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As someone who works from home, I’m always checking out office spaces on Pinterest. In my book, the perfect home office doesn’t have to be large or filled with designer touches but does need to be functional, have pretty accessories and incorporate personal touches. Here are 10 of my favorite office spaces and why they work in my book.
One of the things I love about that this compact work station is that there is room to spread out and if needed accommodates two people working. I recently added a glass top to my desk and think that really adds to the style of a work surface.
This is a great example of a personalized work area. The two lamps help to define the desk and the inspiration board is a great centerpiece to this gallery wall, which is full of personal pieces.
While not exactly my style, this super sleek and modern desk offers style and function with the drawer unit that helps keep the desk area uncluttered. If I was to change one thing about this space it would be the chair…this desk calls for a chair with more style.
There are so many cute things in this office space. The desk is charming (love the curves) and the chalkboard is functional and pretty. I also love the dress form which adds a personal feel to this work space.
Isn’t this space pretty? I love the painted desk top and the overall arrangement of this L-shaped work surface. The bookshelves are the perfect mix of decorative and functional items and that chandelier adds a touch of glam. This beautiful space was designed by Sabrina of Pink Little Notebook who has a fabulous blog I highly recommend you check out.
My favorite part of this work space is the floating shelves which help keep the space open and airy but still provide ample space for organization and display.
What really makes this office space work for me are the pops of bold color with all the white. The expedite bookcase is great for storage and I love the Louis chair in place of a traditional office chair. Only thing missing…a fun rug!
Cute and compact is how I’d describe this office space. The bold wall color definitely adds lots of energy and the plant adds visual interest.
I’m all for a non-traditional desk in an office and love that this space feel mores like an extension of the homes décor than a hard-core office space.
I’ve always liked the idea of an office space in a closet. This is the perfect solution when space is at a premium. The open shelves are great for decorative storage boxes and accessories, and the top cabinet gives you space to store more mundane office supplies behind closed doors.
When I look at all of these offices spaces, I realize there are a few common elements that stand out to me and that help define the perfect home office.
1. Storage–Boxes, Baskets and Bookcases provide storage while also adding to the style of an office space.
2. Lighting–Unique lighting both on the desktop and overhead help make an office space pretty and functional.
3. Seating–Non-traditional chairs used as desk chairs are a great way to up-style your work area.
4. Color–Whether through accessories, wall color or rugs, color makes an office space feel energized.
5. Wall decor–Mixing functional pieces like chalk or bulletin boards with framed art and inspirational quotes helps to personalized an office space.
6. Accessories–Every good office deserves pretty accessories. Using decorative pieces to hold pencil, paper and files makes an office feel less rigid.
7. Flowers-Guaranteed to make your work space happier!
Want to see what my home office space looks like? I’ve been doing a little spruce up and will share it with you next week.
all images via my Office/Craft Space pinterest board
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Today I celebrate my 22nd wedding anniversary and these are just a few of the things I’ve learned over the years! Happy Anniversary to my Love!
Enjoy these weekend reads….
I love everything about this office!
This is a pretty amazing jewelry station.
A pretty simply and fabulous diy projects.
Some great furniture makeovers.
Have a fab weekend!
Since I spend so much time in my office, I feel the need to surround myself with pretty office accessories. Having an organized & stylish office space is not only necessary to fuel my creativity but it also spurs me to keep my small space organized and tidy. There are a few essential elements I think every office space needs like a desk lamp and desk chair and beyond that there are some really stylish pieces that I think every office could use. Today I’ve rounded up some of my favorite inspirational office spaces and a handful of adorable office accessories I found on Etsy.
Check it out….be inspired and then get back to work, in style!
I love the simplicity of the space. The striped rug adds just enough pattern to keep the space interesting and that mirror is a definite style statement.
I love the idea of a hanging light over the desk and the bold color that is balanced against an all white space.
So much to love about this space. Why go with a brown wood desk when you the color pink exist? And that animal print bulletin boards is so stylish.
Upgrading a simple metal file cabinet is just a few paint strokes away.
Stained Glass Business Holder and Pencil Cup Patterned Desk Tray Paris Pencil Collection Personalized Chevron Mouse Pad Designer Clipboard with Zebras Chevron Letter Holder Framed Bulletin Board
Since the month of January at my house is all about organizing, I thought I’d share some of my favorite office and work space inspiration with you. And as an added bonus I’ve included three of my tested and proven organizing tips.
Organizing Tip #1: A Pretty Workspace=A Productive Workspace
I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be work in a space that is uninspiring and lacks a sense of style. Creating a stylish workspace can be done by simply investing in a few colorful and chic desk accessories to hold your office tools and papers. Head to your local big box store and shop the kitchen section for decorative glass jars, platters and baskets.
Flea markets and thrift stores are also a great resource of silver trays, bowls and dishes that will add an elegant touch to your desk.
Organizing Tip#2: Organize From the Floor Up
The floor space under your desk or next to it is often unused. This valuable space can help you stay organized if put to use in the right way. Stack decorative boxes or lidded baskets under or to the side of your desk. Use them to hold extra printer paper, notebooks or other large office supplies that would normally sit on the top of your desk. If the space allows, build a shelf under the desk to hold file and magazine boxes which you can easily reach when needed.
Organizing Tip#3: Keep your projects Close to Keep you on Track
One of the best and most stylish ways to set up function and organization in your office is by incorporating a decorative bulletin/inspiration board. The board becomes a great place to hang to-do list, materials for projects in progress and inspirational photos. Incorporate a bulletin board that coordinates with your décor for added style! Even in a limited space, you can make a bulletin board would for you.
A final note on organizing…be creative! I love this idea of using a picture frame and a piece of fabric to create a desktop organization station! The link to the original source is not working but it looks like a pretty simple DIY!
I’d love to know if you have a favorite organizing tip for your home office so please leave a comment and share!
Have you ever though that stylish bookends are hard to find? Well, I’ve rounded up a few great choices that just might change your mind.
I love this Crystal Finial/Bookend from Restyled Creations via Etsy. Not only would that make a stylish bookend but it’s also a great tabletop accent!
A fun take on an animal themed bookend. These Orange Lion Bookends would look great on a white bookcase!
These Retro Owl Bookends had me at hello. I’m going through a bit of an OWL obsession at the moment so I couldn’t overlook these.
I love an easy upcycled vintage project. Not only are these Old School Metal Bookends practical, they just became stylish with a coat of paint and a stenciled number.
This is one of the most innovative bookends I’ve come across. The Wood Alphabet Bookend and a statement piece and a work of art.
If you’re looking for something a bit more unexpected, how about these Linen Bookends/Shelf Pillows with a silhouette image. Fun and chic!
These High Five Bookends are great for a mans office or boys room. They’d also be pretty cool if you happen to have a where you make things by hand!
A nod to Parisian style. These SpiSani Poodle Bookends are pretty stylish with their acrylic base and posh puppy!
One of my personal favorites.. LOVE Bookends!
And for a bit of a whimsical touch, how about these Bracket Bookends. Love the color and love that they truly are unique!
Now that you have some great bookend options, how about a little inspiration on how to use bookends and other decorative pieces in your bookcase displays!
So, which bookends are your favorite?
For even more bookend options, check out this post over at Design Tabloid!
Last Saturday I attended the grand opening of the new C Wonder store here in Atlanta at Lenox Mall. I’ve purchased from C Wonder via the internet and love everything they have to offer so I was super excited that they were opening a store in the ATL. Despite a crazy schedule of events this weekend, I didn’t want to miss the big day.
Here’s my morning at C Wonder in photos (sorry for a few blurry iPhone photos).
Bright window displays showcasing some of their wares!
Green and white french doors with their chic “C” logo!
This is their Easy Tote which comes in a ton of colors and has a metal C medallion. I love this bag and guarantee they must have sold hundreds this weekend given the number of women I saw with one in hand.
Throughout the store they had some fun display elements…this MoPed was adorable!
Fun wall alcoves to display product in.
C Wonder has lots of stylish accessories!
A cute tablescape with their Bamboo dinnerware.
Classic Blue and White home decor! The Foo Dog was a design trend throughout the store.
More display alcoves, this time framed out.
Loved these monogram plates. I bought one with my last initial.
Love, love, love this navy Ikat dinnerware! The bowls would be so cute to store bracelets in and the salad plates would look great hung on a wall.
Lots of bright clothing for sale…perfect for the last weeks of summer.
Stylish Foo Dog bookends…only $58.
More decorative plates!
Another cute display using their retro CITY BIKES which were for sale!
Fun summer dresses and lots of jewelry.
C Wonder Cosmetic cases and bags are awesome. Lots of colors and patterns.
And their cute shopping bags…two of which came home with me.
I hope you have a C Wonder store near you, if not head to their website to check out all their fantastic items. The holidays are just around the corner and C Wonder is definitely a place to shop of unique gifts.
p.s. Many of their nylon bags, cases and totes can be monogrammed which adds that personal touch.