Pairing: Decorating your Workspace
Posted on November 05 2015
The desk. With the holidays fast approaching, I like to have my desk and workspace looking good for two reasons. The first is for me. Having a beautiful space allows me to be free to think and create, and remain organized. The second is for guests. I want my work space, if seen, to look as good.
We put together some desk looks using pieces from our shop.
In both pairings, we used non-traditional objects as wall decor. We also added in varying vessels (bowls, canisters) to help keep the space organized, and objects of design to peak the minds interest.
Here we paired an antique Arts and Crafts style desk with an old collegiate library chair, an industrial "Canco" lamp, and a Scandinavian floor runner. We adorned the wall with a vintage snowshoe, and the floor with a Scandinavian runner. We decorated the desk with mid-century objects including a jack sculpture, brass birds, studio pottery jar, and nut shell bowl. Then we added some books, a new old stock ledger, and an antique suitcase for storage.
In our 2nd look, we used an antique primitive kitchen table as a desk and paired it with a primitive chair, and long riser shelf. We accented the wall with 1920s bamboo canes, and used antique homespun farm sacks as rugs for the floor. An industrial mesh bucket works as the trash can. For the desk top, we used antique cloisonné dishes and studio pottery for organizing, a gooseneck lamp, and mid-century brass bookends. Accents include an old seashell, antique Indian clubs, and a 1920s tin globe.
What do you accent your workspace with? Do you like to use objects in unexpected ways?
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