Monday, February 6, 2012

Future Home: Dream Office

As far as home office space goes, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve got right now, even if it is a far cry from my former digs on Capitol Hill, which were definitely nice, but truth be told, also a bit over the top.

Still, while my basic L-shaped desk (purchased on sale for just $70!) and standard Ikea shelving are more than enough to meet my needs for the time being, that hasn’t stopped me from daydreaming about what I might someday do once we have a house of our own and a hopefully expanded budget.

Here, a few of my favorite design and decor inspirations thus far from – where else? – Pinterest. 

Fun, functional, feminine and sophisticated, this office's furniture, color scheme and decor all make me swoon.

Source: via Heather on Pinterest

Growing up, one of my friends had a wall of shelves just like this in her room, and I was always quite envious, since this type of open layout provides for so many creative storage and decor options.

Corner shelving units also strike my fancy, and I just love the color-blocking with books seen in this image.

This desk, a twist on the one I have now, would allow for plenty of work and storage space, given the wide desktop and two sets of drawers on each side. The room's color scheme is also calm and relaxing, which is just what I need to help keep me on track when things get stressful.

The chic chandelier and pretty ceiling patterns are just my style, as are the classic and sophisticated colors seen throughout the room.

Of course, in the end, I guess it's also fair to say that my ultimate dream office would actually look something a little more like this... :)

What's your vision for a dream home office?


  1. The first and second-to-last images you posted are closest to my taste. I love the idea of having a comfy couch in the office as well. Your former office was so nice!

  2. I love the floor to ceiling bookcases. I definitely want walls of bookshelves in my future office. :)

  3. Love the layout of your L-desk! The furniture looks so classic.
    Your idea for that room with the yellow, eggplant and floral wallpaper is visually delicious!


  5. Pinterest is great for inspiration. I find pictures all the time, but they just make me want to redecorate even more. We are short on space for an office right now, sadly. I would love an L-shaped desk!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  6. Oh man do I love the 2nd to the last inspiration? The ceiling is absolutely gorgeous and so is the light fixture. I haven't thought about my dream home office! For sure a mirrored chest with a zebra floor covering :)

  7. Love these pictures you posted! I would love to have floor to ceiling shelves!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  8. Ha! That last picture would certainly be ideal!

    But really, I do love all of your inspiration photos. Having calming colors is key too, because it's going to probably be one of the most stressful rooms in your home.

  9. UGH! I would REALLY LOVE a home office...alas I am stuck in a corner in my family room...blast!

  10. Every time I go on Pinterest it makes me want to revamp my entire house lol! xo

  11. Nice pics. I would like for a home office to be comfy but still remind me I am suppose to be working. lol
    Things that offer an outlet are nice too, such as a nice picture or accent wall, pillows, etc.
    I also think it is important to have a nice chair and work space. A cramped office leaves little room for creative style. Just my 2 cent. ;)

  12. Definitely one with an awesome view and lots and lots of book shelves!!

  13. How funny that we posted about this in the same week! Let's make a deal to make our dream desks come true in 2012?! :)

  14. omg that tiffany office must be MINE

  15. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my cake truffle post! Hope you get a chance to try them. I would love to know what you think :)
    <3 Ashley

  16. oh these are such great pieces of inspiration. i do like corner shelves and lots of storage.


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