Inside my Workspace
Since I work from home, this space had to be special and reflect my style. I need to be inspired everyday.. and I wanted to create a place where that would happen.
Now complete.. I thought I would let you inside.
Key pieces included: The black desk (refurbished thrift find), a red cabinet (new) and a Persian rug (old picked up at an antique store).
The desk and cabinet were brought from my old home, but once placed in the office.. they took on a whole new life.
*My little pup, Dudley, gets the bed under the desk.
The red cabinet was a wedding gift and used to be filled with this and that, but I loved the idea of opening the doors and showing off the inside. It quickly became the showcase for my favorite “inspiration rags”, and I added a few finds from thrift stores to glam it up a bit. The top was decorated with globes left over from the previous owners and I added a branch picked up from my old backyard.
My desk needs to be functional and stylish.. so I added white accents and filled them with necessities. Besides the books and computer, everything was discovered in thrift stores (many thrift stores fill their shelves with bric-a-brac separated by color, I was looking for white.. which meant I spent many hours searching the white sections of goodwill, salvation army and many more).
Close to my desk, I covered the wall with white foam board picked up at Target. I tacked them close together to create a full wall ready to fill with inspiration. As you can see fall is tacked on but spring is creeping in. I love glancing over while sitting at my desk – it gives me a quick shot of rejuvenation every time.
STYLIT sits front and center.. making sure I can plan out my week and mark my appointments.
The storage boxes were picked up at Ikea, the books I’ve collected over the years and the bric-a-brac was discovered in thrift stores, vintage haunts and flea markets.
I topped off the shelves with a quirky rack I found in a thrift store, it was brown, but I spray painted it white and left it as an art piece. I set out two of my favorite vintage hats and used the shelves to show off some of my favorite fashion books.
The top of the long shelf is filled with glamour and some personal favorites. The fashion sketch is my wedding dress drawn by the designer, Ines Di Santo and the photo is a favorite from my summer travels to Europe taken by Laurel Dailey.
So there it is.. my workspace! More rooms to come…