Project Pink & Orange: Homework Room Update!

I meant to post this last week but this little puppy kept me very busy last week!  Meet Marilyn Monroe, our new tiny Yorkie!

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Isn’t she absolutely adorable?

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Anyway, last week my painter/wallpaper installer came in to work on the girls’ homework room.  It is looking absolutely fabulous and I couldn’t be happier.

Here’s a sneak peek of the wallpaper and the wall colour: Raspberry Blush by Benjamin Moore.

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Then I was able to “force” my husband to put together the Ikea desks and chairs I bought for each girl. 

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Doesn’t it look fantastic so far……the girls are ecstatic and my vision for their homework room is coming to fruition!!

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Can you believe I bought these adorable little storage bins from the dollar store… would think they were made for the wallpaper, they accent the paper and colours perfectly.

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And the FILLSTA table lamp is perfect.  Although I must admit it took me a while to figure out how to put this lamp together. Embarrassed smile


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So far so good!!  What’s left to do is put up shelving above the desk, create an art wall for their pictures & paintings and get going on my DIY chalkboard.  So stay tuned for another update soon!!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xoxo


  • Angella

    Are the pillows from IKEA as well?

  • Christine Da Costa

    Hi Angella,
    No the pillows are not from IKEA. I bought those in NYC at the Marimekko store. You can find them at the furniture retailer EQ3 if you are in Canada or at any Merimekko store in North America. Have a great day.

  • Christine Da Costa

    Hi, Thanks for leaving a comment. My girls love their Micke desk…….you must get it!!!

  • Beth

    I love this. I love the Micke desks. I wanted the bigger one but now I’ve seen this I prefer it this way. Is it easy to make the cupboards go together like this? Because on each desk you’ve put the cupboard on the opposite side so that they join in the middle? Does IKEA give you this option in the instructions?
    Thank you!

  • Christine Da Costa

    Hi Beth. Yes ikea gives you both options in their instructions so its easy to put the cupboard on whatever side you want it on. Good luck. And I will be sharing another peak in the next week so come back :-). Thanks for your comment!

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