Many of us have been renovating our home offices over the last few months. This means new office furniture for most of us. Whether you’re a DIY-er or looking for something totally modern, Wallaroo’s Furniture and Mattresses has office furniture you can take home today.
The word “renovation: comes to English from the Latin word, renovat. Its comprised of the prefix re, meaning again, and the root novus, or new. To renovate, to make new again. However, before it entered the English language, the word took a brief detour in France. There it gained a spiritual appendage we often forget in contemporary home living. The French word, renovacyoun, was used in the 1400s to refer to a spiritual rebirth. This is to say, when we renovate a space, we give it a new life, a new soul.
At Wallaroo’s, we’ve been renovating rooms in our warehouse. Formerly used for storing misfit and damaged furniture they’re now offices for Nathan and Taylor. Nathan and Taylor completed this project during the quarantine. Luckily, they were able to work separately and safely under recommended health guidelines. They do owe Bailee a mad amount of credit for throwing some primer down on MOTHER’S DAY.
When we started renovating these offices, they were grey, dusty, and lifeless. The prior tenants had half-primed the wall and there was some gnarly water damage. Not to mention all of the warehouse dust and random party supplies (don’t ask) that had piled up. After cleaning for a few days, it was time to paint. Initially, we’d discussed playing it safe and selected a basic, off-white paint from Rodda Paint Co. That was before Nathan showed Taylor the Eames chair he’d purchased for the office.
Brothers Charles and Raye Eames designed the Eames Lounge Chair for the Herman Miller Furniture Company. It was designed to have “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” An American design made of American wood, the original Eames Chair has become a large part of our cultural fabric. Its regularly featured on television shows like Frasier, House, Archer, and Shark Tank.
With the Eames chair in the picture, we knew our offices needed to be bold. We settled on Rodda’s 2020 recommendation, “Lioness Yellow.” With the warmth of a Saharan Sun, the color gives the office an uplifting, fierce, and focused vibe. However, the painting process wasn’t quite as focused. Nathan needed to take some time to explore is inner Jackson Pollock. This led to a collaborative art piece between Nathan and Taylor, titled “The Lioness Rises”. $1,000,000, contact us if you’re interested.
Nathan curated the rest of the furniture around the Eames chair. He blended mid-century modern stylings with the contemporary functionality of adjustable standing desks. The accent pieces include a cowhide rug (procured by Bailee from Facebook Marketplace), a brass lamp with Edison bulbs, and a Mannequin daringly rescued by Taylor from Nathan and Bailee’s storage space.
If you’re renovating a space in your home, what you fill it with is important. A well-furnished, renovated room, is a convergence of objects. They take on greater meaning via proximity. This is likely to include important objects. You might have important family heirlooms or gifts from friends. However, you’ll also want some new items, to, well, make it new.
At Wallaroo’s, we have unique items from around the world. We also have a large catalog of items we can order. We’ll help you find the right vibes for your space. We’re pretty good at throwing a room together, no matter what it used to look like. We’re sure we can help you, wherever you live.