Posted on by Erin | Earnest Home

total office for two people

After the big announcement yesterday of our new home + decor brand, Grandiflora, Matt and I definitely needed a space that was a bit more accommodating for two people.

I loved my office before as well!  I had painted it white, kept the color scheme pretty simple, and had storage and a desk.  Even though I loved it, it was not enough when it comes to managing a few businesses (my husband also owns a lawn mowing business and is the chief information officer for another company as well).  We just needed more workspace and more storage and organization. So, a change was in order. (p.s. if you click on the ‘office before’ link, you can also see some photos before the before).

office shelving

office for two

office organization shelving

I actually only purchased 4 things for this room, which made it pretty budget friendly as well – The desk, which was a blueish grey and looked similar to the original one I wanted in my inspiration board, but was 90% cheaper.  Yes, 90%. I got it on final sale at Ikea and it is a good one.  It’s super heavy, well built, and the perfect size.  And, bonus, I got my blue color that I was after. Keep Reading for more pictures and the rest of the sources! 

The shelves might look familiar.  I got them from Ikea also, but had also used the same ones in my living room recently and was just really impressed by how perfect they were for such a small price.  For these, I bought two units and spray painted the frames gold.

The third thing I bought was a cork board for both my Grandiflora inspirations for upcoming seasons as well as blog post ideas and inspiration for our (one day) house that we plan to build.

office organization

Gold ‘Creme de la Creme’ art is from a local artist, Luciana Martinez and I love the little shot of glam it offers to the supply and file area.

dual home office home workstation

I covered one of my (already pretty comfortable) dining chairs in a sheep skin to warm everything up and keep it light until I need to buy a real office chair.  My original cowhide rug (similar here), file cabinet, and light fixture all remain.

I am really happy with the results and have been working in there (instead of perched in the dining room) ever since I completed it.

Isn’t it just so refreshing to have a space you love to work in?