Chairish: Mid-Century Office Challenge

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Something to know about me: I’m obsessed with furniture and interior decorating. I’ve written about it before, but I’ve decided I have something I like to call Severe Nesting Syndrome, where I can’t help myself from shopping for perfect colorful rug for my living room or the cutest desk lamp for my office. So of course when Chairish contacted me about putting together a style board around a mid-century piece of furniture, I couldn’t pass it up. If you haven’t heard of Chairish, it’s an online shop where folks can buy and sell used, high-quality furniture. It’s easy to get sucked in, so visit wisely.

My challenge? To take one piece of mid-century furniture and build a room around it. With my recent leap into freelance life, I’ve been really focused on making my office a more productive workspace, so designing a mid-century office seemed like a natural move.

Mid-Century Style Challenge: The Office

Desk // Desk Chair // Lamp // Painting // Rug // Dresser // Hand Sculpture // Vase // Clock // Lounge Chair

I used that gorgeous Paul McCobb desk as my base and built around it. I’m a huge fan of the mid-century modern style to begin with, so I stuck with a lot of pieces with those clean, modern lines I know and love. Unlike my actual house (where I have a turquoise love seat next to a yellow chair) I used neutral furniture and added pops of color through a colorful bohemian rug, art, and yellow accessories.

I like to curl up in my desk chairs like a total weirdo, so that Knoll Chair with the arm rests is perfection for me. Since the desk has pretty minimal storage, I’ve included a small dresser to hold tools and supplies. Storage is important, guys! And of course, I needed an extra chair for the pets. Or a husband. Somebody will be hanging out in that chair, trust me.

So that’s it! It was super tempting to keep perusing the Chairish website, but I need to get hoppin’ on some branding projects.

What do you think? Are you a mid-century furniture fan or would you totally pass on this office?

one comment

Treavor Says:

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 3:46 am

I appreciate mid-century furniture. I'm digging that Knoll chair. It has "curl appeal". Badoom-pshh!

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