Hello friends! I’m so glad you’re here 😊. I’m even happier to be able to share my new home office with you!
It took a while to complete (and to be honest, it’s still not fully complete…as always I want to add a few more touches, but for now, I’m happy with where I’m at with this space).
So here is the before picture; this is the way the office was set up by the previous owners.
From this, I saw this room had great potential to become the office of my dreams.
At first, I didn’t know if I wanted set up our office as an office for two, so I had put my desk this way (see below), in order to leave room for my husbands desk in the other half of the office.
After a little while, my husband decided he did not need his own office space , so I was free to take over this whole room! Whoohoo! So here is my “after”!
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Here’s a close up of my bookshelf:
I looked long and hard for a white, multi-level paper sorter…I lucked out when I found this one at Home Sense. Literally, they were just putting out onto the shelves, and I got my hands on before they could even put it out!
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The next day I went to a different location, and I found the create/design/inspire desktop organizer, of the same make and style, I had to pinch myself to make sure I was actually seeing things clearly :D.
Here I have a simple gold and glass vase (which I still want to fill with some pretty floral or greenery), a framed quote, which I feel embodies how I feel when I enter my office (I feel darling whenever I walk in here!), and some pretty pink books and a sketch book that I actually intend to use when sketching out designs for my client projects.
This little nook houses my printer and my file organization. Below the printer table, I have a trash bin (which I plan on spray painting gold one fine day;), and a crate for recycling.)
The gold wired basket has me scratching my head, I bought it thinking I could keep my fabric samples in them when I’m working on a client project, but now I’m thinking I might prefer a wall file sorter in its place. That’s why I haven’t taken the tag off yet! :). Decisions, decisions.
I always buy pretty throw pillows in twos. So when I found this pillow for the chair behind my desk, I picked up a second pillow just in case I’d need it in the future. If you buy pillows in pairs, at least you can repurpose them on a sofa or a bed later on, when you feel that itch to redecorate…or is that just something that happens to me?
I didn’t have this second chair in my office originally, and it will probably be replaced later buy a cream loveseat or daybed (for the other side of my office, that’s not shown), once I find the perfect one! But for now, this chair completed my room, and I can always pull it up to my desk if I’m meeting with anyone in my office.
I’m also really proud of myself for minimizing the items on top of my desk! I used to fill this paper tray with loose papers, notes, mail, basically anything I was currently working on, or attempting to work on, one day. Now I have made this paper tray a home for my desk accessories, and it looks so much better!
Thank you so much for coming along for a tour of my new favourite space in my home! If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email or just comment below!
Here’s one last look for you 🙂
Have a great day loves! Please feel free to pin these images or share with your friends 🙂
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