I'm feeling really fortunate to have a dedicated workspace. Our home is pretty small (approx. 1300 square feet) and using a whole room for a workspace seems like a total luxury. We only have two small bedrooms in addition to this office/den space. When we first purchased our house we thought that a bedroom had been converted into an office. However, after we moved in, our neighbours told us that the family who built this home only had one child and that my workspace had always been an office/den. That might explain why there is no closet in this room! This room is straight off of our entrance and visible from our living room across the entry hall This made it really important for it to be presentable since it is so visible from the entry and living room. The room does have french doors that can be closed to hide the mess if needed. ;)
When putting together my workspace I created distinct functions along each of the three walls available (one wall is 90% window so I worked with the remaining three or rather 2 + 1/2 since the third wall has the french doors). It made sense to group my overload of pictures according to each wall.
Let's start with the focal wall that you see when you enter the room and is visible from the living room. I decided to make this wall the work zone and set up a double desk using Ikea components. I also painted the wall the perfect soft grey colour. It's really a great shade: not too blue and not too beige. The white on the remainder of the walls is a lovely bright white and has already been added to my list of favourite whites.
I've kept the focal wall pretty clutter free. A simple shelf, my DIY calendar and a quote that I printed. I really find myself wanting to have a more minimal and clean look to our home. It's really impossible with all the toys and paper airplanes strewn about everywhere, but I can try, right?!
Oh Nils Strinning, I just love your shelves! A full-size shelf system is definitely on the want list for our living room someday.
The next wall/area of the room is the 1/2 wall beside the french doors. I created a little reading nook for the boys in this space using a trolley to hold books and their DIY teepee from last year's birthday party.
Can you spot Nalle in the picture above? He's always, indifferently, a part of the action. :)
The last wall/area is adjacent to focal wall and I dedicated this space to storage. It's also the area that I am hoping to add a little something something to in the future.
One last view of the space from the living room. I think the colours go quite well with our entry.
Now to talk a little more about the paint in this space and the giveaway! You may remember that I have used Lullaby Paints for our kitchen chalkboard before. I was so happy with the quality that I didn't even hesitate when they contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying their wall paint. Our family really tries to be conscience of the toxins that we introduce into our homes and we generally use zero-VOC paint whenever we can. Our kids are still very young and I'd like to keep their exposure to harmful chemicals as minimal as possible. Lullaby Paints are all zero-VOC and safe for babies and pregnant women which is a super plus in my books. The hubby helped me with painting this room and we were both really impressed at the quality of the paint, the coverage and that there was no odour. It's really a wonderful product! Here is what Lullaby Paints had to say about their paint:
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I'm excited to be able to offer some of this fabulous paint to one lucky reader. Here's how you can enter to win a $200 Lullaby Paints gift card: