Hello! Welcome to my house.
After using this room as a catch-all for years, we finally turned it into my home office. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner! In the side-by-side photos below, you can see the sunroom was lovely before, but it didn’t serve a purpose for me. The table was too small to work at and it was floating in the center of the room so there was no easy way to have my computer plugged in unless the cord draped across the floor. But now, the desk holds my computer, books, and serves as a surface for my two swivel chairs.
Once I decided to make the sunroom my office, I was able to turn the room that was formely my office into a podcast recording studio. (And by “studio” I just mean a designated space to record the podcast. Nothing fancy, as you will see in these before and after photos below.)
I’m amazed at the difference those velvet drapes make for the acoustics in the room. I close them when I’m recording and it softens the sound nicely. (And is much prettier than having acoustic foam everywhere.)
Here are AfFiLiate links to all the lovely things that is making these rooms my favorite:
Desk: Dillon L-Shape Rotating Desk || Pottery Barn
This desk can either be assembled straight across or in an L-shape in either direction. I LOVE it.
Desk chair: RealSpace Modern Comfort Winsley Bonded Leather Mid-Back Manager’s Chair
I bought mine at Office Depot but I’m linking to Amazon here as it’s cheaper than what I paid. It’s not the most beautiful chair out there, but after learning the Cozy Minimalist way, I knew exactly what I was looking for. I needed something that would swivel, raise up and down, and lean back.
Swivel chairs: Brandt Upholstered Swivel Armchair in Dover Crescent (or whatever the lightest option is) I bought mine from Burke Decor but Wayfair shipping will be much better (I had to wait a few months for them to arrive.)
Rug: Off White Veronica Wool Braided Area Rug || Rugs USA
Desk Lamp: Large Ceramic Table Lamp Black || Target
This one is currently out of stock at Target. Here’s a similar to mine: Alva 30-inch Vintage Resin Urn Table Lamp
Dresser: Bought second-hand at a local consignement store (Red Collection for those who live nearby)
Bookshelf in the sunroom office: Peir-One’s store close-out sale. One of the shelves was broken so we took it out and made it work!
Round table in the studio: Leilani Tulip Dining Table || World Market
Rug in studio: Hand braided Jute Natural Area Rug
Drapes: TwoPages Birkin Velvet Curtain Pleated in Warm Black (You can have these customized on the TwoPages website or order them directly from Amazon in standard sizes)
We haven’t painted these rooms in 15 years and it shows. But I still love the colors:
Sunroom office paint: Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay
Studio paint: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
The most important resource
I could not have made the decisions for this room that needed to be made without the guidance of The Cozy Community. Myquillyn is my actual, in real life sister, and still I signed up for the community and followed the steps in the right order. She did not come to my house and help me make decisions. I followed along just like everyone else and now I have two rooms I love. They’re unfinished, but I know what to do next thanks to her teaching.
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