Making It Lovely's Quite Lovely New Home Office

When people think of home office decor, they often think of businessman serious or geeked out mess. But home offices can be colourful...dare we say even feminine...and still be quite serious in regards to getting work done. Nicole of Making It Lovely illustrates this point quite nicely, with a space where the computer, printer, and peripherals are all there, but tastefully blurred into the background.

We've been admiring how Nicole has done a great job of matching furnishing elements with tech elements: look how the two IKEA Effektiv units with doors soften the presence of a somewhat large printer that would normally be an eyesore. But here, because the colour and and black outline of the printer and storage units match, the setup seems a natural partnership rather than an invasion from an aesthetic perspective.

Her Apple display complements her West Elm desk, especially using the flip-clock screensaver. And a keyboard tray hides away the keyboard and a Wacom tablet, leaving ample space for nicer decorative elements like an old timey dial phone, vase and lamp. Making it lovely, indeed!

Check out larger photos and more details from Nicole at Making It Lovely.