Since moving into our new (more about that here), I have been focusing my time in redoing our home office. We spend a lot of time in this space and wanted to and make it a space that inspires and motivates. We both wanted a ‘moody’ space and for us that meant rich color tones. Since it’s such a small space, we decided to try out something really dramatic and paint the room in Dark Harbor from Benjamin Moore.
But before I even started thinking about a paint color I started by making a floor plan of the room. This helped me visualize what we’d need to place in the space.
I knew I wanted to keep the two smaller desks I had since I didn’t have the budget at this time to replace them. I used SketchUp to quickly draw out the plan. We needed more table-top space in our office since our existing desks were just enough for our computers. Having a floor plan really helped with figuring out how large of a table could we fit into this room while still making it feel comfortable and not too cluttered since it was a small room.
I ended up purchasing a dining table from Article for the middle of the room. The dining table allows both my husband and I to use the table at the same time and helps us keep our spaces separate – which I think is really important when you’re sharing an office space! The depth of the table is perfect and the height works great with our desks.
Apart from the table, we replaced the light fixture, added some acrylic boards for notes, and added some floating wall shelves. As I write this I realize I didn’t take very many in-progress photos (oops).
The office is a work-in-progress (WIP) as there are still some paint touch-ups I need to do, artwork to hang (it’s stuck on the wall for now to see how we feel about it), and I need to figure out the cord management which is just a mess right now…
But for now I wanted to share the progress of the space since it’s come a long way!
I’ve never painted a small room such a rich color before and I’m really feeling it. The jewel tones from the rug, the curtains, and the wall make this room feel very inviting and warm.
Well, that’s all for now. I’m hoping we figure out what artwork we want to frame, and fix up the cord management, and iron those curtains, hah.
The next blog post will be about the acrylic boards that we made for our walls. They’ve made such a big impact in the space and it’s fun to write down any ideas that come to mind.
Thank you for following along!
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