Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Home Office Space

I was inspired by Nester's post today and wanted to share about my home office space. As I have shared many times, the rental home I live in is small. The bedrooms are small, the bathrooms are small, the living room/dining/kitchen area is awkward, open and small. I love the home and especially the location so it is worth it.

So when we moved here I had to find a place for my home office. At first it was downstairs in the multi-purpose room, over in the corner.

Later I decided to use an open space upstairs in the landing area. It was small and couldn't be used for much but a seating area which was what I originally used it for.

I moved my desk and chair up there and my magazine organizer (a must) and a dresser that disguises craft supplies, sketch pads, and printer paper, etc. It also serves as a table top area when I am working on something. I love to multi-purpose furniture!

I love this little area I claimed. It has double doors that lead out to my cozy balcony. I can open the doors on beautiful days like today, let the natural light in and feel the wonderful breeze that carries the smell of the ocean air.

I liked the note at the end of Nester's post where she commented on the paint color in her office area. Depending on the light and angle of each picture I took today of my office area, the paint color looks 3 or 4 different colors!

Be Inspired! -Karol :0)


southerninspiration said...

Karol, that looks like a wonderful space!! I love that the balcony is right there and you can open up the door and let fresh air and light in! I love your little space!


lagirl said...

I can see why you enjoy your current office area. Who wouldn't be inspired sitting at that desk with all the outdoors "right there" to enjoy. Sometimes you just have to keep trying to use your space in different ways till you come upon what really works for you. Thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

Perfect! What more could you want than your own space with a view like that.

Terry said...

Hi karol
Thank you so much for sharing these photos.I needed the inspiration.
We had to relocate for hubbys job almost two years ago and are in a small rental.
I really have been frustrated .
I guess what I needed was to look at things from a new point of view.
Your photos today have really helped me to think outside the box so to speak.
Blessings to of joy to you.

marty39 said...

What a perfect office space. I love it. It is wonderful to have the balcony and be able to open the doors and have all the fabulous ocean breezes. Sounds like a dream spot to me. Hugs, Marty

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Looks like you have some very unique nooks and crannies!!
Love the look, and what a clever use of space!

Peggy said...

Karol: I'm SO glad you posted! Sure have missed you! ;o)

I love your artistic nook and quite envious of your beautiful balcony being right there too! The house may be small, but your HOME looks very warm and inviting. Awesome use of your space!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I love it! Would love to have a little office area with a view like that! I have no office right now as it turned into a nursery but you and nester have really got me thinkin of what little corner or space in my house I could claim! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynn said...

Hi, I gave you an award. . . come over to my site to pick it up. :D

SoBella Creations said...

Looks like a wonderful place to work. Having natural light must be fantastic.

The Nester said...

I LOVE it! What a perfect place for an office and that balcony!

lucky dog!

sadie said...

just beautiful. A serene place to work :o) xx

Cathy said...

Hi Karol

What a beautiful space to work in and to be inspired with the view of the garden!!!!


LillySue said...

Hi Karol~
I am doing some blog catch-up...I love your little nook. It WOULD be perfect with the balcony doors open and the breeze, ah, how nice!!

Anne Marie said...

I love that last photo....what a wonderful area to create! or just meditate....

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I love your home office space! You really used that space well! It looks fantastic! :)

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