In my job, I get to make things better, be creative, focus on complex systems/processes, and solve problems. So I designed my work space with those things in mind. It has all the function and equipment I need and the uncluttered, fun design aesthetic inspires me, helps me focus, and just feels good. I love working and being in the space, The Shoffice really is my happy place. Come on in!
The mid-century modern dresser I refurbished found its home against the accent wall. I really couldn't be happier with how much storage this very functional piece provides! My printer, iPad, and phone are on top, office supplies and reference materials below. And, how can you not love the shiny blue color!?
Above the storage piece, I hung the 14" Fillsta pendant light from Ikea. It's on a separate switch and gives off a nice diffused light in the evening... ya know in case there's ever a need for mood lighting in the shoffice.
The rug continues the nature/organic elements in the room and perhaps most importantly, Martha Stewart loves faux bois so it gets my vote on that premise alone.
I sit for work... all day... every day. So a comfy chair is a must. No one does office chairs better than the famous Herman Miller! After doing some research I decided on the SAYL chair and was so excited when I found an "open box" SAYL in just the right color combination at the Office Designs Outlet site. As a side note, I just saw on 30 Rock the other day that Liz Lemon sits in a SAYL chair too :)
Have you ever seen something you wanted but knew you couldn't have so you just wish you had never seen it in the first place? That happened to me with my desk. I saw THE desk I wanted at a small local boutique furniture store. It looked almost identical to the desk you see in my space here, and it even had a really similar design where the cords are hidden in a compartment in the back of the desk. The desk I saw was $1300, my desk came from Ikea and was $69. So yeah, the $1300 desk is sturdier, and will last longer than my $69 Ikea desk but I could re-buy my desk almost 19 times before I would've spent as much... I'm learning to live with my "almost the exact same thing, but not" desk.
In the photo above you can also see the cuckoo clock I showed you in a previous post and a fun mouse pad Studio Elle made for me with "She believed she could so she did" printed on it.
into this funky (but in a good way) piece.
Next up, the Shoffice goes cocktail party for its grand opening!