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Our Home Office Makeover Reveal!

An outdated dining room gets converted to a light and bright home office with a timeless new look and functional storage.

Oh my GARSH! It’s office reveal day!

Robert was saying the other day that it feels like we’ve gained square footage. And really, we have. Because this junky room was not functional in the slightest just a couple of months ago.

before dining room

If you haven’t been following along on our progress, you can see the journey from the beginning here:

Our house was built in 1960, and we guess this room was originally considered the formal sitting room. The previous owners used it as a formal dining room with a long table and used what is currently our dining room as their music room.

We played a whole lot of musical rooms when we moved into this place. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But this space was absolutely perfect to become our home office!

home office with French doors and frosted glass

Can you believe this is the same room?!

An outdated dining room gets converted to a light and bright home office with a timeless new look and functional storage.

The extra perk is because we installed a pair of closets in here as well as sealed off the once open doorway with a pair of French doors, this space is now technically considered a 5th bedroom.

dining room before home office

An outdated dining room gets converted to a light and bright home office with a timeless new look and functional storage.

Not that we plan on ever selling this house in the near future, but it’s good to know the decision potentially added resale value to this place.

I’ll give ya the grand tour.

Furnishings

We chose to use a big unfinished work table in the middle of the room that I customized with stain so that both Robert and I could share it as a joint desk, while having the flexibility to use it for working on projects.

home office decor

Instead of traditional desk chairs, we got these dining armchairs on wheels and they have been very comfy so far.

home office decor with work table and French doors

Storage

We perked up these two IKEA cabinets with our laminate furniture painting method using the color Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.

office storage cabinets

And the closets gave us space for storing larger items and keeping them easily accessible. We frosted the glass with this window film to keep everything hidden behind closed doors.

Lighting

office decor with work table and storage cabinets

I totally splurged on this pendant light, but I just loved the linen shade with modern, clean lines.

And the sconces were the perfect blend of classic-meets-modern while adding some extra light to this window-less wall.

Decor

I still can’t believe we pulled off this $60 shower curtain art. It commands attention right as we walk in the door.

home office decor with work table, pendant light, large scale art, upholstered rolling desk chairs, and storage cabinets

The rug leans just traditional enough and makes this room feel so cozy.

And the creamy white curtains add just enough softness to the walls that we painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.

white and navy home office with work table and storage cabinets | Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and Chantilly Lace

I’m just thankful I don’t have to sprawl out on the sofa to write anymore. Ha! And I’m hopeful that soon we can start expanding to transform other people’s homes, which is always where my heart has been leading me.

office decor

God has a plan for the coming months/years, but we’re so excited to begin giving our time and energy to others and creating a feeling of peace in others’ homes during these times when we desperately need our havens more than ever.

For now, we’re brainstorming fun projects for the future with a few close friends and neighbors, and we’ll see where it takes us.

But I have a feeling big ideas will take shape in this room.

An outdated dining room gets converted to a light and bright home office with a timeless new look and functional storage.

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60 Comments

  1. LOVE!!!!!! I am in love with the Navy Hale…so much that I think I would have done the closet doors and back of french doors in it! Even though that may have been over kill. LOL
    Did you link where you got the frosting for the glass? I have been wanting to do that to a couple built in cabinet doors I have!

  2. You guys are lucky! My husband and I both have huge PC’s with double monitors and lots of other gadgets due to our jobs. Its 1000x neater with 2 little laptops!

    1. We would love to get some larger desktops but we didn’t have anywhere to put them until now. Haha! So the big mamma jammas might end up there eventually. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Vertical storage in the closets and cabinets. We really didn’t get rid of much. It just looked like a LOT all sprawled out on the floor like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Beautiful use of the space. You and your hubby have great vision. I have started painting all the interior doors black, in my home. What a change it’s making.

  4. Love this office, it has just enough to keep you interested but not too much so that you get distracted from your work. And it is also very sophisticated!!

  5. Wow, it’s beautiful.
    I love everything about it. You did a wonderful job. Jealous of all the closet space you created too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Since your table is high – which is perfect for working on projects but not full-time computer use – I’d recommend full-size wireless keyboards for your laps. They’re not very expensive and it will save wrist and hand pain in the future.

  6. A stunning room design ! I love the colors. The rolling dining chairs are a nice touch. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Beautiful room, but I know I could never keep my ‘desk’ area that neat.
    Thanks for sharing.
    p

    1. Come back in a month and there’s a good chance this one won’t be neat either. Haha! I’ll try though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. What a great job! I fell in love with your green pantry cabinet but that Hale Navy, loving it!

    Nice looking work room!

  8. Just perfect (as usual). You and Robert are such a good team. I know much inspiration and creativeness will be pouring from your new office.

  9. what a lovely and functional makeover. I love all the details you and your husband added. You are very fortunate to have such a wonderful helpmate. I am amazed at your creativity. Thanks for sharing

  10. Love, love, LOVE this makeover! I have so been looking forward to seeing it!
    You and Robert do great work, and Iโ€™m excited to see what the future holds for you business. Thanks for letting us readers join in on the journey!

  11. Haha! YES! So much measuring and cutting and I never want to do that job again. Haha! But it’s done and I’m so glad they’re frosted now because it does make everything look much more streamlined.

  12. Lauren, your office is beautiful! I’m wondering how you frosted the glass in the doors. Did you think you would lose your mind with so many panes?

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