One Room Challenge {ORC} Week #6: Reveal of a Functional & Stylish Home Office- Ideas

Join me for some great stylish home office ideas.

Wow!  We made it!  It is Week #6 of the One Room Challenge and today is REVEAL DAY!  I am truly thankful that you've chosen to follow along with my progress each week.  It has been a fun process seeing this space transform into a functional and stylish space with the reveal of a functional & stylish home office ideas that our whole family is now enjoying!

This is my 3rd time participating in the ORC.  For my first challenge, I redid my son's bedroom into a Modern Vintage Sports Themed Bedroom and my second challenge, I redid my oldest daughter's bedroom into a Colorful and Modern Teen Hangout Space.  

As I know from earlier challenges, it is always worth it in the end.  When you look back from Week #1 to Week #6, it is thrilling to see how far you've come!  If you can remember, we started with good bones; a built-in wall of shelving and two desks and a bay window.  The rest of the space lacked lighting, function, and style.  

My design idea for this room was, to begin with, neutrals and then add green to the mix.  The space flows openly to the dining room, so the room colors needed to coordinate with one another.  My home office ideas board was my jumping off point.

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As you'll see from the reveal below, I stuck to this basic plan with the exception of the graphic wallpaper.  I ordered it and when it arrived, it just seemed way to busy for everything going on in the space!  However, All the other elements of my home office ideas plan fit nicely into our new room!

With just six weeks to redo the space, we tackled some big projects.  

Goals!

1. Paint wall unit white to freshen up the space.

2. Add overhead lighting.

3. A project table of some sort where I can work on crafts and blog projects. 

4. A reading chair that is comfortable.

5. Freshen up the walls with new treatment and art.

6. A rug to anchor the space. 

Week to week progress and a good plan brought us to the point where we were almost complete with the room by Week #5.  Thankfully, no unforeseen setbacks occurred!  You always have to be ready for that when you are doing any kind of room renovation.  This time, amazingly, things went as planned!

Here is a look back at each week.

Week #1   |   Week #2   |   Week #3   |   Week #4   |   Week #5

Ok, it is time for you to see all the pretty stuff!  Prepare yourself for picture overload and be sure to make your way all the way to the bottom for a source list!  I did my best at photographing this space.  It is long and narrow and has lots of light coming in on only one side, so it is difficult to capture the whole space!  You'll see also, that this is a working office space and some home office ideas.  Besides the kitchen, it is probably the space we use the most in our home.  I wanted to fill it with items we love like family pictures and functional storage.  I used a lot of labeled storage boxes, caddies, jars, and baskets to store the items we need for this space.  It's definitely not just a showplace, but a hardworking, multifunctional space!  You'll see some cords which I did my best to hide, but really that's reality, right?  

I hope you like it as much as we do!  I'd love to hear from you in the comments!!   

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The reading nook is now my favorite spot for morning devotions before I begin my work.  You can see how I painted this antique side table this pretty green, HERE.  I decided on two rugs for this space and this cheetah one anchors that little area all to itself.  A stack of books makes for a nice display beside the chair and I like to throw the ones I'm reading in the DIY sisal basket on top.

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Our desk areas are stocked full of storage for craft supplies, homeschooling materials, office paperwork, and books.  Both desks now have enough lighting and I love the fresh new white paint color!  My vintage camera collection is mixed in nicely with our storage components.

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My new favorite spot in the room is my chalkboard wall with my project table.  I love this area for working on crafts and spreading out our projects.  My antique chest of drawers fits perfectly in the corner and houses larger items like my Cricut supplies and hardware items like paint.  My table is the perfect size to get to work!  You can see how I glazed the base of the table over at this post HERE.  My book page flower was also a DIY project.  The full tutorial is HERE.

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EEk!!  So glad to have this new space for reading, working, and crafting!  Thanks so much for following along on this season's One Room Challenge!

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Tufted Recliner   |   Maui Stallion Rug   |   Devine Color Green Chalkboard Paint   |   Industrial Boom Lamp   |   Wire Cage Accent Lamp   |  Wray Swing Arm Sconces   |  Overhead Iris Semi- Flush Beaded Chandelier   |  Project Table- Antique   |   Side Table- Antique (Painted with Amy Howard Paint)   |   IKEA Henriksdal Desk Chairs   |   Chair Covers for Desk Chairs   |   Potterybarn Leopard Rug- Old (Similar)   |   Black and White Buffalo Check Pillow Covers   |  Hanging Eye Chart   |  Large Wicker Handled Basket   |     Black Hanging Pots   |   Large Trophy Cup   |   Striped Tassel Throw Blanket   |   Pencil Manual Sharpener   |   Tin Organizer with 10 Compartments   |   Black Lidded Storage Boxes   |   Tabletop Drawing Paper Holder   |   Drawing Paper Roll   |   Black Letter Board   |   Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer   |   HP Envy Printer   |   Crosley Turntable   |  Crosley Radio- Old (Similar)   |    Cricut Explore Air 2   |   

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I’d love to have you follow along with all the other projects, crafts, and recipes that I tackle here at My Life From Home.

To life feeling like home!

XO, 

  1. Kim Cox says:

    Hi Amy, I know this post is a few years old but I stumbled upon it after scouring Pinterest for ideas on my home office makeover. Your built-in desk area is EXACTLY what I am looking for. I am struggling to find desk cabinets to use as a base. One of your comments indicated they were stock Home Depot cabinets. Are they base kitchen cabinets? What did you use for the top of them and the desk? Any details you can provide are GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much! You did a wonderful job! πŸ™‚

  2. A clean office setup with good furniture is good to have in the house. They increase the value dramatically and have a wider market to target when you renovate a house.

  3. Lindsey says:

    I stumbled across your post, and I’m wondering where the hanging cups holding pencils, markers, etc came from? I can’t find any that I like as much as those!! Your office rspace is beautiful…I will be stealing some ideas for my own ????

    • Amy says:

      Thank you! Glad you found me! The hanging unit is from IKEA. They have various combinations of items to hang for storage. It’s a pretty neat little system.

      • Gretchen says:

        Hi! I just love what you did with this space! Could you please tell me what kind of paint & which color you used on your built ins? Also, did you brush, roll or paint it on? Did you have to prime it?! If you could tell me all the steps you did I would appreciate it!! You did an amazing job!!

  4. Meg says:

    Is the wall unit a custom piece or is it modular? Could you please offer details? Thanks!

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  6. Amy, I LOVE your office! You did a fantastic job in decorating it and I wanted to thank you for sharing it at Share Your Style!

  7. Hanna says:

    What a great new room you have created. I totally like the project table and the litle area for the laptop (I love that it has two levels). Great combination of colors and styles!

  8. Linda says:

    You must absolutely love your new space. Great look with those classic colors. Love the leopard rug. Thanks for sharing your stylish office space at Dishing It & Digging It.

  9. What a great office and reading space. I love stacks of books in the reading nook. Great job I know you love it! Pinned! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday!
    Kim

  10. Jenny says:

    What an amazing space to work! Everything you’ve done is gorgeous, and I love that sitting area in your bay window! Of course, I LOVE the chalkboard wall.

  11. Amy, your office turned out amazing! I love the colors and textures and all of that fabulous storage!! Great job girl πŸ™‚ It’s awesome that it is so open to the rest of your house. What a dream.

    • Amy says:

      Thank you, Chelsea! I am really enjoying this new space. It finally functions the way that I’d always hoped it would!

  12. Your office turned out great! I love the white, black, and neutral color palette. The reading chair and the little green table in front of the window look so cozy. Your project table and chalkboard wall look like a great place to work on crafts. What a fabulous-looking room!

  13. Ivory says:

    What a fabulous job you did. Live it!

  14. Casey says:

    Beautiful and functional! What a beautiful space – great job!

  15. Marnie says:

    You did a beautiful job! I love the leopard rug in the reading spot by the window. So inviting!

  16. YAY for new office spaces!!! I absolutely love what you did in here. The reading nook looks perfect for a good read and cup of coffee… Love the chalkboard wall! And those hanging succulents look perfect in the space! Beautiful job. Enjoy!

  17. What a wonderfully functional space, and I really like the buckets with pencils and crayons behind the computer πŸ™‚

  18. Emy says:

    You did such a great job! This looks like a delightful place to work! I love all of the workspaces! That chalkboard wall is so lovely!

  19. Lora says:

    Gah! This is the type of office I need — with 3 workspaces! Love the makeover, the style and colors — especially the buffalo check and bamboo blinds.

  20. Kim says:

    What a perfect space for your family, Amy! I love so many things but the reading nook is my absolute favorite. I’m crazy about that leopard print rug! Great job, my friend!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you, Kim! I knew you’d love that leopard print rug! Lol It’s a fun accent to our space. I’ve had it for years and it is still a favorite!

  21. What a beautiful office, Amy! Love the chalkboard wall and your reading nook is amazing!

  22. It turned out so good! Love the vintage chalkboard wall and that desk in lovely! So good!

  23. You are going to get so much work done in this space! it is so organized, BIG, beautiful, and the perfect lovely spot to hunker down.

  24. this is a great work space! i love the desk and that green wall!

  25. Roxanne says:

    Beautiful job Amy! I love the cozy nook and the chalkboard wall! Great job!

  26. Oh Amy, you must be so thrilled with this creative space!!! And you know I love all of your vintage touches! Now I REALLY want to paint my wall chalk board! Excellent job my friend! xo

  27. I love every detail you added and did to this space! It turned out so perfect~!

  28. Wow, what at great place to work everyday! I love the light fixture, the floor lamp, the stack of books by the chair, everything! You’ve inspired me to clean mine up even though it’s soooo NOT cute like yours. Great job!

  29. Cindy Richter says:

    WOW! What a fabulous place to work everyday. Love the light fixture, the floor lamp, the stack of books by the chair…everything! You’ve inspired me to clean up mine even though it’s soooo not cute like yours. Great job!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you, Cindy! I do love how it fits all of our needs. It has been a challenge for so long and I think we finally managed to get it where it needs to be!

  30. It turned out SO perfectly! LOVE the rugs and that chalkboard wall is incredible!

  31. Amanda says:

    So much to love here! I love the black, white and green color combination and the built-in desk wall is awesome! I want to do something similar in my husband’s office. Beautiful room transformation, Amy πŸ™‚

  32. Kristen says:

    Looks great Amy! Love the organized yet stylish vibe of the room! Those succulents hanging from the ceiling are great! And I love the eye chart and dresser beneath it!

  33. Emily says:

    Amy, your office turned out amazing! This space just screams you and your style! I’ve loved poring over all of the details – your storage, artwork, all of the hints of greenery (love those hanging pots!!), your reading space, your crafting table, your chalkboard wall, oh the list goes on and on! Congratulations on completing such a wonderful space!

  34. Congrats on a gorgeous office makeover, Amy! I love your desk area. Looks so functional and organized! The textiles in this space make your office so cozy looking. Love all the decor!

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