Hubby’s new office corner

Hi friends – I am back! Well, almost. I am on my way back – I have a few more guest posts left to share with you, but I am slowly transitioning back into blogger mode…and figuring out how to balance it out with the little babe πŸ˜‰ I am so so thankful for all of the wonderful blogger friends who have been helping me out since Freia was born, but I am ready to rock n’ roll again. As much as I love being a mama, the creative part of me craves being here and sharing things with you guys.

In any case, today I wanted to share another little slice of our home: hubby’s new office corner. His desk used to be in our bedroom (total mood killer, ha!), so when we found out we were expecting baby number 3 it was the perfect reason to find another spot for it in the house. We have a little window nook downstairs in the main room, so we figured we’d give it a try there. I wasn’t super excited to have the office space in the middle of everything – but better than in the bedroom if you ask me!

And it ended up working pretty well, I think! I added some plants to break the “office” feel and that big fig tree also helps seperate the office desk from our dining room. His gorgeous desk from EQ3 didn’t have any drawers so I bought a bunch of boxes at IKEA – they also help add color to all that wood. My favorite piece is the mid-century modern saddle chair from West Elm – such a gorgeous piece, it complements the desk so well and hubby thinks it’s so comfy…perfection!

Oh and yeah, it is officially hubby’s desk I know, but I HAD to sneak in a little flamingo in there, haha. Yo, if I am gonna have to look at this desk all day long…..hubby hasn’t said a word about that little guy yet – I think he’s a keeper πŸ˜‰

Now, tell me guys – the built-in cabinets to the left of the office area is driving me nuts, I can’t stand that brown! Is it as terrible as I think it is, or am I just making it up in my head? would you paint it? I hate it when wood is painted brown! Our landlord told us that everything that we paint will have to be painted back to the original color when we move out, so wondering if I should bother….pretty sure I would like it a 100 times better in another color though!

PS: What our “office” looked like in New York……

Sources and credits: All pictures by This Little Street. Desk from EQ3, saddle office chair from West Elm, boxes from IKEA, Room Essentials desk lamp from Target, flamingo tape dispenser from Anthropologie, pen holder from CB2 (decorate with contact paper), geometric planter from One King’s Lane (actually a regular planter that I turned into a hanging planter), wooden bird by Rikki Tikki, post cards (top. middle. bottom), instagram calendar.

Disclaimer: West Elm kindly sent me the saddle office chair when they heard of my project to redo hubby’s office corner, but not compensation was received. All thoughts and opinion are my own.Β 

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7 Responses to “Hubby’s new office corner”
  1. Emily says:

    Such a pretty corner! That painted brown would look great updated white…maybe your landlord would love it and not want it changed back?

    • audrey says:

      you are right, Emily – white might be the way to go! Maybe if I don’t do anything too crazy she’ll let it be? I might just have to do it πŸ˜‰

  2. CΓ©line says:

    Audrey, this is a lovely corner! It looks like you made your house a really cosy and creative place. I have to admit that I did notice the brown cabinet as standing out and not matching with the rest of the room… You might have to do some negotiating with your landlady on that one! Hope you’re all doing well and that little Freia is settling in the family well! Xxx

    • audrey says:

      So I am not crazy then πŸ˜‰ Yeah, I am going to have to negotiate that one! Hope all is well with you guys in London :) xxxxx

  3. Leslie says:

    I love the little calendar with the little cutie! The tape dispenser is also great add on too. Haha. You did a great job & I’m falling in love with that chair.

  4. Ju says:

    Lovely corner ! I first noticed the little dog toy πŸ˜‰ And congrats for the flamingo touch πŸ˜‰
    About the brown cabinet, well, I think you’re right, it doesn’t match too well with the rest. Like a previous post said, maybe your landlord wouldn’t ask you to paint it back into brown (!) when you leave if s/he likes it. Or I was thinking: would removable wallpaper work ? It could be a good compromise. ‘Knowing’ you, I’m sure you’ll find a solution anyway !