Last week, when I shared the evolution of our home after the three years moving in, I shared this current photo below of our study. It’s at the very front of our house, directly to the right when you open the front door. It has a full wall of windows and although it’s small in size, it’s big on functionality.
It used to look like this–eek!:
The biggest bang of functionality came mainly due to the desk we added in here about a year and a half ago when my workload for the blog and other projects I had taken on expanded and I really needed a place to work that wasn’t the dining room table for my laptop and the top of the microwave for paperwork.
This wall is less than 40″ wide and holds everything I need for a day’s work, although we have visions of it one day being the family computer spot where Greta and Faye can do homework or….aol instant message? Ha! Right now, it’s my command center and I’m happily spilling all about it, and its recent refresh (my new chair swivels and it’s probably my favorite thing in the house right now) in collaboration with Crate & Barrel with a full tour (there’s even a look inside my drawer) over on their blog today. Click here to see more photos and details.
Do you work from home? Do you have a full-blown office, a little corner desk or are you still working from the dining room table? (I feel ya.)
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We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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