Our first walkthrough of the #LPIHomestead took place in the summer of 2021. Right away, one of my favorite things about the home was the layout and how it could potentially work for both my husband and me as we started planning and executing the next phase of our lives together. My favorite room in the house? Well, actually, that would be the living area but after that definitely the rec room. That space is now known as my home office, and it has so much potential!
This large open area is on the house’s lower level and faces the front of the property, so I get plenty of morning light and a pretty view.
Inspiration Images: Laura Design & Co. / Bria Hammel Interiors / Studio McGee
The room has all the furniture pieces that I used at our previous apartment, which has worked pretty well so far. Still, I know what this space could look like, including its capacity for storage, organizational elements, and lovely wallpaper.
I first needed to understand how I utilized the space to get started, so I divided the room into sections. The first is a wall of built-in storage where I will do most of my design work. It will house my computer, books, administrative items, and files. I also plan to add bookcases on top to display all my blue and white décor pieces and the vintage items I have collected over the years.
The office’s nook will be my new workstation for miniatures, complete with built-in drawers to store wallpaper and floor samples, mini-furniture pieces, and my tools. This nook has an additional two sconces, which is handy as I tend to find myself building things late at night.
In the center of the room, I need a large work surface where I can film videos, work on my laptop, and layout materials for design projects. It needs to be multipurpose, so I have decided to use a dining table to accommodate all these needs.
Lastly, I intend to install two tall built-in units on the wall closest to the stairs to house all the miscellaneous design items and camera equipment in our hall closet. It will be nice to have everything I need conveniently stored in the same room and within easy reach.
Although details have not yet been finalized, I am leaning towards Benjamin Moore’s Manor Blue for the cabinets and trim and this peel-and-stick wallpaper. I want the room to feel cozy, unique, and feminine, but most importantly, I want to feel inspired every time I walk inside. It is a bit bland right now.
As for when this project will take place? Not right away. We are working our way through some of the other rooms that feel more pressing; however, planning has already started for this space. In the next blog post related to this design project, I will share my lists of materials and how I am budgeting for the work (some of it I am trying myself). Stay tuned!
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