The Anatomy of an Organized, Comfy Office

Anyone else thinking about re-organizing your home this month?  Every January I feel the need to deep-clean and re-arrange all those overlooked corners in my house.  So, when I stumbled on photos of this ultra-organized, well-edited, Park Avenue duplex designed by De-Spec, an architectural firm in New York, I knew I had to feature the space as the Room of the Week!

This office space is the perfect mix of open and closed storage and a great study in creating an interesting, but neutral room.  I can’t wait to spend the week dissecting the room…and to get started here are my favorite design elements at work in this room!

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Room of the Week: Decorated for Christmas

I picked the Room of the Week because it’s lovely, but also because I thought it would be such a fun room to decorate for Christmas.  I’m guessing that the owners of this fun room subscribe to the “more is more” decorating philosophy, which I’m carrying into the Christmas decor.  I’m starting with a modern white Christmas tree , adding gold and silver accents and a dash of hot pink, along with a mix of new and vintage elements to match the decor.

Here’s my plan!

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The Coffee Table: Gold & Silver Bottle Brush Trees | Gold Plated Glass Hurricane
The Ceiling: Paper Pendant Moravian Star
The Sofa: Merry & Bright Throw Pillow
The Gallery Wall: Framed Holiday Art
The Christmas Tree: Blue Wood Bead Garland | Gold & Silver Moravian Star Ornaments | Gold & Silver Metal Sphere Ornaments | Embroidered Gold OrnamentGold Mercury Glass Ornaments | Oversized Silver Mercury Ornaments | Box of 50 Gold & Silver Ornaments | Mini Hot Pink Ornaments | Hot Pink Tassel Ornament | Pink Geo Ornament | Flocked White Christmas Tree

What do you think of the color palette?  Does your Christmas tree match your decor?  Stick with a traditional red/green color palette?  I’d love to hear!

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Room of the Week: A Bohemian Room by Windsor Smith

When I see photos of rooms decorated in a bohemian style I always love them.  The mash of colors and patterns and textures and layers, layers, layers.  They seem casual and fun and inviting, but at the same time they always feel like a little too much, until I saw the Room of the Week by interior design Windsor Smith, which she titled on her website “Eclectic Boheme.”  I think she did a great job creating a bohemian room without it feeling too busy or overwhelming.

Here’s how I think she did it:

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Do you have a style you love, but can’t imagine doing in your own home?

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