If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed a flurry of inspirational office photos clogging up your feed lately. A couple of months ago Nate and I decided to convert our spare bedroom into an office so I could have my own work space and he could have his. We’ve made leaps and bounds in terms of cleaning, organizing and donating excess junk that is no longer needed and now it’s on to the part that I love, decorating.
The new office is white with hard wood floors and two wonderful windows. One that looks directly into our neighbors kitchen (thanks city living!) and one that looks out into our adorable little backyard. Both windows provide great light but to make it even brighter, I went with all white furniture as well.
With our canvas so blank, decorating with unique and colorful office accessories has been the way to go. It’s still possible to get the clean, white look but with a homey rather than sterile feel. I’ve been adding a lot of plants and gold accessories to the space and am currently on the hunt for the perfect reading chair.
Keeping organization uncluttered yet functional has been a bit tricky but something that I’m still working at. It’s definitely all about patience and progress, but so far I couldn’t be happier with the way things are turning out. You can see more of my office inspiration here and if you have any suggestions on chic (but affordable!) reading chairs, please let me know – I’m getting desperate!
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The pure beauty of these Farmhouse Renovation photos featured on Dwell’s home tours stopped me right in my internet surfing tracks. The rustic beauty featured throughout the entire farmhouse is the perfect balance of hard and soft, modern and vintage. the natural light, original features and improved additions make this space one of my favorites.
Check out the rest of the tour here.
I came across the vintage textile and furniture shop Barrington Blue while reading the blog For Me, For You and became infatuated with their bright pattern, shapes and textures. Started by Carie Olshan and nurtured through a love of travel, design, upholstery and textile craft, Barrington Blue has breathed new life into a slew of handmade textiles and unique one-of-a-kind pieces.
Their products include a wide range of color, pattern and texture throughout their line of pillows, cushions and seating. Carie also lends her expertise services to furniture renewal, upholstery, fabric sourcing and prop rentals. Basically she’s a jack of all trades when it comes to adding pizazz to home goods.
You can fight those Monday morning blues by immersing yourself fully in the beauty of Barrington Blue here and in shopping their full online product line here.
When Design Sponge featured this stunning weatherboard cottage, home to photographer and prop stylist Kara Rosenlund, its eclectic style caught my eye immediately. As I clicked feverishly through each perfectly styled room, I was drawn to what is surely a blank slate of white covered with Kara’s collected treasures from her travels as a photographer. Kara and her husband settled in the cottage in 2010 and have only participated in small and thoughtful renovations since as a way to stay authentic to the original home.
I loved reading about the memories the house has given her and her family over the years. You can read more about what parts of her home are truly her favorite here, and while you’re at it, be sure to check out her amazing photography portfolio here.
the melbourne home of eddie kaul and richa pant is so floaty and dreamy, i’d like to just move right in. the light whites paired with pops of color throughout the decorative details make every room in this space fresh, modern and energetic.
i can’t get enough of how well thought out every piece of furniture, artwork and addition of color is. this space offers the very best juxtaposition of hard meets soft and many of the rooms throughout the house are brought to life through plants, organic textures and well styled vignettes.
be sure to check out their full feature over on the design files to catch their amazing outdoor courtyard, in addition to their sweet story about how much they love their space as well.
i just love this attic apartment located in amsterdam, the netherlands. it’s filled with vintage pieces and flea market finds yet houses such simplicity.
the white woods paired with natural hues and bright natural light sets a calm and comforting vibe throughout the entire apartment.
get your interior fill with more beautiful images of this warm home over at the style files.
situated in the heart of copenhagen, the firm norm specializes in residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography, graphic and art direction. with a strong portfolio and a sharp eye for mixed materials, clean color palettes and rustic yet modern ambiances, each space they create packs a prominent wow factor.
in addition to their architectural talent, they are also the makers of innovate home products, which you can view for yourself right here.
i’ve had my eye on the berlin studio hoyss for a while now and recently fell deep into their tumblr feed. it’s full of masculinity, stark whites, rich dark color palettes and clean strong design. there is so much inspiration here, it makes the fact that today is friday that much sweeter.
check their gorgeous feed out right here.
happy weekend friends!
i had a conversation with my soon to be sister-in-law about style over christmas and she said that based on my pinterest boards, she figures that the only thing i’ll ever need in a space to make me happy is mass amounts of white with some good furniture to accompany it. indeed, she’s right. (makes me feel pretty confident that i’m marrying into a family that already knows me so well!) and truthfully, if i could just move right in to the space above, i would.
the mixture of airy white paired with industrial elements brings such a unique life to this space. andy ramus of ar design studio, recognized the potential of this historic stable and rennovated it into a modern three-bedroom house featuring much of the structure’s original barnlike character.
see and read more here on how andy and his studio merged the old with the new and preserved as much of the original stable features as possible.
i’m going to fess up right away that the home of melbourne-based designer sarah quin pretty much leaves me speechless. anything and everything that i would ever consider wanting in a home is found right here in these breathtakingly beautiful images. and just when i didn’t think it could get any better, i scrolled right down to that pretty little kitchen and i thought to myself, “now this is how life is supposed to look.”
sarah has a wonderfully inspiring interview about the work that went into creating her perfect home over on the design files. make sure you check it out, in addition to the rest of her beautiful place. and wait, just wait until you see that garden… it’s perfection in the purest form friends.