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Blue House Tour: The Office

May 24, 2013

We’ve already wrapped up the tour of the guest rooms, and now we’re moving into one of the rooms where I spend the majority of my time: my office, also known as the sunroom. This is where I do all of my blogging, crafting, bill paying, etc.


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As a reminder, here’s the before of this room:


The previous owners also used the sunroom as an office, and it’s funny to look back at how different this room is now. Today, it’s sporting a new paint color, a new light and a whole new set of furniture and accessories.

The yellow walls and window valances just weren’t doing it for me, so we removed the valances and painted the room what I thought would be a deep gray. It ended up being a very pretty blue that sometimes looks gray when the sun hits just right (color below).

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While I wish the room was larger, I’m really pleased with just how functional it actually is. The room may have wall-to-wall furniture, but it doesn’t feel cramped at all thanks to the large windows and openness to the living room.

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(Yes, that’s Winter’s litter box. I know it would have been prettier to remove it for the photo, but this is real life!)

In our first house, we had two separate office spaces: the office upstairs and a corner of the downstairs living room. The office upstairs functioned as an occasional guest room and a space for our desktop computer to live. It was mostly unused after we purchased my MacBook Pro. I did the majority of my crafting downstairs. Having two separate office spaces kept me running back and forth a lot, so I’m definitely glad to have one office space now.

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I have a lot of storage in this space thanks to an armoire we purchased off of Craigslist that Travis retrofitted for all of my crafting supplies in the top. The printer and more traditional office supplies are in the bottom. I also have a bookshelf and a few desk drawers for storage.  A trunk in the corner houses all of our board games. Since my storage space is limited, it really helps me limit what I bring into the space.

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One day soon I hope to show you exactly how I’ve utilized the armoire for all of my storage needs.

I’ll admit that I did compromise on the office space when we purchased this house, but, so far, it’s working really well for me. I like that I’m not separated from the rest of the house, plus having my office right off the living room forces me to keep it picked up.

Room Source List:

Armoire: Craigslist
Book Shelf: Walmart, South Shore Gascony Collection
Chairs: Kirkland’s, HomeGoods
Chandelier: Overstock
Computer: iMac
Computer Desk: Walmart, Better Homes and Garden Autumn Lane Writing Desk
Crafting Desk: IKEA
Lamps: HomeGoods, Rooms to Go
Wall Art: Kirkland’s, Etsy

Paint Color: Mark Twain House Ombra Gray, Valspar

I’m linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick.

All comments are encouraged and appreciated!