Philadelphia PenthouseEclectic Home Office, Philadelphia
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If anything remotely office-y makes you squirm: There is no rule that says you must outfit your home workspace with a desk and desk chair. A dining table can be called into duty as a spacious desk, and any comfortable upright chair can be used as a desk chair, as long as you are not logging many hours at a time in it. If you do choose a proper desk chair for ergonomic reasons, there are still many ways to bring more home into your home office — try a cushy rug, colorful wallpaper, a pretty table lamp and artful accessories.
Wilson's home office is a study in pattern and color. "It's so fun to work here. The room is filled with vibrant fabrics from my textile line, so there's this naturally bright and cheerful environment," she says. Wallpaper by Nina Campbell creates a unique backdrop and ties together all the colors in the space. The Roman shades are Wilson's Jade Byblos fabric. She found the desk on Craigslist, and the Greek key cabinets are an Ikea hack. The Chinese brass lamp came from a market in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai.