Office Nooks

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I've added yet another item on the long list of projects to be completed at Project Dollhouse.  Funny, it seems like for every project that gets scratched off the list there are two more to take its place!  Anyway, we don't have a dedicated office space in the house (other than a dark corner of the basement - not the most inspiring workspace) so I'm looking at options to create a little office nook. So far the most promising prospect seems to be the guest room closet, since we don't have many overnight guests (other than family).
I don't think this will be too hard to pull off.  We'll just have to remove the folding doors, install some shelving - and probably add an electrical outlet .
I love the built-in desk and the swing arm lamp - perfect for task lighting. 

This setup is well thought-out. The work/conference table is positioned just outside of the computer area, and the chair on wheels makes it easy to access both work stations.

Hmm, maybe there's something to be said for leaving the doors in place.  It would be nice to close off a messy work area.

I like the sophisticated look of this tiny office space.  A white lacquer Parson's table is never wrong.


This office tucked into an alcove is nice.  Never underestimate the impact of well placed and beautiful lighting.
Great looking spaces, right? Am I the only one who noticed the absence of office necessities; like a printer, fax, modem, and other computer equipment?

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25 comments:

Anne said...

Lovely inspiration photos! Hope you are having a good week:)
~Anne

Lisa Mende Design said...

Hey Kim! I love your inspiration photos! I too have wanted to make a cloffice! I think it seems so quaint and adorable. It would feel like a womb room of sorts. I just signed up to follow you!!!!

Ashley said...

Such a smart idea to turn a tiny closet or nook into an office. Do you need room for a printer, fax, etc?

Nancy said...

I love these office nooks... It's just that I cannot afford to give up any closet space in my house! It seems that small closet offices might be better organized though! Love your images.
Have a great day.
Nancy
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Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I really think this is a great idea. Once a few of my kids head off to college I may commandeer a closet for this very purpose.

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

I love the idea of a "cloffice"….great use of under utilized space! I repurposed a TV armoire to house the computer, printer and office supplies - it has worked out great because I can close the doors to the mess!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

Kim - I love these! I have been thinking about doing this in my bedroom--you have provided some great inspiration!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I love the idea, but was noticing that too - no room for the ugly but needed stuff. It would make a perfect spot for a laptop though.

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Love these ideas - perfect use of space!

kayce hughes said...

I know that everyone in our office wishes that they could close the door on my mess!

Karena said...

Hi Kim
I have had office alcoves and closet offices in the past that have worked out very well, Good ideas here!!

Do come and see my interview with Leslie of Segreto Finishes...

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

Such a fabulous idea! I wish I had an empty closet to use for an office. Great pictures.

My Interior Life said...

Love all these inspirations and they couldn't come at a better time as I'm working on a client project where they want to convert a closet in their family room into . . . you guessed it, an office.

Carla Aston said...

Such nice little office nooks. Love that last one the best!

Splendid Sass said...

Great idea, Kim! I am with you on the parsons desk, and I love the colors.
Happy Wednesday.
Teresa
xoxo

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

I love the idea of an office nook--although I would have a hard time containing myself in one small area! The images and ideas are great-keep us posted!

René said...

This sounds like a fun plan Kim. I really like all of your inspiration images. Totally agree about the Parsons desk!

Haus and Home said...

What a great idea! I love it. It might be tough for me to do without extra closet space ;)

Fran said...

Great inspiration photos! I pinned a couple of them and was so happy to see new ones I hadn't seen before! You got me thinking!!

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

Kim- Overstock has a great white laquered parsons table right now! We've used it before and love it.... My office is in the playroom- now that's productive! ...-Ann

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

These inspiring photos are just lovely! That white table is definitely gorgeous.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great ideas. Perfect use of these spaces.

Sharon in Chicago said...

Cloffice sounds somewhat claustrophobic. Maybe we she call them officsets instead! Either way, the ones you show sure are cute!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

I love the third office. So cool, all of it!

wardrobes said...

I read your whole post I like your Project Dollhouse. Its such a informative project. In this post you have very nice information about probably add an electrical outlet.