My Black, White & Gold Home Office

I had lots of fun with the décor in our first grown-up home, Something that I always keep in mind when decorating our home is to consider the rest of our household. Naturally, a home needs to be practical & a happy space for all those living in it. In our home, for instance, I doubt that a pink kitchen (which I think is the prettiest ever!) or a super gorgeous, but probably way too colourful home will be a big hit with my left-brain other half.

The one room where I could literally do whatever my heart desired, was my little home office in our George home. I was so excited to put together my own monochrome & gold feminine office space & here is how it all came together:


Like with the rest of the home, the ‘before’ was neat, but not my style at all.

Getting my girly workspace together was a bit of a process, but I love the way it came together in the end. Honestly, I miss a dedicated office space, because now that we’re back in Jozi, I huddle around the dining room table. My products, books & papers are sometimes a bit much for the household. To date, they have actually been very patient with ‘my dining room office’.


As with most of the house, I had hours (maybe even days) of fun on Pinterest, finding images of girly workspaces, so here is a bit of my inspiration for my black, white & gold home office – what’s not to love?


As you can see from the before image above: when we moved in, the study/home office was a boring beigy colour, so firstly the entire room was painted white.

I’m such a fan of wallpaper & would have loved to add wallpaper to one or more of the walls, but I went for painted black stripes in the end. Much cheaper & easier to do.

The doors of the cupboard & the drawers were yellowish & the knobs were outdated, so I had these sprayed & replaced the original knobs with something a bit more girly & glamorous.

I covered my files with black, white & gold paper & added some gold bits & bobs. A fresh flower or two also added softness to the room.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a pic of our the bookshelf, but I wanted to mention that we also managed to colour code our books & keep it semi-neat & styled most of the time.


I feel so blessed to have had such a gorgeous space – with a window that looked out onto the garden – to work in.

I loved so many things about this office; the view of the garden, my little golden vase & tea cup; the gold decals; my inspiration images & “Hello Sunshine” framed print.

Thank you for joining me for this trip down memory lane. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.

Yolandi ♥

‘After;’ image credits: Melanie Mare photography for aZestyLife.

Inspo image credits: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5 







5 Comments on My Black, White & Gold Home Office

  1. Alet
    September 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm (4 months ago)

    Love the transformation! There is something about stripes in a room, that just brings it to live!

    • Yolandi
      September 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you so much Alet. xxx

  2. Carla M VD Westhuizen
    September 15, 2017 at 9:52 am (4 months ago)

    I absolutely LOVE this! Those black and white stripes are definitely going to happen in my next house 🙂

  3. Michelle Leslie
    November 28, 2017 at 9:03 am (2 months ago)

    Simply gorgeous Yolandi. The black, white and gold makes it look so classy. I could be super creative in a office space like that

    • Yolandi
      December 5, 2017 at 5:45 am (1 month ago)

      Thank you Michelle. I loved that space.

      I also headed over to your blog & absolutely love it!


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