Hey! It’s been a while, but I’m back with another reveal. Well, summer vacations guys! It’s so easy to get laid back and lazy and just leave things be for a while. But I did manage to shake myself out of it, and here I am. This week I have the home office design reveal for you.
Guess what… I wasn’t the only one who had to be shaken out of it. When I landed up in the office, camera in hand, my little friend here was in zzzz-land.
She was taking a morning nap in her favourite spot and I had to shake her and wake her and coax her to leave before I could actually start.
So now that you’ve seen her cozy corner, we can get on with the office. I think it turned out quite well, and I’m really really excited to be sharing it here.
Home Office Design:
I’ll do a short recap of the home office design. (You can get all the details in this post here.) This was our final plan. We had a large office table, an extra workstation for additional office staff if required or for the kids to work, and a sofa for visitors.
We have an entire wall of storage here. This is supposed to take care of all the possible storage required in the home. From work related storage to medical files, school reports and sewing kits, this is where it all goes.
I thought rows and rows of shutters and drawers would look really heavy. So we decided to go white and light. Which meant glass shutters for all cabinets, and white for all the drawers. And so we decided on the colour scheme…
We decided to go with black-and-white here. The white, because we wanted a lot of white to make the room look light and airy. The black, I thought all white surfaces would dirty really fast. So these were the wood finishes we chose.
One is a really-dark-almost-black walnut, the other is white. The white tends to get dirty and dusty easily. This is especially true for the horizontal surfaces, by which I mean table tops and shelves. So we decided to do those in the dark walnut. We did all the vertical surfaces, which are the drawer and shutter fascias, in white.
We also chose black and white fabrics for the sofa, curtains and the soft board.
We stuck to sheer curtains here because we’re not really looking for privacy. Just to block out the glare on a bright sunny day.
But what is life without a bit of colour. So we added LOTS of colour in our accessories.
We added this ethnic, colourful trim to the sheer curtains, and they look super pretty!
The colourful ikat cushion covers brightened up the sofa.
And we added little sprinkles of colour in the accessories to make it more fun!
When there are memories attached to the decor, it makes it even more special! That gorgeous tray was a gift from a cousin.
The Ganesha was picked up on a vacation.
And the pretty vase a hand-painted gift from 2 sweet children.
We accessorized the walls with bright, multicoloured paintings.
So there we have it… that’s our sofa corner for you.
We added another large, colourful painting above the workstation.
We also gave it the dark walnut top so that it doesn’t dirty easily. Since it’s at the entrance, this is also the place everyone dumps everything as they enter the room.
We have some pen and stationery holders… and of course, a plant. Because I think whichever way you look at it…
… greens always add life to any space.
We added some photo frames in the corner… again, colour with a personal touch! The chairs were old dining chairs which we repolished to match the dark walnut.
We also have the same lacy screen door that we had in the kitchen. Both these rooms open out into different ends of the living room so the doors look great from the outside too. And the screen provides some privacy in the office without shutting you out completely from the outside. And so our workstation corner was ready too!
The Office Table & Storage:
We were mighty pleased with our glass shutters till we started putting stuff inside the cabinets. You can style your cabinets beautifully for a photo shoot, but unless it’s a showcase that you rarely touch, it will likely become a mess in no time! And then the whole room starts to look like a dump yard.
So we decided to put a textured glass film on the shutters.
You can make out what you’ve kept where without it being obvious and in the face. I also liked the added texture with the stripes.
The office table is at the far end of this unit.
I went with a patterned soft board fabric instead of a solid colour. It’s more interesting, the black and white goes perfectly with our home office design theme and gives a perfect back drop to the colourful stuff pinned on.
The printer fits snugly into it’s tray, which slides out when you want to use it. You can see the entire bundle of wires of the computer, printer, wifi, security cameras etc, peeping out from under the table. But they are generally not visible from the office and keep it looking neat and clean.
And so here we have our office table cum storage unit.
That, then, is our home office design reveal. I hope you liked this space as much as I do! And as always, I have a little video to go with it.
I hope to be back with another reveal real soon.