PHOTOGRAPHY BY CRAIG MACKAY
Excited to share a look into the Prosecco & Plaid HQ (aka my home office). It has been a few months in the making, since we moved we prioritized our bedroom and living room and I kept putting my office on the back burner. So last month I decided to really focus on pulling it together since quite frankly it’s where I spend the most time. And on that note, if you work from home, having a space that makes you feel good and allows you to be productive is so important, and that’s how I feel about this room now.
Everyone that comes to our house and sees this room immediately asks how Craig and I share an office. It’s never even crossed my mind that it would be weird or difficult. If it’s a day when I am on calls non-stop Craig will usually go out and shoot or do household stuff on our always long list of to-dos. It’s actually really nice, particularly when Craig is doing videos or editing that we work side by side because I can give him immediate feedback (and vice versa).
The room layout is a little funky, it’s short and long, so we had to put in a long desk that didn’t take up too much space. One thing that is really distracting to me is clutter, so my goal was to keep our home office minimal and organized. A few things I always like to have around are notebooks like the blue one on my desk from Brahmin, fresh flowers, headphones so I can listen to music, shells from the beach and my jewelry. I am constantly taking my jewelry on and off, I love to put it on in the morning but sometimes I just need to take it off mid-day, so I love these little dishes from LuLu & Georgia that I can put my shells and jewelry in.
The gallery wall took the longest for us to finish because it was so hard to pick our favorite photos. Hands down my favorite place to frame photos is Framebridge. I feel like I’ve told at least 5 people about it in the last week. Not only is it SUPER affordable but it’s easy and fast. With prices from $40-$160 I have not seen anything that even comes close to them for the quality. You can either mail in or upload your photos and then choose from around 40 different frames. You can also connect your Instagram and frame photos right from your feed. Pretty great right? Yes (scroll to the bottom for a special coupon code).
Most of the photos I chose are either ocean inspired or from our travels. I like to be surrounded by things that remind me happy memories and places.
Keeping with the theme of de-cluttering and staying organized I got this metal pencil holder to keep pens, scissors and other things all in one place. Also, the scent below is from Le Labo and it’s Bergamote 22.
Another one of my favorite things in the office is the pendant light. It’s a rose gold color and it just adds such a nice little pop of color to the room. I really feel like it pulls it all together.
Lucky for me, Craig was a carpenter before he was a photographer, so he is always building cool things and I love this garment rack he made. Using an old piece of driftwood he found and some piping from Home Depot he built this so I can keep everything I need to shoot organized. It not only helps me better visualize what I have coming up, but I can show him the different looks I have to shoot so that he can think about the best places to photograph them.
As you can see the office is really bright which can be challenging later in the afternoon when it’s almost too bright to see my computer screen. We haven’t invested in curtains yet because I haven’t found anything I like for the room, but as with anything, it’s a work in progress!
FRAMES – FRAMEBRIDGE (USE CODE PROSECCOANDPLAID15 FOR 15% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER)
DESK, CHAIRS – IKEA