Bonjour! This week’s office makeover keeps to a black and white color scheme which we absolutely just love! As seen already with The Office Stylist’s own home office, black and white is a great way to decorate your office at home or at work. Let’s take a peek at this office makeover and see how it all came together from a blank slate.
The Office Stylist and Stephanie Poli of Love & Lace, talked about her super chic, Paris inspired home office.
TheOfficeStylist: Describe your office to us:
Stephanie Poli: My office is my personal haven. I spend so much of my leisure time on the computer, designing, writing, reading and crafting, so I needed a room that could facilitate all those needs. I am instantly drawn to anything black & white, so I layered a lot of patterned accent pieces, with little hints of color. It’s a balance of my two loves: vintage charm and modern functionality.
TOS: What is your favorite part of your office and why?
SP: My new desk from Ikea! It’s the Expedit desk and bookcase combination. I love that the desk acts as a room divider between my workspace and the seating area. The bookcase is great because it’s sectional. I can display books and decorative items without it looking cluttered.
TOS: What was your inspiration for your office makeover?
SP: Black curtains. I loved the idea of adding high drama to a workspace. I’ve always had a soft spot for Parisian styling, there is just something intrinsically glamorous and feminine about it.
TOS: How did you feel working in your office before your makeover?
SP: When we first moved into our house, I was in the middle of a lot of craft projects for my wedding, so my office was a bit of a disaster. Things were haphazardly stored and none of my furniture had any sort of cohesion. I detest messy workspaces and that was what it was.
TOS: How did you feel working in your office AFTER your makeover?
SP: I adore it. It’s a place of calm for me. I am surrounded by lovely, beautiful things. Having a nice office also motivates me to keep things organized, something that is always a struggle.
TOS: Do you feel it’s important to have an office/workspace you love in order to be happy at work/while working?
SP: Most definitely! I wish my office at my workplace was this nice. I’d get so much more done.
TOS: Where do you find your inspiration for your blog Love & Lace?
SP: The internet is a huge source. I love seeing what other bloggers are doing, Martha Stewart of course, also Flickr, Google images and Etsy. I find that the production design of some of my favorite films serve as inspiration; like Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.
If you have a stylish, modern or cool office or office makeover you want to feature on TheOfficeStylist, or you need help transforming your space, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in LA? We’d love to stop by and take photos of your space and profile your business.