My office is kind of (OK, very) weird. And very me.
I love it.
The leopard carpet was installed by the original owners (who were obviously some seriously kindred spirits); I just had it deep-cleaned prior to our move-in.
And those walls are kind of crazy, no? The plan is to change them to a pale mint green one of these days, but for now, they’re kind of growing on me. It’s like a cozy little cave in there; I think it’ll be awesome in the winter with some candles lit.
(Oh, and in the background you can see the patio I got locked out on during our first week here.)
Oh my rug.
It’s from Trash & Vaudeville, and you saw it in this segment. I had some trouble figuring out where in the world it would look non-ridiculous, and then realized: oh. There is no way that it looks non-ridiculous. So let’s go for extra-special ridiculous by making it hug the pelt of another member of the feline family.
I finished off the room with a ’50s-style chair that I found at the Salvation Army, a World Market computer desk, an antique crystal vase with faux flowers that I placed on the floor, the photo of us from our Love shoot with Catrine Westergaard, and Lilly Pulitzer’s Ramshackle Glam watercolor (above).
And this is my work cabinet (an Ikea stainless steel cabinet with a butcher-block top that used to live in our kitchen), accessorized with an antique Coca-Cola sign that used to belong to my parents, and a collection of photos of family and friends.
(Virgil’s a fan of the rug, too.)