Thank you for all your continued support about my grandfather being in the nursing home, your emails are so thoughtful! On a happier note, I am beyond excited to share with you my new colorful modern farmhouse office (which happens to be in my grandfather’s old bedroom) today and I love how it turned out. Like, really love it. A couple of months ago Kelly from Kelly Elco invited us, along with 9 other bloggers, to be a part of her Color Lovers Summer Series which is sponsored by Birch Lane, The Mine and Minted. It couldn’t have come at a better time because as many of you know, I recently took over the space above our garage and am in the process of renovating it as my work studio for blogging, photography projects and prop storage.
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Here is the space before.
Here is the space after.
I wanted to incorporated a large rustic table as my desk and this Oliver Writing desk from Birch Lane by far, exceeding my expectations. At first I wasn’t sure if my room was big enough to have a desk floating in the middle of the floor but once I got the desk in the space, it worked perfectly. I wanted to be able to see out the window and view the door into the room as well and this layout achieved both.
The ivory and yellow geometric rug from The Mine infused a gorgeous pop of neutral color. I love how the rug brings out the warm brown tones in the desk.
The modern oversized lateral filing cabinets (maple color) from The Mine are beautiful and added the modern warm element to the room I was looking for. The desk doesn’t have any closed storage so I wanted to make sure I had enough storage space in filing cabinets. While these cabinets are meant for hanging files, I plan on using one of them for photography stuff and lens storage. All of the colorful wall art is from Minted and I love how the pops of blue and pink colors look against the neutral white walls.
The beautiful slipcovered linen armless chair is from The Mine and is actually a dining room accent chair. Many times office chairs look like “office chairs.” I wanted a fabric furniture piece as my desk chair and didn’t chair about wheels on the chair so I opted to take the dining room chair route. Kind of cute right? It’s super comfortable and is the perfect height.
I have a ton of cooking and decorating books and the industrial styled hanging metal rack from Birch Lane was the perfect choice to store these items while keeping with the farmhouse theme. Mixing metals, rustic wood tones and modern elements will help you achieve this look.
The smaller seagrass basket from Birch Lane worked out perfectly as a trash basket and the larger ones are perfect for the corners near the filing cabinets. You can never have enough storage in an office!
Paint Color – Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Mine, Birch Lane and Minted. The post also contains affiliate links for your shopping pleasure.