karen@strictlysimplestyle eclectic-home-office


Our guest room/home office started as nothing but a big white box. I am in the process of redecorating this room using only items that I already own and inexpensive supplies from the craft store.

The desk started life as a small pine kitchen table. The ribbon border was applied by soaking the ribbon in liquid starch, placing it and allowing it to dry. It can be pulled off at any time.

Old frames, an embroidery hoop and a wooden letter were updated with spray paint. Scrapbook paper was used to create the art.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kit Pollard added this to Put a Monogram on It
While we're on the subject of the DIY monogram, this letter-in-a-frame is cute and would be simple to create.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Weekend Decorating: Add an Accent of Ribbon
Houzz reader Karen dipped trim into fabric starch and applied it to a writing desk. How whimsical! The best part is that it peels right off when she wants a new look.
Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien added this to Color Pop: Bold Red Frames
There's lots of red and white in this space. The bits of red, including the red frames, look modern against such a white backdrop.
Becky Harris added this to Your D├ęcor: Put a Monogram on It
10. Over the desk. Why not admire your initial while you work? This is a great move for a kid's room, too.

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Katie Trigleth added this to Katie Trigleth's Ideas
February 4, 2015
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January 28, 2015
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January 20, 2015
Framed letter
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January 11, 2015
The initial framed
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January 4, 2015
The single letter
jamiejg added this to room to be crafty
September 22, 2014
maybe a J to personalize it
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September 13, 2014
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August 25, 2014
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August 18, 2014
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July 18, 2014
Put an "a" in frame for Alexis I also love accents on table
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March 13, 2014
Cute monogram
Michael Smith added this to kitchen desk
February 20, 2014
Kasiah's desk side
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February 6, 2014
cool accessorizing
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February 3, 2014
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February 3, 2014
Wall decor . Caitlyn's room in different colors
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January 30, 2014
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January 23, 2014
Letter in frame
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January 22, 2014
Like open frame w letter
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January 22, 2014
framed k
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January 18, 2014
Simple. Color
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January 13, 2014
Initial framed
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January 10, 2014
kids room
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January 9, 2014
K pic
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January 9, 2014
i can make this pic
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January 4, 2014
the picture grouping, letter in the frame
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January 3, 2014
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January 3, 2014
Décos murales
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January 2, 2014
like this for the bottom of the staircase...
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January 1, 2014
framed letter
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December 29, 2013
fun colors on gray neutral walls
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December 4, 2013
Looks like me
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December 1, 2013
framed letter
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November 18, 2013
the 'k'
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November 11, 2013
letter in frame
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November 10, 2013
Letter in frame
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November 4, 2013
Framed letter
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November 3, 2013
V with picture frame.........?
Kendra Hartigan added this to Craft Room
October 30, 2013
Wooden letter with frame
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October 30, 2013
I want a big K
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October 29, 2013
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October 28, 2013
DIY wall hangings
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October 26, 2013
White cup
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October 17, 2013
framed initial
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October 17, 2013
taylors apt
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October 16, 2013
Like the initial in the frame.
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October 13, 2013
The initial is an idea for the craft room wall.
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October 12, 2013
Ric racon lamp shade!
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October 7, 2013
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October 6, 2013
writing pad
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October 3, 2013
K art
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September 30, 2013
love the idea
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September 29, 2013
cute diy - elo?
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September 27, 2013
Change d letter
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September 27, 2013
Use RJ's initial
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September 23, 2013
Like then initial in the frame above pictures etc
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September 23, 2013
Letter above each hall desk spot
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September 17, 2013
Frame gold b
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September 17, 2013
Frame love
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September 15, 2013
Cadre M
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September 13, 2013
Framed letter
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September 10, 2013
this seems cute and easy to do... maybe hot pink for ceci's rrom
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September 8, 2013
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September 5, 2013
wall pics
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September 2, 2013
Letter inside a frame.....easy!
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September 2, 2013
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September 1, 2013
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September 1, 2013
framed letter
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August 25, 2013
C wall hanging
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August 23, 2013
Initial S with other photos
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August 23, 2013
Mixed frames
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August 20, 2013
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Look mom Ric Rac
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kinshuk frame
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August 17, 2013
Girls rooms?
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August 9, 2013
Very clean
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August 8, 2013
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August 6, 2013
Cute idea for my shop!
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August 3, 2013
Sweet kids room
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July 31, 2013
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July 28, 2013
Craft room
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July 27, 2013
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July 25, 2013
Cool idea
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July 21, 2013
I like the framed letter
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July 21, 2013
Let it be L
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July 18, 2013
Framed initial.
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July 16, 2013
The framed letter.
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July 16, 2013
like the framed K
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July 15, 2013
Kid desk area
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July 14, 2013
Wall decor
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July 11, 2013
initial in frame
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July 9, 2013
love the K and red
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July 5, 2013
Framed letter
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July 3, 2013
letter in frame
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June 30, 2013
Framed letter
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June 30, 2013
letter in frame
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June 28, 2013
Initial in frame
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June 25, 2013
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June 25, 2013
Picture frame
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June 25, 2013
Home office
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June 24, 2013
Initial idea on wall
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June 24, 2013
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June 24, 2013
Wall hangings..
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June 24, 2013
the picture k
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June 23, 2013
Love this look
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June 23, 2013
Frame with letter
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June 20, 2013
So refreshing.
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June 19, 2013
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June 13, 2013
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June 12, 2013
frame idea
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June 10, 2013
White walls with accents of color
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June 9, 2013
pic positions on the wall
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June 7, 2013
the K in the frame
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June 4, 2013
Hmmm...love the color pop and visual of color v. white and mix of patterns.
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June 4, 2013
framed initial
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May 31, 2013
Do it myself art
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May 28, 2013
Letter in the frame
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May 25, 2013
Letter inside frame
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May 22, 2013
Want to do this with the letter D
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May 22, 2013
Letter in frame.
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May 22, 2013
framed letter
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May 19, 2013
love the framed K
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May 19, 2013
Tray and wall decor
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May 18, 2013
Kids desks in office
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May 13, 2013
idea for pulling that red frame in that houses the red phone booth photo! but which room!
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May 12, 2013
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May 11, 2013
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May 7, 2013
letter in frame
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May 1, 2013
For both kids, framed initial
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May 1, 2013
Like the framed letter.
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April 24, 2013
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April 23, 2013
Master Bedroom
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April 20, 2013
Large initial in wall
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April 20, 2013
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April 17, 2013
cute pictures on the wall & I like the red!
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April 16, 2013
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April 15, 2013
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April 10, 2013
framed letter
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April 9, 2013
k in frame
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April 8, 2013
I like the letter K
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April 4, 2013
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April 3, 2013
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April 2, 2013
i like the letter but i want an A over my bed
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March 29, 2013
Framed letter
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March 24, 2013
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March 24, 2013
Initial in frame
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March 21, 2013
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March 19, 2013
The initial surrounded by a frame.
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March 13, 2013
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March 9, 2013
Wall deco
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March 8, 2013
cute idea for the girls
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March 6, 2013
Like the picture frame idea
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March 3, 2013
diy fabric tarch ribbon desk
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February 27, 2013
Letter framed
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February 27, 2013
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February 24, 2013
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February 23, 2013
I like the framed letter
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February 23, 2013
Puppy's room
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February 21, 2013
Framed initial
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February 17, 2013
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February 11, 2013
Initial framed
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February 7, 2013
Framed k
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February 6, 2013
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February 4, 2013
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February 4, 2013
monogram framed
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February 3, 2013
The K
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February 2, 2013
Linz room
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February 2, 2013
I like the letter in the empty frame
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January 29, 2013
girls room
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January 29, 2013
wall hangings
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January 29, 2013
Framed letter
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January 28, 2013
I like the idea of framing the letters
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January 27, 2013
Nice wall idea
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January 18, 2013
I like the letter set inside the frame
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January 14, 2013
red frames
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January 12, 2013
cute wall arrangement
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January 5, 2013
All of it
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January 4, 2013
craft room picture
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