It has been so important to me to create a workspace at home which feels welcoming and comforting. I’m so happy to be able to share with you the results of our recent spruce up – leaving me with a home office that I simply won’t be able to resist!
For more about my inspirations and some photos of the work in progress, you can visit this post. In short, the space is pretty small and the floor was a dark – almost black – wood previously, thereby cutting down the light and making everything feel cramped. Whilst we couldn’t do anything about the size of the room, we could certainly lighten everything up – and we did that first by painting the floor a beautiful bright white.
Despite being small, we wanted the space to have plenty of storage and display space to shelve the books, artwork and objects that help me to feel inspired. The chunky open shelves run the full length of the room, as does the desk, which make everything feel bigger and actually creates the illusion of more space.
To create the desk we (by we, I mean the fantastic Richard Evans) cut down a large table from my old house and created a custom, full-length wide desk. I love that it fills the complete length of the room, removing any wasted space and giving me more than enough room to spread out.
One of the features of my home office that I’m most proud of is the custom-built shelving and display unit. I keep all of the interiors magazines that inspire me – and so I’ve ended up with quite the collection! I like to have easy access to them but wanted to display them in a way that was neater and more contained than just in piles on the floor and here we have the result, ta da!
We dug out an old antique wooden door which had been languishing in the garage and used it to create this practical but pretty shelving unit. We (by we again I mean Richard Evans!) secured shelves reinforced by the curved brackets which would each be sturdy enough to hold some fairly hefty piles of magazines. We are so happy with the results and look forward to spending time in this room now.
We’d love to know what you think about the home office renovation and if you’ve undertaken any similar projects yourselves. Get in touch if you feel like sharing!
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