June 16, 2011

A Nature Inspired...Home Office!

 
  
Ahhh, red coral.  Just one design element that I am lovin' these days!
 
Faux Red Coral Branch
 
 
Pottery Barn 
 
I've wanted to use red coral in my home's decor for a while, but didn't want things looking too beachy.  After all, we live in Charlotte, NC...nearly 3 hours from the beach.
 
But when re-decorating our home office...I saw an opportunity.  I didn't want this room to look cold or corporate, but instead I wanted a warm, nature inspired room that simply felt inviting.
 
So I found 4 red coral prints, that I snagged from Allposters.com for only $15.99 each.  And framed em' up in a group with frames I already had on hand.
  

Now our desk here actually isn't a desk, but rather a dining room table from World Market.  This was my thrifty solution to purchasing an executive desk that  could have easily cost anywhere from $2,000 - $4,000 or more...yikes!  The downside to using a table as a desk is file and document storage.  So for organization we used desktop files atop the desk, and modern brown wicker baskets for below the desk.



A few other elements in the room...a cream shag rug, brown silk curtains, and a Pottery Barn lamp.  Now this room is totally functional as an office, yet still warm and inviting.  And because it's right next to our Family Room...it gets used by everyone in our family, especially the kids! 
 
Okay, adding a chic trend...without breakin' the bank!  Yup, that's just one of my favorite ways to decorate. 
  
  
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16 comments:

  1. Love your blog! I adore coral and have been looking for some to add to my summer decor. The red in the pictures you found adds a wonderful pop of color. Great idea!

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  2. Thank you so much! Our whole family loves this room. And it used to be a living room. We've never regretted making it a home office! We use it all the time.

    Jane
    FF

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  3. LOVE it! So pretty, warm, and classic all at once.

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  4. those are wonderful, jane! i love that they add a pop of color, but are beachy, too!

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  5. hi Jane-

    The room looks great - lots of space and light to work in. The coral prints add a nice color contrast against the neutral backdrop. I can see why you and your family love it.

    My best- Diane

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  6. Very nice, Jane! Beautiful but relaxed!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. This looks great! I am in love with the coral right now too. The red coral you've paired with the browns is beautiful.

    Love the Pottery Barn look but refused to pay those prices. I just made my own coral out of dough!
    http://viv-spot.blogspot.com/2011/06/faux-coral-daux-coral-same-difference.html
    (Sorry - I normally don't leave links in comments, but thought you might be interested.)

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  8. love the red coral very pretty without the beach feel

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  9. that looks nice & cozy. I just pinned your office on my Pinterest.

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  10. Love the pictures! Where did you get your jute rug?
    Thanks so much!
    Shelly

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  11. Very pretty, love the prints!

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  12. Yay...thanks for all the love everyone!! Let's see the jute rug I purchased at capel rug.

    Jane
    FF

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  13. Lovin' the brown silk drapes!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. Its a lovely and beautiful pictures collection. I really love it.

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  15. Wow, I wish my home office looked like that. You've got a great eye for style.

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