If you didn’t already know, I have spent the best part of 3 years trying to renovate our forever home. One of the absolute musts when we were house hunting was to find a somewhere that had an office. Now I don’t just mean that I wanted an additional bedroom that I could dual purpose… I wanted a space that could only really be an office. We hit jackpot when we found our current home. Just off the kitchen was the original pantry. As pantries go, it was pretty amazing. The previous owners had there chest freezer in it, shelves full of mixers and those non essentials and double aspect windows… in a pantry. I was sold!
Fast forward 3 years and I’ve finally got it how I want it and using it on a day to day basis to run my marketing company and also blog/vlog from. I love the fact that it’s just off the kitchen, as I have easy access to the kettle! I love that it’s petite, because it forces me to be organised with filing and it makes it snug. I’m looking forward to gazing over the garden in the summer too.
When it came to styling the space, I wanted something very minimal and clean, but also for the space to fit in with the rest of the house, which is quite industrial/modern throughout. I wanted to have various pieces on display, but for it not to feel too cluttered. I wanted to maximise floor space and storage where possible and just make the space flow for what I needed.
As you can see, the colour scheme is very monochrome, with hints of copper and natural wood to break it up a bit. I’m pleased with the result.
When it comes to storage, we really had to turn to Ikea… the Jedi masters of functional furniture. Naturally the Lack shelves provided ‘off the floor’ storage for paperwork, but also space to display a few bits and pieces that I love.
I also opted for the Besta Burs desk and Alex drawers (which I’ve managed to fit under the desk, after taking the desk drawers off). The desk space works perfectly, as I dual screen from my laptop and have plans for a second PC and screen (as I do a fair bit of video render work).
All in all, I’m really happy with how the space turned out. There is no mistaking that it’s an office space and I don’t have ‘guest bedroom guilt’ either. It’s actually made me more productive having a dedicated space that I enjoy being in and we often joke that we perhaps should put a cabin bed in here given how much time I spend in it.