'R' for Rugs Brandon's Office

It’s Like Living in Google Maps

We’ve put down the Be My Neighbor Rug that Brandon and I bought almost two months ago.

Be My Neighbor Rug FLOR

It’s in his office, looking awesome.

Brandon's Office

Bookshelves line one wall of the room, and as I showed you last week, that’s where all of our DVDs are currently stored.

Billy Bookcases

Brandon displays a lot of his stuff on top, and also on the shelves above.

Brandon's Office

The desk was left behind by our home’s previous owners, and the chair is from IKEA. Brandon doesn’t work from home like I do, so we figured that the chair would be fine for light, occasional use. It looks nice but unfortunately it has developed a loud creak that we can’t fix.

Brandon's Office

What’s that on his desk in lieu of fresh flowers, you ask? Fire Flowers!

Fire Flowers!

OK, so his office is more like a combination of Google Maps PLUS geeky pop culture references.

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  • sarajessica
    August 17, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    The rug looks faboulous! But I need to ask, the pacman-ghost, is that made of legos? :D

  • Mrs Soup
    August 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I am so in love with that room.

  • Jo in New Zealand
    August 17, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Looks amazing in there !!

  • Jessibee
    August 17, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    The google maps description cracked me up!

  • Jenny
    August 17, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Your home is amazing and your blog is so inspirational! I used to work for Interface so I have a soft spot in my heart for those carpet tiles. I have some of the solid color felt-like ones on my closet floor.

    I was wondering the same thing about the PacMan ghost!

  • Tess
    August 17, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I’m loving those flowers…

  • shana
    August 17, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    hi nicole,

    the rug rocks! and thanks for featuring the fire flowers! i showed shawn and he totally did an “aw shucks!”


    p.s. to everyone asking about the ghost – they’re made by my oh so talented husband http://pixelparty.etsy.com

  • Audrie
    August 17, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    That rug is awesome!! My hubs would definitely love one! And the Fire Flowers are just hilarious hehe! Love it!

  • robin
    August 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    cool office!

  • Amanda Nicole
    August 17, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I adore that rug. The whole office is fabulous!

  • ana
    August 17, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    i have the same chair and it makes a loud noise too! it’s in my living room so every time someone is over and seats on it, they think they broke it! and i have to explain to them that it already made that noise…ugh, yeah it looks nice but it’s uncomfortable and it’s heavy and that noise, makes me wish i never bought it.

  • Jesselyn
    August 17, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    It’s a good thing you are married to that man, because otherwise I would steal him from you!

  • Dasha
    August 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Great rug!

    Also, what are the green things by your TV? Are they dried flowers?

  • April Johnson
    August 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I am loving the light saber. I’m sorry. I was drawn to it. His room looks great! I love the fire flowers.

  • Thrifted Treasure
    August 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I’d never get any work done in that office, too many lovely things to look at :-) Did I spot a pacman/space invader thingy made out of lego on the wall? I am so stealing that idea!!!

  • Rebecca
    August 18, 2009 at 5:59 am

    i just love that FLOR! Fabulous color and pattern.

  • girl, inspired
    August 18, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Love the office, great job! I still love, love, love that graphic red upholstered chair. beautiful!

  • The Lil Bee
    August 18, 2009 at 7:03 am

    What a GREAT rug, I love it! His office looks very inspiring.

  • Down and Out Chic
    August 18, 2009 at 8:04 am

    the rug and those fire flowers are fantastic and so cheeky. i love it!

  • Tanya
    August 18, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Im so getting my brother one of those flowers.

  • Erin
    August 18, 2009 at 8:54 am

    My fiance James has the same Futurama sign in his office. Brandon’s got a great space, even if he doesn’t work from home!

  • hannah b
    August 18, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I love everything… especially the red & white chair I’ve been lusting after for the past couple years! Sooo cute ;)

  • Nuit
    August 18, 2009 at 9:57 am

    what a cool, COOL office!! I love it!

    Brandon’s office is really the best place for that rug, looks amazing!

  • christy
    August 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Mario! Love Brandon’s office, brings out the kid in you. :) I always love to a little (or a lot) of whimsy in a space. Very fun & creative.

  • Kathleen
    August 18, 2009 at 11:10 am

    When I first saw that rug on the market I thought it would be tricky to pull off but you guys did it swimmingly!

    Also, are the green balls a plant? What kind?

  • Kathy
    August 18, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I was going to ask about the green balls also? Do tell.

    I love the fire flowers, Maaa-rio!

  • Kate
    August 18, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I LOVE seeing this rug in a real room! I’ve seen it before, but could never picture how it would work with other decor. It looks perfect. Funky cool, yet totally at home in your well-designed place.

  • becky @ farmgirl paints
    August 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Very cool room. Kind of 60’s retro.

  • Tara
    August 18, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Yes, indeed those are Super Mario flowers.
    Wickedly cool.

  • Donna
    August 18, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Love the rug. My husband would KILL for that office!

  • siescierto
    August 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I love the pixelated art! Vintage video game references are fun! The rug rocks and goes well with the mood of it.

  • hoganfe handmade handbag originals
    August 18, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Love the entire room! Wow!

  • kasey
    August 19, 2009 at 6:26 am

    lovin it.

  • baldy
    August 19, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I gots to be knowing what those cool green ball flowery items are popping outta that vase! And the wooden atari flowers rule.

  • Jessica
    August 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    That chair is fabulous! Where can I get one like it?

  • Jen
    August 19, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Hey Jessica – I think it’s the Jakob chair from IKEA.

    The ghost and flowers are fab!

  • Helen
    August 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I’m pretty sure I need fire flowers!

  • pve
    August 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Oh, I really love seeing the man “cave” and all his toys….
    Cool space to go and hide or listen to music.

  • connie
    August 19, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    that is one cool office.

  • erin
    August 19, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    love the fire flowers and pacman thingy!!!

  • katie w
    August 19, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    love the fire flowers! found you through decor8 and just love your blog :)

  • Jasmine @ Experiment in Poverty Blogspot
    August 20, 2009 at 3:03 am

    haha! i love the room. i love the rug. and i love the fire flowers!

  • Michele C
    August 20, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Nice! Love to follow your decorating.

  • Down Pillow
    August 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    What a fun rug! And, love the Freddy Krueger doll :)

  • Melanye K
    August 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    the fire flowers RULE!!!!

  • John Anderson
    September 2, 2009 at 11:39 am

    printed rugs are so popular these days. Im gonna create my own fire flowers and mushroom. I might as well construct a metal pipe for quickly tunneling down from my room in the attic down to the first floor.

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    October 22, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Love this soo much! I have a question though – What are the green, flower-ish things in the white vase (second photo)? That’s just what I’ve been looking to add to my guest bedroom.

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