New Office Furniture
t's bittersweet saying goodbye to our home in Beverly Hills. However, all good things must come to an end. And in our case, it was time to move on to a larger residence that would provide me with much more space to create a full fledged home office. For the past year or so, I worked out of a small room off our living room. It was a practical space if you're someone who solely uses their office to work on a computer. However, when you're someone with a million crafting hobbies - it was less than ideal. I literally had my craft supplies stored in various rooms because I had ran out of space in my office for storage.
So as we embarked on our new home search, finding a place which provided ample storage was paramount. Not to mention, I needed room to walk around as well. Although my new home office isn't the size of a well endowed studio, it's nice and cozy. I initially choose the brightest spare bedroom in our new place, however, it's comparably smaller than our 3rd bedroom. Unfortunately, migrating to our 3rd spare bedroom meant giving up all the natural light I would've had for my office.
But it's forced me to get creative with how I situate the space - from the furniture, to the lighting, the decor, and the curtains. Heading into this new space, I knew that I needed to create a multi-functional space to serve all my creative needs. I've spent hours upon days on Pinterest creating boards to keep all inspiration in one place. I've switched design aesthetic over and over again. And then one day, I finally settled on the best furniture possible. I'm obsessed with my furniture.
I found the pictured gray shagreen set at CoCo Republic. I knew that I wanted a desk that was larger but combined two very random things that I thought would be a challenge to find: a glass top and a shagreen base. I typically wouldn't go with a glass desk top because it can get pretty icky with finger prints relatively quickly. However, one thing I learned from having a wooden desk is that I'm pretty good at ruining them with all the liquids and materials I tend to fool around with on my desk. Glass, however, is a heck of a lot easier to clean. You literally just spray and wipe with no worries of the surface rubbing off. As for shagreen, well, I fell in love with the material a few years ago while browsing CB2. I told myself that if I ever purchased a new desk, it'd be a shagreen desk.
The other very specific thing that I had wanted was the ability to add objects under the desk top so that it's visible from above. Not only would that double as storage but it would also provide me with another area to decorate. Somehow I found all that at CoCo Republic. Not to mention, CoCo Republic even had the matching entertainment stand - which was perfect because I needed a surface to place my huge printer.
I'd say I've won in the furniture department - and thank goodness. I was starting to go crazy.
Now that we're moved in and my furniture is together, it's time for me to start unpacking and turning this space into a creative hub that I love. First up...some wallpaper!
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