One of the large projects in 2014 was creating a home office for myself. Between a full time job, blog, and freelance gigs I quickly realized that working on the sofa with the laptop and dog sleeping on my lap was not conducive for an efficient or creative work environment. I am one of those people who thrives in the space she works in so creating a space that I love is an important criteria when envisioning my home office. I worked with BoConcept to create space that is not only functional and promotes a productive work space, but it screams Annette! I chose to work with BoConcept because of the aesthetic of their furniture and the quality; I want pieces that are going to stay with me forever and BoConcept delivers on that.
My approach to decorating my home and for clients is to invest in a few key pieces (usually classic pieces with versatility) and then add personal flair with flea market finds and heirlooms. I firmly believe that this is what sets apart a curated space from an average room. Of course, this design philosophy doesn’t work for everyone, but it works for me and feeds my crazy vintage lady meets minimalist husband lifestyle. And the upside is that other people love it too so I can feed my flea market trips and craigslist black hole searches after a visit to a beautifully manicured store like BoConcept. If you don’t dig the mid century modern glam, you can curate pieces from BoConcept into your minimalist, rustic modern, or traditional home.
Enough about my vintage obsessions and more about the office. I knew I wanted a desk that was large enough for a computer and organized clutter, with the ability to clean everything off to lay out plans, swatches, and other large projects. I like my furniture like my men (functional and good looking) so in the world of desks that means brushed steel legs and walnut top. In all seriousness though I love the look of mid century modern furniture and the BoConcept Lugo table fits the bill. To keep the space looking more modern and glam rather than mod, I opted for the BoConcept Zarra chair in white leather. It’s another classic piece that will stay with me for the long term. In choosing a color to anchor the space, I was predictable and decided to go bold and blue with Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy. It’s my favorite color and I could stare at that wall all day and be happy. At the off chance of boredom, I secured this photograph Kalalau by Amanda Charchian to not only add another amazing piece to my art collection and to add a bit of contrast.
The staples in my office are definitely the desk and chair and my vintage pieces add the flair. I have to admit, I think Alan was really relieved when I started decorating this space because I actually put to use all of the vintage items I’ve been hoarding for some time. These vintage pieces all have a story and add that personal touch every space so desperately needs.
So you may ask, have I ditched my old office (aka sofa) for good? Oh yes I have! I’d love to know what you think about my office. Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!
Table: BoConcept Lugo Table c/o | Chair: BoConcept Zarra Chair c/o | Desk Accessories: BoConcept Letter Tray, Vase, and Pencil Holder c/o | Bookshelf: Vintage | Bertoia Wire Chairs: Vintage | Neon Sign: Vintage | Artwork: Amanda Charchian
Wearing: Vintage jumpsuit and belt
A big thanks to Nico Marquez // Photekt for shooting these pictures!