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Be inspired by Our Home Office Renovation

Working from home has become the norm in recent years, and it's more important than ever to create a space that makes you feel motivated and productive. We've been working on a few projects to create the perfect working environment, like closing off rooms and sprucing up office spaces. One of our recent projects was this beautiful home office. We had the space, but it needed a bit of love to make it beautiful.

If you’re looking to upgrade your home office, there are a few key steps to take to create a beautiful and functional workspace you’ll love. 

Northbrook Project

Office Renovation

Maximize storage with options like shelving, cabinets, closet systems and drawer organizers so everything has a designated place. Storage helps keep home offices tidy.


To make a statement, we started with these gorgeous moody built-ins. They span the entire wall and have a beautiful arched opening that showcases the stunning vertical white oak planks. The white oak feature also ties in beautifully above the fireplace. We opted for a two-tone design with high contrast, which we absolutely love. There is plenty of storage with the closed cabinets.


Put your unique stamp by accessorizing with favorite art, small plants, photos, stylish wastebasket, rug, comfortable chair, and inspiration boards.


It was important for the client to showcase their family pictures, books, and their children's artwork. We made sure to include open shelving to make that happen.


We even got to have some fun with the design by adding gorgeous hardware that matched the gold sconces. The hardware is by Top Knobs in the Honey Bronze finish. It really brought everything together and made the space feel cozy and welcoming.

We wrapped the rest of the walls in a beautiful wainscoting and painted them Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams. We're so excited with the results, because this upgrade really took our office to the next level, giving it a cozy and elegant feel like a true study. We also made sure to paint the casing around the windows to make it feel like it's part of the built-in design. These extra details are what makes these rooms stand out.

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Office wall detail

Proper home office lighting is essential. Make sure your space has adequate overhead lighting as well as task lighting for focusing on computer work. Consider adding things like large windows, skylights or track lighting.


We've added a few layers of lighting to really set the mood in the room. To create a focal point and add visual interest, we installed a large dome pendant over the desk. We also put up a single sconce over each arch in the built-in, and a coordinating double sconce in the seating area across the desk. It's amazing how these lighting fixtures, with their gold and black elements, bring everything together! Plus, the sconces have a really unique shape that gives the room a sleek, modern feel.

Finally, what home office would be complete without a cozy fireplace? Since we couldn't install a gas line, we decided to go for an electric fireplace by SimpliFire instead. It not only adds warmth, but it also creates a lovely ambiance lighting in the room.

Before Photos

Before Photos

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