If you’ll remember, our New Year’s Resolution was to get organized! It started out very well, like most resolutions do. We cleaned the cabinets, cleared the clutter, took loads to Goodwill. But then, slowly but surely, the papers start to pile up again and that once perfect pantry full of glass jars has a few stray chip bags in it…
Carolyn Espley Miller
But if there’s one room that we’d like to get back on the horse with, it’s the office. This would be the ideal: Going truly paperless without a hint of clutter in sight.
But the reality is that we need office storage. We have to have cabinets and shelves for filing and storing.
Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley We absolutely adore office bookcases and love the idea of stashing papers and supplies in baskets that are readily available. I’d like to find storage boxes just the right size to tuck into my rattan baskets!
Sometimes I think a detached office like this is my only hope. When it’s easily accessible, it’s too easy to drag in clutter from other rooms.
Style at Home
It would definitely never do for my office to be in the kitchen. I have a hard enough time keeping mail and papers out of there as it is!
We’re definitely not afraid of leaving boxes and folders and files out in the open — as long as they’re stylish!
Phoebe Howard Working with a view is always a good choice!
Martha O’Hara Design
We read that green is the best color to use in an office because it promotes focus! We definitely need that some days…
This office is such a great mix of functional and comfortable, and it’s super chic without being unrealistically sparse.
Amy Neunsinger Photography
Aren’t library ladders the best? And talk about more storage!
Dallas Shaw’s Office
French chairs are some of our favorites and are comfy enough to make excellent office chairs. We love this room divider too!
Fieldstone Hill Home How do you keep your office organized? Do you have a great system we need to know about? We hope you’re all having a fantastic day!
We hope you all had an amazing Halloween and treated yourself to plenty of delicious Halloween goodies!
Today, we’re treating ourselves to an extra helping of something we love: Tolix chairs. They’re kind of like Reese’s Cups; one is good, but two is so much better!
We aren’t expert chair historians by a long shot, but we would be willing to bet that few chairs have made as big of a splash and had such prolonged popularity as the Tolix chair.
The simple chair crafted of sheet metal, originally created by Xavier Pauchard for outdoors, hospitals and offices has found its way into homes and design schemes all across the globe — and, incidentally, the Vitra Design Museum, the Pompidou Center and even the MOMA.
Amy Neunsinger Photography
But, we must admit, we love it best at a dining room table. This dining room is such a fabulous juxtaposition of all the things we love. A chandelier for glamour, a farm table for that rustic feel and, of course, Tolix chairs for that industrial chic touch. This room is like that perfect first date outfit: It’s fabulous but doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard.
When we think of Tolix chairs, it’s usually a silver tone that springs to mind, but who couldn’t use a little more color? Green is the most restful color, and, after a long day, we can’t think of much nicer than a delicious meal and a glass of wine around a restful table.
Ahhhh…There’s that silver we love so much. Combined with the industrial pendants, lacquer table and snazzy storage, this is such a great room. And magazines in the dining room? Why didn’t we think of that!
Robert Stubbert Photography
One of our favorite things about Tolix chairs is that they’re super portable — and sometimes stackable. So you can dine in them one minute and pull them into the living room for extra seating, no backache required. Plus, they really transition seamlessly into any space.
Patrick Wade and David DeMattei Design – House Beautiful
Dining al fresco has never looked better. And we’re glad to know that Tolix chairs were originally designed for outdoor use. Stylish and durable is a perfect combination. I bet strawberry smoothie/mashed green peas/soggy Puffs/half-chewed banana would just wipe right off of these!
Jose Picayo Photography
Oh my goodness! We can’t decide which looks more delicious, the setting or the spread. The modern, sleekness of the Tolix chair is, to us, the ideal pairing for a farm table — sort of like the wine to that cheese… Grown-up trick or treating!
Colin McGuire Photography – Country Living
Who says a set of dining chairs has to match? Can you imagine a more idyllic spot for eating, resting or general merry making? If this was our backyard, we wouldn’t miss a meal out here! It really must be noted that a fabulous dining room makes everything taste better!
We were very lucky here in our little part of the East Coast that Hurricane Sandy didn’t give us too much trouble. Thinking of our friends in the aftermath of the storm. We hope that all is well with all of you and your families!