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September 3, 2013

OFFICE SPACE: OUR GENDER NEUTRAL HOME OFFICE

This room has come a long way, baby.  When we moved in, it had green, dirty walls (it was a little boy’s room).  The moldings were 90’s stock, the light fixture was gross, and it smelled like recess (you know that smell…).  Well, after replacing the carpet when we moved in, giving it fresh paint, a new light fixture, moldings, and puling the design together, our home office is complete and fully operational (hooray!).

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When choosing a design for our office, my husband has one request: “it can’t be girly.”  We needed a space where I could work comfortably during the day, but also that my husband could feel comfortable working in when he had to work from home.  So, gender neutral was the name of the game.

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The colors are calming and neutral with little pops of color and personality.  The shelves are from IKEA, then we painted the back a few shades darker than the walls.  The walls are Benjamin Moore Gray Owl, one of my favorite paint colors.

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Jon and I both wanted a place to jot down thoughts and ideas, and I found this giant glass white board on Amazon.  I love it.  I also got the tack board on Amazon.  It’s just so practical to have somewhere to stick stuff.  Eloquent, I know.

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I filled frames with photos of memorable school and career moments in our lives– law school graduation, awards, etc.  It’s fun to look back on where we started, and where we’ve gone.

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Photos by James Young

This space is a perfect space for both us to spend time when we’re in work mode.  Do you have a home office?  I’d love to see photos and possibly feature it on withHEART!  Send them to jen@withheart.com.

ROOM DETAILS:

Desk: Pottery Barn (similar style)

Chair: Z Gallerie

Curtains: Crate and Barrel

Curtain Rod:  Pottery Barn

Bookshelves: IKEA

Ledge Shelf: Pottery Barn

Do What You Love Sign:  Amazon

Glass whiteboard: Amazon

Deer head: West Elm

Frames:  Pottery Barn

Tray: West Elm (similar)

Clock: Pottery Barn

Horse bookends: similar

Vases: West Elm, and vintage

Silver box:  West Elm

Ceramic Owl: Anthropologie (similar)

 Happy Tuesday!  Boo for the end of a three-day weekend.

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  1. Liz

    September 5th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    The office looks great! Great job keeping things gender neutral – that’s a tough balance! The bookshelf is my favorite part. I’ve been looking at shelving units from IKEA too, so this post was very inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sabrina

    September 7th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I love ur homeoffice. I have one but its more a room with tables and clutter than a pretty room 🙁

  3. Morgan {Style Oyster}

    September 7th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    It’s beautiful – the styling on the shelves is wonderful!

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