I have always worked from home and I feel very lucky to have a nice large office space. This office back in the day belonged to my husband when he still had an office at home. We painted the cabinets white over 10 years ago and repainted the walls probably two years ago. I finally spiffed it up a bit last year but have never really done a post on it. Here’s how to make your home office stylish and functional.
My home office is located right off the foyer when you enter the house. I am a bit of a messy office person so I needed to clean up my act. Here are my tips on how I accomplished that (fingers crossed it stays that way).
#1 Make sure you have lots of drawers and cabinets for hidden storage.
About a year ago I added the rug (super cheap). The chairs are from Mainly Baskets. They belonged to my son and daughter in law and they no longer used them
This spot below the bulletin board is where I normally worked pre shelter in place. It was convenient with access to all the file drawers, my fabric books, and my inspiration board. It was however cold, and all I looked at was the wall all day.
Hanging on my chair is actually a hand towel by Trish from @cottagebydesign Direct message Trish if you need anything monogrammed. She did the pillows in my master, my dining room chairs, a pillow for Summer, napkins (you name it). Her work is beautiful. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
The brown fabric was a remnant I purchased on Ebay. The pillow is Kate Spade for Kravet.
#2 Create a Closet To Hide Unsightly Items
To the left of this space is a large closet that houses my messy overflow.
#3 Add Home Decor Items so it doesn’t look too “oficey”
The vase and limestone link are from Studio McGee for Target. Annie and I are doing a post on our favorites from the collection on Monday.
#4 Make Sure There is Plenty of Light
Once I was trapped at home for days on end, I realized it would be nice to look out the window instead of att the wall. I brought down a table from one of the guest bedrooms and parked it in front of the window.
It is very hard to photograph, sorry for the poor photos. The view as you can see makes so much more pleasant.
#5 Utilize Decorative bins to corral items.
To the right of this table are bookcases (messy) where I store all of my fabric samples, catalogs, and paint and other samples. Beau’s bed bellow. Most of the time you will find him sleeping right there unless Steve is home.
My friend Roxanne made me the darling calendar for my birthday. The vase is by @perchdecor. If you need something similar contact Freia on Instagram. I am sure she could use the business right now. Freia has great taste and can be trusted to find something special.
This is my view from the window of the front yard. The blooming shrubs in the background are cistus skanbergi (rock rose). What you see in the foreground are apple blossom ground cover roses that have not yet bloomed with lavender behind.
Here is the window viewed from the front yard. I filled the planter a couple of weeks ago so I would have flowers to enjoy.
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