Inside a Style Blogger's Insanely Chic Office Makeover

Updated 09/17/19
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We're always looking for ways to improve our productivity, and while you may not think your décor has much of an impact on that, a lackluster workspace can be a culprit for a lapse in efficiency, leaving you uninspired or unmotivated. This is especially relevant for those who work from home, which was why style blogger Cara Loren tapped Joss & Main to turn her workspace in Salt Lake City into a super chic office.

As a working mom, Loren also needed the stylish space to be kid-friendly, which she agrees is a hard thing to master, but is totally necessary. "I always have a couple pieces in my rooms that I know are a little iffy for my kids, but I try my hardest to teach them that there are certain pieces that are only to look at," she continued. "Now, this obviously doesn't work all the time, especially with a 2-year-old, so if you are going to have pieces like that in a room, you have to be okay if something happens to them."

Bold Color

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 Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main x Cara Loren

We're in love with the Bohemian Midcentury vibe and fun colors in the revamped space. The focal point of the room, the jewel-toned green velvet sofa, is everything. "My absolute favorite pieces would have to be the sofa and hanging chair," Loren told MyDomaine. "They are the pieces that make the room fun, and that emerald green stole my heart immediately."

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Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main x Cara Loren

Loren brought in more jewel tones with a fuchsia patterned area rug and mixed throw pillows. It makes the space feel polished, yet a little bit eclectic and cozy.

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Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main x Cara Loren
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Joss & Main Ashburn Fuchsia Area Rug $107
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Mixed Texture

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Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main x Cara Loren

A mix of textures—from the velvet sofa, to the seagrass planter, to the shag and fringe pillows—plays up the Bohemian vibe of the space.

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Metallic Accents

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Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main x Cara Loren

Loren incorporated metallic accents with a side table and decorative objects to glam up the home office. They add a touch of chic, without feeling too fussy or formal.

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Joss & Main Dominique End Table $99 $64
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Cozy Seating

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Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main x Cara Loren

One of Loren's favorite pieces in the room, this hanging chair offers a unique alternative to traditional seating. The sheepskin rug and pillows were another opportunity to incorporate pattern and texture.

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Sheepskin Rug Joss & Main $246 $102
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