Posts Tagged ‘Home Office’

Hartman Office Chair

I bought a new office chair months ago and knew that I wanted to give it a little makeover. The chair is the Pearson Desk Chair from Ballard Design and I found it at the outlet store for $39, a big discount off of its regular price of $249.

When I first told you about the chair, I had replaced the casters with metal ones and I was debating between painting the frame gold or black and had also narrowed down several fabric options.


Well, I decided on a gold frame and made a slight change in the fabric.

Here’s the new look of my desk chair…


I used Rustoleum Specialty Metallic Gold Spray ( a great gold spray paint) paint and applied two coats to the frame.  To add an additional layer of protection to the frame I sprayed on two coats of Krylon Clear Gloss Acrylic Coating.


The fabric I decided to use is a leopard print velvet that I snagged during a fantastic sale at Boca Bargoons here in the Atlanta area.  The fabric was originally $59.99 a yard but the store had a weekend sale with select fabrics 75% off so it only cost me $15.00/yd.   I bought enough to cover my chair seat and make a pillow.

Even though I had originally planned to use a larger scale pattern I love  how this fabric looks with the gold frame.  And at $15.00 I won’t feel guilty if I decide to change it up in the future.





I’m glad to have another project checked off the to-do list and now I can definitely work in style!


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Cheers to the weekend!

When it comes to creative work spaces, the space below is one of my all time favorites.  I love how open the room is and the sense of organization and order.  And despite all the structure in the room, the space exudes warmth and creativity.

Even if you don’t have a creative space as big as this, you can be inspired by some of the details in this room:

♦  Use baskets to add texture, warmth and organization

♦  Use decorative tags to label baskets, bins and storage boxes

♦  Create a sense of order by using one style of storage box or binder

♦  Opt for nontraditional seating if it works for how you use the space

♦  Add a narrow counter height table to serve as your computer desk and then use a large table as a work surface

♦  Hang decorative lighting to add style and highlight the work area within the room

Office Space via Atl Homes Mag

via Atlanta Homes Magazine

For even more inspiration, enjoy these weekend links:

Advice for creative entrepreneurs.

These tassels are yet another genius craft project from one of my favorite craft bloggers.

You can never have too many containers, especially when they can look like this and are easy to DIY.

I recently discovered this blog (where has it been all my life) and if you love blue and white pottery, you’ll definitely want to follow the Chinoiserie Chic blog.


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I’m a sucker for office supplies  and love a chic office space like this one that belongs to Danielle of Shop Dandy. And as soon as the school supplies begin hitting the store shelves for back to school, I’ll be first in line.

Office Space

If you love cool office supplies like I do and can’t wait until back to school season, here are a few pieces I selected from Etsy for my Best of Etsy feature.


I’ll take a pencil any day over a pen and have stocked up on stylish pencils like these from ACD Shop.  They are sure to brighten up your desk and your day!

ACDShop Pencils

Personalized Pencils

Why not organize the clutter on your desk in style.  This gold foil acrylic tray from InkSpot Workshop is the perfect catch-all tray for office supplies, business cards and such.

Gold Foil Acrylic Tray

Ever since Nate came out with gold paperclips I’ve been obsessed.  They do the same thing as silver paperclips but they’re just so much more chic. Available from InkKit.

Gold Paper Clips

Add a little shimmer to your desk with the gold glitter tape dispenser from Alice and Marie.  And if one glitter piece on your desk isn’t enough, they’ve got lots more piece to choose from.

Glitter Tape Dispenser

Gold Glitter Desk Tray

Gold Glitter Desk Tray

Glittered Stapler

Glitter Stapler

Etsy is a great source of unique office supplies and vintage accessories.

Happy Shopping!


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via My Domaine

I love a beautiful office space like the one above from House of Harper.  A space doesn’t have to be big or super fancy to grab my attention, it just has to be efficient and filled with stylish organization and lots of personality.

 I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to office, craft and hobby rooms with over 500 images of some of the most beautiful and creative work spaces ever.  The common thread within all of the spaces I admire are the style details and organizing ideas.


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Today I wanted to talk a bit about decorating styles. One of the things I love most about being an interior designer is that there is more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to decorating. Creating a look that fits YOUR lifestyle, personality and esthetic is what decorating your home is all about.

When it comes to helping clients infuse their personal style into their home, bookcase arrangements are one of the areas I love to work on the most.  Bookshelves provide the perfect space for showcasing things you love, sharing your interest through books and representing your unique design style.


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Hi there.  I hope you are having a great weekend and staying warm if you’ve got cold weather like me.

  Since the start of the new year I’ve been able to get back into the swing of things and have checked a few things off the to-do.

I’m ending the weekend by attending the Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings show which is taking place here in Atlanta.  I can’t wait to check out the latest and greatest products, colors, styles and trends in home decor and I will be taking lots of photos to share with you next week.

Until then, enjoy this beautiful space and check out the links for even more inspiration!

Favorite Office Space

links you’ll love…

These design tips are tried and true and you’ll find lots of decorating ideas from this round-up of beautiful spaces.

You’ll definitely want to try this lampshade update!

I think everyone should take these words to heart!

These diy dollar store baskets will make you want to organize in the new year.

A great example of the power of paint.

This home makeover really does have star power.

What you need to do to keep moving forward in life!


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I love a work space that combines functional features with creative touches!

Happy weekend and let these links inspire you!

Three entrepreneurs who will inspire you to follow your passion!

Easy steps to ensure you’re living your best life.

Finding your ultimate happiness with the life you have now.

Never regret another day of your life.


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Happy Hump Day!  I hope your week is going swell and that you are doing great things!

Today I wanted to share with you a  few room designs I created, inspired by HomeGoods.

Every time I walk through HomeGoods, I find myself snapping pictures and envisioning how I’d use a particular item in a room.  Instead of keeping my imagination to myself, I’ve decided to share my vision with you in a new series that will be popping up on the blog from time to time.  It’s called Rooms Inspired by HomeGoods.  Sometimes I’ll be sharing room designs, sometimes it might be an entertaining tablescape or it might be a vision I have for chic bathroom.  The rooms and spaces I feature will vary, but the inspiration will all come from something I’ve spotted at HomeGoods. 


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