Well I’ve been talking about it long enough, haven’t I? ICYMI, I shared a little Insta sneak peek the other day… and now it’s finally time to reveal the new home office! I’m so in love with this whole working from home thing. It’s so nice to have the flexibility and freedom. I find that I’m incredibly more relaxed, stress-free, efficient and productive now than I ever was in an office environment. Perhaps it’s the fewer distractions or maybe it’s that I’m able to work in a space that I can really call my own — who knows — but I am enjoying working more than ever.
As you know, I purchased the West Elm parsons desk and it’s been absolutely PERFECT. I love the sleek design and the lacquer finish is super easy to clean. If you’re in the market for a new desk, I highly recommend. I placed my white butler tray (see DIY here) in the corner with a bright table lamp (similar) which brings some additional light into the room. I knew I would need some shelving and storage options as well and had seen so many great reviews and photos of Ikea’s KALLAX units; I knew it would fit my needs.
Of course, I’ve incorporated some of those sweet little touches that really make it feel personal, including this monogrammed Design Darling business card holder, custom stationery, candles, favorite photos and more. And I just had to get my hands on these vibrant, colorful Emily Ley magazine and memory boxes to help keep my papers, odds and ends organized and pretty. Still on the hunt for a rug and a new office chair, but for now it feels just about right. (Note: Apologies in advance for the slight darkness in these photos… Still working on brightening up the space. Lighting suggestions welcome!)