9 Jan 2014

Instagram Wall

You'd think since the polar vortex was keeping us all inside, I would have had plenty of time to work on projects around the house, but the cold just made me want to cozy up and keep warm.   I didn't get a whole lot done, but I did end up getting a few instagram photos printed and put up on the wall above my workspace.  This is not a new idea or anything, but I ended up being super pleased with the result.  

Since Valentine's Day is coming up in just over a month, I made a couple of Valentine's themed pictures in photoshop.  I added a heart to one photo and the word, "LOVE"to another.  These two pictures also had lots of white space to give some visual relief/interest to my instagram wall.  I also used the same grey, black and pink colour scheme as my DIY calendar.

I have an outlet in the wall that was probably used to light a painting by the previous owners.  It's a pretty nice feature, but since we widened the opening from our foyer to the living room, it's no longer centred in the wall.  I decided to cover it up for now with some "art".  It's a piece from a wallpaper sample I received recently.  I'm thinking of using it for our foyer.  I'm also thinking this little outlet might be great spot to plug in a pendant of some sort.  I'm on the hunt for some task lighting since my lamp died on me. 

So here's a little peek at how the space is looking right now.  I swapped out my Stokke chair for the Eames one Tech Guy bought me.  I'm not a super fan of the colour.  I would have loved it in a more neutral tone, but I think it will be fine in the basement if we ever get to actually furnishing it.  By the way, our concrete pour had been delayed by the polar vortex and should happen today.  Things down there are progressing and I probably should write a post about it, but it's hard to get excited about mechanical systems, concrete, water proofing, etc.
Anyway, back to my workspace. :)  I'm happy with the bones of the space so far.  I still need to figure out a few desk accessories/organizers and lighting, style my string shelf as well as get a keyboard and mouse for my new screen.  I was lucky enough to get the monitor when it didn't work out for one of Tech Guy's clients.  It is so much nicer to edit photos on the large monitor than my laptop.
That's a little more progress on my workspace.  I think it's looking a little more my style from where I first started. :)  I hope you all stayed warm during the last couple of super cold days.  I'm looking forward to the warmer weather promised for Saturday - +6 C!  Maybe our cars will actually defrost a bit!
P.S. if anyone is interested in the photoshop templates for the heart and "LOVE" instagrams send me an email (anu@nalleshousedotcom) and I'll shoot them over to you.


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27 comments:

  1. looks great- and sweet memories! i love the scale as well!

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    1. Thanks Cassie. I love that I can change up the photos at any time.

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  2. It's really coming together--looking great! Enjoy your polar vortex relief....we even got it down here. It was 4 (hold on; I'll convert to C....-15.5) the other day, which is nearly unheard of here.

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    1. Wow -15.5 is super cold for that far south! I hope you were able to keep warm.

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  3. love how fresh and clean your space looks...and I like that beat of green in the chair :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly. The chair is a lovely colour, but I tend to stick with neutrals when it comes to furniture. Maybe the colour will grow on me. :)

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  4. It looks absolutely wonderful Anu! I've seen that idea of printed Instagram photos on the wall and thought it was cool! :D Now I think I have to make this as well when I get my space sorted upstairs..... well that might take a while but anyway. Oh, and where did you get that chair? I've seen similar but not in that colour. Love it! :D

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    1. Thanks Ina. The chair was ordered from a Canadian shop, but it is by Herman Miller. I know Design Within Reach carries them. You can also find them through online retailers like wayfair.

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    2. Thanks dear! I'll have a closer look at them :)

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  5. I love how the wall above your desk is looking. It's really bring that whole space together. Your desk is perfect!

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    1. Thanks Amber. I'm happy with how it's coming along so far and the desk has worked out really well.

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  6. I'm loving the transformation from your original workspace to this one! So clean and crisp and white - LOVE!

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  7. Like I told you already on IG I'm so jealous how neat and tidy it looks and the prints look so pretty. My workspace is a disaster.

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  8. Gorgeously simply as always :) Clever way of covering that outlet! And I'm in love with that mint chair.

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  9. That desk and chair are awesome! Love the whole look!

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  10. Very cute! This entire space is just perfect. And I love the variety of photos and text and white space.

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  11. I love this look and I think the blue chair is perfect with all the white. Pastels are coming back in a big way in Denmark right now. You are definitely on trend :)

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  12. looks great! I just ordered instagram prints and trying to decide what to do with them/where to put them. love your workspace colors!

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  13. It's looking very nice and clean, and personalized with that wall!
    May I ask though, where did you get those white 'boxes' on your shelves? I am looking for something similar!
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi! The boxes are from ikea: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70177255/#/30155019.

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  14. Thanks! And here I thought I knew that catalogue by heart!!

    By the way, love your chair: just the right kind of colour pop!

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  15. I spy lots of lovely Ikea goodies! Love your workspace. :)

    Kate - cloveranddot.com

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  16. It's been a while since you first posted, but I'd really love to know where the shelf and little wooden pencil holder is from? I'm currently building my room/office space and am looking to get some inspiration! Thanks!

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    1. The pencil holder is actually a holder that came with a bunch of wooden spoons. The shelf is the String Pocket in ash and white. I hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks so much! I like to ask because I end up coming across products of similar design sold by the brand or other stockists and such :) I discovered aplusrstore and moma store through String Pocket!

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  17. i love your space! where did you get the chair?

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    1. The chair is an Eames from Herman Miller. I hope that helps!

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