Home Office Changes
January 15, 2013
Hello! Today I thought I’d share some changes I made to my office earlier this month. I wanted to add some dark navy to the office and some raspberry pink too (I love that combo) so here’s a peek at some new window panels and a new rug I added. The rug and panels that I bought and made last summer got moved to other spaces. I replaced the rug with a navy and white trellis rug that I scored for 75% off on a Cyber Monday sale in December.
The X-leg desk I bought marked down to $175 last year from a local furniture shop, but I found out you can also buy it here. The desk chair is from Staples, and the white color is only for sale in stores but I saw it there last week so I know it’s still available. The new window panels are one of my patterns I designed, it’s an edgy grid geometric print in navy and raspberry pink – it will be available in a few colorways soon.
This square pillow is another pattern I’m working on right now – I love it in this color combo and the plan is to make it available in other bright combinations for summer.
The addition I’m most excited about it the bookshelf library unit opposite the desk that Matt and I built last week – we fastened together some IKEA parts and added trim, hardware, and brass library lights.
The wishbone chair is part of a pair of chairs from Overstocks – the pillow is DL Rhein in Waikiki that I bought last year at Joss & Main – no longer available though.
I was going to paint the backs a shade of blue, but I’ve done that before, so instead I chose a pink somewhere between raspberry and bubble gum because I thought it would be fun and girly and also because pink and brass are a hot combo! I’ve collected a few brass accents over the years, I thought this would be a cool place to display some of them. The paint color is ‘Canterbury Lane’ by Glidden.
I love the idea of storing office supplies in pretty containers – I think it’s important to surround yourself with what you love instead of boring or mundane organizers.
The brass lights are actually plugin picture lights (not hardwired sconces) which look really great when lit up at night, plus they give me extra lighting when I work.
We saved a ton by using IKEA pieces for this freestanding library unit – I’ll share the full story on how we put it together tomorrow – see you then!