Since I committed to you all last week to give the reveal on my office, I hopped to it and got 'er done over the week-end! I am pleased as punch with how the space turned out, especially since it feels like it took forever to get there (only a year, but close to forever).
So come on in.....
This is a working office, so functional storage was key and I was able to maximize the existing built-ins and pair of bookshelves I already owned. The dark charcoal paint, black storage boxes and wicker baskets help to visually unify the pieces.
The tall file is hidden behind the door, perfect as it is not so attractive and is on my wait-list for a make-over.
Placing a pair of desks on the long wall allowed for the best use of the space to accommodate two in this room.
The Ikea wall cabinet is perfect for hiding away paperwork, letterhead, envelopes and the like. A pair of task lamps from West Elm allow for fully illuminated work spaces. Since these were not hard wired, I am delighted with my husband's solution to the cords hanging willy-nilly on the wall.
Just for comparisons sake, and because who doesn't love to see a before and after, here is where we started:
To see this project from the very beginning go here, here and here. Like lots of projects, this one definitely evolved along the way, from the original design concept and colors to the furnishings and floor plan. I guess when something takes a year to complete, that is bound to happen! Suffice it to say, the unholy mess that used to be our office is now organized and tidy, infused with a little style and incredibly functional. I feel like my productivity has improved, my kids no longer tell me that I need to clean the office and even my husband is pleased. Insert sigh of satisfaction here...
Did you wrap up any big projects over the week-end?
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