I should have known not to immediately reclaim our home office as my own the day our schools announced the kids would be going back full time. A week later we found ourselves in a quarantine and my home office was once again inhabited by my 6th grader. It was a portion of our house I avoided at all costs. If you know anything about 6th grade boys, they are messy. Like really, really messy (at least mine is). If I did dare walk into our little office nook, I would be greeted by his smiling face, and wrappers. Granola bar wrappers, empty Gatorade bottles, plates with hardened pb&j crust. Gulp. This is only temporary, right? During our spring break week I braved entry upon that 7 square foot room, made him clean up after himself, and gave the space a little refresh. The Amazon home office decor game is strong, my friends! I couldn’t believe some of the chic accents I found while perusing the site!
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While I can’t pinpoint my interior decor style – it’s definitely a blend, I know I love pops of color. They make me happy even though choosing the right one can be intimidating. For this room, I went with gemstone hued chairs. When they aren’t being pushed around the rest of my house (side note: kids LOVE swirly chairs), they give this office space a fun little punch. I went with gold accents and always incorporate greenery into every space. When in doubt, it needs a plant!
A little backstory on this space: If you can believe it, this room used to be a first floor full bathroom/laundry room. We replaced the shower space with custom desks and shelving. We thought it would be a great space for our kids to do homework, and never imagined that it would become a virtual classroom during a pandemic when we built this almost 8 years ago. The wall color is Steel Wool by Benjamin Moore and was the first room in our house that I painted a more “dramatic” color. I love how it turned out and think the darker color works because there is a lot of natural light and the contrasting colors make the built-ins pop.