Eight weeks of living and breathing this home office and here we are.
Let’s be clear it’s closer to six weeks since it took me two weeks to come to grips with the fact that I signed up for the One Room Challenge and was being forced (haha, fine, forced due to my own decisions) to work on my home office – the room I’ve been talking about since mid-2020. I spend far too much time in here so I was clearly avoiding spending any extra time I had working IN my office yet again. But, I am so beyond grateful that I took the leap and signed up to do this. I work best when I’m on a deadline and have something tangible to work towards. Needless to say, this One Room Challenge was exactly what I needed for my home office.
PS – I have a cost breakdown and sources list here.
In Love With My New Home Office
I had so much inspiration for this home office – different elements and styles from different pictures. Eventually, I knew the direction I wanted to go in and had to turn-off the inspiration – so to speak. I was nervous. What if I started to use too many elements from the inspiration photos I was drawing from? This room would turn into a hodge-podge-y mess. But just going with my gut could result in a worse than hodge-podge-y mess!!!!!
I eventually convinced myself that either way, the worst that could happen with my home office is that I would hate it and would need to sign up for the spring one room challenge for the exact same space.
In that moment, I made a decision and I opted to fly by the seat of my pants. Create a vision thats 100% my own. I am so glad. This home office is my exactly what I drew brought to life. There are several amazing parts of this process but I do think the best part for me is the fact that my daughter watched it transform before her eyes. She wanted to help and be part of every moment of it – she was amazed at every stage. I only hope exposing her to all of these projects teaches her she can truly take on anything she puts her mind to.
What’s Missing and Gone Wrong in My Home Office
Absolutely no project runs smoothly and this one is included in that. I had a lot of challenges to overcome and problem solving to navigate. However, my biggest hiccups as part of this home office renovation were things that are out of my control.
See that cute boucle chair in the corner above?! It was purchased to be my desk chair. The dimensions indicate its 19″ high to the seat – lies it’s 16″ and therefore VERY short to be my desk chair. I still love the chair so I’ve turned it into a little corner for office visitors (mostly Sloane LOL).
I’m also waiting for a beautiful new rug to arrive for this space – classic me, picking things that are back ordered. Once it’s here I will post it on Instagram.
All of My One Room Challenge Home Office Projects
Several projects took place in this home office renovation:
Each element in here was curated with detail and care. I also learned a great deal during this project. I do know that never have I ever transformed a room quite as drastically as I transformed this home office. It was my biggest one yet and I’m beyond thrilled for how it turned out.
Thanks to all of the incredible people (you included!) who have been cheering me on throughout this whole process. I’m already thinking of what room I’ll be doing for the spring one room challenge!