The Way We Work: Cocoon Home Design

With the help of these images and this room inspiration, our home office has taken on the look and feel I was hoping for.   Now, the workspace that Alex and I share is both functional and comfortable.  Here are some more shots and, also, tips on creating or renovating your very own home office.

9 tips for creating an organized home office space with a personal touch: 

1.  Layer your lighting between task lamps and ceiling fixtures.

2.  Find the right chair/s for both comfort and style.

3.  Thread computer wires through drilled holes in your desk tops.

4.  Use trays, folders and/or clipboards to store mail and organize paperwork.

5.  Always have a plant, big or small, in the space.

6.  Surround yourself with images and/or objects that inspire you, but strive to keep the area uncluttered.

7.  Place a candle nearby with your favorite scent for a relaxing effect.

8.  Do have extra seating for a visiting friend, client or coworker.  This could even be a stool that doubles as an additional surface for magazines or books.

9.  Ensure your desk is at the ready with pens, pencils, paper, chargers and a glass [or two] of water.

Room Inspiration: Our Home Office

Borrowing ideas from these 7 images, I put together this room inspiration for our home office makeover [which is almost finished].  The new look combines metals, textures and colors from different eras.  The walls have been painted a metallic gold, the cabinet hardware has been replaced, a graphic rug has been added and two vintage leather & chrome chairs flank the built-in desk.  I'm anxious to show it all to you, but we're still deciding on a few key details.  The new look has already proven to be a productive and inspiring workspace for both Alex and me.  Stay tuned for the big reveal.

Have you made any home improvements lately?

Images: light, mural, rug, drawer pull, desk, and chair