FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!
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After six years of living in this house and two attemps I have finally finished our office to the last detail. It has taken me so much time and to be honest I just don´t know why. I have started the renovation process October 19 and then the pandemic hit and my husband used it to work from home and after that we had a baby so it became a little less important for me to get it done but it never went out of my mind.
Our office hasn´t always been an office, most of the time inbetween it was more of a junk room full of boxes, stuff I needed to return, coats and spiders. I really couldn´t be more glad and I love how it turned out plus the vibrant and dark green wall color definitely is a favorite in our house.
Office Color Theme
As I already said the color theme of our office is a little darker and much modier than the rest of our house. I have two forest green walls and two bright white walls and the contrast is absolutely stunning. The dark green color looks amazing with the all white furniture. I wanted to keep it mostly in these two colors (green carpet and armchair, white furniture) and only added silver accents through decoration.
This might be a little too fancy for a home office and maybe also totally pointless but I love it. I have seen that some offices have beverage carts and the thought of just turning around and making a cup of coffee or getting a glass of diet coke seems pretty great to me. I outsourced one of my old coffee machines into our office. The cups and sugar / milk are in the left top drawer and if you want to enjoy some soda you can choose between San Pellegrino and Diet Coke my two favorites. Not necessary but super cool.
Computer / Desk Area
This would be the normal area in an office but what is normal these days!!! The desk we have in our office is really old. I already used it as a school girl so this is a real sustainable piece I have used for more than 15 years now. Initially it was dark brown but I stained it white with a chalk color to achive this used look and I still like how it turned out. The three drawers on the left are used for all of my notebooks and computer related cables other than that they are empty. To the left of the desk is a little station that hides all the cables, those are a lot!!! And the two little side tables are also perfect to for the printer to sit on. I also have a little fashion and style inspo board with tons of outfits I have loved to stay inspired.
We definitely both love to read although there hasn´t been that much time left since Emilia is here. Nevertheless both of us brought lots of books into this marriage whether it was novels or text books from my husbands work. I had to find nice storage place for them other than pilling them up behind the armchair. So I got these two billy shelves and I am really happy how this little nook turned out. I found a place to put all of our souvenirs as well and some of my decor to place inbetween the books. The forest green armchair with the soft and cozy fur complements the reading nook. I ended up getting a side table / foot rest cause first of all it looked uncomplete without and second of all this is really practically / comfortable while reading.
As far as storage goes there is plenty in the new office. From the Malm dresser with lots of drawers to the Billy shelves where I store all of our books and important documents to the drawers of the desk and the boxes of the Kallax. Many of the drawers and boxes are still empty which isn´t bad because with a growing family there will always be a need for storage. All of the furniture (except the desk) are from Ikea and linked (if still available) above.
I personally love Ikea and that all of their pieces are compatible colorwise plus they are still affordable although the prices have increased a lot since the pancdemic and availability isn´t always given.
So that´s it. Now you have seen our updated office. Took us only six years to share with you guys.