Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Creating Our Eclectic Office Space

Being a newlywed and a owning a home equates to many blessings. However, it also means I have a constant decorating itch. I find myself thinking of all the different ways I can make our home a more comfortable living space that Henry and I both enjoy. Everything takes time and money when it comes to creating the space of my dreams. Currently, I am working on redecorating two spaces upstairs-- including our spacious loft which we are turning into an office/work room.

Little by little, it is coming together. We finished painting the walls several weeks ago and I have been hunting for great furniture pieces on Craigslist and at thrift stores (I prefer refurnishing and updating vintage finds).  Since this is a space that the hubby and I will both share, I am refraining from styling it with too many feminine touches. My vision for the workspace is for it to be eclectic and modern, with a little bit of vintage charm. Although Henry doesn't really mind what the end product looks like (besides hoping that I don't cover the room in floral prints), we both agree that a luminous, light, and creative feel, with a good dose of color, would be ideal.

I can't wait to share what the work in progress looks like in the next few weeks! I am so excited to get things set up and ready. In the meantime, here is a collection of finds I put together that does brings my inspiration and plans together and gives you an idea of the look I am going for.

eclectic office
oh my office! by amandaaaloves via Polyvore


  1. Hi Amanda! You have the cutest blog & I am so happy I found it!!

    your newest follower

    PS. Im kinda in loveee with the white chair and chevron pillow combo!

  2. Hi Candice! Nice to "meet" you! What a sweet comment! Thank you! I am SO happy you found me because shortly after reading your comment, I wandered on over to your blog. I love it, too! I looked through it on my phone earlier...I'm about to browse the better way. :)

    Ugh. I love alllll those items and ESPECIALLY that chair! Too bad Polyvore is notorious for teasing me with uber expensive stuff. It's a good way to get ideas flowing, though!


  3. Hello there, Amanda! I do hope you’ll post some pictures for your eclectic office space. If you don’t mind, I’d like to get your opinion on something. I’ve been decorating my office with a black and white theme, but I find it dull at night. What designs do you think would add more life to my office?
    - Clayton Steadham

    1. Hi Clayton-- black and white sounds classic. I think the type of design elements you add depend on your taste. I am by no means a professional interior decorator, but I basically stick to what accents make me happy about my space! Some people really like modern and contemporary pieces with a classic color combo like black and white, but I like to mix vintage and rustic things in-- just my style. If it's dull...maybe pops of brighter color or metallics would lighten it up and add a less serious tone. What kind of atmosphere are you going for? Sounds chic!