Home Office Mini Makeover With West Elm


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I’m delighted to reveal my mini home office makever today on the blog! On my previous post, I talked about how the shared home office I had with my husband wasn’t panning out, while at the same time, the ‘guest room’ in the basement was hardly being used and had turned into a dumping ground.

With the help of some amazing and generous companies, especially West Elm, I have now turned this space into my own home office and I LOVE IT!! Here are all the pics:

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west elm home office
west elm home office
west elm home office
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west elm home office
west elm home office

The starting point for this office was removing the broken wardrobe and finding a desk small enough for the 110cm wall space. The Audrey Mini Desk by West Elm not only looked stunning with its indented drawer fronts and gold legs, but it is 91cm in length, leaving plenty of space for it to not be too close to the radiator, nor block the toilet door. I was incredibly grateful and humbled when West Elm said they would send this desk over to me for this reveal, as well this beautiful pink and gold velvet chair of my dreams.

west elm mini audrey desk
jane dining chair west elm

Both the desk and the chair are incredibly well made and real showstoppers. My new favourite colour combo is blush pink and orange, so I love it alongside the DFS Chesterfield sofa bed that already existed in the room.

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West Elm were also kind enough to let me pick a few desk accessories, so I had to go for this tall Totem Vase. I knew I wanted some on-trend Pampas grass in the room as it would work so well with the decor scheme, and after the recent heavy storm we had I managed to scoop some off the pavement that had blown off a neighbouring bush! This vase is perfect for accommodating the tall stems, while the thin rim groups the Pampas together nicely.

west elm desk accessories

I also chose this Pebble Jewellery Box as I loved the exterior gold and vivid lacquered orange inside, which compliments the sofa bed. It is the perfect pretty desk accessory to store paperclips!

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One of the key things that I had to do was create an area which could accommodate my files and my ever-booming collection of paint charts. In this corner before was a set of drawers half the height of the room, meaning there was dead storage space above it. I knew a cheap IKEA Vittjso unit would fit the height of the room perfectly, but disliked the standard black colour that it came in. To make it match the desk chair, I primed the metal with a spray paint metal primer, then painted it in Grand Illusions Vintage Paint in my chosen shade.
west elm planter

The room has spots, but I work mostly at my computer in the evening and prefer atmospheric lighting. I was therefore delighted to collaborate with Iconic Lights for this blog post and chose the most amazing lamp that I’ve positioned next to the sofa:

The Clover White Curved Table Lamp with Brass Stem is an absolute steal at £25 and is such a lovely addition to the room. It has a wide, white gloss circular top, smaller circular bottom, and is joined by a curved stem in brass. I also like the fact it is easy to turn on with a switch on the base, rather than searching down the cord for the switch. Iconic Lights sell a vast array of lighting products with a designer look at an affordable price tag, so they are well worth checking out.
west elm office makeover

Above the desk I attached a small grid mesh board as a pin board to the wall, as I needed a place to add notes that did not cover up the beautiful Harlequin wallpaper that I put up in this room two years ago (which I still love as much as the day I hung it). Above that I built a cost-effective DIY picture ledge with some timber strips and some Gorilla Wood Glue.

mesh wire notice board
diy picture ledge
Lastly, the room contains carpet but it is stained and a bit shabby, so I was so grateful to Modern Rugs who let me choose my absolute favourite rug from the wide collection that they have available. This orange/gold-flecked number is from the ‘Mad Men’ collection by Louis De Poortere ‘Mad Men’ collection by Louis De Poortere and adds that final layer that the room needs to feel cosy, while adding another level of interest.
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So there is my mini-makeover! What do you think? I’ve changed none of the decor, but the room feels completely different and has a whole new function. I’m absolutely overjoyed at the result!

I want to say a huge thank you to West Elm, Iconic Lights and Modern Rugs who provided product so that my new home office could happen. I was delighted with all the products and would wholeheartedly recommend them.