CATEGORY: Office

Low Bookshelves

Hi, everyone, how was your weekend? Mine was so much fun beginning with our fantastic party at Huff Harrington Home on Friday night! We had a great turnout and it was so fun to meet FTRB readers and catch up with some old friends. Thank you to everyone who came out, including all of these cute bloggers!

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I also did a lot of little things around the house, including moving the low bookshelves (that used to be in my old studio) into my office. I’ve got more trips on the schedule this summer so I’m really trying to tackle that pesky to do list during the time I have at home.

You don’t see as many low shelves compared to full height ones but here are some examples I like.

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The thing I like about the lower height is that it provides a whole other surface area to spread out, display and stack things.

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I have a set of four so it takes up almost an entire wall like this which I’ll be using mostly for magazines, catalogs, samples and supplies.

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And here’s an interesting space that uses both heights:

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Pictures of mine to come once I get them presentable!

(Photos: 1.Residence 2.House Beautiful 3.Eric Z Tumblr 4.Design Sponge 5.via Pinterest as linked)

Bye Bye Boob Light & a Sneak Peek of the Office

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I bought this Tord Boontje Midsummer Light a million years ago but never installed it anywhere. When we moved into this house, I knew that my office would be the perfect place for it because this is the light fixture that was in there:

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Tommy, the sidekick on Sarah’s House, calls these “boob lights” and I think that’s dead on.

The weird thing is the Tord Boontje light was supposed to come with a cord but it didn’t and I couldn’t be bothered to do anything about it. It also came with a plastic cone/cover which got misplaced during the move. So I had to improvise.

So, I got this pendant at Ikea:

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and had dear, sweet hubby install it. I then draped the yellow part of the light over the pendant. (The light is green and yellow but I only wanted the yellow.) And here is how it turned out:

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I think it adds a nice color and texture to the room.

There’s still more to do in my office but I think it’s time for a peek.

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We brought in the table that used to be in the eat-in area of the kitchen. My plan was/is to use blue or yellow chairs but for now, I paired it with the two Pantons. They make the room a lot more white than planned but I’m kind of liking that (when do I not like white?) so we’ll see about the other chairs. There’s still art to hang and the inspiration wall to finish so stay tuned for more.

Plans for the Office Are Coming Together

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I mentioned last week that along with yellow and blue, I wanted a bit of pink in my office. This is kind of what I’m envisioning:

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My office is in one corner of the house on the second floor so it has windows on two sides. There is one big blank wall, which I plan to use as a giant inspiration wall like so:

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On the other free wall, I’m going to be hanging a bunch of my own photography – I think all in white frames. And this leaves a little wall space on the third wall for some other artwork. I don’t normally buy prints but this print spoke right to my nomadic heart. And with that pink and yellow palette, it fits right in with my color scheme. I ordered it last weekend and can’t wait to get it. [I can't remember on whose blog I first saw this print although I do remember leaving a comment;  if it was your blog, please let me know so I can thank you!]

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I also had hubby take down the ugly ceiling light in there last weekend. I (well, he) will be replacing it with the yellow Tord Boontje Midsummer Light that I’ve had for months. It’s actually yellow and green but I’m planning on just using the yellow part. The backdrop for everything will be black and white: black sideboard from our old dining room, the white Kartell Glossy table from the kitchen and two white Panton chairs.

Blue, yellow, with a little pink . . .

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I love it when a plan comes together! Have a great weekend, everyone!

(Photos: 1.via An Indian Summer 2&4.via Desire to Inspire 3.Melanie Acevedo)

Moodboard for the Office

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I’ve been creating little “moodboards” to gather ideas for all the rooms in our new house. I say “moodboards” in quotes because they’re not actual boards; they’re magazines, books, clippings, etc. laid out all over the floor in my office.

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This is what I’m thinking for my office – big hits of yellow with some blue, a little black & white and a smidge of pink thrown in. The pages are from Côté Paris, Livingetc., Elle Décoration France, Elle Decor and the book Simply Scandinavian, which I’ll be reviewing later this week.

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What do you think?

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The Office

Did I tell you about our movers? They started out awesome. They hustled and hauled everything into the house super fast and everyone was happy. Then they started unpacking. Oy vay. Let’s just say, it would have been better if they had left everything in their boxes. Despite my best efforts to organize everything ahead of time, nothing is where it should be and it’s especially bad in my office. Well, yesterday I decided it was the day to tackle it. But when faced with the disaster before me, I decided I needed more inspiration so I went online and found these:

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After that, it was time for dinner so I never made it back into the office. Maybe today . . .

(Photos:1.via This is Glamorous 2.Great Interiors 3.via Haute Design 4.Domino 5.Houzz 6.Elle Decor)