Since moving into our new house, my aesthetics have completely changed from what we had at the last house. I went from loving bright, bold accent walls (hello coral wall!) to wanting a neutral, rustic, raw home that I appropriately call “Shades of Grey.” Don’t worry, I definitely plan on showing you reveals of each space as they come together, but I’m currently focusing on what to do with my home office.
I work from home and spend a considerable amount of time in the office. This space needs to inspire me and make me feel comfortable that I don’t want to leave it throughout the day. My gravitation is towards creating an industrial inspired home office that has metal, raw wood, more grey and tons of fun, personal accents that bring in the final touch. Some might say that I need to create a room that has a light, airy feel… but for me, I want to create a home that is cohesive and tells a similar story as you walk from room to room. To be honest, I want you to feel like you can pour yourself a nice glass of whiskey and sit and chat awhile! Rustic heh?
Here are some of the inspirational photos I’ve pulled to help my look come together —
Exposed pendant lights and the perfect desk bring the rustic elements to life in this office. I love the textured rug and metal chairs as well.
Industrial metal piping is superbly well done in this home office. Although I don’t plan to make my desk built into the shelving, I love the idea of creating a whole wall of this type of shelving and adorning it with neat objects I find at the flea markets.
Ok… so now I take it one step further and should I install floating industrial shelving as seen here?!?!
With the layout of my home office, I could definitely install some floating, rustic shelving like The Wood Grain Cottage did in their dining room. This allows me to completely capitalize on the entire width of the room and probably costs far less. If you didn’t know, industrial piping is not cheap!
There is a lot I’m loving about this home office. The desk has the touches of wood and metal, along with the shelving unit. A textured rug and organizing pieces throughout the office that carry on natural elements really bring this all together. I’m not planning on going beige with my wall color, but I think the overall look and feel of this space is very inviting.
Here are my grey walls and a truly industrial style desk complete with a stool. I’m very particular about the size of my desk and I’m actually planning on making my own… complete with hairpin legs and all.
As you can see, I have a very cohesive idea of what I’m going for and now it’s deciding on exactly how I want it to look and how much of it I want to be a DIY project. Let’s just say, I need my Dad to plan on a week long trip to visit me so we can get this project under way!
Keep Living a Stylized Life.