As most of you know, my husband and I just bought our first house in April. While we have bought a few pieces and it looks decent from a day-to-day perspective, I really want to give our guest room a makeover so it can eventually double as my Home Office/Blogging HQ.
When I saw this picture on the shopping app “Keep” I fell in love. I just adore the simplicity of it with the gold accents. Though while it’s my inspiration, I would obviously make it my own.
I love this Alex desk from IKEA. The best part? It’s only $169. The worst part? It costs about $150 to ship it. So… no desk for me until we have a chance to get to IKEA with a big enough car that can hold the desk. Womp, womp.
I also love this carpenter brass table lamp from cb2.
I’ve been looking for interesting prints from minted.com. I haven’t chosen any yet but here are some that I am interested in:
Facets Wall Art Print:
Wheat Fields Wall Art Print:
Dirty Chevron Wall Art Print:
Cutting the air Wall Art Print:
OK, well you get the general idea. I also have a white bookshelf so I’m looking for things to decorate it with.
Like this potted succulent with copper pot ($9.95):
Or this Colada Pineapple Vase ($5.95). I thought this could also be good to hold pens/desk supplies. I actually bought this so I can attest that the vase is a bit deep for pens but my mom gave me the idea to put some paper in the bottom. Perfect!
I also like this ai bud vase ($10.95), where maybe you could put a single, pretty, (perhaps fake?) flower to make the desk area a little cheerier.
This is totally unnecessary but while I’m looking at things on the internet to buy, why NOT a gold trashcan ($49.95)?
You can’t have a gold themed office without a gold stapler. I mean, that would just be embarrassing. Luckily, I bought this Nate Berkus Limited Edition Swingline Stapler from Target for $15.99.
And then I had to get the Nate Berkus gold scissors for $16.99 because I’m not a monster.
I will be real with y’all– A big reason that I am working so hard to make this office area so pretty is because I am hoping to one day do blog videos and when I start that, I want to have a lovely, well lit, white-centric background so I don’t look like an amateur. I keep a lot of my Real Desk things at the built in desk in the kitchen. I don’t want to say that this is a Fake Desk but this one is definitely more style over substance for that reason. I’m almost trying to build a set that also makes my house prettier in the process! I still don’t think I can ever rationalize a gold trashcan but I hope to get to a finished point by the end of this year! Once I get an actual desk and start decorating, I will take pictures and post them!