Quick Study

1. BARN LIGHT ELECTRIC SCONCE Maine Street Design Co.// mainestreetdesign.com 2. OWL NO. 2, 10” X 8”, FINE ART PHOTOGRAPH Kari Herer // kariherer.com 3. WEATHERBEATEN PENCILS PMA Store // store.portlandmuseum.org 4. BUNGALOW 5 TROJAN STATUE Simply Home // simply-home.squarespace.com 5. TIMBERCHIC WALLCOVERING Timberchic // timberchic.com 6. DECORATIVE STONE VESSEL Urban Dwellings // urban-dwell.com 7. SERENA & LILY LARK DESK Chatfield Design // chatfielddesign.com 8. FORT STANDARD WHITE CARRARA TRIVET Judith // shopjudith.com 9. WORLDS AWAY WASTEBASKET Margo Moore Interiors // margomoore.com 10. SERENA & LILY TUCKER CHAIR Chatfield Design // chatfielddesign.com
A home office designed by Brian Faherty of Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co. mixes business and pleasure. Photo from Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson (Potter Style, 2015).

Lacking the extra square footage for a home office? You can still create a fun and functional work area by carving out space in a seldom-used corner, closet, or nook. Rustic barn boards—in this case, Timberchic’s peel-and- stick reclaimed wood wallcovering—have instant impact, while wall-mounted sconces free up surface space. Centered above the desk, a gallery wall adds both visual interest and inspiration. (Try lining up the bottoms of a few pieces to help the composition feel coherent rather than chaotic.) For the final touches, accessories such as a decorative planter, colorful pencils, and a chevron-patterned wastebasket help boost productivity while also adding personality. After all, what’s work without a little play?

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