Gallery Wall Wednesday – The Kailo Chic Office

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For today’s Gallery Wall Wednesday feature, I’m sharing the Kailo Chic office’s gallery wall. This is what I look at everyday when I’m sewing and cutting out fabric for my bags and accessories. I love all the colors and just looking at it gives me inspiration daily.

In addition to my love of all things gilded, I am also in love with all shades of blue. That’s why I decided to go with a vibrant seafoam/turquoise-y blue for my walls. The trim, furniture, and built-ins are all white, which gives a nice airy, tropical feel to my studio/office.

This wall, more than any other in the house, is made up of all things that I like and love to look at. There are several purchased art pieces, like the “follow that dream” picture and the two abstract ones. A few are DIY pieces. I’ll give you a quick run through of those next.

First is this pink, coral, navy, and gold line art. The frame is yet another Ikea Ribba frame that I spray painted dark blue to coordinate with the blue in the piece. The art itself is actually made of little square note cards I picked up at HomeGoods. I thought they were cute, so I just arranged them sporadically in the frame for a unique pattern.

One of my favorite custom art pieces that I added were these three framed pantone color swatch sheets. I actually picked these up from Lowes in their paint department (free paint cards for the win!). I went through the colors, divided them into the three frames (in rainbow order), and glued them to white backing paper. I can’t tell you how many times I have referenced these color swatches when designing fabric or looking for color combo inspiration. The only expense was the frames (which could easily be picked up at a thrift store and spray painted to match).

This succulent art is another diy piece on my wall. My friend actually gave me the art print, and I added some faux succulents to the shadow box frame in front to give it some depth and bring the outdoor feel inside a bit.

The final custom touch is the large gold “K” that I purchased at Joann Fabrics and painted with none other than my favorite old friend, gold spray paint. I contemplated also getting a C for Kailo Chic, but this way it can stand for Kailo Chic or Kara.

The rest of the smaller frames are family photos, some framed paper from papersource, a framed note card from the Target dollar spot, and a piece of custom art my husband bought me from Etsy with tree trunks and birds that has the date we got married and the days our kids were born.

I love the brightness and color on this wall! It really makes working more tolerable. Do you have a home office? Any fun decor items that you love to see when you work?

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  1. jessica says:

    Hi! Do you mind telling me what color you used for your walls? I love it!

    • Kara Whitten says:

      Hi Jessica! I tried looking for the old paint can, but I must have thrown it away! It was left over paint from my sons room at our old house, so I got it about three years ago and I can't remember the name. I know it was a Lowes Valspar paint color, but I can't remember the name! I am so sorry. It is a very bright seafoamy turquoise color. I will try to grab some paint cards the next time I am there to see if I can figure out what I used. I will let you know what I find out!



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