On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.
We wanted to utilize every square inch of the house and pretty quickly we took on the project of fixing it up. We got new windows, a new french door, added laminate wood flooring and did a little paint job on the walls. It became my home office and used it for most of the year with the addition of a plug in heater.
Big difference, right? I love every little bit of it. Isn’t the desk chair amazing? It was a crazy craigslist score and my only regret is that I didn’t pick up the additional 3 chairs they were selling.
The room is on the long side and since we had a daybed that we moved out of the original office when it use to be in our second bedroom. We moved it down to the sunroom and it fit perfectly. It’s always been a nice spot for my boys to read in when I’m in there working.
I used a section of the wall to organize all of my fabric memos. I picked up kitchen rods from Ikea and clips from their curtain department.
One of most impactful pieces in the space is the massive bulletin board. It was a super easy and cheap DIY Homasote board project. I have made them time and time again. Clients love them and the large trim makes it look really fancy.
I’m a visual person and I good way for me to stay organized and on track with client projects is a clipboard wall. It’s a really inexpensive project and can be done in less than an hour. Once I had it up I assigned each client a clipboard and kept up to date with their punch lists, swatches, receipts, etc.
Of course my office needs to have an elephant or two. I don’t even want to count how many I actually have. Let’s just say that during the move there were many boxes labeled, elephants.
It’s such a happy space that always inspires!
Stunning photos by Erin Kestenbaum. She is the best!