Dreaming of an Office

If there’s one room that we really need to focus on, it’s our home office. I’m dreaming of it big time!

We do currently have an office,  but I haven’t spent much time on it. We really need to change that. Anthony and I have both agreed that it needs to be a priority.

Our simple organization system isn’t cutting it. I have boxes full of supplies, fabric piled on top of them and more stuff on top of the fabric. That makes it a bit hard to find things. And I hate not being able find things! Nothing gets me more irritated.

We’ve been thinking of different ways to add storage while still making everything pretty and functional. I think we’ve got it figured out, and I’ve even scored a few items that we’re going to use (currently sitting in the garage…), but figuring out when we’re going to make everything it happen is another thing.

Needless to say, I’ve been spending a bit of time looking for & collecting office inspiration. Here are my favorites!

When I saw this office in the new Pottery Barn magazine, I was in love. Ideally, this is what I’ve envisioned from the beginning.We already have similar furniture!

Pottery Barn Office

And I’ve always loved this office… We’re definitely going to have something similar for shelving and storage. It’s a must on my list.

Shelving for Storage

I’m also in love with this desk, the open shelving, walls and ceiling… It’s all fabulous!

Ladder desk

This wall of clipboards is also ridiculously neat and I’m completely drawn too it. Plus, I love that it’s also functional! I can already think of so many ways I would use them!

clipboards

I’m also wanting to add plenty of personal touches too. I love this!

personal touches

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And I really want to find some cool lighting. Not only do we need to get rid of the current ceiling fan, which we never use, but I really want to find neat task lighting too! This floor lamp is fabulous!

Floor Lamp

I’m so excited and beyond ready to slowly start making changes to this room. I use it every single day and would happily spend more time in there if things were better organized. Right now I feel about 0% creative while I’m in there. It’s time to change that!

I’ll be sure to let you know as we make changes and progress. We have a few other projects that we need to complete before we start…

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Psst- You can see more office inspiration on my home office pinterest board.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. I’m with you on the Pottery Barn office…adorable and so much function!

  2. LOVE it. I saw this too! Well I can’t wait to see what you come up with! :)

  3. Shayna,
    I CANNOT WAIT to see what you come up with as we have such similar taste! One of those offices I actually have pinned to my Pinterest Board as I TOO (amongst every other room lol) am trying to do the same thing. I work from a home office (I recently started an Etsy shop and an outsourcing company–I know, right LOL?) and the room is so disorganized that all I want to do is craft all day, and the semi-functional disorganized room is making me completely unproductive. Good luck and looking forward to seeing your progress :-)

    Stephanie

    • THANK YOU so much, Stephanie! I can’t wait to get started and see everything come together! It really needs to happen to boost my productivity too! :-D
      -Shayna

  4. I am sure whatever you come up with will be amazing!

    I had mass chaos in my office when we first moved in. All my supplies were buried with all the items from my room at my parents pre-marriage. It was last on our list of priorities but it should have been a first! I still have lots of work to do but I took a day off work and my boxes are all empty and I have a few Life Time folding tables set up as a temporary space. I just haven’t found any furniture I love yet. I am limited because I really can’t use white. I have almond ceilings, beige walls, brown carpet and knotty pine trim.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Maybe it will motivate me to focus on mine this winter. :)

  5. You have lots of good inspiration … I am sure you will come up with the perfect one to make you happy.
    Good luck.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Is it done yet? Lol;) Who doesn’t like PB!!! If I could afford it, my WHOLE house would be PB! Looking forward to your reveal, beautiful:) Who knew you had an office…teehee!
    Blessings & <3
    M

    • Ha! I wish it were done! That would be a miracle and everything would be organized! Wishful thinking, huh?! :-D
      -Shayna

  7. I’m sure you’ll pull together a little of everything and wrap it up in awesome, making it your own!!

  8. Hi Shayna, I’m a new visitor, coming over from your October review (that was shared on FB). I love all of your projects! The office from Pottery Barn is amazing.
    I hope you don’t mind, but I wanted to share the desk my husband made with you, I think you will like it…
    http://hoosierhomemade.com/rustic-office-desk-pottery-barn-style/
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Liz@HoosierHomemade

    • THANK YOU so much, Liz! I’m so happy you found me! Welcome to The WGC! :-D
      And THANK YOU for sharing your desk— it’s lovely! :-D
      -Shayna

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