Designing a Room to Fit Your Lifestyle | My Office & Sunroom

LAST UPDATED: Feb 14, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 11, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Designing a room to fit your lifestyle | our multi-purpose sunroom

One rarely seen space on my blog has been my office. The place where I have written hundreds of blog posts & spent countless hours. The room started off as strictly a sunroom. It had blue indoor outdoor carpet, peach & blue walls. When we moved in, I made it my office, but things change & so do your needs. I decided to design the room to fit our lives, not what I felt it should be for others.

pretty sunroom that is multi-functional

Designing a room to fit your lifestyle | a sunroom breakfast area & office

I chose a carpet that mimicked grasscloth, without the wear & tear, maintenance & expense of it. The room still hosted my oversized white desk, while it was being used less & less frequently. I was spending time working in the living room & dining room on my laptop & landing at my desk for only a moment while I’d grab a stamp or post it note. I realized I wasn’t utilizing the space well, or enjoying it. It seemed like a shame to waste such gorgeous natural sunlight!

Create a cafe in your own home | This sunroom is utilized as a coffee nook, office & access to cutting gardens

I quickly sold the desk on Craigslist & sought out a small round white pedestal table I spotted in Country Living. I could finally move on with life & my office transition!

Designing a room to fit your lifestyle | a sunroom breakfast area & office

I repurposed our living room/dining room chairs to create a seating area where we could enjoy coffee & the beautiful view & later in the afternoon, I could work!

Beautiful sunroom makeover | creating a multi-purpose space to fit your lifestyle

I planted an herb garden just outside the doors, making it convenient to cook with fresh herbs. It was also the entrance I used to collect flowers from the garden to create fresh arrangements for our home.

a multi-purpose sunroom | a coffee nook, office & access to cutting gardens

maintenance free garden

Once I had given up the mindset that it needed to be a traditional office, our entire family started appreciating the space & using it more often!

sunroom office that doubles as a coffee nook

Is there a room in your home you currently don’t use?

 

 

 

Photography: Paper Crane Photo Calligraphy for my business cards: Madi Reid Sanders

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