Marker Girl My Office Makeover – Part 3 The Finishing Touches

studio makeover Marker Girl by Karen Davis Interior Designer Houston TX

My final installment of my office makeover is all about those finishing touches. This picture below was something I wanted to show in a single photo all of my very favorite things around my office.

Marker Girl Home Studio Desk

The decoration started with the prints I found. As soon as I saw them I knew they were meant for my office. Society 6 – Polka Rain by Karen Hofstetter . I had saved a remanent of Barbara Barry’s BBS Chairs fabric from Kravet. I opted to frame it. My other favorite things are accessories from Kate Spade and Jonathan Adler, my finds of funs books with inspiring titles, and a few fuchsia pink accessories.  I am obsessed with notebooks they are always out and around the office.

My rug was a find at World Market  from their indoor outdoor collection this past summer. I customized the slip cover chairs from ikea with monogramming for Marker Girl. 

Marker Girl Design Studio


Then in the corner I created a little seating area using a simple slipcover chair with a custom table I had made locally from Custom Creations. The appliqué pillow is from lace field designs and the floor lamp from West Elm. I embellished the lamp with ribbon giving it a marker feel.  I had the giclee painting before, it is a favorite I have had for a few years so I made sure to incorporate it in the room.

Marker Girl Studio


That is my office a real fun hi/low design project for me… Stayed for more Marker Girl Makeover projects I will be featuring soon!


Here is Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed them.

Happy Everything!



  1. Tammy@InStitches on November 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I love it, so bright and pretty !

  2. Karen Davis on November 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks Tammy!

  3. Sissy on February 25, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful office! I am in the process of designing my craft room with the IKEA Besta system. I went to the Houston store last week but was informed that they were changing the Besta line and did not have the Vassbo doors I needed and their new pieces wouldn’t be out until April. I was bummed out but then I found your blog! I am now glad they didn’t have the doors because I much prefer your Ikea Hack!!! I was wondering if you used the 50″ or 75″ shelf unit with the small extension in your design?


    • Karen Davis on February 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Glad this was helpful I used the 75″

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