Ok so I know it’s been a while since I’ve given you an update on how my new home office set up project is going. Well if you’ve been following then you know the project started off as a space redesign of my living room in our old apartment, because our place was the size of a shoe box.   I was desperate for a place to work other than the couch, my bed or my dining room table.

New Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

I bought most of my office furniture and accents toward the end of November 2016.  At the beginning of December, we decided to start looking for a new place to live because it was seriously time to move.  There was so much craziness going on in our apartment and with our landlord, that we had to move out of there immediately.  Putting it lightly, it was not fun. 

I’m just glad we’re out of that hell hole and on to better days. We’re now in a 3 bedroom apartment that is pretty spacious, but it doesn’t really have a dedicated room or space for a home office.   So, because our dining room area is of ample size, I was able to secure a nice little corner with a window, to set up my work area.

The good news is, since we moved into our new apartment last month, I’ve finally finished setting up my new work space!

So without further adieu…

My New Desk

I decided on this L-shaped, Baraga 61″ white metal & opaque glass top desk by Ashley Furniture.  I wanted something very chic and sophisticated, but simple.  It’s really easy to put together and take apart.  I disassembled it before our move and it was super quick, so I would highly recommend this desk for people who are furniture assembly challenged.  

Home Office Design Update | Naturally Stellar

I love the clean contemporary look of this desk and it fits perfectly in my new space.  It’s so me!

My Chair

This white faux leather chair by Roundhill Furniture is thee perfect addition to my space!  It’s super stylish and upgrades my office space with just the right amount of chic.  The thing I love the most about my new chair is how easy it is to wipe clean and who doesn’t love a good swivel chair!  I spend a lot of time spinning around in this thing while I’m brainstorming my content ideas.  Assembly was a snap. 

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

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My New Wall Art

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

So, I received a $100 voucher towards a wall art purchase from Canvasonsale.com, just in time to add some final touches to my office.  I decided to go with this nice 20 x 16 canvas of my website header.  Since I use my header in a lot of my social media branding, I thought it would be fitting to hang this over my desk as a nice backdrop for live videos and for a little daily inspiration.

The only thing I don’t like about my canvas are the finishing touches.  I was pretty disappointed when I opened my package and flipped this over.  The back of the canvas is unfinished and it didn’t come with any hardware to hang it on my wall.  For the price, it would have been nice to have either a wire hanger on the back or at least a saw tooth picture hanger attached.   I also prefer to have my canvases with a back on them so they’re not easy to puncture or get damaged.

New Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

I mean, I got a free 16 x 20 canvas of my kids, from Portrait Innovations, not too long ago, just for purchasing a $40 photo package and it came completely stretched over a hard backing with hardware included. So I’m still trying to weigh the value of purchasing again from Canvasonsale.  

But anyway, the actual print came out nice and bright.  So if finishes don’t bother you and you’re looking for a no-frills canvas print, go for it! But I’d definitely look for a major discount code before buying from them. 

Organization

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

I re-purposed a plastic modular shelf I bought a few years ago and am using it to organize my PR mail and things like printer paper & my adult coloring books (because…stress).  Then I bought a silver mesh organizer from Target to hold my file folders, small planners, notebooks, business cards and small electronics.

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

My New Desk Lamp

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

New Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

I adore my new lamp I got from Lamps Plus.  It’s so unique and fly. I go crazy for silver accents so the etched flower design really caught my eye.  I’m so glad I took my time to find the right desk lamp. Plus it was only $30!  I bought it on Amazon and it was shipped directly from Lamps Plus with free shipping.  Isn’t it cute?

My New Office !!

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

New Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

New Home Office Reveal | Naturally Stellar

I am so pleased in the way that everything turned out.  It was SO frustrating to start this project and then having to postpone the reveal and my being able to use my desk, due to our abrupt move.  But it was so worth it.  Having a dedicated space that not only fits my personality but really functions well with the way that I like to work, is a prayer answered.  I love my new home office !

 

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So what do you think about my new office? Fly or Nice Try?

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Contributor for Hype Hair Magazine | Freelance Writer and Content Creator| Candice is a passionate Nashville-based writer with a love for beauty, urban lifestyle, songwriting, travel, food and business. When she's not busy being Wonder Woman to her family, out exploring or catching up on her British dramas, you can find her sharing something interesting on her blog. Which more than likely she probably wrote at Noon, while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.

26 Responses

  1. Michelle

    Yeah your new home office is the bomb! I wish I had enough space to have an office! I thought about making my vanity a desk slash vanity we shall see 🙂

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    • Candice S.

      When I was searching for inspiration, I came across a lot of vanity style desks or pics where people were using their vanity’s as a desk. Try it out Michelle! Or if not, a nice small fold down style (works sort of like a murphy bed) that hangs on a wall could work for small spaces.

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  2. breakfastwithtiffani

    OMG, Im so jelly! This looks great and and LOVE that chair. It took me forever to find one that I fell in love with but I finally found it. Thanks for sharing. This is encouragement for me to clean up my office.

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  3. mimicutelips

    Your office space looks good. I have been getting items for my items that don’t exist yet. Five years ago my office became my second kids room. I look forward to having a new space to make my own.

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  4. cleverlychanging

    Very cute! I think your chair is my favorite piece that you included in your office decor.

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    • Candice S.

      That was my issue Latoya. She took over my bedroom, my living room and basically everywhere. Even if it’s just a tiny corner, we need some real estate to ourselves.

      Reply
  5. staciesayzso

    Love, love, love this! It’s so sleek and stylish. I have a studio/office and I’m SLOWLY redoing it too.

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    • Candice S.

      That was part of my problem in my last apartment Kim, all the light was on 1 side of the apartment. Having natural light really makes a big difference.

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  6. kemkem

    I love how modern everything looks. Clean lines. Very inspiring environment to work in :-). My favorite is the desk.

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