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Blue and White Home Office Makeover

by  katrina

This year we tackled our home office for the third time and thankfully we finished up right before the holidays. I was dying to decorate and enjoy cozy mornings by the fire! I chose blue and white for the home office to add that southern charm.


boxwood wreath on door. blue and white home office 1

boxwood wreath on door. blue and white home office 1

2020 has certainly taught me the importance of having a dedicated home office. In the midst of quarantine, both Scott & I were working from home. We were juggling the kids being out of school, me preparing my brick and mortar boutique for our holiday collection launch, and tackling more home improvement projects. The home office became a necessity for both of us.


Christams tree and plaid wallpaper blue and white home office 1

Christams tree and plaid wallpaper blue and white home office 1


fireplace christmas mantle

fireplace christmas mantle

Adding Character

I have always wanted a gas fireplace. For two reasons; We live in an old home that's drafty and to decorate each season. After renovating our powder room, I knew a blue and white home office would be perfect! As I was designing the space I was inspired to release a blue & white holiday collection for my decor boutique Katrina & Co. You’ll see a lot of my exclusive pieces throughout the room. Our boutique is not offered online yet but 2021 is coming!

As I mentioned in the beginning, we have changed this room three times! Here it was originally. This last transition is not changing...at least for a few years. It's my favorite room in the house. Below you can see how we...I mean Scott built the fireplace wall. Renovation is ugly ya'll and takes grit but the final outcome is always worth it.


in progress of fireplace for home office

in progress of fireplace for home office

Texture, Patterns, and the Focal Point!

The fireplace is obviously the focal point. We purchased our setup and logs from Francis Oil. They were amazing to work with! If you are local, I highly recommend using their company. Tell them Katrina recommended you! 

I wanted our home office to catch AND hold your attention so selected this blue and white plaid wallpaper from James T. Davis to wrap the entire wall. Plaid is a timeless pattern and feels like a Ralph Lauren cashmere sweater.


the morris manor home office fireplace

the morris manor home office fireplace


the morris manor home office fireplace 2

the morris manor home office fireplace 2

On each side of the fireplace we have builtins. I painted them the same color blue as the fireplace for a chic look. The navy I chose is a custom color mixed at James T Davis but it’s similar to this blue from Sherwin Williams. If you are local to Lynchburg come in, we have samples ready for you to take home and try on your walls. The rest of the room needed to be a neutral canvas, as I knew my furniture and decor would be where I would add the pops of blue.


blue built ins

blue built ins

Southern Charm

High contrast colors and tailored furniture mixed with the traditional patterns give our home a very Southern farmhouse feel. I wanted our home office to have that southern charm feeling with a mix of both masculine and feminine details. The space needed to be comfortable, yet refined. I want guests to sit and linger without feeling it's a stuffy home office. The two small ottomans in front of the sofa are part of my very own furniture collection made in North Carolina! Scott added vertical shiplap in our original makeover. It's painted a soft putty color for a neutral canvas.


four season furniture home office

four season furniture home office


the morris manor home office 5

the morris manor home office 5


morris manor home office christmas tree

morris manor home office christmas tree

Where to buy all the things

Most all of the design elements and decor came from James T Davis Paint & Design Center and my boutique Katrina & Co. In case you didn’t know, I partnered with James T Davis in March 2020 (the week before COVID shut the world down!) to have a 4,000 square ft. home decor and specialty gift boutique located inside their Design center. It's a dream for me to help you create a home you love!

holiday decor

This was my favorite room to decorate for the holidays. I was able to use so many of my exclusive holiday collection pieces it made me even more sentimental about my business. My tree is Balsam Hill and I adorned it with hand painted ornaments and mercury glass balls. These gorgeous ornaments were hand painted by Little Miss Felt. The beautiful blue and white abstract art is from Blake Driskill Studios. Both artists I carry in the shop.


morris manor blue and white christmas tree

morris manor blue and white christmas tree


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I used magnolia garland on the mantle and hung our handmade heirloom stockings from Katrina & Co. holiday collection. The mirror allows light to bounce off and create a brighter effect in the room during the day, while the candles give it a soft, warm glow in the evening. Speaking of glow - did you see the chandelier? ALL the heart eyes! This leather tassel chandelier was love at first light! It's so versatile in style. It could go in any home and be a showstopper.


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leather chandelier in home office

leather chandelier in home office


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The Ultimate Home Office

My family loves this room and that matters more than anything! I believe this year we will put the presents under this tree.


the morris manor home office fireplace 5

the morris manor home office fireplace 5


the morris manor christmas tour

the morris manor christmas tour


Christmas blue and white coffee table

Christmas blue and white coffee table


Santa milk and cookie in front of fireplace

Santa milk and cookie in front of fireplace

I hope you enjoyed our home office! I'll be back Friday with our full Christmas Home Tour! WOOHOO!


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For more holiday inspiration check out these previous posts

Red and White Christmas Tour

Neutral Christmas Tour

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