Get the Look: Craftsman Office

I love the simplicity and rustic nature of this workspace vignette. I can picture a large window overlooking a lush forest or a lake in the woods. So many warm tones in one place…and yet, it works! The wood against the industrial metal and brass accents is what surprisingly makes this room feel soft. The natural textures in the jute rug and woven basket also bring elements to soften the space. I could get some work done in this craftsman office for sure. It makes me wanna find a cabin in the woods and paint, read, and write for a few days. What about you?

Here’s how to get a craftsman office of your own:


1. Pure White Ceramic Vases by West Elm / 2. Textured Mercury Vases by West Elm / 3. 20th C. Torpedo Task Table Lamp in Vintage Brass by Restoration Hardware  / 4. 1950s French Factory Shelving by Restoration Hardware / 5. Cylindrical Column Table Lamp in Vintage Brass by Restoration Hardware  / 6. Emlyn Basket by Crate&Barrel  / 7. Marco 58″ Desk by Crate&Barrel / 8. Threshold Gold Accent Table by Target / 9. Jute Boucle Rug in Flax by West Elm / 10. Nakashima Straight-Backed Chair in Walnut by Design Within Reach

Work hard, stay humble,

Craigslist Finds: Dallas, TX

Howdy, ya’ll. I found some pretty great things on the Dallas/Fort Worth Craigslist. I was prepared to come across a lot of Texas starred furniture and pieces made of of horseshoes, but I actually found some unique mid century pieces. Snag them while you still can.

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Mid Century Modern Paul McCobb Dining Table and Chairs – $1,200

Pretty fabulous mid century dining set if I do say so myself. Solid maple table with two drop-down leaves and four chairs. The table is 56″W x 36″D x 29″H, and the chairs are each 17″W x 17″D x 30″H. A striking piece for any space.

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Vintage/Mid Century Round Travertine Coffee Table – $325

It is a little hard to see the quality and condition of the travertine top, but the walnut spider leg base and brass footings make this piece fabulous. You can always replace the top with Carrera marble or another updated material. The dimensions are 32″ in diameter and 18 1/4″ high.

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Mid Century Hornslet “Liz” Style Dining Chairs, Set of 4 – $400

The retro atomic fabric needs to go, but HELLO beautiful mid century chair frames! Each chair measures 40″H x 19″W x 14″D with the seat at 17″H. I love the high backs. These would be so lovely in a modern dining room, maybe as side chairs mixed with different host/hostess chairs.

There is still more to see! A credenza, a cast iron table, leather chairs that look like baseball gloves, a record cabinet, and my favorite item of all. You will have to read more to see what that is…

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Target Style

I didn’t think it was possible to love Target more than I already do; but, seriously, with all the new collaborations and collections, I love it more than ever. Target has partnered with some of the industries most innovative designers and bloggers: Oh Joy! to spice up the partyNate Berkus to add luxe to the home, and Emily Henderson to share her styling tips. With brands such as Threshold and Room Essentials under their umbrella, Target’s home products are top choice for designers and stylists, which means steep competition for other industry favorites such as West Elm, Crate&Barrel/CB2, and Room&Board. Oh, Target. I love you. You just hit the spot. Get it? Oh, wait. That sounds sexual. Typical. Maybe…you hit the mark? Nevermind…

Here are some of my new favorites from Target:


1. Threshold™ Gold Task Lamp – $49.99
2. Room Essentials™ Wood Pole Scholar Lighting Collection – $13.78 – $59.99
3. Resin Fossil with Metal Base – Trilobite – $34.99
4. Nate Berkus™ Faux Fur Stool – $54.99
5. 9″ Resin Tortoise Shell with Metal Stand – Off White – $29.99
6. Room Essentials® Desk Wood & Metal – Black – $66.49
See Making It Lovely‘s post One Desk, Three Ways.

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Do you love or hate Target? I understand it’s a corporate power like Walmart, but let’s be real, it’s WAY better than Walmart! But, give it to me straight if you think I’m adding to the world’s end by promoting a corporation. I can take it. AND, if you love Target, tell me what you love!