Home Tour :: Office

Apr 2, 2013 | Home + Studio Tours

Remember way back when we renovated this house and we scraped the white painted walls of this room only to find layers and layers of vintage wallpaper? I remember it like yesterday, and I’m so glad we decided to keep the walls.
The room became our nursery (oh how I miss those tiny baby days!). Recently, though, we moved toddler True to a larger room and made this room our shared home office. I’m still primarily working from my studio, but on the days I’m working from home (often, lately), this is where I’m at. 

John made this desk from reclaimed wood flooring from the home rebuilding center (love that place). The ikea shelving is always a good idea for storage. We’re using an old magazine holder as a trashcan. I like the masculinity of this room paired with the vintage vibe – it’s a great combo for a his/hers space. 
An old china cabinet holds plants, plants, and more. Love it. Love how, at first glance, the wall looks like an old map. 

Although I adored my little office in a closet, I really love having a space in our house that we can both share. Also love that I can do quick chunks of working from home on those days when I really don’t want to miss anything happening in family world. Always a balancing act of work and mama life 🙂

Sending much love,

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  1. James

    This is such an amazing home tour office for people who would like to work from home.

  2. Kate Parkin

    This office spells “nostalgia” to me. Fantastic patterns here and there, muted Victorian shades—I'm loving everything I see. Great natural lighting, by the way. Great job, Kelly Rae!

  3. Luca Donnelly

    Fabulous vintage wallpapers. Family memorabilia are placed creatively all over the home office. It surely brings back great memories.

  4. Anonymous

    Lord, I love the oil can photo holder things! And the walls make me swoon!~

  5. Miriam Schulman

    agree- walls are the bets part– and that turquoise star.. and the baskets… and the zebra rug….yep, amazing interior decorating skills

  6. Flutter Before You

    What a great space! I love how you left the walls, giving it such unique textures, and adding so much interest to your darling space 🙂

  7. destashio

    Those walls are so cool. You're lucky each layer was so pretty. Seems like any wallpaper I've removed in the past has been hideous and unwilling to move.
    Love the desktop as well. Really industrial. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Lori Ann Woodard

    Kelly – I love the walls also, and I love that you have repurposed things for your office. You are so creative, its fun to see your post. Thanks so much

  9. CanvasPics {Interior HeART still life}

    I would do the same!! Love that look…I was trying to recreate it on a painting recently. Hopefully we'll be selling and I will find a new old wall to do the same 🙂
    Great inspiration! {Blessings} Tara

  10. Anna

    Oh how I love the character of your home. I have dreamed of having a craftsman home, huge door and all.

  11. Anna Scott

    I thought the wall WERE maps – they are so, so beautiful!
    What a fabulous space – so envious, makes me want to go and fix mine 🙂

  12. Christianne

    Kelly Rae, I keep feeling like your next big move is going to be interior-designing homes. And when you do, can you come do mine? 🙂


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