angela’s office renovation

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I have wanted to renovate my office for what seems like forever. I haven’t yet because I am just not sure the look I want to go for. Living with my husband and four boys (yes, four boys), I want a space that is entirely my own. Dare I say, a space that may even repel the male species altogether?

With that in mind, I do know that I want the space to be significantly more feminine than the rest of my home.

Before any major change.

Before any major change.

I found blinds and a rug. Progress!

I found blinds and a rug. Progress!

And here are a couple of images that are serving as inspiration.

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I have already purchased a similar rug and I love the idea of some sort of bed and chinoiserie wallpaper.  I wonder if I could fit a daybed in as a place to lie down and read or watch tv?

Pink chinoiserie

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What about pink wallpaper?  That would definitely keep the boys out.

Well, wish me luck!

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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314



  1. Avatar Sue says:

    I love the walls. Completely beautiful and would love to have some more feminine rooms in my home. I saw these pillows today and thought that I would pass them along. If you don’t want to do a whole wall they might be a nice alternative…. or go big and have both!

  2. Avatar Angela says:

    Love those! I may be bold and do both! Hmmmmm…….

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