Office Makeover

I’m back and planning a huge update for my office! I’ve kind of been a bad blogger these last few weeks. I’ve been super busy with work, e-designs, and house projects. Plus, my sisters wedding is this weekend so I’ve been packing and getting ready for that. So exciting! However, I’ve been planning a little office makeover in my head for quite a few weeks now and wanted to share my plans…


Fixer Upper Inspired Office


Lately, I’ve been noticing a change in my style. I’ve finally figured out exactly what I like – light bright spaces with fresh simple modern decor and a hint of farmhouse. I’ve made some changes in the living room recently with a new rug, curtains, and a tv console update (sharing on the blog soon) and I absolutely feel like it is how the space should of been all along.



When I saw this episode of Fixer Upper I absolutely fell in love with the “her’s office”. Of course, I dreamed about the day I could have an entire room dedicated as my office, but just like with my dining room – why dream when I can make it happen with the space I already have?


modern farmhouse office


If you are new to the blog, my office space is actually an awkward angle in our hallway that was meant for cabinetry to create a linen area. When we were building our home, we couldn’t afford the cabinetry upgrade and now I’m so glad!


I am planning on keeping most of my existing decor & furniture – my desk, chair, lanterns, and glass vase. The biggest change will be adding shiplap and a cabinet. I love my simple open shelving, but they are just for decor. We need a place for our paper shredder, printer and office supplies.


Now with the blog, e-designs, and selling my beads I’m using this space more and more everyday. It needs to become practical and not just pretty. I plan on using a stock kitchen cabinet from Lowe’s that I will paint white to match the shiplap. I will build a custom door or modify one of the existing cabinet doors for the barn door track.


I have been thinking about making the sliding door with shiplap too. It might be tricky to line it up perfectly with the wall, but it would great if I can pull it off!


shiplap barn door


The cabinet will hide the uglies (printer and paper shredder) but I am putting a sliding cabinet door to keep one side open with pretty decor and accessories. Luckily, my friends at Rustica Hardware have mini track systems and the mini barn door track & hardware is the perfect size!


Ps. I totally got this idea from the ladies at Shanty to Chic but I’m modifying the cabinet (aka not building it myself) to fit my space.


Modern Farmhouse Office


I cannot wait to get started on this project! If you’re curious I’ve sourced all the times below in affiliate links, some of these items I have had for years and others I just picked up last week!


Nate Berkus Basket – discontinued
Nate Berkus Basket – discontinued



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5 Comment

  1. Reply
    Gloribell Lebron
    April 26, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Loving all the details you'll be adding to this office space. It is always nice to make ones area comfortable and to feel inspired while working. Love the idea of the mini sliding barn doors!

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      Allison • A House and A Dog
      April 27, 2016 at 4:13 am

      Thank you so much! I can't wait to share when it is all done 🙂

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    j k kitchen cabinets sarasota fl
    June 3, 2016 at 10:32 pm

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    Awesome! So glad you were inspired! Good luck! 🙂

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    May 20, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Are the shelves above he desk from Target, too?

    1. Reply
      May 20, 2017 at 8:22 am

      No, they are DIY!

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