Creating a dedicated home office for me has become increasingly important over the last few years.
Initially when we built our home, I wasn’t too thrilled with the idea of my home office being upstairs.
Now that we’re here, I’m even more thankful it’s up and out of the way from the rest of the house.
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We still have one kiddo who is doing virtual school and another that’s home time to time, so having a space that I can concentrate on my work is very important.
After doing the laundry room, I decided my home office was the next space that needed to be complete, especially in being able to create more Cribbs Style content.
I wanted a home office that had the feel of an old English library.
This home office also needed to feel cozy and comfortable.
I had a lot of pieces from my childhood home that served as jumping off points and then it’s almost like everything else fell into place.
Buying used over new
Aside from trying to keep the cost of the home office project low, it’s always my goal to find pieces of furniture second hand.
Not to mention the fact that I heard many people say that buying new furniture meant waiting months on end and I needed my office now.
First thing I found were these chairs on Facebook Marketplace.
They’re brand new from Wayfair and the person I purchased them from didn’t want to hassle with figuring out how to return them.
My vision was a desk with storage and a large workspace, perfect for the evenings if Courtney ever needs to work at the same time as me.
I found this desk set on Pottery Barn and could not believe the price!. We definitely got a bargain at only $500.
However, I stumbled upon this beautiful find, which to date is one of the heaviest pieces of furniture we have ever moved.
All the rest of the furniture we already had on hand.
Picking the right decor to finish the home office.
Using one piece of my mom’s art I found the perfect paint color, Brooklyn from BEHR.
I wanted to add texture to the wall as well as disguise the small door to the attic space by adding a board and batten wood accent to the walls.
Standing in the customer service line at Target I spotted the most perfect rug that pretty much pulled the wall color, the desk, and the chairs I already had together and tied into a pretty bow.
Add to it gold accents for the switch plate covers, the lamps, curtain rod, and one day… the ceiling light fixture. (I just haven’t found the right one just yet.)
Of course we added a TV in the home office because I like to watch things and work at the same time. Sometimes the silence can be too much for me.
This home office is everything I’ve wanted and more
While this home office is very different from the home office I created in our last home, I am thoroughly in love with how it turned out.
All in total I spent less than $1700 on this room, which is just barely over the quarter of the price if I would have bought the desk brand new.
I love the cozy vintage inspired decor, it gives me all the scholarly vibes.
I’m surrounded by so many memories and nods to my past, all of which made me into the person that I am today. As well as photos of my family and the reason I do what I do.
I also now have a space that is separate from the main house and provides all the privacy I need to get things done.
This vintage inspired home office is the perfect space for me to create even more content for Cribbs Style.