Ahhh I’m so excited to type that title! Yes, we are getting an office here at White Cottage Farm. Ok, so it might not seem like that big of a deal, but let’s back up a second. You guys have seen here on the blog that we have been redoing our back guest bedroom that sits off the back living room for some time now. We have slowly but surely taken out the flooring, working on wall treatments, installing new floors, and so on. Well, the whole time we have been intending on this room being a guest bedroom, but one day Jose came to me and sat me down with a GENIUS plan & I thought I loved him before… but I fell in love all over again. Ok, it wasn’t that dramatic, but I kissed him hard & then we got to brainstorming for our new office…
EEEEEK! I’m already using this space even though it’s far from finished. But we got a good start on it!! So Jose’s idea to have an office at the house was just genius. You see our house is completely torn up from top to bottom in most rooms. I mean, we don’t even have a kitchen. I work a lot from home so that means I’m sitting on the couch on my computer with papers everywhere & just super disorganized which leads to frustration and it’s not pretty. I never thought to fix this problem, but Jose is a problem solver so an office was the solution & it’s already working so well for us. After brainstorming I really wanted our office to be a community space. I wanted friends, employees, business partners, groups, clients, & of course Jose and I, to be able to work in this space comfortably together. It’s not a massive room by any means. I believe it’s something like 13×13 maybe? But it has a lot of potential to become exactly what we need it to be.
Our walls will be shiplap 3/4 of the way up with big bulky “shelf trim” to cap it off. We did this because of the walls angle on one side of the room & I’m really liking the character it has added to the space. Once all the shiplap is up we can start painting the walls. The floor is already painted Farrow & Ball Lyme White & we will be adding a massive rug in the space as well to make it more cozy [this rug in the photos is only here for placement]. The table we used was my favorite antique pine table that was on our porch & I ordered these office chairs from World Market [HERE] & I’m obsessed with them. They are so comfortable & they fit perfectly around this table of ours. There is also two other work stations, one in the corner of the room & one in the closet. We are making the closet into a computer desk area that will hold our desktop computer and also the closet will be holding tools, supplies, & a lot more. Jose is working on the closet to maximize the space & so far it’s amazing, can’t wait to show you what it looks like when it’s done!
The room will also have a mini fridge because we are ridiculous [actually that was Jose’s idea, but I think he has just always fantasized about having a mini fridge in a room lol] and as a bonus this room also has an on suite bathroom which is fabulous because when I “go to work” I don’t have to leave or get distracted in anyway. I mean, besides Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest... you get the point. I am so excited to share this office makeover process with you guys & the plans we have for it… I’m actually on my computer in here right now typing this out and already feel so fancy.. an office? me? Who am I? This is the good life. Stay tuned for more office progress coming very soon! Thanks guys for stopping by the blog today & as always for sharing my blog with your friends and family… I can’t thank you enough! xx
Farmhouse style desk chairs [HERE]