Thursday, August 29, 2013

My Office Tour

Our office has been through several changes in the short two years that we've been in California. I've changed all of the furniture once, and the layout three times. What have I learned? Go with your gut and just do it! Especially in your office. If you work from home, having an area that is inspiring, comfortable, and productive is SO important.

Here's a little tour of the space and my must haves for a home office.

























The first important change was adding a credenza to hold all of my printers and papers. Getting all of my office clutter off of the ground and behind doors that could be closed when I was done for the day really helped. It's amazing what a little organization can do!































Then doors can easily be shut and everything is out of sight.


March we made this statement chandelier for Creating with the Stars. We also added stripes to the ceiling and trim attached with small finish nails. It didn't go with our office at the time, but I loved it so much, that I decided to make it work :)


I also made Zimba inspired draperies for Creating with the Stars in light gray and later painted them charcoal (go with your gut the first time!) Free download for the stencil available here if you'd like to try.


David made a campaign style desk out of poplar wood. I love the wood grain, simplicity and x legs. After searching high and low for a good desk chair, we purchased a pair of Eames shell chairs. They needed a lot of love, but they turned out perfectly!


To eliminate the rest of the clutter, we made an open shelving unit. The white storage boxes from Ikea are the perfect way to organize on the cheap.



We found this round this round table on the street outside of our house. It was the perfect size for a second work/dining table! We stenciled the top and added crown molding to the base. We sanded and re stained and re upholstered a pair of Mid century Modern Chairs, one of my favorite chairs in the house. 

Then added a few large scale prints that read as one quote. I love the impact that the large font has! Even more, I love the price! I had them printed at Staples as engineering prints for a few dollars. Free download for text here


Finally to finish the office, I added this large black and white abstract painting. I've changed this wall 4 times and finally found a good mix of scale and contrast! I feel like this finally pulled the office together, it's amazing how one piece of art can do that! 


I love my office! It took me a while to get here, but SO worth it! :)

I still have a few room tours and a final house tour, look for those soon!

19 comments:

  1. I love your office Sarah :) Such a great space! xo Kristin

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  2. Omg!!!! Love everything! That chandelier is amazing in the space. My eyes went right to it! The art, the credenza, the chairs... Everything is just perfect!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Yes, your office is definitely one of my favorites in the blogosphere.

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  4. What a great space to create! You did such an amazing job!

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  5. Oh my gosh I'm in love with ALL of it!! Such a beautiful space:)

    xo, amy

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  6. It's so beautiful! You are so talented andI love visiting your blog! I can always find amazing inspiration!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  7. this is one of my favorite rooms- i LOVE it! i would get nothing done though because i would be staring at its awesomeness all day.

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  8. Such a beautiful space! I love how you can tuck everything away in the credenza. And once again beautiful photos!

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  9. I love your office too! You did some amaaaaazing things during Creating with the Stars, lady! This room is incredible.

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  10. So beautiful, crisp and bright! I love the ceiling detail, so unexpected!

    Blessings,
    Kayla
    K.R. Dixon Designs
    http://adelightfulplacetodwell.com

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  11. Wow what an incredible office space. You're really an inspiration for me to redo our office/dining area!

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  12. Did you paint the ceiling to get the striped effect or is it fabric, decal, etc.? I have been looking for things exactly like this and would love to know!

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    1. Hi Rachel! It is painted using painters tape :)

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  13. Love! Thanks for sharing. I love how the whole room came together :)

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  14. Such a great space! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you will do in your new home, Sarah!

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  15. Sarah, your office is so amazing!!!! I'm in need of an office now and am starting to gather ideas. It's so hard for me to think of giving up our guest room for an office, but then again, why have it sit there empty except for only a few times a year??? I love what you've done and cannot wait to see what you do in this next house :)

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  16. I am obsessed with everything about your office. I don't even know how I can go on with my evening because it's all I can think about! I want it ALL! :)

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    1. Thanks Jen!! definitely a favorite spot in our CA home!! :)

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  17. It looks splendid! I love how you artistically arranged everything together to create such environment that is conducive for working. You mentioned something about changing your home office’s furniture and layout frequently. Have you changed yours recently? I like how it looks like in the pictures, but I also look forward to seeing what you’ll come up next. Thanks for the virtual tour!

    Orlando Nunez @ OES Office Furniture

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I love hearing what you think! :)

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