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Work-at-Home Chic

Whether you work from home full-time, once a week, or simply want a corner to call your own where you can blog and be creative, having a lovely home office space will help you get the job done in style. And the best part about setting up a workspace at home? It doesn’t have to look the least bit office-y!

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Photo credits throughout: The Glitter Guide

Take the lovely, sunny space shown above for example: I know I wouldn’t mind spending all day working here, what about you?! If you have an entire room to devote to your office, this is also an excellent example of how to use the space – an extra-large desk floating in the center of the room rather than pushed against a wall allows light to flow in and around your workspace, and offers a much more pleasant view. This is also a good setup if you ever take client meetings in your home, because you can easily pull up a few chairs on the other side. A tray keeps desk accessories neat and tidy, and a cozy flatweave rug and throw bring some warmth to the space.

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Go ahead and make your workspace a place that you LOVE and that puts a big smile on your face…after all, why not love where you work? A grid of simple bulletin boards from the office supply store can easily become an inspiring mood board when covered with your favorite bits of inspiration and magazine tear sheets. Or hang an inspiring + motivating message above your desk in the form of a removable decal or wooden sign. Fresh greenery, cut flowers, a scented candle, and a comfy chair and pillow will round out your space and make it your own.

Want to add big color to your workspace without painting the walls? Take a cue from this deliciously bright office and prop up an oversize canvas behind your desk – either purchased or DIY-ed, a great big piece of art is the quickest way to add style to a room. Style tip: pick up the hues from your artwork in the rug you choose to roll out underfoot for a polished, put together look.

And if you don’t have even a corner to spare for a dedicated home office, who’s to say you can’t simply take over the dining room? Making this space work overtime is a great excuse to give it a revamp with fresh and fun wallpaper, a new rug, and some really cool chairs. After all, if you work on a laptop anyway, you can plug into any room in the house!

One of the best things about working from home is being able to surround yourself with cozy comforts, and there’s no better way to do that than with a lovely rug. Above you can see four of my favorite rugs for a home workspace, from a simply gorgeous natural fiber, to bright and cheerful blue or yellow, and always-chic navy and white. Designing a work-at-home space just begs for a little extra dose of style, so choose with your heart and go for the look that really inspires you.

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Shopping Guide: 1. Jaipur Rugs Naturals Lucia Marvy rug in natural beige; 2. Feizy Rugs Harlow rug in teal; 3. Jaipur Rugs Urban Bungalow Farid rug in white and butter; 4. Surya Frontier rug in navy and cream.

For more inspiration from Laura, follow along with her at LauraGaskill.com!

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10 Of Our Favorite Rugs Direct Spaces

We’ve seen some amazing home transformations with the use of our rugs so we’ve decided to share some of our favorites with you!

Studio McGee + Rugs DirectEntryway Design by Studio McGee | Surya Smithsonian Rug 

Studio Matsalla + Rugs DirectBedroom Design by Studio Matsalla | Oriental Weavers Kaleidoscope Rug

Jojotastic + Rugs Direct
Office Design by Jojotastic | Loloi Rugs Sahara Rug

Becki Owens + Rugs DirectLiving Room Design by Becki Owens | Loloi Rugs Journey Rug

Old Brand New Living RoomLiving Room Design by Old Brand New | Jaipur Scandinavia Rug

Grey and Scout Bedroom
Bedroom Design by Grey & Scout | Jaipur Striped Rug

PIrates and Peonies Living Room
Living Room Design by Pirates & Peonies | Kaleen Restoration Rug

Simple Stylings + Rugs DirectBreakfast Nook Design by Simple Stylings | Loloi Rugs Grand Canyon Rug

Crannyandme Living RoomCrannyandMeBedroomBedroom/Living Room Design by Cranny + Me | Jaipur Rugs Coastal Shores Rug

Amanda Jane Jones Living RoomLiving Room Design by Amanda Jane Jones | Loloi Rugs Oakwood Rug 

Which room is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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Bright & Bold–Get This Chic Office Look

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Always one to admire chic office spaces, I was excited to see the Chicago office of Liz of the blog Sequins & Stripes and Alex of A.K. Studio featured on The Glitter Guide recently. The ladies were able to accomplish a chic and inviting space that is full of personality. They combined rug layering and lots of art into their white walls to make the place feel personal to them.

Simply by adding a few decor pieces to your office space you can achieve a chic and personal feel that doesn’t feel like you are in cube city. Adding a rug, art, and pillows are a great way to bring your personality into your workspace.

Get Alex & Liz’s Look:

Bring in art that inspires you. Mix different styles, like a gorgeous floral and lettering.

A neutral desk and chair will be vital when you want to change your decor because they will always go with any new decor you pick out.

Whether it’s for lower back support or just another pop of color, a pillow on your chair is a must.

Office Image credit:
Image of Alex and Liz’s office via Glitter Guide, photo by Heather Talbert

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The Moroccan-Inspired Rug Craze

Moroccan style rugs are at an ultimate height in popularity, and they are so easy to incorporate into you own home. Inspired by the rug in Stefano Pilati’s office in Paris I’ve gathered five rugs to help you in your search for the perfect Moroccan-inspired rug for your space. I have a Moroccan-inspired rug in my living room and I constantly receive many compliments on it. It’s a rug that I know I can take with me from home to home and it will still find a perfect spot.

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Thanks to Architectural Digest for the inspiration.

Put it in your home:

ONE: Sphinx 602D Marrakesh Rug in Ivory/Brown
TWO: Momeni Sonoma Rug in Ivory
THREE: Sphinx Marrakesh Rug in Ivory/Brown
FOUR: Sphinx 1442H Marrakesh Rug in Ivory/Brown
FIVE: Jaipur Rugs Nostalgia Rug in Antique White

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