We’re at the official half-way point in the tour of our home here on the blog, and man this has been fun for me. Going through before photos and detailing the renovation and styling process has injected so much gratitude for this house of ours that we’ve been blessed enough to make a home…
Today we’re taking a walk through our home office. It was originally used as a sitting room (?). When we first moved in, this space functioned mainly as a quiet computer + bar holding room. It had the best light in the house (well, some of it – Coen’s room probably has the best), but there was little to no life happening in it.
When my business started growing in 2019, we decided it was time to really think through how this room could serve us better, and make the investment to have it do just that. We decided we needed:
- a workspace (the desk we’ve had for years and years would still work for this)
- storage for my ever-growing resource and sample library
- a place for client meetings and presentations
- a bar area (because I like a good Don Draper-vibe in my office designs)
- the coziest reading nook that’s ever existed
I’m so so pleased with how it turned out. The whole transformation was a mix of reutilizing pieces we already owned, moving pieces from other rooms in the house (that’s called “shopping your house” apparently), and making investments on new pieces we’re sure to love for years to come.
Who doesn’t love a good tulip table? Such a statement 60s mod piece, that somehow works in literally every style. This one is a powder coated steel, which I love (a lot of the ones out there are MDF or plastic and can’t hold up to our life).
Here’s one of my favorite art tips: search for your favorite classic works of literature on Society6 (or any other online print shop). You can find some first edition prints or even originals that you’ll LOVE, and with which you’ll have a special connection.
The goal was “coziest reading nook that ever existed” and it really is. I spend WAY too much time on that chaise. We had this one custom made through Interior Define, which was very fun. Originally I’d picked out a gorgeous dark green/malachite velvet upholstery, but then ID sent me a swatch of that rust and that was that – had to have it.
That cane back chair was one of my very first vintage purchases about 11 years ago (I tagged a similar find for you).
So there she is – our home office. Fun to sit in the room I’m writing about – I may have to start doing that for the rest of the home tour!
Photography: Matti Gresham
Builder: Axiom Builders