Getting in the mood | How About Orange

June 13, 2008

Getting in the mood

To add to the fabric post, there are three things I require in order to start designing. 1) A happy-looking office—that's my seat there by the window. 2) A nice latte made with this. 3) One of my Pandora radio stations playing on my computer. Then I can settle in and get to work.

28 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

I've got my Pandora station set up just "so" and honestly, it's the best motivator!

Nicole said...

Hmmm. I had been using Launch, but now I think I may have to switch to pandora... I had never heard of it!

I love the office... nice and bright!

Mckay said...

Hey sister... can i ask what color paint you used on your walls? I LOVE it... Bright, happy and CLEAN!

Jess said...

Behr Bavarian Cream 340E-3

zobars said...

that is such a neat and tidy looking work space and the wall color is great too.

zobars said...

is that a canvas painting on the shelf on the wall ??

Jess said...

It's a framed watercolor our neighbors had in storage and gave us when they moved!

portia said...

HURRY with the fabric!!!

Marla Taviano said...

Hi! I'm Marla. Someone on BooMama's site linked to yours, and I had to pop over. My senior year in college I went through an orange phase. I scoured thrift stores for orange things (even found an old phone), decorated my dorm room completely in orange, wore orange every day, even spray-painted my white Chuck Taylor All-Star shoes orange.

A few months later I was so burnt :) out on the color I never wanted to see it again.

I'm more of a blue/green girl now, but orange still has a special place in my heart. :)

Love the site!

Jess said...

Marla, I'm glad you don't totally detest orange now. I love your story!

proudgrits11 said...

Oooooh, orange is my new favorite color!! With aqua is my preference, but I'm being wishy-washy about committing to it for my actual walls! :) LOVE your site--had fun poking around today! I took the color quiz for Pitts. Paints--very cool. Going to get some chips this week. Thanks for the inspiration--I adore your apartment!!!
-Tabitha

The Lil Bee said...

This is your office? I am SO jealous! I just did a post on my dream offices. I love your wall paint and curtains. Very nicely done!

Vanessa said...

I love your office! My daughter is starting to do her room in an orange like the little platforms that are supporting your computer screens and white with hits of blue. She picked out the funkiest light for the center of her bedroom from the thrift shop and when the weather gets a little more reliable we will paint it, of course I will blog the whole experience lol

MaryRing said...

I love your office.....so cute! BTW: I went on Pandora and am now an addict. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

Inventing Matilda said...

Your workspace reminds me of a Pottery Barn Catalog...only they haven't discovered orange yet. Way to be ahead of the game.
-Inventing Matilda

Danielle said...

That is such a beautiful office... I love the clock on the wall!

Uptown Girl said...

Where is the desk/table from? It's exactly what I need for my office...

Jess said...

They're actually mismatched tables. The near one is from a furniture in Madison, WI. (Forgot the name; we got it ages ago and it used to be our dining table.) The far table is from Ikea. A choose-your-own leg and top deal.

Kath said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your office!

So beautiful and streamlined.

ChickieLou said...

I love this picture. But I want to see more!

Where do you keep all your "stuff"? This is the big issue in my studio.

oneshotbeyond said...

Love Pandora and what a cheery spot to work in!

the mathisons said...

You have such great ideas! I have been reading your blog for some time and wish I could do have the stuff you've posted. I was wondering, in regards to this particular post, where you got your computer stands... and the orange paper organizer? I have been looking for something like that for some time.

Thanks,
Kelli

Jess said...

We made the computer stands (see here) and the orange organizers were from a Blick art store. They were also available at seejanework.com; not sure if they're still there.

Jess said...

Yes they are! Here!

Isabel said...

Love the clock! Where did you get it? I want one for my office too!:)

Jess said...

See here for clock source.

christy said...

Hi there! I know this post is from a long time ago, but i'm hoping you'll still see my comment. I am a new reader and a deep lover of orange! I am thoroughly enjoying your blog, so thanks! I was wondering where you got the curtains??? I am needing something in my living rm with just a touch of orange. Thanks!

Jess said...

Christy, I painted them.

http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2007/02/painted-curtains.html

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