Meg Biram, blogger and beautifier extraordinaire, continues to amaze us with her absolutely brilliant ability to produce style-conscious solutions for common small space conundrums. Her latest project outlines how she took an open living area and divided it to make room for her modern lifestyle and home office needs. Take a peek …
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Working from home has its pros and cons. Convenience, of course, is a huge pro. The commute to my office is about 20 steps from my bed. I can eat lunch at home. I can throw a load of laundry in the washer, run, or do yoga in the middle of the day. However, if you don’t have a designated space for it, working from home easily becomes a nightmare. Luckily I have a dedicated spot for my office. And even though it’s within the open living area, the space is clearly divided.
The back of my couch distinguishes where the living space ends and my office begins. Because couch backs aren’t the most appealing thing to look at, I added a black bench for extra storage and visual appeal. This bench serves as a catchall for my office and makes great extra seating for guests. The Grainware Acrylic English Butler Tray sits on top of the bench and holds anything I’ll need in the near future.
Prior to having a gorgeous white office chair, I used one of our dining room chairs. I’m so glad to have a seat that swivels and adjusts up and down — it makes a huge difference in my posture! Plus a white chair goes with almost everything, so I know I can adapt it as my office evolves over the coming years.
The Jiti V Black Pillow not only adds style, but is also perfect for additional lower back support.
A mid-century desk, like the Jesper Highland Collection 44-in. Desk, is the perfect size and fits right in front of the window. I love having a spacious desktop because, throughout the day, it provides ample space for notes, pens, samples, and cups of tea or water. But at the end of each day, I straighten it up so I can start the next with a clean desk and clear mind.
The Softline Brooklyn Window Curtain Panels (in the color ‘shell’) were so necessary! In the afternoon, the sunshine makes my computer screen hard to read. I used to relocate to my dining room table to escape the glare and continue working — now I just close the curtains.
OK, I admit it — I have a thing for magazines. To keep my many magazines organized (and not overwhelming) I spread them throughout my home. My favorites go on display. Luckily, marble bookends can handle a stack of heavy magazines. The rest are on bookshelves or in a magazine holder right next to my desk.