Hi, Gabrielle from Savvy Home here again! Have you ever noticed how fashion designers always seem to have the best offices? Whether it’s because they infuse their fashion sense into their decor or because we just associate working in fashion as something inherently glamorous (or maybe because they hire the best interior designers) – whatever it is – it’s always a great starting point for inspiration when decorating a home office.
Following that logic, it seems only natural that the best place to start is in the home of one of fashion’s most iconic woman, Diane Von Furstenberg’s Paris apartment. Sure you may say she had quite the budget and the help of a legendary decorator (in this case François Catroux) – all true – but wherever there is good design, there is inspiration.
1. If you don’t love your desk but can’t afford a new one, make a full-length table skirt out of quality linen.
2. Never hesitate to place your desk in front on a window. Who likes to stare at a wall when working?
3. Keeping textiles and walls a warm shade of neutral will give the room coherence and elegance.
4. Unless you work in your home office full-time, an upholstered antique chair is perfectly fine. Just make sure that the chair is the right height (6-7 inches between the bottom of the desk and the top of the chair).
5. If you’re going to be moving (or rolling) your chair around a lot, choose a flatweave or cowhide rug.
6. A sofa, big or small, fills even the narrowest of spaces, and it’s great to have when you need a break.
7. Use a throw that’s comfortable yet stylish, like a suzani, to add color.
8. Don’t forget to add one or two side tables around the space on which to prop books or paperwork.
9. Try a gallery wall of black and white photography for a sense of glamour and intimacy.
10. Fresh flowers are always a nice accent. Buy fresh bunches of classic flowers (like peonies) at the market.
How have you glammed up your office?
See you next week!