New Year, New Office

It’s a new blog post! I know I have been severely lax in updating my site and there’s a good reason, which I’ll explain soon, but for now, I’d like to share one project I’ve been working on in anticipation of becoming a new mom. For years, our living room/bedroom/dining room served as my workspace. Partly because of a lack of space in our old town home, but mostly because of convenience. Enter baby. Knowing that Baby George’s bouncer/sleeper/swing/activity gym (this list could go on and on) were going to take over my previous “work” space, I decided it was time to get serious about creating an office for me to keep my business organized, edit in a comfortable setting and meet new clients. When we were house hunting, a first floor office space was a must, and lucky for me, the home we bought had a perfect space in the front of the house to convert to my office.

Here is the room before:

Just a simple room with a great window, but not a lot of anything else, so a great blank canvas to work with.

And here’s the new office:

 After lots of pinning on Pinterest (you can see my inspiration board here), I sketched out what I wanted the the built-in bookshelves to look like, and then a friend’s husband, Rob, who is a carpenter for fun, brought it to life.

Some of the features I’m especially excited about are the hidden shelf for my computer to enable me to plug-in my Macbook into the display screen or remove it if I need to work somewhere else.

And since I hate seeing files, printers and all the wires hanging out, Rob built a filing cabinet within, as well as a sliding shelf for the printer with a hidden hole for the wires, so they’re not so conspicuous.

The room is a work in progress, since I still need to reupholster my chair (currently a draped pashmina keeps the color within my brand), decorate the 2 other walls and eventually install a chandelier, but for now, I’m just glad to have a space of my own and Phillip is glad to get it out of the living room!

Details on the room:
Wall paint color: Sherwin-Williams Revere Pewter
Rug: West Elm Ikat Rug in Citron
Desk: Overstock Student Desk
Chair: Phillip’s grandmother’s
Bookshelves color: Sherwin-Williams White Dove
Door knobs: Anthropologie River Reflection Knob
Apothecary jars: Michael’s
Yellow jars: Joss & Main Giselle Jar in Yellow
Lamp: Target Glass Ball Lamp (Note on the Lamp: I’m hoping to convert it to wireless using this tutorial. I’ll let you know how it goes!)

  • Wendy Jackson said:

    Love!!! I just redid my den and my inspiration was a yellow and white room!!! Caninets look awesome. I am very excited now. Thanks Laura!!!