Our home office has always been a bit of a mess. It has transformed many times from a dumping ground to an in-house studio to now, a working home office. As with all the rooms in our house, it came together piece by piece and doesn’t really resemble the home office inspiration I put together last year but it’s even better than I ever though it would be.
We were lucky to inherit a beautiful solid cherry desk that C’s late grandpa built. I am sure it’s a piece we will always have and it helps add some contrast to the other lighter elements in the room. We utilized it as our main computer desk for a couple years but the opening for your legs was quite tight and we both had a hard time fitting our legs under it when we sat at the desk. Part of the blame is the West Elm desk chair we bought on clearance last year. It’s beautiful and comfortable, but quite large.
I think the first piece we picked up that really started the room transformation was this beautiful navy velvet couch, also from West Elm (are you surprised). We picked it up on a whim because I was so set on a blue velvet couch and it was a STEAL at the time. It’s perfect because it could also transform into a twin bed if we should need it. It’s nice to have a place to lounge in the office and the coffee table from Article helps separate the space from the working space. The coffee table is quite low, but for the price, I don’t think it can be beat.
As a wise man once said, “that rug really ties the room together”. I spotted this beauty on Rug Collective‘s Instagram account and bought it immediately. It’s a bit small for the room overall but I think it’s perfect for the lounge area. I normally wouldn’t be drawn to a rug that dark, but it really is the perfect color for the space. If you are in the market for a vintage rug, you should definitely keep your eye on Rug Collective as they are priced right and you can get free shipping in the US. I also love that the red in the rug ties in with the vintage Danish flag we have hanging. It’s no secret that I love Scandinavian/Danish culture and I couldn’t resist the flag when I spotted it on Etsy. Also, I got my Ancestry DNA results back and it indicates I may have around 18% Scandinavian in my genes. I will take it!
I can’t complete this post without talking about THAT desk. I mean, just look at it. It was a bit of an impulse buy at Ikea but Chris had his eye on it, and once I saw it in the room, I cannot believe how perfect it is. It is so nice to have two more defined work spaces and I love the natural top with the black legs and Alex drawers in the middle. This desk is so easy to assemble and so affordable. I can already picture kiddos sitting and coloring at it some day. We find that now the space is complete and totally functional, we spend a lot more time in it and I am grateful for that.