Our Home Office

Oct 02, 2017 | By New Darlings

Our house is a two bedroom, two bathroom home.  As mentioned a while back, we had plans to make the second room a guest room, but the more we thought about it and ran into some furniture dimension dilemmas (hello narrow 1930s doorways!), we figured it would be more practical for us to make it our home office and then convert the garage into a guesthouse. We wanted to create a space we felt inspired to plan projects in, house all of our favorite books and cameras, and a place to just be able to work side by side.

Home Office - Tape Photos to Wall - Inspiration

Working with the West Elm team on this project was a dream.  We have had the pleasure of partnering with them in the past on our apartment living room design and were excited to make some magic together again.  You guys already know our obsession with their furniture and decor is real, plus their design team is always so fun to work with, so we were more than excited to begin the process together. Their faux leather office accessories immediately caught our eyes, so earthy tones and a mix of textures served as our jumping off point.

West Elm Floor Lamp, Leather Chair, and Side Table | Schoolhouse Print | Q-Design Roman Shades

We added bookshelves with tons of our favorite books, lots of house plants, inspiring artwork, and magazine clippings.  It was so important to us to create a space that would inspire us from wall to wall.  The room is filled with faces of musicians, filmmakers, authors, artists, and family that remind us why we work in a creative field and why we love to challenge ourselves every day. Love that little reading nook in the corner with the big task floor lamp. It’s the first thing we see when walking in this room along with the “Want Better Not More Poster” and always makes us smile.

Ikea Bookshelves - Designing Your Space

You might remember the artwork above from our post with Saatchi Art. I like the casual feel of the prints leaning against the wall on the bookshelf. We were so happy to find the Danish style candlestick holders at a local antique shop in their original box, including one of our favorite finds of all: a collection of vintage F. Scott Fitzgerald novels, complete with newspaper clippings about him from years past.

Very high on our wishlist was a custom desk for two.  It was something we always wanted, but didn’t know how to go about it.  Our very good, talented friend Josh Rhodes saved the day! We chatted about how we would like to work together side by side and be able to bounce ideas off of one another, and he heard us loud and clear.  He designed and built this gorgeous desk for two, with unique geometrical drawers for files and desk supplies.  We are obsessed with it! It’s super minimal, plus its on wheels! So if we ever get the itch to move things around, he has us covered. 😉 If you don’t follow Josh, head over and give him a follow.  His work is innovative and beautifully designed.  Phoenix is lucky to have him!

Office Remodel West Elm Leather Chairs

West Elm Office Chairs, Table Lamp, and Office Accessories | Target Bulletin Board and Globe

Home Office - Tape Photos to Wall - Inspiration Home Office Shelves - Decorating and Styling Shelves

Neutral and neat was our motto the whole time we were planning this space. The swivel office chairs feel like they were made for this room with their sleek design. They fit perfectly under the desk and have a low profile, which is great for the smaller footprint of this room.

Ikea Shelving - Easy At Home Office Updates - Simple and Modern

Having a separate seating area away from the workspace was important to us. We didn’t have room for a love seat, but a pair of arm chairs by the window did the trick. The Axel chairs are cozy and comfortable, and they have served as a great spot to chat about our plans for the week. The room has become a place we love to work from and have friends and local collaborators come to spend time in with us, bounce ideas around, and feel endlessly inspired.  Even Henry loves all the comfy chair options to nap on in between his play sessions.  It’s a hit with the whole family!

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14 comments on “Our Home Office”

  1. Oh my God I loved it so much! I love your style, can I hire you to decorate my home? hahaha Anyway, I am trying to inspire myself with your decorations to my own place but it is so difficult fo find cute furniture and decor items like these here in Brazil, and when we do find it the cost is like insane! Thanks for sharing this part of your house and of your life with us, I wish you both happy moments in this little room 🙂

  2. Your home office looks really amazing, was searching for home office design ideas and came across your article, keep up the good work very Inspirational.

  3. I love your office and how you decorate your home. It inspires me to do the same someday with mine. I was wondering though where did you get that “Lux Central ESP 4402” developing print from?

    1. Thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you. The Lux Central print is from our local coffee shop called Lux here in Phoenix. If you’re from the area of ever find yourself in Phoenix, it is a must-see. 🙂

  4. Just found this article and love the desk. I am guessing it is no longer available but curious where it is from.

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