coco kelley, interior design, office

C+k Office Update! We’re Halfway There…

Last week in NYC all my girls kept asking me how the new office was coming along, so I figured it was time for an update post!! I’ve finally moved a few pieces in, and the place is feeling cozier already…

Yeah, furniture! It was inevitable that at some point in my life I’d own that tulip table from Ikea, and I was happy to find one on Craigslist. After working at dining tables for so long, I discovered a traditional desk was not going to work for me (I love a round tabletop!) so this piece has been perfect. So far the only new piece I’ve purchased is the jute rug from West Elm. You may recognize the storage piece and chair from my apartment – it felt so good to add more breathing room to my home while easily transferring these pieces over to the office space! The second chair is coming over soon, too, so there will be a pair and a place for meetings.

But there’s still much to be done…

I thought I’d need more storage, but (so far) this piece seems to be just enough to fit everything which means there is some space to fill! I’m considering some open shelves for books, or adding a little slipper chair. I’d also love to put up more artwork, maybe a white board, and of course the cork board needs to be finished off and hung as well.

And then there’s the desk…

Yes, I love my round top, but it’s starting to feel cluttered with all the things I’ve left out on it. I’m thinking I need a tray to contain them and maybe some more matching pieces. I like eclectic, but not in my workspace. And, as much as I like having lighting on the desk, I’m not sure it’s working? Overhead would be so much better… we’ll see what I can rig up. In the meantime…

The most important part of the office is in – the espresso machine! Saeco sent me the Syntia Focus to test out and I am loving it. You may remember that I have an espresso machine at home that I’ve been using for months now, and even though it’s great, I think this one is better. It’s sleek, more customizable, and produces some excellent lattes for my afternoon slumps! This little area needs more setting up too, but for now a few mugs are all I need.

The final piece? I’m thinking about painting! Not necessarily that big wall on the left, but the rest of the area. I’m guessing I’d go with a midtone grey or a serious pop of color… what do you think?