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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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At the very end of 2015 I moved my office into the room that was my bedroom, and my bedroom into the room that was my office... and it was probably one of the best decisions ever. I've been living in this apartment for just over a year and from the beginning, I was really unhappy with my bedroom. It was way too small, and I hated that my side of the bed had to be up against the wall in order for the bed to fit without interfering with any of the doors in the room. Such a pain in the butt to make the bed everyday! I was convinced that the much larger room had to be my office though. It has gorgeous light, and lots of space. After not having a dedicated room for my office in my last apartment, I think taking the biggest room in my new apartment was my way to make up for it.

Eventually the bedroom situation got on my last nerve, and my big office wasn't really my favorite anymore either. It's significantly colder in that room, and to be honest, I've always been a bit of a nest-er. I enjoy cozy, warm, secure feeling spaces which is basically the complete opposite of what that space was. It was just too big. I don't why it took me so long to finally figure out "hey, I could totally just switch the two!" but the second I did I got right to work.

office inspiration, blogger

The switcheroo was quick, and painless. Even before getting completely settled in I knew it was the right decision. My new bedroom is cool, and I no longer dread making the bed everyday. My new office is compact, cozy, and warm. Because my bed took up so much space in this small room, I wasn't sure what furniture I would be able to bring over from my old office While the lockers were completely out of the question, I set up my desk in the corner of one side and dragged my sewing desk in to put on the opposite side.

I also made room for a handful of plants. This room gets, possibly, even better light than my old room. I guess I never really paid all that much attention since at the time it was simply a place to sleep, I wanted nothing more to do with it. Professor loves it too because he now has access to a kitty height window he can chirp at birds from all day long. It's a win/win.


I love this new set up! I still don't know why it took me so long to think of this solution. I'll share photos of the bedroom soon. It feels a little bit less put together than I'd like though. Part of me know it's because I'm not 100% in love with living here anymore so why put the effort into "finishing" the room? Regardless if I'll be moving in the next few months or not, I know that I'd really like some photos of the bedroom to look back upon. Maybe I just need a comforter or something to get my butt into gear!
xoxo
 

A few sources :
sewing desk + computer desk
butterfly poster
moon calendar 
cactus print
floral calendar 
see the world pennant
friend to bugs patch 
where is my mind print 
▴ teeth containers
keyboard decals
The circle shelf is from Home Goods. Plant stand and maps are vintage. Blue cart and wall pockets are from Ikea. If you're curious about anything else, just ask!

You can view all of my other previous office set ups under the tag "where I work", and see more of my apartment under the tag "apartment".

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31 thoughts

  1. Wow...what a dream workspace!! I love all the lil random things you have your walls! =)

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  2. I just did the opposite! We moved in last week and I had the teeny room planned for my office but the second I walked in I decided to switch the guest bed and my office. Now I have a just big enough guest bed and a nice big office. The light is better in the guest bed but it works better that way anyhow!

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  3. Nicely done! I find myself liking a colder room while I sleep as well. I like to burrow in the blankets!

    Your set up is always so nice and clean! I tend to work better when it's clutter free however whether it stays that way or not are two separate things :)

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    1. Me too! Always better to be cold in bed than hot.

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  4. I love your space and how you decorate. I daydream about having a separate room for my office. One day! :)

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  5. I love the office space! Just love all the little things you have dotted around, it's lovely. Plus plants rock - I am about to move and plan on getting loads of plants. Sad news about the lockers, though. Are they staying in your bedroom?

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    1. Thanks!

      Yes, they're really too heavy to move unless absolutely necessary (like when I eventually move!) but they look pretty awesome in the bedroom. :)

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  6. It's a gorgeous setup! I love all the different art pieces that you've brought in and how they tie in so nicely together. That circle plant stand is amazing, I really want one! And the toothy pen holders! I'm impressed that you're allowed to put so much stuff on the walls in a rented(?) apartment, that's always the downside of rented spaces in my experience. I know what you mean about a cosy office too... trying to type with cold fingers is the worst xx

    Jessthetics

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    1. Thanks, Jessica!

      Yeah, my landlord is super chill about me hanging stuff. As long as I patch and sand the holes before I leave it's no biggie.
      :)

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  7. I love everything about this! 'Poo to do' is hilarious. Love your style- looking forward to checking out more of your blog!

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  8. love your work space so much. awesome cork board and walls~
    i'm currently in pretty similiar situation as I'm working as freelance artist and my desk is next to my daughter's playpen. in the living room. and the only other bit of space is the bedroom, which i don't want to connect with work :(

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    1. Yeah, that stinks! Hope you get your dedicated office some day! :)

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  9. In Ikea it had a desk just like your sewing desk I wanted but in my home it wouldn't fit on the type of decoration. But I just love! But I'm crazy about your cactus hanger :)

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  10. Are you thinking about moving already? I thought you loved the place! :O

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  11. Oh my goodness, my goal is to have my office even a tenth as organized as you are! Absolutely gorgeous ;)

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  12. Cute, cozy workspace! We made the same switch a few months after moving into our current place and it made all the difference. Thinking about switching back though! Two years is too long to stay satisfied in a space ;)

    What I really took away from this post though is - OMG PROFESSOR IS THE CUTEST!!!!! (Shhhh.... don't tell Lloyd I ever said that!)

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    1. I know what you mean. I've only been here a year and I'm already beyond ready to move apartments. I'm just restless.

      Hahaha! :D

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  13. I absolutely LOVE your plant corner! That plant stand is amazing!
    Amy / AmySpires.com

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I wish I could find another one (or two or three) of these plant stands for super cheap.

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  14. I love rearranging things! I find that if I feel a bit restless with my place, rearranging and reorganizing even just a little bit can make a world of a difference! I love the décor of your office, looks so cozy and bright! Btw, I sent you a postcard, hope you received it!

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  15. What a gorgeous cat! Love the shot of your cat staring out of the window. This room looks great.

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  16. i spy with my little eye, a package from theevilbanana ! yay!

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  17. Where did you get the wall container organizers that are white? They are so nice and perfect?

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