My Home Office Makeover Muse

by Karen LeBlanc

Like many people, the pandemic has me spending most of the workday in my home office, and I was getting a little uninspired or, shall I say, bored with the look and feel of my workspace. 

I draw on the creative energy around me, and when I switch up the look and feel of my surroundings, I feel inspired and reinvigorated. I played with the idea of giving my home office a makeover until I saw a floor lamp on the Lights.com website that motivated me to make it happen.

The Castell Collection 2 Globe Floor Lamp in Aged Brass from Lights.com in my home office. Photo credit: The Design Tourist, aka, Karen LeBlanc

The Castell Collection 2 Globe Floor Lamp in Aged Brass from Lights.com in my home office. Photo credit: The Design Tourist, aka, Karen LeBlanc

The contemporary globe floor lamp is from the Castell collection at Lights.com, and its midcentury vibe spoke to me.  The floor lamp’s hand-finished, aged brass patina with its frosted, white glass globes became the basis for my new gold and white color palette.

I love the floor lamp’s sleek, sophisticated silhouette standing at 57″ from a circular marble base.  

The Castell Collection 2 Globe Floor Lamp in Aged Brass from Lights.com in my home office. Photo credit: The Design Tourist, aka, Karen LeBlanc

The Castell Collection 2 Globe Floor Lamp in Aged Brass from Lights.com in my home office provides perfect illumination with its dimmable switch to create a cozy ambiance. Photo credit: The Design Tourist, aka, Karen LeBlanc

As a design journalist and decorator, I find most projects begin with a single point of inspiration, a favorite object, piece of art, or piece of furniture that drives the style of the room. The Castell contemporary globe floor lamp complements my overhead frosted globe bulb chandelier and anchors the room’s modern, sleek style.

It stands next to two white leather chairs accented with gold velvet pillows and a large piece of foiled gold artwork. The floor lamp’s illumination creates a cozy seating niche to read or for people to converse with me while I’m at my desk. I love the ability to dim the lights to set the perfect mood with the floor lamp’s inline dimmer. I added a platinum silver shag rug and a white faux fur upholstered bench with a gold-painted base for texture.   

The white and gold color palette of my home office provides the canvas to showcase my new aged brass, frosted globe floor lamp from Lights.com Photo credit: The Design Tourist, aka, Karen LeBlanc

The white and gold color palette of my home office provides the canvas to showcase my new aged brass, frosted globe floor lamp from Lights.com Photo credit: The Design Tourist, aka, Karen LeBlanc

Overall, I wanted to make my home office more facey or photogenic for Zoom, Skype, and other video conference calls. I chose a white lacquer desk to coordinate with my white lacquer cabinets and niche. I accented the niche with metallic gold pops of color and some greenery to add some visual interest and dimension to the white backdrop without looking cluttered.

As a decorator, I appreciate that the floor lamp is part of an extensive collection, so you can find other fixtures to keep the look consistent in different rooms. Next, I plan to purchase the coordinating table lamp to replace the one on my desk to complete the look. Check out the Castell collection’s fixtures for every room, from pendants and chandeliers to vanity lights. 

I have partnered with Lights.com to offer you a special discount of 10% off of your order until 1/31/21. Use the promo code: DESIGNTOURIST10 at checkout.

Happy Decorating!

 

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