July 17, 2011

Our New Office

Our office is finally done! We still have a few little odds and ends coming in the mail but they're just minor details that I can share with you later. We also plan to paint the frames of the three art posters gray to match the room a little more but, again, minor detail.
Originally the room color scheme was white, yellow, gray & teal but in the end I decided to go with seafoam green instead because I loved the retro feel. Obviously with the art we threw in some pink as well and most of our accents are chrome(chair legs, shelves, lamp bases, etc). D was really sweet about letting me pick whichever colors I wanted to use and because they're so girly I decided to throw in all the chrome accents and the industrial-ish style shelves and tin bins. 
I love this chair (via Inspiration) so much. We wanted a big comfy chair for the corner of the room because sometimes when I'm editing photos, which is the most time consuming part of my days on the computer, D likes to hang out with me and fiddle with the laptop. This chair was exactly what we wanted, has three different positions(the back sits completely upright, as pictured above, or lays all the way down like a giant ottoman) & was on sale. It was still a splurge but we figured it was a chair we could always find a home for in the living room if we ever moved and it didn't work in the new office.
Pillow: Target
Desk: made by D himself
Wall cubes: Target
Floor and desk lamps: Target
We scored this shelving unit and the bins from Lowes.
All of my crafting supplies fit perfectly into the bins and I love that you can see right through the shelves and can find things easier. This also seconds as a desk for our laptop and books.
Clock: Target
Picture Frames: Target
Pictures: Printed from online
I thought it was cute to display some of my sewing thread on the cube shelves.
You can check out how the chevron backings came to be here.
Our computer chair was also an Inspiration find. It's cool and comfy, the ideal office chair!
You can download this awesome screensaver here.  
I prefer to use the Apple Magic Trackpad over a mouse. I guess it's an old habit after using only a laptop for so many years. 
As soon as we decided we'd transition this room to an office I knew I wanted to work in a telephone somehow. At first I thought maybe we would add an actual landline and I'd buy a vintage phone from somewhere, but then I found this awesome handset that plugs right into your iPhone! I love it so much! Every time I come to work in the office I immediately plug my cell in and take all my calls on it. It's adorable, cheap & fun. You can find them here in many different colors(just scroll down to choose other colors). I decided to hang it with an extra frame hanger we had and it fit perfectly. I also found a picture of a vintage phone dial pad and made it the home screensaver on my iPhone just for fun.
From top left, clockwise: I dug up some of our old band business cards and found a home for them on the desk - a framed photo of our little family and some other nik naks - fresh flowers in vintage vases/post its/basic office supplies - Bose iPod dock to add a little music to my blogging routine. 
We used a bucket from a local hardware store for our trash can and I bought all of the organizing boxes from Target. 
As most of you know due to this and this, I went with these three posters for the wall art. I found them all here. Thanks to Brandy for the tip! The artist is Avalisa.
You can't help but love walking into your office every morning when you're walking on this soft rug. Sometimes Rowan and I just lie on it and watch the trees sway out the window. It softens up the tiny echo-y room and is another little retro throw back. It was yet another Target purchase. 
 If you have any questions about where I bought anything, etc. feel free to ask in the comments and I'll get right back to you.
I hope you all love the room as much as I do!

55 comments:

  1. Aw, it looks so great! I love the iPhone plug-in, especially since it's yellow. :)

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  2. Wow, amazing!!! I love the yellow curtains and teal walls, great job! :)

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  3. Looks awesome!! Great job :)

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  4. Love it! What's the paint color? I may have to use this one day down the line. It's hard finding the right shade, when I first moved into my house I tried to go for a similar color and it looked like Easter threw up on the walls, Haha. But seafoam green + pink is my favorite combo of all time. And yellow thrown in there= swoon.

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  5. I really like the color scheme. It's very happy. :)

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  6. I'm in LOVE with your office! The color scheme, the style of the furniture, the artwork, and the tiny little details like the amazing phone!!! You are a design genius and have definitely inspired me! Thanks for posting this! :)

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  7. it looks amazing! way to go! i totally know what you mean about a nice soft rug, stella and i roll around on our super shaggy soft rug daily.

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  8. Looks great!! Love the color scheme and the prints you went with ad the perfect amount if graphic color.

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  9. This is just gorgeous. Great job! I have a couple of those bins from Lowes that got years ago. I've been wanting more but didn't think they'd still have them.

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  10. LOVE the new look!!! You gotta come and do my sewing/office area :)

    Hey did you get my reply email about Fashion Friday???

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  11. We just did out kitchen this same sea foam...I'm working on the before and afters...looks really great!

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  12. Wow, you did such a good job with this room. I'm officially inspired!

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  13. I adore. You did and AWESOME job Jess. My fave thing is the phone.. its so pointless but so fabulous. I need one.

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  14. Oh my gosh I don't even know where to start! I LOVE it! Most of all I love the color palette (so glad you went with the seafoam), but every single detail is just darling. The yellow curtains seriously pull it all together! You go girl, you domestic goddess you!

    <3

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  15. I love the colors! The yellow makes it pop! Great job!

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  16. It looks awesome. I love that wall color. Do you happen to remember the name of the paint? :)

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  17. i love the color combinations - i think it's become my all time favorite, specially the turquoise and yellow! that iPhone plug in is great too! i hope you have many inspiring ideas and work in your revamped office. so lovely!

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  18. it's gorgeous. i am hearting that phone HARD.

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  19. I absolutely love your new office! It looks so beautiful and fun to work in. I saw someone using the 'phone' the other day in a shopping mall and thought it was so wacky! :)

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  20. Oh, yeah! This room looks great! You did very well... :) I love this rug, especially. And the phone - envy!

    XO.

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  21. Looks amazing! I'm downloading the screensaver for my Mac now thanks!

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  22. love love love it all!!! especially that phone!! how flippin adorable!!

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  23. Your office looks great! I love the colours you used and that phone!

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  24. It looks amazing, Jessica! You have such a great eye; all the cute little details really pull it together. Color scheme is great and I especially love the phone.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  25. very adorable!! and it makes it even better when you find things you love for a great price. :))

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I'm super jealous! I've been seeing a lot of office/craft room makeovers around the blogosphere lately. It's really making me want to do something! You go girl! Oh, and I think I must get that phone...

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  27. Seriously amazing. How can you NOT be inspired in such a beautiful room!! =] I can't wait to own a home so I can do whatever I want to my rooms! Renting sucks.

    Congrats! =]

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  28. You did such an amazing job decorating this space! I love the color scheme.

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  29. AMAZE job Jess! I am totally coming over to chill in that awesome lounge chair :D

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  30. LOVE EVERYTHING about this!!!! Great job, you guys!!!! I can't wait to come visit ;) ;) xoxo

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  31. I fell in love with your office... no joke i even had a dream about the phone... i know a little weird right!

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  32. i LOVE it!!! the colors are amazing.

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  33. you did a fantastic job. i love it all. i, too, have the vintage phone plug in!

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  34. What a fun and inspiring space! I absolutely love the phone and all of the decorative touches!

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  35. love the phone! what a great idea to hang it on the wall, looks so chic. i'm already on amazon looking for one for myself!

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  36. What a great room. I love what you did with the phone!!

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  37. Great before & after! Looking forward to checking out more of your blog now!!

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  38. Love it! The phone is adorable and the colour palette is so fresh and cheery. Great office.

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  39. love this!! i absolutely love the color scheme, and that phone handset is the best-especially on that little hook! adorbs! Xo, Katie

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  40. i am so impressed. i love this office!

    oh and i need the handset.

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  41. i love the shelving unit! so clever.

    xoxo
    http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/

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  42. Just saw your office on madebygirl... it's beautiful!! I would love working in a space like this every day. And I am obsessed with that phone adapter. So awesome.

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  43. This is absolutely adorable! Love your home office. The colors are great! I hope you don't mind, but I made a post about it on my blog (with a link back to your post). Here's the link:

    http://naomemandeflores.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/inspiring-home-offices/


    Camila Faria

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  44. what a transformation! i love it!

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  45. i am completely in love with this office. i'm dying over it!!! i wish that i had my own place where i could paint the walls and get creative! one day!! *sigh*

    allister bee blog

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  46. love the entire design and color scheme. What's the seafoam green paint from that you used for the walls?

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  47. Happy Tummy Point: I,
    M so sorry I have know idea which brand/color paint we used! :(

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  48. hey! i've been seeing this pinned without a link back to you so i reported it to pinterest. i noticed that when you report you can tell them it's your intellectual property. so here's a link to one of the pins that DOESN'T link back http://pinterest.com/pin/80783387037696438/ . i'd suggest you report it! i want you getting credit dude! also, just another suggestion- maybe put a watermark on your photos? your office is so awesome and you deserve all the credit!

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    1. ah shucks! thanks for the heads up ;)

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