Red & Purple Office

- Career, Interior Design

Ever since my personalized office inspiration post, I have been working on cleaning, organizing and redecorating my cubicle space (you can see my new Eiffel Tower lamp and red and purple candles above).  I wanted to do some bright, fun colors and add a lot of floral decor that I know I wouldn’t be able to get away with at home (I’m still surprised I didn’t talk my boyfriend into a leopard print or hot pink decorated apartment!) Anywho, one of my favorite color combinations that I know I will never be able to do at home (except for maybe in my closet) is red and purple.  So these were the colors I went for when ordering new pieces for my cubicle and giving my home away from home a little more life! These are just some snap shots from my phone… once I completely finish decorating, I am hoping to take some better photos!

Here are the red and purple inspiration photos I have been pinning on Pinterest and using to arrange my workspace:

Now here are the rest of my photos from my cubicle:

My red and purple ever-lasting fake flowers! (similar roses here and here)

My cute calendar adds so much color to my space!

New paperclip holder (similar) and lipstick pen!

This pen definitely makes me happy!

I love the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters so I found one that fit my “tea corner” perfectly! And since I’m a writer, I brought in my red tea mug from The Elephant House that I got in Scotland…. where JK Rowling began writing Harry Potter on a napkin! I always hope it might inspire me 😉 and a purple mug. 

A pretty paper tray (similar here and here) to keep me organized (and my handy dandy Dictionary, which also fits into my red and purple theme!)

Some pretty picture frames add the perfect touch to my cubicle!

And there you have it! How have you decorated your cubicle or home office to make it more fun, lively and motivating?!


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    antonella c'est moi
    April 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Great pics!!!!

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    April 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Cute post!

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    April 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Aw your work space looks so cute! Love the purple/red combo for sure 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

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      April 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      Thanks Annie! It is definitely my girly space! 🙂

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    April 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Oh Rachel! I think your cubicle is fabulous! {I wish mine was as nice when I was in a cubie!} The red and purple theme is so fun, and I adore your lipstick pen and tea corner!!! What a wonderful idea to make work a better place!

    I’m in the process of setting up a home office but I’m going with white/gold! We’ll see how it turns out!

    xo, sam

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      April 4, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      OH, Sam that sounds amazing! White and gold will be a gorgeous combination! Hope you’ll take photos! 🙂

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    The Fashion Moodboard
    April 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    I like your cubicle and your inspirational pictures 😉


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    April 4, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Your working place is so cool. A nice working place is important to me as well. I love your lipstick pen and your paperclip holder.

    Thank you for your comments!! <3

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    April 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Love the interior on the second picture, very beautiful!

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    April 5, 2012 at 4:26 AM

    I want the first picture! love the color combination! so cute!


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    April 5, 2012 at 4:33 AM

    omg, Rachel, I love that lamp!!! Super jealous 🙂 I need to plan out what I want my office to look like- I’m moving soon, and we’ll have a 2 bedroom which means office space! yay! Great post, very inspirational 🙂
    btw, thanks for your sweet comment and for voting for my outfit on Chictopia!
    You’re the best blog buddy <3
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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    the clothing menu
    April 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Very chic cube! Love your paperclip holder!

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    Fashion By Alicia
    April 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Cute! Love that pen!!

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    Ferocia Fatale
    January 17, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    This is SO cute and inspirational- makes me want to jazz up my cubicle too!

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