KWID-Inspired Office: Sneak Peek

Making progress!

Thought I’d share an update on my new office scheme I wrote about last month. I received the painting I purchased from artist Erin Ashley and I absolutely love it! Isn’t it fantastic? I’ve been slowly adding a few vintage pieces from a great shop here called Out of Vogue (they provide a ton for the Mad Men sets, and were featured last summer in Sunset magazine). I love waltzing through every so often to see what I can find. I was thrilled to have scored a pair of mushroom-style brass lamps for $112! These two lucite pieces only cost me $45 and the low bowl was a mere $8.

small shop KWID office update
Since we graphic designers use color each day, every day, I thought it would be fun to style up the photographs with my main tool: Pantone swatches! The bowl of “rejects” actually makes for a pretty accessory, don’t you think?

small shop KWID office update

1st dibs Milo Baughman chair

I’ve now been on a hunt for the perfect Milo Baughman chair. Of course I’d love something wild like this, but at $2200 it’s a tad out of my price range.  There is one possibility on eBay that’s actually reasonable — round, overstuffed, pink, and on a brass base. How fun does that sound?

Thanks for checking in, have a great weekend!


Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. All looks great. They chair, I would just find something similar in style on Ebay and have it reupholstered in a similar fabric color and texture. Lovely…!!

    1. Hi Bentley! I checked out your site and blog and I LOVE them! Your About page is so funny and touching! And what a cool name you have.

  2. Just going back through some of your old posts – as I have always been obsessed with that office of hers – I like yours better! Love everything. I lost out on a chrome mushroom lamp and now am on a hunt for another – let me know if you see a tall one!
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