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Get Your Home Office Organized

 I’m kicking off 2013 with some major organization projects! You would think I’m nesting or something. Ahem.

I guess I technically am since our new child will arrive IN 2013 {we pray}.

Work From Home Office Space

This is also week ONE of the “Dog Days (of Winter) Are Over” link party…and it’s all about “organization”.

As y’all know, I work from home. I consider this space MY home office, although I will admit I have to share it with the hubs occasionally. He’s a hot mess when it comes to organization so I try to keep him out of here as much as possible.

I tell him that his office is the couch! He has a laptop. Who wouldn’t want a couch office? Duh!

This seat right here is where you will find me on most days. Blogging away. 

Work From Home Office Space Chair Work From Home Office Space Organization

We do a lot of brainstorming in this space. One of my favorite organizing tools that we added to this space has been the giant white board.

I wanted a creative yet attractive way to incorporate a GIANT white board in our office. This particular one was a self-adhesive white board that we stuck to the wall and then trimmed out to match the desk.

Work From Home Office Space White Board

Blog ideas, post schedules, mind maps, video line ups….all go up on the big IDEA board.

Work From Home Office Space Idea Board Work From Home Office Space Ideas
I have tons of storage bins that I use for things like envelopes, checks, markers, receipts, kids activity books, etc.

Get Organized Work From Home Office Space

Work From Home Office Space File Storage Work From Home Office Space Design

My dad custom built the desk and bookshelves. Amaze-balls, right? I gave him my vision and he made it come to life. He actually created something that was BETTER than my vision. He’s good at the wow-factor.

Modern Work From Home Office Space

I love all of the custom drawers and cubbies. It gives me lots of room to store my files, pictures, printer paper, card stock, office supplies, etc.

I wanted something durable for the counter-top so we chose butcher block. It’s something you normally see in a kitchen, but I love the use of it in a home office space.

Work From Home Office Space Desktop

Not to mention that it’s nice and smooth for when I need to be writing.

Work From Home Office

I can finally say that I love working from home now that I have a space that is ORGANIZED and decorated!

Work From Home Office Ideas

The boys love to come sit with me while I am working so the extra chair….is vital. Otherwise they are trying to sit on my lap. This was the chair I took from my grandmother’s house after she passed.

Work From Home Office Space Seating

My uncles were making fun of me since it looks like it came straight from the 70′s. But for me? It was the inspiration behind making the accent color in this room rust orange.

Work From Home Office Space Entryway Work From Home Office Organization

My 2013 goals are to keep this baby organized! As long as the hubby sticks to his couch office I should be golden. Ahem.

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Paint Color – Valspar Signature Creme Brulee CI 77 

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  1. Your home office ROCKS!! I wish I had a space like that for blogging! Actually, I found a home office space on Pinterest this morning & fell in LOVE! I need your dad to build it for me! :)
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home´s last blog post ..DIY Corkboard Jewelry Organizer

  2. I’m considering moving in with you now that your guest room is underway… Sound good? ;) Ha! Love your office, Mandy! So organized and pretty! And how special is it to have that comfy chair from your Grandma?! I’m sure it’s super meaningful to you. :)
    Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz´s last blog post ..The Growth I See Within Myself

  3. Robyn says:

    Is it wrong that I am IN LOVE with your father???
    Robyn´s last blog post ..Hello Kitty Party Cake and where to go for matching party packs!

  4. How fun! I love your office space. And so neatly organized as well. :)
    My office space is a desk stuffed in the corner of the everything room! :) #littlehouseproblems
    Kendra @ A Proverbs 31 Wife´s last blog post ..Being Good Stewards with What God has Given

  5. Jenny V. says:

    GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE your wood floors!!!

  6. collette wagner says:

    Where did you get the tall file cabinet from? the room looks great!

  7. I love your office. I am hoping I can get hubby to build me the desk I want. I have one of those hideaway kind. It just is not big enough for me. I end up having to spread out on the coffee table to do my homework or what ever other stuff I want to do.

    Have a great week!
    Niki @ My Life, My Way´s last blog post ..Sunday Social {Jan 13}

  8. Was over at Craft O Maniac I clicked and stumbled over here! Funny to find that it was you! Love your office makeover! Beautiful built-ins, lots of counter space, and of course the chevron rug! I wish I had an office half as awesome! Great job Mandy!

  9. Megan says:

    Such an amazing office space! I’m sure you get very inspired being in there. I found it next to my project at Uncommon Designs. :) Megan
    Megan´s last blog post ..Ombre Valentine Decoration

  10. This is such a beautiful space Mandy! I love your office! I’m so jealous you have a space like this. It’s gorgeous :)
    Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers´s last blog post ..New Pantry Organization

  11. veronica says:

    I appreciate that you use the term amaze balls! I use this to describe way too much. Thanks for the office inspiration.

  12. Lesley says:

    I love it all! Can you send your dad to South Carolina?? Where is your rug from???

  13. Cute as always! I love having a space dedicated just to blogging! Now if I could have more time in the day to do so…
    Thanks so much for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home!
    Carrie from Carrie This Home´s last blog post ..Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop

  14. Kristine says:

    Wowsa your office is flippin’ amazing! I work from home too and my dad built my desk but now I need to him to do some add ons after seeing yours :-)
    Kristine´s last blog post ..Craft Room Clean-Up…

  15. Karen says:

    Gorgeous! I am admiring your office furniture especially that tall filing cabinet ~ would you mind sharing where it was purchased. Thanks!

  16. What a beautiful space Mandy!! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday! Your dad is awesome! I am pretty sure I wouldn’t even think of it as “work” if I get to go to your office each day!!
    Cheryl @ That’s What Che Said…´s last blog post ..Monday Funday

  17. Stephanie says:

    This is such a great space! Is the ceiling the same paint color as your accent wall in your bedroom? I have been looking for that perfect dark ceiling color. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Absolutely love everything about this! Those built-ins are AMAZING.

  19. Mandy Hank says:

    Mandy, I love the orange color you bought in. It really made the room :) Love even more that it’s from your grandmother!! Amazing job!

  20. Ashley says:

    Hey Mandy! I have been a fan of your blog since I first came across your bedroom pinned on Pinterest. I love your home decor! I really wish you would have took us through your drawers and really got a look at the organizational part of this room. Not just the lamps and chairs and pillow.

    • Mandy says:

      I can try and do a separate post on that if you would like! :) It took me forever just to get the basics of the room organized, but I do have the drawers and bins and file cabinets organized as well! I’ll work on getting some pics!

  21. I love your home office! It’s so pretty!! I think I might even be able to be creative in a space like that! ;)
    I have a little built-in office nook in our kitchen that needs some serious love and attention, so this gave me some great ideas to use to tackle that project next!!
    Jennifer Francis´s last blog post ..easy toy organization

  22. Gorgeous work space AND I love the chair. I’m a huge accent color girl and I think it works perfect!!
    Melissa at Tall Blonde´s last blog post ..Operation: Cleanse and Paint (Nursery Sneak Included)

  23. Lisa M. says:

    Gosh, this room is just beautiful! I too, work from home. My husband is a chiropractor and we own a car wash, which I run from home. And we now own two commercial building with tenants, so the paperwork will start increasing, even if minimally. My office is a disaster, but one of my goals this year is to ORGANIZE!! It’s a 10′ x 10′ space and has a L shaped desk. Pretty boring. I would love to walk into a home office space like yours every day. It’s doable, I know, but since your desk/storage is all homemade, I was wondering if you have any tips as to where to find something even similar that could be purchased? I love all the drawers and cubbies… it’s exactly what I need! Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated!

  24. Angela Lusk says:

    Mandy – I love love your home office! Just gorgeous! Your decorating and organizing style is awesome, I inspire to be like you. (I just need your dad to come build for me!! haha) I am loving your blog and all your posts. Being a stay at home mom of 2, daughter Austen (11 mos.) and Xavier (4), I have always wanted to be a blogging mom, but I’m just slow going at it. (and I’m a lurker…I love reading everyone else’s blogs!) And I need to give myself some credit, I’m so so busy doing all the bookkeeping for our farm, but someday I hope to tackle both maybe when my daughter gets a older too. Keep up the great work!

  25. Tina says:

    I wish your dad would come and build me some custom things at my house!! That desk is amazing.

  26. Nancy says:

    Your office looks amazing without being too formal or fussy. I love it! And yay for having a craftsman for a dad! That must be the best.
    Nancy´s last blog post ..Getting Organized

  27. Oh my goodness! I’m totally swooning over your new office space! Your dad did an awesome job with the custom cabinetry and shelves. I love the colors and all the creative elements you incorporated. The white board has definitely inspired me to add one in our home office re-do. Great idea! Pinned this and love it!!
    Ellora @ Creatively Southern´s last blog post ..Paper Flower Valentine Wreath

  28. Funny, my dad builds stuff too and while he wasn’t in town to build my desk, I did get the idea from him…custom desks are great. I also love your “color outside the lines” picture ( we must have similar taste. :-) I just came across your blog and can’t wait to check it out more.


  29. I love everything about it! My faves are the sweet grandma’s chair and that chevron rug. :) Congrats on an amazing project!
    Kimm at Reinvented´s last blog post ..Trash to Treasure Tuesday Tables

  30. Diane @ DianeGatorFan says:

    Mandy, this space is wonderful! Love the pop of color on your grandmother’s accent chair (so sweet) and the butcher block for the desktop is genius. You (and your dad!) are so creative. Can he come build our office in the basement? Because I’m having heart palpitations at the price of the cabinets/desks we picked out. LOVE this office!

  31. We are in the process of remodeling our home office so I’m loving your post and appreciate the inspiration for creating an organized space! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Kris {Driven by Décor}´s last blog post ..DIY Organizer for Hair Accessories

  32. Love this! I’m working on my office this week (it’s chaos right now!) Very inspiring for me to get off my tail and work on it! I’m new to your blog, and I think I’ll be following. One question…where did the rose art come from? It’s beautiful!
    Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom´s last blog post ..Friday Fun: Conversations with {Two} Toddlers

  33. Your office looks so organized and very inviting. Love the personal touches!
    Shauna @Satori´s last blog post ..Bang for Your Buck Kitchen Updates {Reader Question}

  34. This was my favorite post from last weeks blog hop and is being featured! Awesome office
    Amy @ A Blossoming Life´s last blog post ..Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #7

  35. Danielle says:

    i am looking into purchasing the same rug from…can i ask how you like it? I read alot of reviews saying it was very thin and i am going to be putting mine on carpet and was worried about it curling up. Thanks!

  36. Totally amazing Mandy! I’m with you Tonya…I need a space like that for blogging, too! XO, Aimee
    Aimee – It’s Overflowing´s last blog post ..Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour, Crush Worthy

  37. Ann says:

    I love the chevron rug in your office! Where did you find it? Ballard Design? Is it black or brown in color and what size is it?? So sorry for all the questions, but I really appreciate your help!! Thank you!

  38. Lisa says:

    Mandy, I love your home,your style (decorating & fashion :-) and your spunky personality!! I keep looking at all your colors as I am in the process of updating my home and am challenged in the paint selection process! I am attempting to coordinate our traditional colonial DR and Office which our to the left & right of our foyer. I want a focal wall color (charcoal, warm gray) with neutral warm wall colors with pop of ceiling color eithe rather focal wall color or half strength of this color….
    Any woo, I love your DR colors and office, kitchen colors did you keep same colors and just play with focal walls and ceilings to keep the harmony? What color is the lighter wall in your DR as I couldn’t find it on your DR post? Also, thanks so much for sharing all your room details with us design challenged folks :-). Thanks for all you input! Lisa

  39. Ryan says:

    This is an awesome home office, Mandy! Congrats! And kudos to your father for that desk. Did he have plans that he followed or just figured it out as he went along? I just bought a house and I’m trying to determine what kind of desk I want… has to be a corner desk and I love the way yours looks. If he used plans and still has them, I would be extremely grateful if he/you didn’t mind sharing. Thanks for the blog and again, looks fantastic!

    • Mandy says:

      Thank you! I don’t have the plans for this because it was definitely one of those that he had to make custom…and he changed it as he went. I am sorry!!

  40. Monica says:

    WOW! What a great home office! Very inspirational. Where did you purchase the self adhesive dry erase board? What size is it? Thanks.

  41. Maria says:

    Hey Mandy…love, love, love your office. I have been looking for inspiration to compliment my dark chocolate office furniture and this is it. Question, what did you use to paint your filing cabinet and where did you get the paint color?

  42. Lea says:

    Love your home!!! Where did you purchase the white board?

  43. office desk says:

    Lovely office space….Keeping your home office organized, clean, and clear can be a challenge. Well! If the office is unorganized, cluttered or out-of-control, the idea of reorganizing it may be overwhelming… A cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind.

  44. Dusti says:

    I love the floors :) where did you get them what’s the brand and color?

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  48. Nice home interior designing and interior decoration!

  49. Chanelle says:

    Gorgeous office! I really need to redo mine as it’s looking rather drab. Love the Chevron Rug. Chanelle :)

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