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Jun 21

The Girl Cave

Eeeek! Guys, I am so totally happy to finally share all of these photos with you :) I know some of you have seen the amazing feature that the sweet Jen put together over at Made By Girl. But I too wanted to share the beautiful photos Jenna McKenzie took because I have loved ’em to pieces since the moment I got them back. Looking back on all of my Girl Cave progress posts from the past few months (which you can find here, here and here) it seems like I’ve really talked this space up; so I am hoping that these photos fill your expectations and more. And I hope all you chicks out there find the inspiration to morph a space in your home, into the perfect cave for you. Thank you so much, Jen! Big hugs. And Jenna, you’re a rockstar. Xo

Like I mentioned over at Made By Girl, I’ve since traded out the blue nailhead chair for two purple-gray armless versions (which are pretty rad), and flip flopped the furniture in my office to better accommodate clients and guests. But I have to say I just love that blue chair and thought it was an awesome purchase for $299 (HomeGoods). It currently sits in our bedroom. The silver lamp base is from Ikea and the white lampshade is from Target. The zebra carpet which has quickly become one of my most favorite details in the room, is from Overstock and was a deal at $180. And remember those white acrylic chairs I told you all that I hated? Well I bought the carpet once I returned the chairs. The white waste basket was $9 from HomeGoods and is used to house my wrapping paper and ribbon. It’s a fun little detail that adds a little colour to the room.

My desk is the Josephine desk from World Market, and was on sale for $170 when I bought it back in February. It has a few chips and scratches on it now from bumping it into things during our move, but I adore it because it looks like a cross between West Elm’s Parsons Desk (which I wanted so badly but couldn’t justify buying) and a desk I loved over at Crate and Barrel. The drawer doesn’t open nearly far enough but I love my desk and hope to use it for at least the new few years. My silver cake stands are from Target and my gold rimmed blue tumblers are from a vintage shop downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The white book case is from Ikea (and is such a versatile piece). The white rhino head was a birthday present from my husband for my 25th birthday; remember how badly I wanted this guy? He’s from Z Gallerie, and my turquoise geometric print dress is from Lulus. The silver gymnast statue was a birthday gift from my sweet Mum, when I was growing up.

I just love having that pink wall. It’s totally my fave thing in our apartment (I don’t remember the colour but it’s a Martha hue). My gray desk chair is from World Market and is actually a dining room chair. It was on sale for $100. The pink cake stands are from Marshalls. The white bowl is vintage, as are the sea foam green wall hooks. The Mrs hanger is from LilaFrances on etsy and is from our wedding. The green floral print and pink Greek key pillows were hand sewn by me and the white pillow is a ring bearer pillow from Hobby Lobby. The pink flower stud earrings are from Forever 21 (Christina, I know you asked :) and the milk glass vases are vintage etsy. My curtains are from Target and are clipped back to the wall because they are too long. And I’m too lazy to sew ’em. And they’re clipped to the wall with thumbtacks. That’s how I roll, people.

Be jealous of my peonies. Sometimes I find myself staring intently at them for long periods of time. And you can be a little jealous of my vintage teal tea cart too. I love that it doesn’t really match anything in the entire room; except my blue tumblers. One day I’ll use the cart and the tumblers to start a really cool mini bar but until then it houses my craft supplies. And it’s pretty to look at.

Keep Calm and Hey Gorg On, blogettes. I don’t care what everyone seems to say these days about these posters becoming cliche. I love my custom Keep Calm print; it was custom framed at Hobby Lobby. The silver frame on the white shelf is a vintage find and the canvas of the bouquet is from my first Inspiration Shoot and the one that Style Me Pretty featured on Valentines Day. My floral dress is from Forever 21 and the wire letter “R” is Anthropologie. Gray cardigan from Express.
And because everyone loves a good Before and After…

One more just for kicks:

And proof that Girl Cave’s make you really happy. See?

Oh and because this little guy works overtime to keep me company all day and night, I had to include some him in here too!

Hugs, everyone!

106 thoughts on “The Girl Cave”

  1. Natalie says:

    I loved this feature, your girl cave exceeded my expectations! I love how your pieces are gorgeous, yet attainable, you have such an amazing eye! Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle says:

    I was SO excited to see your Girl Cave and I knew you wouldn't let me down!!! I just love it and see that you and I have the same little pink and silver boxes from IKEA in our office areas! :) I can't wait to have a clean, organized space like this in our house one day…so exciting and I love all your little details and that fabulous find chair! You look beautiful! I'm off to check out your feature now…woo hoo!!!

    Liesl :)

  3. Silvana says:

    Oh how lovely. Really great transformation. I love the image with the sweet red shoes in the background!

  4. Hollie Ann says:

    Awesome awesome photos! I loveeee the light blue chair. I need a girl cave!

  5. Tamara Nicole says:

    What a great room makeover Rhiannon! And you look adorbs in the pics:-) I have a zebra print rug in my office space too, what a fun look huh?!

    Seriously your space is inspiring!!!

  6. Tia Brumbelow says:

    I am in love with your "girl cave!!" such a great job and so pretty =)

  7. Rosie says:

    Ri you truly outdid yourself! If this were my working space I would never want to leave home. Congrats, it's absolutely stunning!

  8. Shell Sherree says:

    Your girl cave is gorgeous. Pretty, feminine, neat, elegant and welcoming all rolled up into a beautiful pastel package. And as for your little guy ~ I'm smitten.

  9. Free Pretty Things For You says:

    SOOO YOU!!!! Vintag-ie , Modern, Classy and GORGEOUS!!Totally YOU! :)

  10. Free Pretty Things For You says:

    SOOO YOU!!!! Vintag-ie , Modern, Classy and GORGEOUS!!Totally YOU! :)

  11. Gawgus things... says:

    Can't tell you how much I love your space! It's just too divine for words :) xxx

  12. Tucker says:

    I'm obsessed rhi!! everything is gorgeous. i'm gonna be coming to you for advice when we get a real human home. one day.

    and i don't know what to PIN first (:

  13. Amy says:

    I've literally been waiting for this and gasped when I saw that you posted the pics. :) I love the room. It's totally my style.

    Keep blogging, love. I thouroughly enjoy your posts.

  14. The Bookness says:

    I am fallin for your work. AMazing as usual.


  15. Beau lifestyle says:

    Hi I came over from made by girl, i love your style and office. whish you could plan my wedding…but europe is a bit far away…

  16. emmakisstina says:

    I am so in love with your space! A little jealous too. I wish I had an extra room to transform into a gorgeous creative Girl Cave where I could draw even more girly drawings. sigh

  17. Beau lifestyle says:

    ooooh and i love your dresses. Does that shop has an online store or website.
    -Love- Chantal

  18. jas - the gluten free scallywag says:

    Gorgeous Rhi – I just love it! It's so you too that little bit of pink and with a fresh modern vintage twist! It makes such a difference to work in a space that you love and I can see some fabulous work coming out of this little office :)

    All the best from Oz xx

  19. Jessica of Fine and Fleurie says:

    So stinkin' cute, Rhi! Seriously lovely :)

  20. Keri says:

    Beautiful! What a fabulous place to work :)

  21. Kerry says:

    Oh Lady, I saw these over on Jen's blog and I fell in love! The room looks so fab! I absolutely adore it. You did such a great job :) xx

  22. jillian :: cornflake dreams. says:

    what a wonderful space! i love your white dress too!!! where did you get it? :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  23. Melanie says:

    You did a fantastic job!! I love the crisp whites with the little splatters of color throughout. So chic!

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
    Follow @UnraveldThreads on twitter!

  24. Kirby says:

    the room looks great! it makes me want to plan a trip to come for a visit and hang out in there!

  25. Marie says:

    I LOVE your office! It is just PERFECT!
    And I adore your blog so I´m now a follower :)
    xx Marie House Chic

  26. Carly says:

    It is all about the little details and you did such an amazing job on them…love the new Girl Cave!

  27. cindy* says:

    so much loveliness!! i spied your little pink depression glass teacup…I have one just like it!

  28. Nora Rose says:

    I've been seriously lusting after that rug on Overstock.com. Did you feel it was good quality for the price? I'm redoing my office too and this is the best inspiration!!!

  29. Mademoiselle Michael says:

    #Winning! Perfect balance of elegance and professionalism for all of your lovely clients. Great job!!!

  30. Leah says:

    Wow, you really did a great job! Enjoy it, you deserve it.

    xo L.

  31. It's Kody with a K says:

    I was so excited to see this was up! My favorite post so far!

  32. ASHLEY says:

    it's so amazing RHI!!! I LOVE every little bit!!!!! Perfection! And I am so jealous :)

  33. Brooke says:

    I still can't believe how amazing this is! I also love the before pictures because to turn that into what you turned it into is amazing and definitely my inspiration for when we move into our first apartment!

  34. Jenna Lee says:

    I love that hanger. Where did you get it. I need one. The whole "cave" is amazing. Its perfect! Love the hug pic!

  35. Brancoprata says:

    Oh.I.LOVE.THIS!!! It was SO worth the wait!!!!!

  36. Morgan says:

    Love it!!! Esp the "Hey Gorg on" sign!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Love everything about this – it has inspired my own office when I purchase my first house one day. Thanks for sharing & enjoy!

  38. April of A. Liz Adventures says:

    Yep, absolutely amazing, just what I expected! You did a fantastic job Rhi and it's got to be a pleasure working from that pretty pretty space.

  39. Erin Elizabeth says:

    OMG Rhi!! I love every inch of this space! I would never leave home, so amazing:)

  40. Lisa says:

    Okay seriously Rhi… if you ever get tired of wedding planning, just be an interior designer. And a model on the side. You/your office are completely gorgeous!!
    Hope you're having a great week! :)

  41. Mandy says:

    What a lovely space you have created!! I adore it!

  42. Abby Grace Photography says:

    This post makes me really excited for one day when I have my own space to decorate. Right now I work out of my living room in our one bedroom flat. it's depressing. but this post was really encouraging!

  43. Koru Kate says:


  44. Vatne Designs says:

    So excited to see the finished room and it is gorgeous, of course!! Beautiful job Rhi!

  45. Caroline says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! XO!

  46. Ashley says:

    this room is totally you. may you feel driven, happy and inspired in there every day! keep up the good work!

  47. Lauren@ "Happiness is..." says:

    It looks like such a calming room! I love it! I especially love that adorable hanger! too cute! nice work!

  48. claire gallam says:

    so cute. love love.

  49. Kelly Hicks says:

    This room is so pretty! Love the Keep Calm print! I'm in the process of making my own girl cave. I hope it turns out as lovely as yours!

  50. Melz says:

    Rhiannon! This office is Beautiful!!! Such great taste! I love it all! You did a fabulous job! Keep on postin'! :)

  51. Allison @ Engaged & Inspired says:

    Very very chic! I love all the little deets. I keep telling my husband that one of these days I will actually create a cute office and work there. Right now I am all over the place !

  52. Allison @ Engaged & Inspired says:

    Very very chic! I love all the little deets. I keep telling my husband that one of these days I will actually create a cute office and work there. Right now I am all over the place !

  53. Alicia - Bakeaholic says:

    Love it! It looks absolutely perfect. I love love love the chairs and carpet. I wish I had another room in our apartment to make into a 'girl cave'! But sadly I will have to stick to re-doing our living room :)

  54. Naomi Goodman says:

    Perfectly Rhi! I love it!! xo

  55. Belle on Heels says:

    so perfect, rhi! i pink puffy heart it!

  56. Astrid says:

    Love the Girl Cave! Very Pretty!

  57. Laura *You Stir Me* says:

    this office is totally living up to my expectations, Rhi! It's everything that you and your blog/company are – clean, refreshing, romantic, smart and gorgeous! Oooo and inspiring. Very inspiring. Congrats!

  58. {The Perfect Palette} says:

    Super cute and so you!! Love all the details. So much personality. And so peaceful feeling! xo, chrissy.

  59. Kristi says:

    It looks amazing, and so perfectly you!!!! I love, love, love that cart ;-)))))


  60. Alicia@CharityWedding says:

    It looks incredible! You did a beautiful job! It is the PERFECT place to stay inspired and get work done!

  61. Michaela says:

    GIRL. I'm so darn proud of you. This is amazing. Like I've said all along (: And just so everyone knows, I've seen the purply chairs and they ROCK. So fun to see it on Made by Girl!!!!


  62. Nikki says:

    I love it! Need an assistant? I'll fetch coffee so you never have to leave ;)

  63. ashley nicole catherine says:

    lovelovelove this!! you've done such an amazing job transforming that space! and what great inspiration. thanks for the tip on overstock – just might buy a rug from there!


  64. ag. says:

    It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm so impressed by the transformation…and you make it seem so easy!

  65. Nicole says:

    Love it! I NEED a girl cave!

  66. Dreamer... says:

    Lovely space! what camera do you have? nice pictures.

  67. Design Apprentice says:

    I could not be happier for you! Both your gorgeous cave and you look amazing. Such a beautiful venue for any lucky bride to have her day planned.

  68. Lori says:

    It is beyond gorgeous Rhi ~ I love it and it suits you to a "t". xo

  69. Shal says:

    You are SO creative, I love it all and all the details. I am so lucky to be working with you for my big day :) xo

  70. la petite coquine says:

    Such an AMAZING before and after! Your girlcave is absolutely drop dead gorgeous, and I only wish my office looked like this!

    But I'd have a revolt in my nearly all-male office. A girl can dream…

  71. The Vintage Modern Bride says:

    i love it! i want a girl cave!

  72. Colourrich says:

    I want me a girl cave!! Thanks so much for sharing and your detailed 'where to find' descriptions. I bet you are SO productive here :D

  73. Jackln says:

    WOW! I absolutely adore it! I love your girl cave. Those chairs are my favorite part!

  74. Emily Henning says:

    I love this and I'm totally jealous now, thanks. :)

  75. Megan says:

    It is absolutely amazing, Rhi!! I love every single precious, girly detail!!

  76. Michelle @ Ten June says:

    As I've said before, BRAVO BRAVO!!!!! Job well done : ) And the chairs you ended up with are point on, much better than our first choice!

  77. Christina says:

    Thanks for replying to my tweet and answering my question. :)

    Can you please help me pick out colors for our main room? ;)

  78. Natasha says:

    Keep Calm and Hey Gorg On, love it!!
    This has you written all over it Rhi! What an amazing job, everything is so incredibly pretty and i'm sure the inspiration just flows in an office like this!
    Hugs back at you,
    Natasha xx

  79. Looking Glass says:

    Love, love, love your girl cave! Your desk actually reminds me a little of mine! Great taste haha! Loving the before & afters. Great job.

    ~ Clare x

  80. Gracie says:

    Oh my gosh!! This is utterly amazing. I would definitely love my own space like that. Great work!

  81. Drew {Coral Cafe} says:

    Saw this over on Jen's blog and I absolutely ADORE every bit of it! So glamour-chic and romantic! Perfect for the wedding mindset! You look gorgeous in the photos!

  82. Drew {Coral Cafe} says:

    Saw this over on Jen's blog and I absolutely ADORE every bit of it! So glamour-chic and romantic! Perfect for the wedding mindset! You look gorgeous in the photos!

  83. Natasha says:

    love love LOVING your new workspace rhi!! gorgeous just like we knew it would be..i'd be happy to work in that lovely space ANY day of the week sweetie ;)

  84. Kristen says:

    i love it rhi! totally gorgeous!

  85. Tonya Peterson says:

    It is beautiful in pictures and even more amazing in person. Love you to pieces!!!

  86. Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} says:

    I AH-dore your space Rhi!! So glamorous… I would never want to leave it!

  87. Something Old, Something New says:

    oh my gosh this is just awesome! you did a really great job. Want to come redecorate my room for me? :) BTW I love that white dress – where is it from??

  88. Emily says:

    Sweet Blog! I love your space. Sweet inspirations. I saw your blog via MadeByGirl. I also posted some of your images on my blog http://www.lucitelavender.com Happy Blogging!

  89. Kelley @ Kelley Maria says:

    Girl you rocked it!!!! I am in love with everything – every detail! I am swooning over the colors, furnishings, accessories. You just have fab style and taste :)

    Enjoy the cave!

  90. christine, just bella says:

    Eeeee!! Rhi! This is so flippin' fantastic. Talk about motivation to work, this room is a gem. You did such an amazing job!

  91. Sandra Downie {The White Library} says:

    This is awesome! Lovely girl cave! The colors and style are really pretty!

  92. Paloma says:

    If I came into this space as a bride, I would 1) Know my wedding was in good hands and 2) Be so inspired to get to work with you on it!

  93. natasha {schue love} says:

    Oh my goodness! It looks beyond beautiful! You did an amazing job…so much eye candy in this space…the desk being such a stunning anchor! Major kudos!!!

  94. Morley says:

    I love how it's simple & yet has gorgeous details! It's crazy what a little detail can do to a space!

  95. Ashley says:

    I was waiting for the reveal of your "girl cave" and it looks amazing! (: I actually just ordered the Josephine desk from World Market.. and I can't wait to get it. I'm hoping to find an armless chair similar to yours, but for now I'll keep looking. There are so many beautiful pieces in your girl cave… I can see what it makes you happy. (:

    Surround yourself with beauty and you can't help but see beauty.

  96. megan lane says:

    WOW, that is absolutely gorgeous!! what an inspiring space!

  97. jessica says:

    absolutely amazing, rhi!! i love every single detail!! i'd be so happy to work in an office like that… :) you have me inspired to make a few changes in my own space! xo

  98. I BLEED PINK says:

    I am in love with how this all came out!! Having a place like this can only lead to wonderful things!

  99. WOW! So clean and tidy. I’m jealous of how organized you are. Does is look like that all the time?? My white desk is covered in piles, my storage shelves are overflowing, and my pin boards are full! LOL! May have to use your room as inspiration!!

  100. Tania says:

    I love your space, looks very similar to my home office! xox

  101. I found your blog through MadebyGirl and I love it. Your “Girl Cave” is amazing!

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