Do you ever find you have a space in your home that you’re not quite sure how to use it or decorate it? My daughter had a wall in her living room that we thought could serve a better purpose. We talked about creating a new home office where she could do computer work. As Stephanie got more excited about the space’s potential, I thought about what pieces would work in her home.
Stephanie’s style is different than mine. She likes clean lines and lots of color. We set a date for a Saturday morning to go shopping for home office furniture at World Market. I love their stuff and knew we’d have fun!
Here’s the boring “before” photo. Beige carpeting, wall, and curtains. It’s a little ho-hum and doesn’t reflect my daughter’s colorful personality! Notice I didn’t even bother to unplug the vacuum cleaner before taking the photo.
And here’s the “after”!! We chose one of World Market’s Mix and Match desks. You customize the desk by choosing a bottom to go with a top. Our next step was to decide upon a desk chair. Stephanie wanted color, so it was obvious we were going to purchase a fabric chair. We loved this green tufted one. To add color to the wall without having to paint, we looked through the new Fall curtains and both agreed the blue floral print was a keeper!
Stephanie really wanted a basket for her new home office and this one was just the right size. She’ll be able to store items in here – magazines, or maybe even some of the kids’ smaller toys.
With the big items decided upon, we turned our attention to the details, which was a lot of fun. The desk was already set up in the store so we started grouping things on it to find what she’d like best.
The graceful shape of this lamp base from the fall collection caught our eye, and it paired so perfectly with the rusty little clock and creamy globe. I wanted to take this grouping home for myself!
I told Stephanie she had to have the globe! No ifs ands or buts about it!
On the other side of the desk are the more utilitarian items.
Normally I don’t like functional desk items out on display, but this wire desktop organizer is appealing to me.
A metal pen and pencil holder sits next to the wire desk organizer, along with a cute little orange chicken. Just because. The little chicken adds a small splash of color.
For the wall, we discovered this beautiful wood and metal honeycomb shelf. Stephanie can swap out the knick-knacks based on the season if she wants.
We found a faux succulent in a rock. She already had the decorative balls.
And then we found a couple more succulents to join the honeycomb shelf.
From lots of beige to classy color, Stephanie loves her new home office space. And the curtains? We went back to World Market to get more panels for some of her other windows.