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You’re reading that correctly, folks – I’m doing it again! This time I’ll be tackling my office, and I am so stinkin’ happy about it because, to be honest, working in that yellow-walled, pink-carpeted room is incredibly uninspiring, and having a space of my own is going to feel mighty nice! This also means you can expect regular blog posts from me once again, which will be weird given my almost complete silence over the last little while!

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Ok so let’s get to it. Here is what the office looked like before I started doing any kind of work…

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What’s happening in this corner:

– the desk will be moved (and completely transformed) to the other side
– the current wallpaper on the closet doors will be replaced, frames may be painted
– shelving to be installed inside closet for all crafty and Winter coat storage

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Happening here:

– desk will be made into a corner desk to go in that visible corner (I’ve taped where the desk will go on the carpet)
– corner floating shelves to be added above desk
– gallery wall on the left side

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Changes to be made:

– potential bookshelf beside the door (or beside the window)
– create a reading nook with a big wing chair
– hang a cage lamp from the wall or ceiling

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Also happening in the entire room:

– carpet removal (done!)
– paint the walls

Speaking of painting the walls… I’m already set on the colour that will go in this room and you may have seen my selection process on Instagram

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Not an easy decision! After I got the chair, however, and realized that this space really should be one that I love to be in and that reflects me, the decision got a little easier. I’ll share more next week, but here’s a peek at what may be making an appearance in the room:

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To give you a better idea of what the layout of the room will be, I came up with some floor plans. 

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 Which plan do you like best? I’m still undecided…

Oh and if you want to see any more of my office space inspiration, follow along on Pinterest!

Follow The Learner Observer | Thalita’s board Office ideas on Pinterest.

Until next week, lovelies!!

xo




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Thalita

25 Comments

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    Casey @waffling

    April 2, 2015

    I think I like the first one, where the desk area doesnt face a wall

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      That’s what I love most about that floor plan!

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    Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook

    April 2, 2015

    Both layouts are great! I know whichever one you choose, it’s going to look fab! Excited to follow along :)

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      Thanks, Sabrina!!!

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    Kristi

    April 2, 2015

    Both layouts look great, but I’m digging the first one! Can’t wait to follow along!

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      Thanks for the input! I’m still so undecided… Open plan, or separate the spaces… Hmm

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    Vanessa@Decor Happy

    April 2, 2015

    I like the desk by the window for light. It will look great! (Glad to hear you are replacing the carpet. Whenever I see beautiful makeovers but they leave the dated, worn, cheap carpet, I kinda cringe. I know that sounds so snobby!)

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      The window is pretty lovely for light! Also, I laughed SO hard at your comment!!! Not snobby – true! I’m on a quest to eliminate all carpet from the house. Only one more room left now!

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    Erin Meyer

    April 2, 2015

    Excited to follow along. Looking at everyone’s ideas gets me thinking I should tackle my whole house, one ORC at a time. I see you doing and office and I think, “Wow, our office could sure use an update.” Good luck!

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      It would be a great way to tackle a whole house, that’s for sure!!!! I look at everyone’s projects and think about tackling that area of my own house – I guess that’s the danger with following all of these makeovers!

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    Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project

    April 2, 2015

    Either layout would be fantastic, but I think I like #2. Something about having the reading nook by the window just seems perfect! Can’t wait to see how you pull everything all together. xo

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      Yep… I could sit there and watch the movement in the street for hours. Oh man. It’s going to be hard to decide haha

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    Linda @ Calling it Home

    April 2, 2015

    Pretty paint colors. I like #2, also.

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      Thanks, Linda!!!! I do like how open #2 is!

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    Jill @ The Rozy Home

    April 2, 2015

    I think they are both good options but I seem to gravitate towards the first. And I’m doing my office too! :)

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      Thanks, Jill!!!! And thanks for the input. Now I want to go see your office plans :)

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    Julia at Home on 129 Acres

    April 2, 2015

    I like layout #1, but I think layout #2 might be more useful. You might feel a bit cramped with the desk pushing you back into the corner. And more floor space might come in handy for projects etc. Looking forward to more posts!

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      Oh Julia, you are so right. I do like the idea of the open space. Also, I’m loving the plans for your bedroom. I keep trying to comment on your blog, but it keeps telling me the comments can’t be posted :(

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    Lesley Metcalfe

    April 3, 2015

    Excited to see how this turns out! I did my home office during the spring 2014 ORC and I use the space all the time now that it’s more inspiring. You are going to love spending time in your office once it’s finished. Looking forward to more blog posts during and after the challenge!

    By the way, I like the layout in the first option best, but both look great!

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      Yay! I am so excited to have this finished!!!! Thanks for the input, Lesley!!!

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    Melissa - aprudentlife.com

    April 4, 2015

    I’m on team floor plan #2 also! I can’t wait to see how it comes together – I’m in love with the desk chair.

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      Thalita

      April 5, 2015

      Haha awesome. Thanks so much, Melissa!!!

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    Julia at Home on 129 Acres

    April 5, 2015

    Thanks for letting me know about the problem, Thalita. I checked, and the blog is telling me that comments are enabled, so I don’t know what the solution is. :(

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