Unskinny Boppy rustic home office drool-worthy inspiration:

Pottery Barn Inspired Home Office decor

The goals for Beth’s home office were to 1.) Shop from her own house and try not to buy much. and 2.) Make it 100% “Beth”. She let herself run free with this room. Whatever she wanted to do, she did it.

Like a lot of us, Beth loves Pottery Barn’s rustic style. She wanted to incorporate a lot of that look into this room without the price tag. She did an amazing job working with what she already owned and a few new pieces too.

Pottery Barn Inspired Home Office decor

Beth had a blast designing a room filled with her collections, things that had personal meaning to her and reflected her style.

She started with a horizontal striped wall. A beautiful beginning point.

striped walls

And here it is now! Lots of updates in a few months!

Pottery Barn Inspired Home Office decor

One of the few things that Beth purchased for this room was this pretty patterned chair at the Stacks Furniture going out of business sale.

floral patterned chair in home office

Pottery Barn Inspired Home Office decor

There’s so many interesting details and she pulls it all together in a beautiful “after”. A pretty and creative work space – great motivation for more of Beth’s amazing projects!

Pottery Barn Inspired Home Office decor


The window seat got a mini facelift with a new curtain rod, a new pillow and some starfish that Beth bought at the beach a few weeks back.

window seat in office

This would be one of my favorite places to daydream…

cottage window seat ideas

nautical compass pillow

See the complete source list with MORE photos at Unskinny Boppy.

starfish in window


I love her attention to detail and personality…

silk fish journal


The old ladder came from Mr. Unskinny Boppy’s granny’s boathouse. It was his grandfather’s ladder for many years, and it’s got a plenty of beautiful wear and tear on it that I just love. It’s perfect for this room.

pottery barn old ladder bookcase diy


desk niche with pottery barn style

Here’s a peek behind one side of the curtains.

desk niche with curtains

Beth loves to fish (it’s in her blood and she married into a fishing family) so this space is a perfect reflection of a mix of her interests.

southern accents beadboard plaque

crate on casters diy

Beth added the scrolly iron plaque to the weathered wood for a less fru-fru look. Perfect!

iron scrolly plaque on wood board

Vintage crates – there’s so much charm in this room, isn’t there?

pepsi crate in office decor

Dresser before:

Before paint

Dresser after:

 striped wall with organic bloom knockoff funky frames

diy painted organic bloom knockoff frame collage

Love the collection of personal photos in fun frames!

striped walls with funky frames

This is just a small summary of so many awesome details in Beth’s home office transformation. Definitely check out more photos, projects and ideas {and pin from the original post} at Unskinny Boppy.

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