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My Home Office Makeover Muse

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!

 

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist (www.TheDesignTourist.com) that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: https://thedesigntourist.com/the-magazine/ Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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