Casey’s Office Space in the Bedroom

Last week, I showed you my gameplan for my “mini office” in our master bedroom. Here’s a little refresher…Office Mood BoardAnd here’s the area where I planned to implement this desk area…06-white-dresser-bedroomAfter giving the dresser to a friend, ordering a few items online, and accessorizing the space…it now looks like this!

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Simple, streamlined, and ready for me to sit down and get to work. 05-Casey-working-at-desk-officeThe first thing I did was figure out the right furniture for the area. I saw this white desk on ATGStores.com and liked how “non-bulky” it looked. I didn’t want anything too large for the small corner space, and this simple desk fit the bill perfectly. Plus the dimensions were spot on for the amount of wall space. #meanttobe11-desk-drawer-atg

It also has 3 roomy drawers, that hold all kinds of office supplies & random goodies (like my growing washi tape collection…)03-atg-desk-white-small-space-office-bedroomWith the main furniture piece chosen, I started looking for the other office essentials.7-atg-gray-chair-officeSince this is still a bedroom, I didn’t want to do a “real” office desk chair. You know what I mean…a big, bulky chair with wheels? Instead I chose a simple mid-century inspired chair that can be moved around the house in case we need it for entertaining. It’s comfortable and I love the gray tweed fabric.

10-jute-pouf-office-atgThis jute pouf is also a fun little addition. It’s nice to have a place to rest my feet under the desk, and again this little guy is so versatile. I can move him around the house because jute goes with just about any decor, or it can just hang back here to give my feet some rest on long work days. 16-chair-pouf-desk-officeNo desk is complete without a lamp, and I love the vintage look of this one. 03-atg-desk-white-small-space-office-bedroomIt’s the perfect size, and doesn’t take up too much space on the desktop. I got the lamp in polished silver, but it comes in a variety of finishes. 12-coffee-mug-office-deskWith the shorter days in January, this lamp definitely comes in handy. 5-picture-ledge-wall-desk-officeWhen we chatted about this space last week, I still was unsure about what to do above the desk. Since there are tall ceilings in this room, I knew I needed to do something to draw the eye up (shelves, a gallery wall, etc.). I still had the picture ledges leftover from our old master bedroom, so I decided to give them a try over this desk area. I’m so happy I went with them. They add some much-needed height, and give the space lots of personality. 02-pictures-ledges-office-framesPlus, I love being able to change out the frames on a whim. Right now, I have white, black, gold, and even wood frames in the mix. But I can easily change ones around based on my mood and the other decor in the house. 3-office-desk-calendar-caseyI tried to incorporate a few different kinds of “art” on the ledges.14-picture-ledges-photos-instagramI have pictures with thick mats. I also have Instagram pictures from our travels printed from Snapbox, and arranged in a grid. 15-home-key-art-picture-ledge-frameYou’ll also find our DIY home key art, and some framed photos from our anniversary photo session. 4-office-desk-bedroomOn top of the desk, I tried to keep things fairly simple. Desks can turn into drop-zones for paperwork and clutter, and I’m determined to keep this one in tip-top shape. If not, it is going to overwhelm the bedroom and the last thing I want is to make our master bedroom less of a calming oasis. 08-pineapple-anthropologie-pens-desk13-day-designer-planner-calendar-iphone-case09-office-accessories-frame-coffee-mug-xoxo

At first, I was a little worried about putting this work area in our bedroom. But I am completely smitten with the new space. Our bedroom is my favorite room in the house, and now I get to spend even more time in there getting work done on the weekends. 04-Casey-coffee-office-mugPlus, it certainly beats my previous work area (aka the kitchen island or the middle of my bed…)2-Casey-office-desk-bedroom01-bedroom-desk-area-office

I think our bedroom is just about D-O-N-E!

MASTER BEDROOM TO-DO LIST: 

    • New, large rug
    • Replace nightstands with matching ones
    • Hang art or mirror over the bed
    • Change up a few of the bed pillows
    • New bench that is more proportionate 
    • Sell 1 dresser & instead do vanity/work desk area
    • Add personality on nightstands/dresser with accessories
    • Hang art & frames on walls
    • Add bamboo shade to window
    • Add curtains to sliding doors
    • Replace black dresser

Next week we’ll do a little recap of the entire space with some before & after photos <— my favorite part of any makeover! That’s when I can officially check this room off the new home to-do list.

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[Disclaimer: We partnered with ATG Stores for today’s post. They generously donated a few items for the office makeover. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support this blog!]

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  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    Love this space!! I just moved my desk to our sunroom from a spare bedroom. Best decision ever.

    • Ohhh love it! I bet you get fabulous light in there.

  • Summer Hogan

    Lot it! It’s perfect!

  • Summer Hogan

    *Love it 🙂

  • Kara D

    I love this! Also also kudos to you for getting pictures with YOU in it! 🙂 #goalsachieved

    • You definitely pay attention Kara! Love it. Yes, gotta start off 2016 right 🙂

  • It looks great! I especially love that chair

  • megin

    I love the white, white, white! And that pineapple…{swoon}!

    • Thanks Megin! It’s from anthropologie for less than $20

  • It looks great, Casey!!! I love how clean and uncluttered the desk is (hooray for storage drawers!) I am loving the photo on your desk – it is darling.

    • Aw thanks Elise! It’s actually Finn & I at our Junior Prom like a millllion years ago! #babyface

  • If you have to have desk space in your room (which I totally understand is a necessity in a small place!), that’s the way to do it! So streamlined and clean! Great job!

    • Thanks so much Diana. I was worried about the bedroom scenario, but I think it’s actually working! Just need to always keep it neat and clean!

  • Trang

    Wow; it’s looks spectacular. Just perfect! I love your decorating style: simple, classic, elegant. You are a woman after my own heart with the color schemes.

    • Thanks Trang! White, bright, & cool tones….our favorite 🙂

  • Zan Turner

    Looks really nice Casey. The white dresser was nice, too but I love the new space. I do not have an office either. I have been wanting to add something to our master bedroom but is so afraid it will turn into a place for all kinds of paper. Hope your desk can remain clutter fee for the most part!

  • neringa

    Hey! I love the table..:) May I ask where is it possible to get something like that
    ?

  • Abbie DeLaney Zinkan

    Casey, I’ve been looking at this desk for about 2 weeks and I’m curious how it’s holding up for you? I know typically white can scratch easy so I’m wondering if you could tell me if you are having any issues with it? Drawers working? Scratching? Etc. Thank you!

    • Great questions, Abbie! I wondered the same things when I ordered it. Honestly…it still looks great. No scratches, the drawers work fine, etc. It was a bit of a pain to put together, so keep that in mind.

  • Annalisa Coleman

    Beautiful! I need to try this and I have the perfect corner for the desk