Mom Cave

Today I am joining Susan at  Between Naps On The Porch  for the HomeGoods Mom Cave event. My home office is my sanctuary, the place where I blog, read my decorating books and magazines and work on my crafts. This is my Mom Cave.  I wanted this room to be fun and girly but also functional. I have always loved black and white in decorating and for my office I threw in apple green walls to punch it up a little.

The lamp is from HomeGoods and I added the trim and bows.



The vintage settee was a Craigslist find and I painted it black and had it reupholstered in a black and white damask print.


The mirror was a $5.00 garage sale find and I painted right over the mirror with chalkboard paint.


Valances custom made by a lady I found on Ebay.
A before picture taken on the day the furniture arrived.
If I should be lucky enough to win one of  HomeGoods gift cards I would be happy say goodbye to my old generic office chair and replace it with the lovely one below.
The clock was a customer find on HomeGoods website. Would this not be perfect for my room?


Please drop by Between Naps On The Porch to see all the wonderful Mom Caves posted.

54 thoughts on “Mom Cave”

  1. Sherry your home office is beautiful. The apple green surprisingly goes very well with the black and white. It adds just the right pop. The Mom Cave contest is so much fun to follow, yours is truly one of the best entries, have fun, tami

  2. HI Sherry!
    What a gorgeous 'cave'… and soooo neat!
    This would be a lovely place to gather your thoughts and put them on your blog. I'm taking notes 🙂
    Kindest Wishes

  3. Sherry, your mom cave is so beautiful. I love that pain colour and the black accents go perfectly with it. I can see why you would love to spend so much time in there!

    Best wishes,

  4. Hi Sherry! Wow! What a beautiful Mom Cave! That pop of green was so unexpected but absolutely gorgeous! With the black and white accents it looks perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this space with us. It is always a treat to see more of your lovely home! 🙂

  5. Hi Sherry, Love your Mom Cave. Great color with the black and white. It's all very beautiful but I have to say I love the settee best! Oh, and the welcome sign, too!

  6. I'm so glad you linked your office to this event Sherry. I love the apple green combined with the crispness of the black and white. LOVE that settee! The lines are fabulous!


  7. Hi Sherry,
    You are so much fun w/ the apple green!!! i LOVE LOVE vintage settee!!! Chalk board. . . is yummie too! I love youe mom cave!!!

    Do you like grain sack purses? My good friend jennifer is having a giveaway. Stop by my blog and enter. If you get a chance!

    Laurie xo

  8. Sherry,

    I you win the other chair I am on the line for you old one!!! LOL

    Your office is LOVELY! I love the green… It goes perfect with your furniture. What a good idea painting that mirrow.. it's simply gorgeous!!! I will copy that when I have the opportunity. 🙂

    Take a look at my new post today.. it's about buying with a budget. You may like it. 🙂 Thanks!

    Luciane at HOMEBUNCH.COM

  9. Sherry your Mom Cave is magnificent! We just did my girls room in a Paris themed Black/White & Green but they chose "Lime" Green instead…I sure wish they would have went with the apple green, I LOVE IT! I want to know who did your valances – it's just what I've been looking for!
    My mom cave is in progress and will be Black/White but I have 2 red accent walls and a cute zebra parson's chair from Kirkland's makes it super cute 🙂

  10. Sherry, your home office looks like a nice place to spend time and get some things accomplished. I like the black accents against the apple green walls. It really looks fresh and crisp! Good luck with the Mom Cave Contest. ~ Sarah

  11. Sherry, me again. I forgot to mention how much I like the wonderful things shown in your header. I have one of those vintage bottle carriers. You have used it very creatively. Also love those white dishes with the black words. Who makes those? ~ Sarah

  12. What a beautiful room. I love black and white and the green you choose is just right. How fun to spend time in that space. Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ I've enjoyed my visit here.

  13. I just stumbled in and I think we're Sista's. My office is in the same colors and I also have an unusual settee. Too funny. You have some wonderful accents and I like your blog 🙂 I'll be back.

  14. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love you Mom Cave! I am very partial to the green walls. My Mom Cave is painted the same color. I have a mirror very similar to yours. I was going to paint it white, but didn't realize that I could paint over the mirror with chalkboard paint. What a great idea! Do you have to prime it or anything?
    Thanks for the great idea,

  15. Sherry, Your office really beautiful! I love the green walls with the black and white damask print! My daughter has been dying to have her room look like this! Have a great day, Teri

  16. What a beautiful room. This decor really takes me in as it is just my style. My silk floral workroom is painted this same apple green. I have some black with mine too, but there is so much floral inventory stacked high that I don't have room for many "accessories" in there. 🙂 Love this!

  17. love the color combination of the green with the black and white. We have the same desk in our office if it is the one from Target. Love the bookcase too, looks like a nice place to create!

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    IN LOVE with your mirror..

  19. Hi Sherry~ I LOVE your Mom cave!!!! The green apple paint, the classic black and white- I love it all!!! I am thinking my kitchen needs that green paint back again!! I just adore that incredible mirror/chalkboard you found as well!! Thank you so much for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday!! I also wanted to say thank you so much for your comment on my bathroom post again the other day. You are so sweet! 🙂

  20. What a FABULOUS space! What a huge difference between the before and after photos. You made a great choice with the green wall color and love the way the damask on that beautiful vintage settee looks… you did a great job on that piece, by the way. Your chandelier is so pretty. I think I had an identical chandelier at my previous home (Lowes). I love your table vignette with the branches and the wall mirror with the chalkboard paint is just perfect… I could go on and on. Well done! Thanks for sharing.


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