my home office + rugs direct giveaway

I’ve been sharing peeks into my SF apartment slooowly… settling in has been quite the process! This time, settling in feels a lot more thoughtful, more important somehow. Probably because I’m finally in a city that feels like a kindred spirit to me. I want to be here and actually stay. I haven’t felt that in a long, long time, so every decision I make in my home carries weight. One of the first places I focused was my home office. I do a LOT of my work from home, so creating a space to be creative was of utmost importance.

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I filled the space with super functional pieces, including this gorgeous mid-century vintage chair and lots of pieces on wheels. Because my bay windows let in tons of light, I’ve started to amass a mini jungle. I love the way stacks of books and piles of plants inspire me as I’m writing and designing.

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I also tend to walk around barefoot all the time, so a good rug was incredibly important, which is why I opted for this gorgeous wool/jute Sahara rug from Rugs Direct. Made by Loloi Rugs, this beauty is hand-knotted and super textural. My favorite detail is how the jute knots are a shorter pile height than the shaggier wool, making it feel nubby under my toes.

Jealous of my awesome rug? Well, good news, this week I’ve partnered with Rugs Direct for a giveaway!

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Enter for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate from Rugs Direct. One winner will be chosen at random by Wednesday July 30 at 10:30 am PST. Must be 21 years of age or older and a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Winner will receive one gift certificate valued at $300. Good luck!
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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 7.29.14
    Marielle said:

    Love the stack of books! Are they on a spine bookshelf? If so which one?? <3

  2. 7.25.14

    All this time I’ve been following you on Pinterest and pinning pin after pin. Had NO idea you had such a wonderful blog! I feel like I’ve finally met an old friend!

    • 7.28.14
      joanna said:

      thank you so much for your kind words, kathy! can’t wait to share more with you. be sure to keep following. xo.

  3. 7.23.14
    Kate Ramos said:

    Thanks for letting us peak into your world! Always fun to see someone else’s space.

    • 7.23.14
      joanna said:

      but of course! hope you enjoy :)

  4. 7.22.14
    Dee said:

    I really love your chair and file cabinet; where is the chair from? I recently made the decision to pull up the carpet in my bedroom and leave the floors concrete but am in the market for a floor rug to add a little bit more comfort to the space — definitely going to check out Rugs Direct.

    DW |

    • 7.22.14
      joanna said:

      the chair is vintage! i picked it up at the alameda flea market in the bay area.

      you should totally check out rugs direct — they have tons of options. it was realllly tough to pick just one!

  5. 7.22.14

    Where is your file cabinet from?!