When deciding where to place a desk for myself in our house, I knew it had to be something that I could have a lot of storage and space for my computer. My husband works from home, so we decided that he should get the primary office space and I would create something that I can have access to when I need it and be stored away when I don't. In doing some research on Pinterest, I found a lot of ideas and was inspired by the closet office idea. I decided that the best space would be the closet in my husband's office.
The first thing I did was to paint the walls. If I was going to stare at a wall while I was in there, might as well make it pretty! The color is actually a mixture of 3 paint samples that we got when trying to decide what color to pain the Great Room. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised of the color, it is a nice blue gray without being too dark. We liked the color so much that we also painted our half bath with the same paint color!
I made a quick shopping trip to Target and got a few floating shelves to store my supplies and books. My husband bought me this desk from Overstock.com as a present. I like that it is nice and simple with a touch of metal. On the right hand side I got the file organizer from Home Goods and on the left hand side I have a photo hanger that I bought several years ago at Pier One. The rest of the accessories where all stuff that I had before in different rooms of the house. I always make it a habit to "shop" around my house first before buying accessories. I find that helps me give old pieces new life!
Do you have a closet office? Send me your pictures of your creation!