'R' for Rugs Brandon's Office

It’s Like Living in Google Maps

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

It’s in his office, looking awesome.

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

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

The desk was left behind by our home’s previous owners, and the chair is from . 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.

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

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

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49 Comments

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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

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    Mrs Soup
    August 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I am so in love with that room.

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

    Looks amazing in there !!

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    Jessibee
    August 17, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    The google maps description cracked me up!

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    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!

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    Tess
    August 17, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I’m loving those flowers…

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    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!”

    xo,
    shana

    p.s. to everyone asking about the ghost – they’re made by my oh so talented husband

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    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!

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    robin
    August 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    cool office!

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    Amanda Nicole
    August 17, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I adore that rug. The whole office is fabulous!

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    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.

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    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!

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    Dasha
    August 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Great rug!

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

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    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.

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    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!!!

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    Rebecca
    August 18, 2009 at 5:59 am

    i just love that FLOR! Fabulous color and pattern.

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    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!

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

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

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    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!

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    Tanya
    August 18, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Im so getting my brother one of those flowers.

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    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!

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    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 ;)

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    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!

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    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.

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    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?

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    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!

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    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.

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

    Very cool room. Kind of 60’s retro.

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    Tara
    August 18, 2009 at 4:41 pm

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

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    Donna
    August 18, 2009 at 5:58 pm

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

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    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.

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

    Love the entire room! Wow!
    mary

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    kasey
    August 19, 2009 at 6:26 am

    lovin it.
    xo

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    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.

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    Jessica
    August 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm

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

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    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!

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    Helen
    August 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I’m pretty sure I need fire flowers!

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    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.
    pve

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    connie
    August 19, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    that is one cool office.

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    erin
    August 19, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    love the fire flowers and pacman thingy!!!

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    katie w
    August 19, 2009 at 8:17 pm

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

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    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!

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    Michele C
    August 20, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Nice! Love to follow your decorating.

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    Down Pillow
    August 20, 2009 at 11:25 pm

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

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    Melanye K
    August 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    the fire flowers RULE!!!!

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    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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    PJ
    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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