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April 18, 2011

All Wrapped Up: Home Office


Back in January I shared pictures of my kitchen table before and after it was wrapped in linen.  And I finally got around to taking pictures of my office furniture wrapped in white linen. My office furniture is over 10 years old and while it was all functional I was just ready for a new and updated look. I debated whether to buy a new white desk and filing cabinets but in the end I decided to have all my office furniture wrapped in white linen fabric.

I also got this new chair from West Elm and my friend and interior designer Phoebe had it re upholstered with a higher quality white leather fabric. The only issue is that this chair is not comfortable to sit on for hours at a time. So for the time being my husband uses this chair and I am back to using my amazing Herman Miller Aeron chair.

We also added lucite knobs for a more modern look. 

I took this before picture just before the desk and file cabinets were picked up and sent to the workroom.

I had the opportunity to visit the workroom so I took this picture of the file cabinets with the actual linen that was used on them.
Since I work from home and use this desk often I decided to add a glass top. The glass helps protect the surface from spills, pen marks etc.  And I am sure my work colleagues are wondering where my monitor, phone, and work laptop is.  Well they have been temporarily moved to the right side of my desk since they don't photograph well!


Also, my blog was nominated over at at Circle of Moms.  If you have a moment please click here and then click vote.  Thank you for the support!


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40 Comments:

Teodora said...

Wow, what a genius idea. It looks bright and fresh.

You have my vote!
Teodora
teodoraslookbook.com

Kayla said...

Wow! Adore what you did to the linen. I may have to steal this idea instead of spend all the money on new furniture!

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
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annelise said...

What a brilliant idea. It really does look bright and fresh. So much more satisfying that throwing old perfectly good furniture.

And you know I've already voted for you! Good luck!

Kavery said...

Genius idea. Still hard to believe that's linen. I'm voting for you now!

Josie said...

I CANNOT believe that's white linen -- what an absolutely brilliant idea! I love how fresh and clean it looks. And congratulations on your nomination, gorgeous!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

nmaha said...

I totally adore the linen wrapped furniture look.

Melissa said...

Your office looks beautiful. Very stylish and VERY you!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great sleek look and is that a white Aeron chair? I'm intrigued!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

p.s. voted and good luck!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

style'n said...

@chic'n cheap living-No that white chair is from West Elm and I had it re covered in a white leather fabric. But it's not super comfortable so I am back to using my old Aeron black (and not super chic) chair! Thanks for the vote!!!!!

Stacey said...

Just voted for you! Don't you just love West Elm? Love the office and what you did! XX

Cassie Lee said...

What a great update on your office furniture! Just voted for you!

Style Attic said...

I voted! Of course you deserve to win in my eyes :) Your office looks fantastic and I know it's a joy to walk in there!! Looks amazing XO, Kelly

GB said...

Voted!

Naina, I love your home office--so calming!

Erica said...

Wow I am amazed it looks so chic and beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

fashionhogger said...

WOW, what a great facelift! Made a huge difference, it all looks so wonderful and bright!

The Iconic Blog said...

What a great idea! Looks gorgeous!xx

Melanie
www.theiconicblog.com

bollywoodstylediaries said...

It really looks great - so clean and pure! and I love the lucite knobs.

Nikki said...

Naina, I love your office! Everything looks so polished and pretty!!

xx
Nikki
PS- just voted for you!!

Erika@PlaceboLife said...

wow that's amazing! you've done such a fabulous job with the linen, looks so chic and modern now! SO polished and well put together :)

Designwali said...

looks fantastic!!

Torrie said...

It looks so refreshing and CLEAN! Love it.

Jess said...

Oh wow- it's amazing how much of a difference that makes. The white looks so clean and classy! Now you're making me think about redoing my desk...

And congrats on the nomination, Naina! You definitely deserve it. I'm headed over to go vote for you now!!!

xo

Noelani said...

I would NEVER have realized it was the same furniture! It looks so fresh and vibrant. I am totally inspired to make over my work space now (but it's in the corner of the bedroom very unglam and hard to incorp with the rest of the room). Love it!

jessica said...

love the "new" furniture!! it looks great!! so crisp and fresh!

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Oh my gosh - what a dramatic transformation. The new pieces are amazing. They look so sleek and modern. Here's to lots of productivity in the new office!

Isabel said...

wow! the desk looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

wow naina, your office looks amazing! the white looks so bright and sophisticated. would have never imagined it to come out so great just by looking at the before shots. well done! voted for you. piya

ben+alex said...

i LOVE this idea. seriously i need to know how to do this!!
also loving your blog.
new follower:)

xo
ben-and-alex.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Did Phoebe suggest the white linen? Absolutely brilliant! And I love the lucite knobs!

Krystal said...

Um, that is SO COOL. How was the price compared to buying new things? I love this idea so much!

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow...what a stunning change. I love it white and now Im thinking that I should change my desk too:) I love how fresh it feels! Happy Tuesday, my dear
Kisses

Val said...

Looks truly amazing!! Great job. Wanna re-do my office? =)))

Annie said...

Everything looks soooo great! I love how clean and vibrant the space is. Congrats again on the nomination :) xo

Nuha said...

Oh my goodness, that's a genius idea. I was wondering how you got the paint to stay..but it's linen! Love it!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i love your desk- it's so organized and the flowers add the perfect pop of color. Going to vote for you :)

Allison {Live Love Small} said...

wow, it looks great!

coolkids said...

I love the wrapped look! I voted.

Kristin said...

OMG, it's gorgeous! Can you come do my office next? Wait...I need to get an office first. Right now it's my kitchen counter. Haha!

BarkhamOfficeFurniture.co.uk said...

Great tips, I would like to join your blog anyway,

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