This weekend, we visited a small estate sale in Las Vegas and ended up buying a mid century dining set, complete with a huge table, six chairs, and a two piece hutch. So, to make room, this purchase really sent me into decorating mode. My boyfriend, who works from home, was using a small desk from Ikea, which looked totally out of place in his office. So, I converted the old Queen Anne style dining table into a desk for him by raising one leaf. His dad had given us lots of framed pictures and unique objects when we moved, so I went to work trying to coordinate those with other objects that I had. I’ve seen the blanket on the couch in several magazines throughout the years, which is so cool because my mom has had it longer than me. I bought two wood-looking lamps at an estate sale last summer, so I thought those went with everything else in our retro/desert/manly office. I also threw a vintage table cloth over a set of plastic drawers (I bought the table cloth 3 years ago for a few dollars). The rug is one my boyfriend has used throughout the years and I think it ties the room together. I still have ideas for the space, which includes curtains, hanging a few more things, and adding a wall of floor to ceiling shelves. We are really proud though how the room came together in a weekend by just looking around the house and garage and pulling objects that would work. I know we are told not to make impulse purchases, but I think it has worked out great for us. Every time I go to an estate sale, if something speaks to me, I buy it. Usually these objects become my favorites and really helps me to understand my style.