Hey friends! I’m seriously so happy that you’re here today! If you’re visiting from Life on Virginia Street thank you so much for stopping by! Today I’m sharing where we work and play as part of the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours hosted by Lindsay of the White Buffalo Styling Co. This tour’s theme is “Work and Play” and thirty different bloggers will be sharing their work and play spaces!
Working from home full time most people assume that I work from an office. The truth is that I actually don’t even have an office, and spend most of my time working from this amazing leather chair! Some days it actually feels like a dream that I get to wear my yoga pants, listen to Pandora, and sip iced coffee while I work.
Being that my workspace is in the middle of our living room, I had to get creative when it came to office storage. I didn’t want the space to look or feel like an office, but I needed it to function as one.
In order to have everything I need within a few feet, I created this cabinet office space in our built in cabinets under the tv. These cabinets house my printer/scanner, electronics, files, office supplies, and everything else I need to work 100% from home. Most days while I work these cabinet doors are open, but I love that when I’m done it’s easy to hide away like a typical living room. This method actually keeps me from having piles on a desk, and helps me to be more productive!
If you’ve been following along since we purchased this house, you might notice the new rug in this room. I absolutely love the way that it warms up the space, and I love the subtle geometric pattern it has.
My favorite thing about our living room is all of the natural light that pours in from windows on both sides. Often when the boys are playing in the yard I’ll switch over to our Mid Century Armchairs and work from there so that I can watch them play.
Over in the back corner of the room my sewing machine hides in a vintage sewing cabinet. It actually rises up and pops through the top, and I usually just pull a dining chair over to sew.When I’m not sewing, I love how it hides away and appears to just be a typical wood cabinet. Don’t you just love those ceramic hanging planters that I picked up from my favorite shop Revisions?!
Not only is this room my workspace, but it’s also where the boys spend most of their time playing.
See in the cabinets on the other side of the fireplace we keep all of their games, puzzles, and art stuff. This means that this room sees a lot of action. Whether it’s homework, coloring time, or a game night, everything they need is right here in these cabinets.
**This post contains affiliate links** I managed to catch a few shots of a pick-up game of the Sneaky Squirrel game. As you can see it got very intense.
This game actually started while I was over working from my chair, but I couldn’t resist snapping a few pics.
As you can see my six year old Mason really likes to celebrate his wins!
Sometimes being a “work at home mom” feels impossible, and the interruptions seem to outweigh the work that actually gets done. Most days though, I thank God for giving me the opportunity to always be there for my boys. It was 4.5 years ago that I quit my full time career to stay at home. I never would have imagined that blogging from home would give me the opportunity to contribute financially to our household.
If you thought that a home office was necessary part of working from home, I hope this post has encouraged you to think of where you could carve out a little bit of storage space instead. I also hope that it’s inspired you to create a space that your family can play together, bringing toys and games into your everyday living space. The next space in this great tour is over at Our Storied Home, you’re going to love the space she’s created!
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out where we work and play! If you’d like to see how other bloggers work and play I’m attaching the links for all of the other days of the tour!