Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My home office: Part One

My home office is a work in progress. Now that I'm starting a little business in the next couple of weeks, I'm trying to get things organized and make things a little more functional. My office is also the first room you see when you walk in our house so it has to be somewhat tidy all the time. When you work from home, I feel it's important to surround yourself with things that will inspire, especially if you do something creative.

Here is a peek into part of my workspace.

I like pops of color so I tried to keep the main pieces neutral and then add in pops of color and pattern throughout. I have to have a calendar in my office and this one from Rifle Paper Co. is my favorite. It was also the color inspiration for my whole office.

I picked up this russian matryoska doll in St. Petersburg Russia last summer and keep it as a reminder of the great time we spent out there.

Lamps.com graciously gave me one of their pablo pixo lamps to try out. I love it because it doesn't take up too much space, charges my phone, and has a bright and dim light setting; perfect for when I stay up late working on projects.

Here are a few fabrics I designed that will be part of my shop opening in the next couple of weeks.

I splurged a little on this chair only because I consider it one of the more important parts of an office, plus I couldn't resist the stripes:)

1. chair from West Elm // 2. print from ie design 3. lamp from Lamps.com // 4. calendar from Anthropologie // 5. desktop accessories from Poppin // 6. wire basket from the Container Store // drawer unit from Ikea


Unknown said...

Your office is very nice!!!

Ruthie said...

Your office in fantastic! Love the chic lamp.

Anna said...

Just curious, how does the lamp charge your Iphone? Is there an outlet in the lamp to plug in your charger?

Amy said...

So awesome. I cannot wait for your shop to open because I NEED those polka dot pillows!!!! I look at a picture of them daily to find the perfect place for them. Happy bithday too!

Hena Tayeb said...

Nicely done. I love all the polka dot prints

Ali said...

Thank you for all your sweet comments. There is a usb port on the base of the lamp where you can plug in your phone cord.

Zak Fuller said...

Thanks for sharing to us what you got in your home office. It's true that you got some things that could inspire guests once they visit your space.

Unknown said...

I love the minimalistic setting of your home office. The space looks clean, classy, and well-organized all the same time. I think it’s because you’ve succeed in complementing your office supply with your furniture. Everything looks very light, making you feel very comfortable at work!
Toby Almy @ Tittle Brothers Construction