Get the Look: MadeByGirl's Home Office

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We spotted the home office of Jen Ramos and were really attracted by her bright and inviting use of color against a white background. We're huge fans of bright white spaces with pops of color and that's exactly the look Jen created for her home office through the selection of some key pieces of furniture and an eye for editing — this home office is a serious success filled with good ideas.

We're big fans of Jen Ramos's design blog, MadeByGirl, especially when it comes to online tour features of her home office. The mix of classic and modern pieces of furniture she chose creates an inviting workspace in both utility and aesthetics are filled with inspiration anyone can learn from.

The desk is the Polished White Parsons Desk from West Elm, one of the most classic and straightforward desks seen in offices over the years. It's a modern shape that lends itself well to almost any aesthetic scheme, even in traditional spaces.

The chair is the iconic and modern classic, Eames Aluminum Management Chair. It's one of our all time favorite chairs because frankly, it never goes out of style. It's also one of the most used chairs in television; just about every show we watch seems to include this chair in office and conference room on set!

On the desktop, there's an assortment of Apple's finest: iMac, Mighty Mouse and the Wireless Keyboard, all standards for designers and bloggers these days.

Instead of throwing her old tech away, Jen displayed her older computer monitor on the built in shelves next to the desk right besides her Canon all-in-one printer (a smart space saving option), while also recently updating her shelving area with a backsplash of black, highlighting both her shelving and her assortment of collectibles and books (another idea is to use chalkboard paint). And if you look carefully, there seems to be some underside lighting on the shelves to spotlight everything dramatically in the later hours. Beautifully planned!

Get Jen's Home Office Look:


1. Apple iMac
2. Snake Skin Mouse Mats
3. Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Management Chair
4. Polished White Parsons Desk
5. IKEA INREDA LED Spotlights
6. IKEA LACK Floating Shelves
7. Brush On Chalkboard Paint
7. Canon PIXMA MX340
8. I Love Hue Print

[Photos: Jen Ramos/MadebyGirl]