Posts Tagged ‘home office’

Back to School Idea Board

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

There are a couple more weeks left of summer vacation for students and their families here in New England, but the time for back to school shopping and planning is now. We’ve put together a back to school idea board for the home, which includes suggestions for keeping kids and the entire family focused and productive when they have homework, special classroom projects or need a space to take a breath and relax.

Back to School Idea Board | home office furniture and decor

1. United States Magnet Board | 2. Jules Task Lamp | 3. Glider Rocker & Ottoman Set | 4. Country
Shaker 48″H Bookcase
| 5. Black Corner Desk | 6. Camden Chair

Visit our website for our entire selection of desks, chairs, lighting and other country home furnishings.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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Decor to Take You Back to School

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Diamond Cabinetry

Custom Work

We have been talking about Back to School all week on the blog (with recipes and furniture storage as the focus) and today will be no different. Here are some essential home accents for having a successful and well organized school year – it all starts at home, after all!

We have discussed command centers on the blog before, and the black cupboard above really exemplifies what a command center is all about. Magnetic white boards on the inside of the doors for hanging permission slips, pictures and for writing notes; shelves and wall hooks to hang and store backpacks, coats, shoes and accessories; and even a charging station for electronics – which is also a great place to put them when you’re having cellphone-free family time.

Laundry Room

If you have more space, and want to keep all of your storage close to a command center, turn your focus to a front hall or mudroom. Utilize open hooks and shelving as well as cupboards, counter space and drawers for yours and the kids’ belongings.

No matter their age, kids also need a space they can really call their own. Use bulletin boards and chalkboards in an office, family room or bedroom to allow their creativity to shine through and allow them to organize themselves without your help.

Hanging documents like report cards, calendars and permission slips on a bulletin board in an entryway above wall hooks is great for remembering important dates and events as you leave and enter your home. Give your kids their own work space, or incorporate it into your home office so you can work together on special projects and everyone’s favorite: homework!

We hope these tips help you organize your home and explore what is best for the space and family you have. Share with us your techniques, and have a great school year!

Brooklyn Townhouse
Austin Abode

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Thursday’s Theme: Office and Study Space Decor

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

This week’s Thursday’s Theme is dedicated to minimalist decor. More specifically, decorating in a small study within your home or in your office at work. These places may not be high on your decorating priority list, but it does not take much to add comfort and personality to these spaces.

Tissue BoxTissuesBulletin Board
Yes, tissues. A tissue box is easy to find at a drug store or supermarket, and are almost always available in colorful, decorative varieties. Choose one based on the season, your favorite color, or your favorite print and voila! An instant decoration that is also functional.

Bulletin Board
You may have one already, but a bulletin board in your office space can be more than just a place for posting notices and to-do lists; use it for design purposes and expression! Do you have a quirky e-card or quote you love reading? Print it out in color and hang it up to give yourself inspiration for your own home decor. A bulletin board works great with a dry-erase board (remember those from last week?), especially if you already use the dry-erase board for a calendar and scheduling; use the bulletin board for posting your creative and design idea to-do’s.

Oceania Mini LampDesk LampCoasters
This one is a little more obvious. But, instead of opting for a standard, plain desk lamp, invest in one that you’ll actually like looking at on your desk, and one that will perhaps invite conversation from guests or coworkers. 

Homemade Coasters
This takes a little more time to create, but DIY coasters are perfect functional and decorative pieces for a desk or table in your office (and they make great gifts for office parties). All it takes are a few store bought items, some of your favorite photos, and a great tutorial like this one to create an ornament that will keep your office surfaces clean!

How do you decorate your office, either at home or at work? We’d love to hear and share your ideas for personal, inspirational, and functional decor.

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