6 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office

Anyone who’s ever tried to upgrade their office without the help of a professional knows how challenging it can be. Browsing endless pages of online products can raise more questions than provide answers, and navigating the myriad of styles, color choices and accessories can leave your head spinning. Sometimes too much isn’t a good thing. If you’re ready to design or re-design an office space,…

Show Me your #shelfie!

Alright, everyone, it’s time to get out your phone for the new hashtag sensation that’s sweeping the nation. Selfies are so May 2014, and it’s totally September now. We want you to get creative and give us your best #shelfie! [#shel·fie (noun): a photograph of one’s own shelf, esp. when the shelf shows off one’s personality. Example: “I’ll be right there, as soon as I post my #shelfie…

Strut Your Style: Blogger Pennyweight’s Workspace

Not long ago we posted a superb selection of favorites by renowned blogger, Elise Joseph of Pennyweight. One of those items is the Strut Table from Blu Dot. Joseph was such a fan, the Strut became the working centerpiece in her newly updated home office. We can’t get enough of the dramatic contrasts in styles and designs throughout the space. Read more about Pennyweight’s office styling inspiration on her blog. The…

Be Brave. Go Bold.

Neutral sofas and natural finishes on furniture are commonplace in many homes. These muted tones can often be the perfect “blank canvas” to inspire vibrant additions to your decor. Brighten up your neutrals with bold patterns, bright colors, and touchable textures. Here are a few Dos & Don’ts for livening up your space! Do decorate with colors that make you happy. Don’t be afraid to use a variety…

Pennyweight’s Picks: Get the Look

For some, an eye for design is innate. Objects “speak” to them. There are few whose design sense is at the highest level. But those who possess this gift have unequaled talent for pairing pieces and curating components. Elise Joseph of Pennyweight is one of the few who have that kind of talent. She sees quality design and has the instinctive vision to devise an intriguing and classy space. We…

Shape up Your Space

I confess: I have a split personality when it comes to furniture. I’ve always loved the look of tight upholstery and crisp, straight lines. But at the same time I remember flopping into my Grandfather’s huge, overstuffed, nap-worthy recliner. It felt good. But it looked terrible. Cringe-worthy. Fugly. Was it even worth all that extra padding if it wasn’t worth looking at? So here’s my question: can’t…