My New Office Space: Design Under $300

A couple of weeks ago, I was offered a job. I am over the moon! Being laid off during quarantine really weighed on my soul. I just kept telling myself, you are going to get a job before your wedding. Now I can truly enjoy our wedding and honeymoon, without that added stress looming over.

Chris and I both work from home. He has his office ready to go, and I didn’t want to take over his space. So, I found an empty wall in my dining room that was hosting a pile of “where should I put this,” and decided that was the perfect spot. I had thrifted some items recently that I loved, but I wasn’t quite sure where they would fit. I quickly realized they all paired together really nicely. I took the $10 chair I bought from FB Marketplace, and reupholstered it with an extremely forgiving fur fabric. The finished look only cost me $30! My art is half thrifted, half HomeGoods, so it feels unique and not so basic. The desk is actually a console table from Hobby Lobby, 30% off right now! I went with a console, because my job will likely move to an office, so I wanted a piece that could transition back to a dining buffet. Finally, I added a few accessories to dress up the look (you wouldn’t believe what I got those chinoiserie vases for). The secretary hutch is from HomeGoods, and will be a useful substitute to drawers and cabinets.

As you can see, I went with a neutral base then added in the color. I really pulled all of my accessory colors from the cowgirl painting (I call her Mona). The designs I find most appealing are always a mix of old and new. Even the most modern and neutral of looks, could use the warmth of an antique piece. Here is how you can recreate this look:

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