Today I’m sharing a tour of my home office, which has been in transition pretty much ever since we moved into our place almost two years ago! While the photos in the post make the room’s accent wall look yellow, it’s actually a bit more lime green than it appears in the pics. Originally intended to be a nursery when the time came, the space was quickly reappointed as the home office when we ended up having to get new flooring in the room that held our desks. So here we are with our lime green wall, bright orange shelves and grey carpet. And here’s how we attempted to make it all work…
Did I mention that ever since we moved into the house, our cat Finian has claimed this room as his own? In fact, the space was known as “the cattery” until we moved our desks in. His kitty condo (shown above) is a launching pad for desk access. But most of the time he’s just happy to sleep in one of the compartments.
The poster above is a print we purchased from artist Jason Munn several years ago. You can get a closer look at the piece in this post. You may remember Jason Munn’s cat poster from the bedroom tour I posted last November. Thankfully this room gets more light than our bedroom, so these photos turned out better!
Let’s talk plants and wall hangings. I made the circular yarn wall hanging above after seeing this one at Urban Outfitters. I used wooden embroidery hoops instead of brass hoops, but I love the simplicity of the piece. The little wall hanging below was super easy to create. You can read more about the process in the second half of this post.
The pyramid glass box and rose quartz specimen above are both from Urban Outfitters. This retailer/brand is the affordable leader of Modern Boho style, and I love how this look has become kind of a new ’70s modern, complete with geo forms, crystals and LOTS of plants. Speaking of plants, the white planter with succulents was a gift from my brother and his lovely girlfriend, and the large plant is from Home Depot. Due to a tight budget, I can’t purchase the planter I want just yet, so I’ve wrapped the ugly plastic planter in cork contact paper to create an impromptu modern pot.
The big desk in the office belongs to my husband Todd. I prefer small desks. Why? Because I don’t work at desks very often–ha! Seriously, I spend more time writing from the dining room table and the living room couch than I do from the office, but my desk does get its fair share of activity. For one thing, our kitty loves to use the white cube (from Target) as a perch. And I love the lighting in the room, so I do spend time working on assignments from the comfort of my desk (which is from IKEA).
Above we see a shot of the desktop. I purchased the Working Girl mug from a local antique mall. A true souvenir from this classic ’80s movie, the back says “There’s more to life than smiling, filing and dialing.” In terms of decor, I’m always buying marble tiles to incorporate into vignettes. The large tile is the product of one of my favorite DIY projects, which you can read about here. The large sea urchin (topped with an air plant) is a specimen from my hubby’s childhood “natural wonders” collection.
Here are a few details from the office, including a retro paperweight, as well as a cube from this past December’s DIY Modern Blocks project!
Let’s have one more look at the space! It’s a work in progress for sure, but then again, so is the entire house. Here’s somebody who’s happy with the room just the way it is…
And here’s a wrap-up of the DIY projects from our home office:
A Boho Chic Ornament (scroll down to the second half of the post)
Thanks for letting me share a few snapshots from my workspace! Stay tuned for more room tours this spring…