Today Shelli from A la mode is guest blogging and this one is perfect for a fabulous Friday! From the moment she shared the images of her home office I knew she had to be part of “a week of chic” on my blog! The pops of turquoise, glamorous lighting and mix of modern and traditional are perfect. Enjoy the tour of Shelli’s chic home office and stop by her blog to see more images of her gorgeous home to see why she has become one of my favorite blogs!
Hi ya’ll! I’m super excited to be at studioten25 today! My name is Shelli and I am a former medical device sales rep, turned stay at home mommy, to the cutest 15 month old hot mess you have ever seen. I am new to the blogging world, and have had a ball delving in!
When it comes to interior design, I am drawn to an eclectic mix of traditional furnishings and clean lines. I love pops of color but on a calm and serene base palette. I want there to be history in my space mixed with new, fresh furnishings. I want the details to speak about me and my family.
While I may not be working in the corporate world, I knew I needed a space all to myself. A place to have a glass of wine with a girlfriend, listen to music, pay bills, or let’s be honest…to blog! I brought the chandelier with me from our bungalow in Atlanta, it was in our dining room there. It reminds me of that home, and all the happy memories we made there….our daughter’s first home, if only for a few months.
Bookshelves can be overwhelming. Especially if you are like me, and cringe at the thought of clutter or nic-nacs. I found that grouping books together by color, and choosing a color ‘theme’ of sorts for my ceramics, helped to keep order in the chaos. I like them to have a layered feel. We need a place to put our degrees and my sales awards, but I certainly don’t want them as a focal point, so I placed them behind something colorful and pretty.
Seating for chit chats is a must for me. When my favorite neighbor pops over for a glass of wine, we retreat to this room, shut the glass doors and vent about our husbands and motherhood discuss current events and important matters in the world. The turquoise color pops continue here to ground the use of color in the space.
A simple white parsons desk and Eames inspired office chair are the perfect setting to gaze out the window or at my favorite blogs on my laptop. This is also where I monogram (another random hobby of mine). The blue lamps are a repeating color theme in most rooms of my home. This helps those of us who have design ADD and like to mix up our accessories often without breaking the bank.