Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Office/ Studio - Part 1

I live in an adorable two bedroom apartment which I love but lately, I have felt like Atomique47 has been taking over! I needed more space and more storage - BADLY! My boyfriend has been using the second bedroom as a home office/ guestroom for the last couple years but has generously decided to share it with me! Our seldom used guest bed is gone and now I've got a little nook to set up shop.

I've had an idea in mind of what I wanted the space to look like for a long time but it was mostly just in my head. For those that don't know - I'm an interior designer so I can certainly design a room but at home the shortage of funds and free time usually mean that my own space can be lacking when it comes to design perfection. Recently, I came across Pinterest and it inspired me to get to work on the office design concept. If you haven't checked it out yet - please do

I created this board to get my creative juices flowing.


I needed storage and a desk/ work surface. IKEA is my go to place for affordable and customizable storage and office furniture so that was my first stop. I had planned to use an expedit bookcase but when I saw it in person, I was disappointed with the finish. I went with the Billy Bookcase with glass doors instead and I couldn't be happier. For the desk - I used metal legs and a butcher block wood top. My white on white plan went out with window but I love the combination of white, natural wood and steel.

For office organization you can not do any better than IKEA's line of inexpensive cardboard boxes with metal corners. They look fabulous all lined up together!


To finish things off - I have ordered desk accessories and a fun yellow task lamp from West Elm.


The last thing on my list is a good office chair. I am currently using one of my dining chairs (Tolix Marais AC Chair from DWR). It is lovely but not the most comfortable.

Here's what I've got my eye on


The big reveal is coming soon!


Doors for Bookcase
Desk Top
Desk Legs
Storage Boxes
Magazine Boxes
Mason Jars
Yellow Tolix Chair - no longer available but similar
Desk Chair
Desk Accessories
Desk Lamp

1 comment:

  1. Pinterest is cool! Can't wait to see your office....Storage is my thing these days.