Living over 8 years ago by Liz Adams

Working from Home

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I knew when we moved that aside from an office – which is located just off our bedroom and stores our desk, printer, file cabinets, etc. – I really wanted a large dining room table that allowed for me to work on some bigger projects. It turns out most days are spent at the dining room table with administrative tasks reserved to our actual office. That way I can take breaks to cuddle with Webster and have the freedom to feed Charlie or check in on him while he naps. PS – thanks for all of your congrats on our sweet baby boy! We are totally smitten. More on him next week 🙂

Our new apartment is MUCH larger than our previous and we had to completely start from scratch on dining room furniture. We decided on this dining room table from West Elm (currently 20% off!), these chairs from World Market, and the Dash & Albert Mali Rug to pull the space together. My biggest pet peeve is naked walls and our apartment has 12 foot ceilings that were really hard to fill. My friends at Minted generously offered to send some oversized art to fill our walls. We decided on this super sized horse photo called ‘All is Quiet‘ (size 54″ x 40″) and I love that it is the first thing you see when you walk through the door. There is something so calming about him and is definitely the center point of our room.

Going for a Swim‘ and ‘Portofino Afternoon‘ (both size 30″ x 40″) were chosen to go above our couch and I love the extra height it adds to our room. It is opposite our fireplace and the images reflect through our mirror so it’s like 4 prints in one. I had previously used Minted numerous times for various event invitations and our first Christmas cards but their art collection is seriously impressive. I love that you can choose between photography and art with easy options for framing.

Working from home can be tough, especially when you are a one-woman-show and you’re alone most days. It’s important to fill your space with things that inspire you and I’m so happy with the simple pieces we chose for our living areas. You can shop a few more items from our home below…

West Elm Table  //  World Market Tub Chairs  //  Dash & Albert Rug c/o  //  All is Quiet Print c/o  //  Going for a Swim Print c/o  //  Portofino Afternoon c/o  //  Emily Ley Simplified Planner  //  West Elm Coffee Table  //  Furbish Studio Pillows

Photos by Heather Talbert.