One of the rooms I need to get pulled together as soon as we return from our vacation is my office. I am going to be turning the bedroom on the lower level or our townhouse in my office and creative space. The room is fairly large and has a wall of windows that I love. When we bought the house, the room was painted an admiral blue and had carpeting that was in desperate need of changing. Here’s a before photo I snapped with my iPhone.
Before we began moving in, I had the entire house painted and choose a soft color palette for this room. I haven’t been able to take any after photos yet because the room is filled with boxes but I’ll share those when I start decorating this space.
The walls were painted Benjamin Moore Whisper and I freshened up the trim with BM Simply White and I used Black Satin for the doors. The biggest change came when we removed the carpet and had hardwood floors put in.
When I started thinking about how I wanted to decorate my office, I had several things to consider. In addition to providing ample space to work on design projects, I also need storage for my Etsy shop inventory. And I wanted the space to feel more like a living space and less like a traditional office.
I started looking around for inspiration and came upon several office space images that spoke to me.
HOME OFFICE DESIGN PLAN
After finding my inspiration I’ve come with a design plan that I’m excited about. The general feel for the space will be sophisticated and elegant with lots of black and brass. I’m also planning to infuse pink and blue & white into the space to add pops of color.
A lot of the furniture I’m looking at is from Ikea and most of the accent pieces are items I already own. Here are some of the pieces I’m considering…
Brass Desk Lamp from Target (also available in black)
I’m looking forward to getting started decorating this space. Because I’ll be spending lots of time in my office, I’m making sure it is the perfect blend of style and function.