Thursday, July 21, 2011

Modern Office Inspired by Cover of Vogue

You can find design and color inspiration in just about, travel, nature, people...especially when you're feeling really creative. Yesterday I came across Gisele Bundchen's February 2011 Vogue China cover, where she's wearing a fabulous ensemble from Prada's spring 2011 collection. The vibrant colors and mix of bold stripes immediately inspired me to create a new design board and color scheme for a modern, feminine and chic office. Here's how I pulled the look together...

The Inspiration: Gisele Bundchen's February 2011 Vogue China cover
Creating the Color Palette: Using Photoshop (a designer's best friend!), I pulled each color from her outfit to get a better sense of palette I'd be working with.

Creating the Design Concept: The bold stripes, contrasting colors and slightly ruffled neckline of the Prada ensemble came across to me as tailored and a bit preppy, yet chic, casual and feminine. I wanted to office I designed to have the same overall look and feel. I'm pretty pleased with the result and wouldn't mind moving right in to this bright, cheerful office myself! What are your thoughts?!

SOURCES & DESIGN NOTES: Nautical Rivierra Wing Chair via Room Service! (LOVE this chair!); Ceylon Table Lamp (great for adding a pop of sunshine to your workspace!); Pranafication high gloss laminate art (this whimsical piece breaks up the geometric patterns and ties the color scheme together); Jonathan Adler Channing Desk (sleek, modern and 100% chic!); Jonathan Adler Walnut Claude Etegeire Set; Chevron Black Rug; Palm Springs Block Print Pillow in Pink by Trina TurkSmall Regal Urn in Green (which would look great displayed on the etegeire with books and accessories!).


  1. Love how you pulled it off! i am not an expert at photo shop and still rely on my pantone cards. Great cheery office!

  2. i go in and out of understanding photoshop, need to spend more time on it! especially to create boards like these. i LOVE this concept, what a fun challenge to pull only from a magazine cover. genius ;)

  3. What a great idea for inspiration. I love the color scheme. The color combination is fun and would help motivate to keep working!
    Much love,

  4. Those pieces are beautiful (the outfit AND the office)!

  5. AnonymousJuly 21, 2011

    Awesome! I love that cover.

  6. Love the bright colors and the patterns !! The rug is great with that chair and the art !


  7. I really like the assortment of colors--it's like a burst of excitement! :)


  8. AnonymousJuly 21, 2011

    Oh how I wish my office looked as Chic as this! I love the bold colours and that painting is just stunning! I am inspired every day by your posts, thank you!

  9. AnonymousJuly 21, 2011

    What a lovely eye you have! I love the way you brought all the colors together through the artwork!


Thank you for your comments! I appreciate you stopping by :)