Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pink & Green - Anne's Gorgeous Office


It's wonderful to have such a nice friend who also happens to be a talented designer and partner at Dwellings by Design. Whenever I enter Anne's office, I don't want to leave. "Oh, what else can we chat about so I can linger a little longer!" I think to myself. From the overall concept to the execution of the details, this work space is inspired. Love the choice to concentrate the palette on two colors and then revel in the may ways to play out the pink and green combination.

Crisp, clean and lovely - the perfect spot to be creative. The Parson's desk from West Elm allows Anne a full view of her inspiration board. Sadly, the desk is no longer offered in this spring green.

Anne ordered the Talia chaise from Ballard Designs and had it custom covered in this cheery pink/green stripe. This is the best place to lounge with a cup of tea and a stack of design magazines. (p.s - note to self - I need a pillow with pom-pom trim)

Love, love, love these vintage pieces from her grandmother. They catch your eye immediately as you enter the room.

Three framed pieces of wrapping paper anchor the wall behind the desk. Below is an expanse of bookcases within easy reach of the workspace.

Can't get enough of this chaise.



A closer look at the framed paper.



Simple bookcases brought to a new level with pink trim and wallpaper lining.


Notice how she brought the pink trim to the back of the bookcase too - a great touch I haven't seen before.


A close-up of the large message board that anchors the wall directly across from the desk. I think the design choice to make this board the same color as the wall keeps the space looking open and fresh and allows the inspirations to pop against the background. In particular I was drawn to one...


Mary Engelbreit I don't think we've met! I have to admit that this illustration looks alot like childhood photos of me when I, ahmm, was not in the sunniest disposition!

Flowers and a crown as accent pieces - what else could a girl want!

15 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The office is beautiful. And so depressingly tidy!
Have a wonderful trip!

annechovie said...

Love Anne's office, esp. the chaise!

pve design said...

Wow, what a cheery spot. I love that it has everything you need to put a "spring" in your work! ( I mean spring in your step!)

Fifi Flowers said...

Very nice office... that crown is to die for!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Man, that wrapping paper is genius!!!

la la Lovely said...

What a pretty office... love it.. great inspiration!

katiedid said...

Yup! Pretty cut. I better get on the ball and clean my office!

PBW said...

I adore this office. Wow! If it were mine, I'd never leave it.

columnist said...

These colours are the perdfect combination, and I've been toying with them forever, so it's great to see the potential (in my case) -end result. And I love the crown. So me.

columnist said...

These colours are the perfect combination, and I've been toying with them forever, so it's great to see the potential (in my case) -end result. And I love the crown. So me.

simply seleta said...

This was such a fun tour! Thank you for sharing a few of the sources, as I am about to start working on my husband's office. Great little desk for a smaller space. Her colors are preppy and feminine, what a great spot to work! [I'm hoping that she does in fact have a few untidy piles and stacks somewhere in that space, otherwise I will realize that my organizational skills are under par in my own office]

Meander said...

this honestly couldn't be prettier! and i'm adding you to my blog roll, what a great post!

Ashley L. said...

i love everything about this post! so pink and pretty! :)

Jennifer Ramos said...

Pretty colors!!

Jen Ramos
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AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

That color palette is refreshing, stimulating and yet calming all at the same time. Thanks for sharing it with us. I could only wish to have such an organized office.
Lisa & Alfie

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