I've wanted to use red coral in my home's decor for a while, but didn't want things looking too beachy. After all, we live in Charlotte, NC...nearly 3 hours from the beach.
But when re-decorating our home office...I saw an opportunity. I didn't want this room to look cold or corporate, but instead I wanted a warm, nature inspired room that simply felt inviting.
So I found 4 red coral prints, that I snagged from Allposters.com for only $15.99 each. And framed em' up in a group with frames I already had on hand.
Now our desk here actually isn't a desk, but rather a dining room table from World Market. This was my thrifty solution to purchasing an executive desk that could have easily cost anywhere from $2,000 - $4,000 or more...yikes! The downside to using a table as a desk is file and document storage. So for organization we used desktop files atop the desk, and modern brown wicker baskets for below the desk.
A few other elements in the room...a cream shag rug, brown silk curtains, and a Pottery Barn lamp. Now this room is totally functional as an office, yet still warm and inviting. And because it's right next to our Family Room...it gets used by everyone in our family, especially the kids!
Okay, adding a chic trend...without breakin' the bank! Yup, that's just one of my favorite ways to decorate.