I have waited for this day for too long! Too long I tell you. If there is one part of my home office that I had to be patient with, it’s this one and I’ll tell you why. From the get go, I knew I wanted the mid-century modern aesthetic, I knew I wanted hints of green and neutral tones but most importantly, I wanted a chair that had wooden legs and wooden framing. As most of you may or may not know, my local carpenter has a knack for reproducing almost any furniture I give him – he’s that good and we have worked together for almost 5 years.
If you read the first blogpost about my renovations then you would’ve seen the desk I had on my Pinterest board. Today’s desks are sleek and elegant. Gone are the days of super bulky and robust desks that occupy all the space in the room, because after a monotonous day, an eye catching office space is an appropriate way to reduce pressure and motivate the imagination. I was pretty intent on getting a space-saving desk that incorporates the textures I wanted without taking up a lot of room. So I had my tradesman customize the desk to fit my space and dare I say it’s perfect. I wanted a bit of storage for random bits and bobs so i told him to create 3 drawers along side and keep the knobs black.
I was also specific about the wooden legs and the color of the wood. My previous desk was a lot like this but it had dark MDF legs that didn’t do it for me. I wanted the shade wood to be almost like beechwood so that it keeps with the earthy, light aura and this you will see I tried to incorporate in the accessories around it. I will most likely have a separate blog post for my desk accessories because I have been getting a lot of questions about them already.
The most challenging part of this space was the chair. I reached out to about three companies, sent them pictures of the chair I wanted and asked them how long production would take. The earliest date I got was 6 weeks and they were being a bit dodgy about it. Meanwhile my trusty personal carpenter achieved this chair in 16 days. He came back in, measured the depth I wanted, the width, the height…the whole shebang and just like that – everything came together.
I’m so thrilled about this space, you have no idea. I think I achieved the look I was going for and I’m mighty glad I didn’t settle. I almost opted for a white mesh chair, right after a lady made the most horrible adaptation of this coxandcox rattan chair that I also had my eyes on.
I will be putting out a more detailed post about the rest of my office decor and accessories soon. In the mena time, if you don’t follow my home account, you can do so here.