My Office Progress

I know I promised more photos of our new place after this post. Well I’ve finally gotten around to taking some. First up, my office. Here’s what it looked like when we first got the keys:

Since then we’ve painted the walls (it was too dark and depressing before!) and moved in my desk, etc., so here’s the progress so far:As you can see, there’s still a lot left to do.  I love how desks look centered in the room, but the cords in the middle of the floor are definitely a hazard so I have to find a solution for that or move the desk against the wall.  On the main wall I’m planning to have an Expedit shelving unit (placed horizontally) and a gallery wall with framed artwork, photos and maybe a mirror.  I might move the storage units that are currently on the side wall (with the window) into the closet, depending likely on whether or not I end up moving the desk.  The current rug is too small (it’s the one I used to have in the closet at my old place) so I’m looking for a replacement  – something that will be big enough to cover more of the not-so-pretty carpeting.  We shall see! I’ll post more pictures as I make more changes :)

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  • Tia

    Great progress! I love the wall color you chose :)

  • Yewande


    I just wanted say THANK YOU for putting this amazing blog together!!! I literally love everything about it. Over the past few months I’ve been experiencing a slump in motivation and passion for what I’m usually passionate about. Then, I came across your blog on Saturday morning. I’ve literally looked at every post (all 60+ pages). Sounds kinda nutty but if you come across a good thing why stop, right? Anywho, THANK YOU for providing such aninspirational place for me to reinvigorate myself. I am so very grateful!

    Yewande Konigbagbe, Minneapolis, MN

  • Benavidez S

    Hi Arianna,

    I”m a first time commenter but long time reader. I love the color you painted walls. I’m thinking of going lighter as well but am terrible at picking paint. Do you mind sharing which color this is?

    Sandra :-)

    • Arianna Belle

      Hi Sandra,

      Absolutely! I went with Turban Shell from Olympic – Zero-VOC paint. It’s a great creamy neutral with a little hint of yellow :)


  • Shauna Oberg

    I can see the direction you’re going in and I think it’s going to be fabulous!

  • Nicole Rene

    Ooh I love it!!! Can’t wait to see more!!! :)

  • Amina

    Fantastic new look for a little space of work…


  • Dypier

    Where did you get your desk?

  • Palomaqvo

    Hi Ari, love the office:) my son has the same type of closet doors. What did you use to cover them? Is it a wallpaper?

    • Arianna Belle

      Hi Paloma,

      The closet doors were actually like that already when we moved in. From what I can tell, doesn’t look like it’s wallpaper. Looks more like the texture came originally with the doors.


  • Vanessa Pereira Ferreira

    I love you blog. And this post is amazing! I hope that you visit me :)

  • Jess

    Where’s your office chair from? I’ve been looking for a similar style!

    • Arianna Belle

      It’s from Staples! :-)