Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Home Office

Although I can work from home part of the time, there was no dedicated space for a home office in our house. Every inch was already accounted for. My solution? Create a little nook in our entryway!



My desk fits behind the sectional and is just the right size for my laptop and some books or papers.


A clear glass lamp from Target provides task lighting without adding visual weight.




To further differentiate this area from the rest of the space I covered the floor with this large rug



This little chair pulls up to my desk when I need to work.


I placed this big bookcase on the other side of the entryway so my books are close at hand.




Some pretty art behind the front door finishes off the space.


A close-up on the books on the shelf.
 


And some shelf styling with shells.




And this is what the Before looked like... :(



We've changed a lot since then.



This is where the bookcase used to be... So messy!



The entryway when we still hung coats there last spring.
 
Linking up to the Before & After Party on Thrifty Decor Chick....


TDC Before and After

11 comments:

  1. Great idea! your "home" office looks great. My hubby has been asking me to put a small desk downstiars for the laptop, but we already have a office and no space for a desk down stairs, but I love how you put the desk behind the couch, it may work for us to! Thanks for the idea. Please share this on my linky party http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/sunday-linky-party-1.html

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  2. Great use of a small space!

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  3. love your space, I keep looking at that Target lamp. Found you at suburbsmama linky party.

    Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend

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    1. Thank you, Desiree! I am really happy with that lamp... :)

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  4. Carrie, look at you go! I love the space planning with your entry/office. Your photos are getting really good, and are really big!! Looks like you have the blogging bug.

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  5. Masterful use of space! I'm so impressed. Your pictures are great!

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much for the nice compliment! :)

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Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie

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