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Home Office Ideas

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Is your office the dumping ground for everything miscellaneous in your house? Good organisation is they key.
Check out some of these ideas for some home office make-over inspiration.

I have recently had an office clean out and incorporated some new Ikea office furniture, I’ll post the pics soon, its not quite ready yet 🙂

home office traditional by Polsky Perlstein Architects

home office traditional by Polsky Perlstein Architects

home office built in storage AMW Design Studio

home office built in storage AMW Design Studio

elegant home office by KL Interiors

elegant home office by KL Interiors

craft room office space by Collaborative Design Group-Architects & Interiors

craft room office space by Collaborative Design Group-Architects & Interiors

blackboard wall office by The Cross Design Interior Designers & Decorators

blackboard wall office by The Cross Design Interior Designers & Decorators

Good use of wall home office by Robert Thomas Homes Architects & Building Designers

Good use of wall home office by Robert Thomas Homes Architects & Building Designers

Hidden office by Butter Lutz Interiors, LLC Interior Designers & Decorators

Hidden office by Butter Lutz Interiors, LLC Interior Designers & Decorators

office with a view by Merzbau Design Collective Architects & Building Designers

office with a view by Merzbau Design Collective Architects & Building Designers

studio shelving and office by Schmitt + Company/Poor House General Contractors

studio shelving and office by Schmitt + Company/Poor House General Contractors

Ikea Hacks

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I love IKEA. I could easily furnish my whole house from this one store alone, so it was while searching the IKEA site for some home office furniture that I came across a number of sites and pics that are dedicated to customising your IKEA purchase. These are termed IKEA Hacks.
At first I thought this was IKEA furniture idea heaven as the possibilities are endless, but be warned you will lose hours of your life once you search it and this won’t make your decision any easier.

Expedit Bench

Expedit Bench

Liatorp Cabinet Hack

Liatorp Cabinet Hack

Ikea Table Hack Bathroom Vanity

Ikea Table Hack Bathroom Vanity

Built in Hemnes Unit

Built in Hemnes Unit

IKEA Hemnes Desk with 2 x Hutches

IKEA Hemnes Desk with 2 x Hutches

Hemnes Office Hack

Hemnes Office Hack

Sources: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=ikea%20hack

http://www.ikeahackers.net/

American Rustic Lighting from Beacon

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Being in the midst of deciding on fixtures for a house we are building I came across the new American Rustic range from Beacon Lighting for Winter 2013.
These are gorgeous and a pleasant departure form the slick modern designs that sometimes dominate the marketplace. It’s nice to see a retailer with an eye on the American traditional trends as well as the European ones.

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santana-rectangle

escala-pendant

santana

Lighting available in Australia from http://www.beaconlighting.com.au/

Trust Your Own Style

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Moroccan Pouffe

There is no doubt that this is an exciting time for the homewares industry at the moment.
With an endless choice of online retailers offering anything for the interior and exterior of your home we are simply spoilt for choice.

As one of those online retailers I too see a lot of people buying certain products that are popular and splashed across every known homewares magazine and I wonder if people are buying these items because they really love the item or are they buying it because it is in all the magazines so therefore they MUST own it just because its popular and because everyone is promoting that item.

I don’t mean to pick on any one particular item but for the point of this blog post I will use the Moroccan Pouffe as an example. My apologies to the pouffe for singling it out as I have no ill feelings toward it, but here is an item that is featured everywhere we look in colours from bright pink to high shine gold. How many people I have to wonder have bought this because their own sense of aesthetic has compelled them to do so or because this is the ‘must have’ item of the moment.

I am constantly being asked by friends, relatives and customers my thoughts on what items would suit their homes and I am always more than happy to suggest something for them, but what a lot of people don’t realise is they already have the ability to pick something that is their unique style and their own instincts should be trusted.

Our sense of aesthetic is something that is totally unique and is formed over our lifetime from our experiences, travels and loves. Have you ever noticed that you tend to favour certain colours in products over others? that is one aspect of your style, you may be drawn to organic shapes rather than stylised forms and you can probably see a certain theme in the products you have surrounded yourself with over time. Trust these instincts.

If you see something that you love, really love, in a store or online you should never stop to think “but where would I put it?” because you will always find a place for something you love and be able to incorporate it into ‘your style’. Whether you realise it or not you already have a style, you may need some tips from magazines to help with your layout but the decor within that layout should always be your choosing. The worst mistake you can make is to buy something just because it appears in magazines everywhere, if you didn’t fall in love with it at first sight try not to let it grow on you just because you see it everywhere.

Vogue magazines Anna Wintour once stated “Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others” and even though she was referring to clothing style I cant think of a better rule that should be applied when it comes to our homes.

Madge.

Sarah Richardson’s Red Dining Room

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I am a huge fan of designer Sarah Richardson. At the risk of sounding gushy her designs are the perfect mix of old and new, and she has the most artful eye when it comes to the fabric choices in her designs.

If you are not already a fan you have to see one her many (often re-run) interior design shows on the Lifestyle Home channel or HGTV please do your self a favour and have a look at some of her beautiful work at http://www.sarahrichardsondesign.com

Being a lover of RED this dining room is my dream…..

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