A couple months ago, I finally got my very first iMac. It has been by far one of the best investments I have made in my life! I no longer have to work off a tiny 13″ MacBook Pro on the regular. Editing photos and designing blog posts have become so much easier! After taking my new baby home, I knew the next step was to create a lovely office space. I began to shop affordable, yet stylish and chic office essentials. I like to keep my space pretty minimalistic, but for a few months, the walls were awfully bare. Even after I got my new desk and some fun props like a delightful candle and fresh blooms, I knew I needed something more — something that would stand out and make the space more “me.” Perfect timing had it, a Swedish art print & frames company, Desenio reached out offering the opportunity to transform my boring office into something a lot more exciting!
I got approximately $200 worth of art prints and frames to decorate my walls with from their online store. As for art prints, they have a wonderful variety of styles and sizes to choose from. I was particularly fond of their fashion collection, where I was able to find a ton of affordable classic prints! I scored 8 of these lovely prints with dainty gold frames to match the touches of gold on my desk. To keep things interesting and establish a sense of balance, I varied up the sizes and art vs. text prints selected. While I stuck with gold frames exclusively, Desenio offers a plethora of other styles to suit every taste. Some examples include black, white, oak, copper, and silver frames in different sizes.
As for the text prints, I selected two quotes that characterized me best:
Coco Chanel’s famous “Keep your heels, head, & standards high” and Marc Jacobs’ “It would be a much more beautiful world if people did as they pleased, and not what they thought other people expected of them.”
As a creative, there’s often a struggle between creating work that you think others want to see and creating work that is 100% true to you. Therefore, this quote really speaks to me. I’m lucky to have a life partner and business partner who always encourages me to be different and create outside of the box, but a little reminder every now and then doesn’t hurt. 🙂
As for the art prints, I tried to pick pieces that went well with the theme of Chanel’s classic saying. 5 things every woman needs: luxurious heels, a Chanel bag, flawless eyebrows and eyelashes, a good lip color, and of course, a signature fragrance. Need I say more?
As a young entrepreneur who can’t stay in one place for long, I don’t like to break an arm and a leg to achieve a beautiful work space. Things break and wear a lot quicker when you’re constantly transporting them from one place to another. Don’t get me wrong — as one who works from home full-time, having a nice and comfortable office is essential. I love that with Desenio, I can get my favorite prints without breaking anything! The best part is, their items are of great quality, and did I mention, super trendy?
For those of you looking to spruce up your walls in time for the holidays or the new year, I highly recommend checking them out. Whether you’re looking to make your living room cozier or give your bedroom a makeover, you’ll be sure to find something you love on their website. To top it off, they’re currently offering 40% off posters for Cyber Monday, so don’t wait to stock up!
Where in your home would you place some new art prints?
Photos by David Potter
***Special thanks to Desenio for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***