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."
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Cara Loren writes a blog where she covers fashion, lifestyle, beauty, fitness, and more. The mom of three is based in Utah, and has one million Instagram followers.
Loren took us into her bright and bold home office, as well as gave us tips on how to recreate the look ourselves.
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 the definite standout. "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."
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. She also added greenery through an indoor plant and tree to help add in more Bohemian elements and ground the space. If you want to incorporate indoor plants in your space, consider the lighting in the room first. In a room that doesn't get a lot of natural light, opt for a plant that does well in darkness.
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.
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. She also kept the styling and decorative objects fairly minimal, which helps the bold and bright space feel more chic, sophisticated and less eclectic.
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. A Moroccan pouf serves double duty—it could be used as an ottoman to rest your feet, as extra seating if needed, and serves as a chic piece of décor when not in use.