Series: "The Score" with Naomi of Design Manifest

GOod Morning! I am so excited to have Naomi from Design Manifest over here today showing off her favorite score.  When I first saw Naomi's blog it knocked my socks off. This girl has mean style and it shows! Check out her pad, I want to move in...
And her Rast hack, seriously???...

She rocks color so well...

Now that you've got a sample, here is the lovely Miss Naomi...


Hi Everyone! Oh I just love treasure hunting, don't you? Sometimes its the quest and sometimes its the find, but really the whole decorating process just thrills me.

Today I'm sharing my favorite score. This was certainly a toughie to choose, as I have so many items I cherish. Last month I went to a furniture auction and walked away with a ton of loot (while cackling like a fool, might I add.) But actually, my favorite score is quite a simple piece that I stumbled upon last year. It is a West Elm Parsons Desk. I've always admired the clean lines, but wasn't interested in ponying up the $300 price tag. Lucky for me, this one was second-hand and only $40.







It was a little nicked up, but nothing a hand sander and a few coats of paint couldn't fix. (Colorful lacquered furniture beats tired fake wood veneer any day!)







I have always love love loved this space styled Lili Diallo.


So... can you guess? I painted my desk hot pink.
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Only months later, Pantone would name Honeysuckle the color of the year and I would feel both smug, and annoyed at how trendy I was...

Either which way, it's pink and I heart it.





I picked up this vintage Lucite chair to compliment the desk. I like that its comfy and doesn't distract too much from the desk. The pillow fabric was also a great bargain find.






To balance out all the color I have going on, I added a rustic wood shelf above my desk. I like to turn on my Christmas lights at night and let my office nook sparkle.




I hope you guys enjoyed my score.

Danika, thanks so much for having me over. I'm a newer reader of Gorgeous Shiny Things and am so excited we have found each other. Your talent and resourcefulness truly inspire. I will never be able to hand draw a mural, but at least I can paint a desk!

Thank YOU Naomi for sharing your awesome score. Now if you haven't been to Design Manifest yet, GO! You are going to fall in love with this blog, I promise.

16 comments:

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Thanks, Danika!! You are too sweet. You can come visit any time :)

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I really love the colors Naomi chose. I love your lucite chair!!!!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

What an awesome score. As much as I would love that desk, being a frugal gal the price deters me. Keep hoping to find it second hand {which will be tough as we don't have a west elm in western Canada!}

erin@designcrisis said...

The shelf turned out AWESOME and I loveee the christmas lights.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Naomi is beyond talented- absolutely love what she did with her desk and that rast hack is epic. Gorgeous!!!

Brandi said...

I love how she took her inspiration trick and made it her own. Going to check her blog out now!

Fran said...

So cool!! Love the pink parsons desk! Great series.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Naomi is a rock star. Love that pink/blue combo and the shelf is a perfect complement.

H.G. The Countess said...

So so so creative! Good to know paint takes well to the West Elm Parsons desk, if I ever get tired of white :)

My Interior Life said...

LOVE it!! I found a chunky parson's desk (not West Elm) at Habitat recently and advised my babysitter to get it. She did. I'm going to forward this to her so she can see how awesome yours turned out. As always, great job, Naomi! And thanks Danika for having her over. You know I love you both!

Design Junkie said...

LLUVIT! The colors, the styling, the chair - mui fabio!

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

These two colors together just make me sooooo happy! Love every bit of it!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Hey thanks everyone! Nice to see some of my favorite ladies leaving me some love.

Things That Sparkle said...

Naomi is amazing!!! Her home is beyond gorgeous

Bromeliad said...

Love Naomi and love to score.

MaviDeniz said...

i love your blog, you are so creative.

New follower :)

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