The Well Kept Home Office
September 22, 2014
Mary Margaret Chambliss Photography
By Buffy York
I was a sales rep in the pharmaceutical industy for over 15 years and I never had a dedicated home office space. The shotgun seat of my car was the closest thing I ever had to a desk. When I retired from my paying job, I decided that if I was going to be the CEO of this family I needed a work space. One of my first posts on The Style Gathering highlighted how I made my pantry work double duty by becoming my home office, but the wi-fi didn’t work great in that space and I honestly gained five pounds working with the Ritz crackers and Cheez-Its in such close proximity. A few weeks ago I staged a coup d’etat and took over the work-out/computer room and claimed it as my own. I wanted a clean modern look with creams and gold tones so to freshen things up I painted the walls and desk the same as the existing trim color. I also rounded up some random lamps and old furniture from the attic. The lamps were updated with new lampshades from Village Firefly and I added new desk and decor accessories. A classic oushak rug and an ultra cool gold stamped cowhide layered on top complete my new workspace.
I am digging how clean and modern it looks and to keep everything from my computer screen to my keyboard to my phone clean I keep plenty of Well-Kept towelettes around. I included these in my “Gameday Must Haves” post a few weeks ago and I have become addicted to having a pack in my purse, in my other purse, in my car and in my desk drawer. Well-Kept screen cleansing towelettes are a brilliant creation that remove smudges and sticky fingerprints (my children love a device) from device screens, sunglasses, binoculars, you name it. Once I pull a wipe out of the cute little packaging I am always looking for something else I can clean. They can be purchased on-line at www.staywellkept.com and in-stores around the country, but I have teamed up with Well-Kept and 19 other bloggers to offer one lucky winner a $200 American Express card, provided by Well-Kept, and a year supply of their handy little wipes.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway
Well Kept towelettes | Nate Berkus metal letter organizer | Nate Berkus gold stapler | Nate Berkus file folders | Nate Berkus tape dispenser (sold out online) available in store at Target | C Wonder tray similar here | Scarlet and Gold iPhone case | ZGallerie gold coral | ZGallerie gold box set | ZGallerie gold sphere | ZGallerie pillows avaiable in store similar here and here | Homegoods chair similar here | Village Firefly lampshades and gold stamped cowhide | Paige Albright Orientals oushak rug | Please Reply stationary | Fresh Dirt Designs business cards | Benjamin Moore paint in Cream Fleece