a vintage-industrial home office
Photo: Christiaan Blok

Typographic Touches and Calming Blue Accents

There's no reason a home office can't be as cool as it is functional. Take this room designed by homeowner Kim Rawlins, owner of the Sweet Salvage monthly market, in Phoenix. "I always go for items that tell a story," says Rawlins of her buying philosophy. To that end, she filled her home workspace with graphic finds: vintage clocks, weathered signs, even a wing chair partially upholstered with a canvas bus roll purchased in the U.K. Hard-wearing furniture—salvaged factory shelves, a hairpin-leg desk—give off an industrial vibe. Rawlins also added touches of indigo in the form of vintage seltzer bottles, a throw, and a plush rug. "When you stay with a neutral palette and have that color pop, it's dramatic but soothing at the same time," she says. To assemble a similar space at your house, read on.
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