The Studio Office Project- Week 1



If you have been following my blog long enough you know that I love a good project. But lately, lack of time, hectic weekends and budget limitations have kept me from pursuing the types of projects that I have been dying to do. My Pinterest account is laden with decor and design ideas for every room in my house that are waiting to come to fruition. I admit, I’m a Pinterest addict…


Recently my hubby and I have been forced to put aside our home improvement procrastination and start working on what I call our “studio office”. We are in desperate need of an organized and efficient space that we can both work from. He has grown tired of working on his business at the kitchen table and I have grown tired of blogging and lesson planning from the classroom. We each look forward to having individual desk spaces and an atmosphere that is conductive to productivity.

So…how does every really great project begin? With complete and utter destruction and mess of course! Here’s some pictures of what’s been going on (warning…its pretty gross).


This room is the fourth bedroom of our house. Due to its small size and the fact that it is located in the basement, right off the classroom, we decided that it would best used as an office. Since my husband is a musician and since my 5 year old takes professional drum lessons, we will have to incorporate our instruments into the design plan. That is why I refer to this room as the “studio office”.

All of this stuff  is currently homeless because of the demo in progress.


We decided that in order to maximize the space in the room, we will convert the closet into an office nook. The plan is to demolish the wall that closes off the far right of the closet in order to open it up and allow for two work spaces. This room will have to serve three purposes: be an efficient work space, a place for musical creativity, and a place where guests can crash


Give your husband an idea and a sledge hammer and this is what you get. That’s why I love him 🙂


Here are the ideas that we have:


We want to remove the wire shelf that currently in the closet and put sturdy floating shelves to house our books, and office supplies


Of course my side would have rails and cups for organizing pens, markers scissors and other supplies because I’m a craft supply hoarder.


We are a very misunderstood breed of people 🙂

For the color scheme, this is what I have in mind:


We plan on painting the room Asparagus green and the office nook a not too dark shade of  navy. We will keep the trim white,  install white floating shelves and include  grey, black and white accents. I will throw in touches of natural wood accents as well. I LOVE how these colors look together.

I’m so excited I could SCREAM!! Stay tuned!

5 Comments on The Studio Office Project- Week 1

  1. Jennifer Scott
    November 20, 2014 at 7:55 am (5 years ago)

    I love the design inspiration. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • Nicole
      November 20, 2014 at 10:18 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

  2. Nicole
    November 20, 2014 at 10:18 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks Tabatha, me too!

  3. Kay
    November 20, 2014 at 11:55 am (5 years ago)

    I’m sure that it will all come together nicely as always!

    • Nicole
      November 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Kay!


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