As I work from home, my office space is one of the most important rooms in the whole apartment. I need it to be colourful (OK, that was a given!), practical and energising for all those long hours in front of the laptop. So, when I happened upon this colourful and rustic home office, I knew I had to share it here on Bright.Bazaar. The scheme is an effortless mix of weathered, rustic materials like metal and bare wood. paired with brightly painted gloss pieces and rag-like textiles. It’s these colourful additions that give this room it’s heart and personality: the visual surprise of the two colourful chairs brings a new angle to what would otherwise be a generic, paint-by-numbers industrial meets rustic scheme. The two chairs also serve to soften the harder, rougher vibe that flows through the rest of the room. Laying the rag rug in the centre of the room makes good use of the free space to bright another hit of hue into the scheme. By opting for a rag-style rug, as opposed to a high pile wool rug, it means this key textile piece sits comfortably alongside the heavier industrial furniture. This is because it brings just enough comfort and tactile texture without being too much of a juxtaposition with the more rustic pieces; pushing this contrast further would compete with the statement already created between the gloss bright chairs and the metal and wooden desk.
// Hus&Hem | Photography by Carina Olander

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Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.

30 Comments

  1. everything about this space is fabulous! the industrial mixed with color. wall art and storage. great inspiration!

  2. I really love this! I've been trying to collect ideas on how to decorate the wall above my desk, as well as the window sill in my room, so I'm extremely happy I came across your post!

  3. I love how playful and happy the place feels! Who says industrial spaces have to be all hard edges and in shades of grey and black!! love the pops of bright, cheerful colors, and I too love that vignette … of course extra brownie points for super cool storage for fabrics! ISO that for myself!!

  4. I think I would enjoy going to work a lot more if my office looked a little something like this! It's got an air of 'organised chaos' which I adore! Those beautiful pendants stole the show for me!

  5. Great space, love the lights and the addition of bright colours makes it such a cheery space. Don't you find you're so much more productive when in harmony with the space around you. Rustic furniture is so great to jazz up and bring texture and colour to your rooms and you've got the balance just right – fab :O)

  6. I have to reorganize mine. This one will be an inspiration for sure! Thanks for sharing. I've also a wooden vintage teacher chair to paint…

  7. Can I come work in your office? I think I might get more done. Must use that space at the top of the stairs 🙂

  8. Will, you always feature the most amazing spaces! This office space is fantastic. Love the metal bookcase with drawers and the basket hung on the wall in the 2nd photos – so clever!

  9. I love the yellow chair (I am a yellow fan:) – This office space is fab indeed. And those roadsigns – OHHH.
    I too work from home, but my space is a far cry from this though, thanks for the inspiration – and have a sunny day. Here it is a grey-out if there is such a word:)
    Ax

  10. Hello Will!
    Such a beautiful home, and I just love these bright colors, but I can't live with them…
    Love to use them in my work though. 😉
    Thanks for the visit! Hope to meet you in Stockholm at “meet the blogger”!
    Have a great evening!
    /susanne

  11. Will i love the idea of basket-storage on the wall, and of course i love the lamp!
    Big hugs!
    xxx

  12. Definitely lots of character! Not my style, but still appreciated. Love your breakdown of the elements.

    Thanks Will!

  13. Oh! The first time I saw this home office I had to find more about the designer so I discovered her and she has a blog:
    http://in-myhouse.blogspot.com
    you should definetely check out more of their home if you haven't already.
    They also have an e-shop where they sell amazing things though I 'm not sure if they ship outside Sweeden.
    Cheers Will!

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  15. I love the brightness of the chairs… I also love how it is an olive green paired with a lemon yellow. It could have been a generic yellow and green but this designer chose two different colors.. A pleasant surprise!

  16. The wardrobe you re-purposed as a storage unit is brilliant. Great work on that! It’s great that your office is so bright, I read that the brighter it is the more motivated you are and don’t get so easily distracted while working. Keep up the great work!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.