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Bring it Home :: Refined Workspace

January 23rd, 2012

Desk frames on shelves malene birger via full house

Hi all! January is the month in which I (Cristina) resolve to get my home organized, and there’s always one area that is particularly susceptible to paper and clutter – my desk! The space that should that should be my most inspiring, creative, and productive is often the messiest, and I think it’s time to remedy that. I’m inspired by this black and white desk area and I believe my blog posts would be all the more beautiful if written from here, don’t you think? Keep reading to recreate this monochromatic office space in your home…

I love to spread out when I work, so I chose a dining table with plenty of room and an extra chair for company. Symmetry is a classic design aesthetic that gives a space order, making this a perfect look for a home office. The two chairs and pair of table lamps achieve symmetry, while the variety of frames and mix of photographs and drawings create visual interest. To maintain a sense of order choose your artwork in one color palette, like black and white (or your favorite color). I had so much fun picking out these prints and illustrations from Etsy and the inspirational text, like the “You Are Amazing” print, is perfect motivation for an office space!

*images: inspiration photo via Skona Hem, Amazing print, Jackie O portrait, gold frame, Eames chair print, fashion watercolor, black frame, Paris photo, white frame, L’amour print, lamps, lamp shades, shelves, table, Apple screen, magazine holder, chairs  

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24 Comments under :: Bring it Home :: Refined Workspace
  1. Great look! I think you have to keep a clean look when you have so many different pictures. Another lovely post by Cristina!!

    Amy R.

  2. Love those chairs! Too bad I don’t love the price tag… 🙁

    Beautiful picks!

  3. Amanda says:

    Great post! Love your picks for the office decor, it’s a nice balance between masculine & feminine!

    Amanda S.

  4. Kelly says:

    Gorgeous office space Cristina!

  5. Bettina says:

    Great post, really like the idea of using a dining table to give yourself the space to spread out. Thinking i should try this instead of trying to find a larger desk!

  6. Lindsey says:

    This is so chic. A gallery wall seems like such a sophisticated way to create an inspiration board.

  7. Amy says:

    I love this workspace. I would be more productive sitting at the featured desk than my current work station!

  8. Anne Book says:

    I just got home from ALT and decided I needed a more inspiring, uncluttered work space. I have a great version of this in my head and am so excited to get started on those frames! Great weekend project!

  9. This is so clean. Perfect for a work space. I can’t stand work spaces with too much color, I get so overwhelmed and/or sidetracked. Hope The Cream was a success 🙂

  10. Man, I would love a chic little workspace! Someday!


  11. We just moved and our home office is SO messy. Part of the issue is storage, but another part is that it has no identify, no look to rally around. Great pics and great inspiration.

  12. Lauren says:

    Functional and chic. Great solution for a workspace!

  13. ummmm I DIE! this is gorgeous!! xxo em

  14. Love these ideas for creating an inviting workspace! I’m in desperate need of a place where I can be more inspired to write!

  15. Regan Baker says:

    Love the color scheme and have loved these chairs for some time now. Love this idea!

  16. love the use of those narrow shelves and framing all of the art. definitely kicks things up a notch!

  17. Deb says:

    Just wondering–how did you do the shelves that hold up the pictures on the wall? Thanks, and great blog!

  18. Jennifer says:

    Great space. What is the source for the original inspiration photo?

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