Today I am super excited to share a tour of my office. You’ve seen it before (here, here + here), but it’s been a while, and I almost forgot that I never shared an official tour! Honestly, it’s always messy and that’s the main reason. But today I am finally ready to share a full tour of my office. Welcome!!
Sources: Coffee table/made by Josh (similar DIY here), Sofa c/o Joybird (it’s the Worthy Loveseat), Wool felt pillows/DIY.
The half-painted door is a project I am still loving! It makes such a visual impact and was super quick to execute. If you’re looking for a way to add a splash of color to your room without painting a wall, I highly recommend it!
My office is a creative zone. It’s not a super big room (medium size bedroom), and like I said before, it’s usually pretty messy. I do projects in here, all my scrapbooking, write blog posts and have meetings with our team. I’m happy that I chose to go pretty colorful with a lot of the decorations and clean white with the walls.
The light is really good in my office, and you’ll probably notice that one of my windows is missing a curtain (they went out of stock before I could get one—haha), but it doesn’t really bother me since I don’t really spend any time in this room during the night (except for our occasional Livestream nights).
As you can see, I didn’t stray too far from my comfort zone color palette (yellow and turquoise). What can I say? I’m predictable.
My color-coordinated paint/paper/ribbon storage is a highlight. The bottom (metal) part of it is something I bought at a garage sale and Josh built the top part for me to store ribbons and paint. I’ve said before that open storage is a must for me because once I put something in a box or in a closet, I usually forget I have it and never use it.
Plus anything organized by rainbow color gets bonus points in my book!
In the corner I store my printer. It’s the Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer, and it’s the only printer I use for everything, including printing all the photos I use in my scrapbooks and pretty much everything on my walls too. I store most of my scrapbooking supplies in this cabinet.
The pineapple is from one of our book signings at Urban Outfitters last year. I thought it was really sweet that they took the time to make it for us, so I used it as wall art!
This desk was a fun surprise. After changing my mind repeatedly about what I wanted, I told Josh “surprise me” (which doesn’t happen too often…normally I know exactly what I want. So this was Josh’s lucky day). I was leaning toward an all white or pink desk (inspired by Jenna Lyons’ office, of course), and Josh was inspired by the glossy epoxy top. So that is what happened. Love it!
See the DIY for the desk here, the rope shelves here and the hanging planters (made with fish bowls) here.
I love the top of the desk! Josh used different paint colors and then covered the whole thing with epoxy. It’s really fun, colorful and completely practical for everyday work too.
These hanging planters are one of my favorite “weird supply DIYs”. Who knew that plastic fish bowls could be used to make such pretty, modern planters! DIY here.
Here’s how it looks from the doorway. My small cowhide rug is from here (some of the better prices we’ve found online).
This sunburst mirror, thrifted/restyled cart and patterned wall were a few of my favorite projects we did in this room. I lost the before photo of this cart, but I wish you could have seen how gross it was before getting a shiny coat of bright chartreuse paint.
Fun stuff. I love details, and as much as I try to focus on purging and organizing, I will never be a minimalist. Thank you so much for taking a look at my office!
Books and products seen throughout the room: Refinery29: Style Stalking, Design Mom: How to Live with Kids, A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home, Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style, Paper to Petal, Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon, Away At Home, kate spade new york: places to go, people to see, Avedon Fashion 1944-2000, Tim Walker Pictures.
Keiko Glasses in Lily White, Pink Cateyes by Crap Eyewear, Face Planters via Urban Outfitters (out of stock now), Geometric Vase/CB2, Teal Lamp/similar. If you have any other questions about where I found things, just ask me in the comments!
Other favorite home decor posts: Bleach-spotted fabric (I see some curtains using this tutorial in my near future!), Laura’s Art Room (just bc it’s so cute), Workshop Space Organization, Make a hanging hammock chair, and Emma’s Home Office.
And see the rest of the ABM Studio tour right here. xx. Elsie
Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.
Love that yellow desk!
You made it so beautiful, I love it all!
And the keyboard of your laptop is amazing! Are those stickers, where did you get them?
What a GORGEOUS and inspiring space! I just love all the bright pops of color 🙂
Would you please tell me about your multicoloured keyboard?!
Wow, what a beautiful creative space, I doubt I would get any work done there though – too busy admiring the space!!
This room makes me happy. Moving into a new place and extremely inspired to use a similar good vibe theme. Design role models.
This is my dream work place! I love the bright colors in the white space. And the door is something I never thought of doing. Love the studio! 🙂
Love the whole space, and ESP that plant stand! Did you list the source here? I didn’t see it and am dying for it. Where did you find it?
LOVE your office! Do you happen to have a source for the crafting cabinet under your printer? I can never find anything that will hold the 12×12 paper!
Where/how have you got rainbow letters on your laptop? LOVE THEM! NEED THEM!
So beautifully organized! I hope to get my office space like this one day.
Can you tell me where you got those binders? I love the spine labels!
Elsie is clearly good at mixing colors and prints together, her whole house is a mix of white airy spaces and huge bursts of color. Agree on the white walls as well, it’s so much easier to decorate when you know you have a white canvas behind than if you had to buy stuff that matched that chocolate wall.
Rando question – but can I ask if you refinished your floors? If so – what stain did you use? Thanks boo!
They are from Etsy! 🙂 -Jacki
I love how colorful the keys on your laptop are! May I ask where you got them?
I love all of the pops of color. This would make me one happy worker!
I love this yellow door! (And the pineapple)
Great space Elsie. I love colour too, and contrast against white walls is fabulous, really allows your pieces to pop. I love the natural vibes your rooms have by including plants within your spaces. Very nice 🙂