I’ve decided to go back to my roots in interior design and start a new series. Introducing ‘Living for Less’, a blog series where I will take amazing magazine inspiration and help you build the look in your own home for a fraction of the cost. I plan to do my best to use inspiration images that don’t rely on architecture and “good bones” so that the look can be achieved in almost any home.
This week’s ‘Living for Less” is inspired by this beautiful office designed by Doherty Design Studio (as featured in EST Magazine) in Melbourne. The palette is pretty simple featuring a base of white, wood and black. It’s the addition of the sunny yellow that really makes it sing. It’s a perfectly clean and sunny look.
The chair is still a little bit of a splurge, but since the original chair costs $1200+ (check it out here) it’s a pretty good replacement and is a real statement piece. For the desk, I’d pick up a simple white desk top from Ikea and some legs for one side. The other side would rest on top of this gorgeous yellow filing cabinet. I wish I could find a deal on that stunning herringbone floor, but this rug is a lovely substitution for smaller budgets. Accessorize the shelf and desk with simple simple framed prints (Bonus Tip: Society 6 sells cards for cheap. Frame one and keep the rest to send thank you notes), boxes to stash office supplies and some fresh potted plants.
Here are my picks…
- Bisley Filing Cabinet in Yellow from Container Store / $199.00
- RANARP Pendant Light from Ikea / $24.99
- Safavieh Bandelier Chair from Lowes / $300.38
- RIBBA Frame from Ikea / $1.99
- ‘The Artist’ Print by 1100 Illustrations / $24.00
- ‘People’ Photo Print by Anne Staub / $19.76+
- Kensington Rug from Target / $129.99+
- White Storage Box from Amazon / $9.69
- Matte Black Ceramic Planter by eGardenStudio / $13.50
- RISKORN Pot from Ikea / $5.99