Images via Jenna McKenzie Photography
TheOfficeStylist: Describe your office to us:
My office currently sits in the master bedroom of our apartment my husband and I rent in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It has a really odd shaped layout that doesn’t fit our queen sized bed so instead it’s become my office, or as we’ve renamed it, the ‘girl cave.’ Since I was limited in my options for changing the rooms structure, doors, windows and so forth, I added a bit of paint to really transform the space into a functional, open and airy space.
TOS: What is your favorite part of your office and why?
I absolutely think having a space that just feels like ‘me’ is my favorite part of my girl cave. People see photos of my office or come over and see the room and they always say “It’s so “Rhi” in here!” Everything in here has a purpose and continually leaves me inspired and motivated. My most favorite part though, would have to be a tie between my ceramic rhino head that I received as a gift for my 25th birthday and my new gray-purple plush velvet nail head chairs. They were the perfect steal at $120 each and really give that extra bit of glam to the room.
TOS: What was your inspiration for your office makeover?
My inspiration started with painting the walls to match my business colours; dusty rose and pale gray. And from there, I sourced out everything else I’d need to make the office functional (like a desk for starters!) Since this is my first home office I had to buy everything from scratch. But in terms of the decor, I stay inspired with my cake stand collection, vintage treasures and personal aesthetic style.
TOS: How did you feel working in your office before your makeover?
Considering my former office was our living room couch (which actually has a permanent groove in it thanks to me) I think this is a really spectacular upgrade. I feel so lucky to sit at an actual desk now!
TOS: How did you feel working in your office AFTER your makeover?
Now that I have a designated work space I feel more official. I feel motivated and inspired on a daily basis and actually get more work done now that I’m not sitting in front of the television. Having an official work space has definitely made me feel more confident too, which is a bonus. When you’re your own boss and you work from home, it can be tough to feel like you have a sense of purpose. But this office has really helped me feel otherwise.
TOS: Do you feel it’s important to have an office/workspace you love in order to be happy at work/while working?
This was the number one reason I made over the bedroom in the first place. As a wedding stylist and blogger who works from home 98% of the time, it was extremely important to me to have a space that is conducive to the type of work I do. And this is also one of the reasons I have dubbed this room my girl cave versus my office. I want this space to feel like it is entirely my own, like it’s something I’ve created and can be proud of and I think I’ve done just that.
I’m a 25 year old wedding planner and stylist who also blogs at Hey Gorg full time. I live in western Michigan with my engineer husband and our Siamese kitty, Yurchenko. We both love travelling, interior design and open welcoming spaces and are currently searching for the perfect lot to build our first home on. Andrew thinks it’s only fair that in our new home he gets his own man cave; and I’m looking forward to an upgraded version of the space I have now! And a claw foot tub.
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