Design Showcase: Opulent Office

If there is one thing I love about design, it's starting with a blank canvas.  It's so fun to see an empty space and imagine how it should look.  Of course, it can be a bit daunting too!

Lindsay, a stay at home mom to two cute boys, has a small office space that she's been struggling to decorate.  She would love to be able to use it as a shared space with her husband, but of course, she needs to be strategic about the space.  It also does not have a window, so ample lighting is key.  Here's more from Lindsay:

I've been trying to start the process of putting together a home office. Mainly a shared space with a lot of storage for myself {a stay at home mom that just blogs and takes pictures} and my husband who will be working from home more in the upcoming months. I have a Pinterest board started, but I have the hardest time putting stuff together.

Currently this little nook is painted Pavillion Beige by Sherwin Williams, but I have no problem changing paint color since it's currently a boring space. I'm really into neutrals though {gray's, woods, industrial textures, natural textures, chalkboards, etc} Very "Little Baby Garvin" style decor.

I currently have a budget of about $1k if it's possible. I can email you a picture of this little space as well if you need it. This space is technically made for a built in office, but the home builder never finished with putting the built ins, in. So now it's a small square open room.

Again...I love this space because it is so small and yet it's basically a blank slate. Plus, small=fun challenge, and I was definitely up for it!

I'm all about white in small spaces.  This desk on caster wheels is perfect for a small space.  I picture it against the very back wall with one seat for when Lindsay just needs the office. But if her husband ever needs to join her, she can simply pull the desk to be perpendicular to the wall and they can both work on either side.  The white chair is also fun and's a really staple in any office, if you ask me.

The shelf would go on the opposite wall (same side as the door), room permitting, and can hold books, files and decor. I also like the rolling file cabinet for extra storage, but of course, it tucks right under the desk so that it's out of the way too.

For even more storage, I added the floating shelves, which I picture over the desk to display artwork, prints, additional decor or candles {to keep out of reach of little hands}.  And to open the space even more, the mirror will be great for reflecting light and making the office seem a bit larger.

I do think she should add an area rug to help warm up the space, but wasn't finding one that I loved on the mood board. A couple options are this, this or especially this as a fun option (also 50% off!).

Last, for lighting, I included the fun desk lamp and a chandelier to make the room as bright as possible.

I'm so glad Lindsay was happy with the outcome...I really love this space and can't wait to see how it all comes together for her!

xo natasha


  1. love your ideas! so glam. i want those shelves! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. I love this idea! I needed this as motivation to get my work office in shape. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the idea of small white spaces. There's so much you can do with them.

  4. That chair is perfection! Love how bright and airy your design is, such a happy room! :)

  5. That mirror is an all time fave of mine! So pretty

  6. Ok I am so wow'ed by your design technique! This CB2 shelf is just what I have been looking for for Lukas' office. You nailed it girl!

  7. You are so good with design Natasha! This space looks fabulous! You kept it nice and light, fresh, fun and functional. Love that file cabinet and great book ends!

  8. looks great! i really wanna see the "after" shots!

  9. thank you so much natasha! i loved everything you did and can't wait to get started on putting this together! i will be sure to send you pics once complete :)