7 Cheap and Easy Home Office Improvements

Working from home can be a curse and a blessing. The curse part is that you're at home and home things are always beckoning you away from work, and vice versa. One sure thing is that if you have a room to call your own, you need to make it an attractive and efficient space where you want to spend time. And if you've just blown the budget on a new furnace, don't worry, these tricks cost practically nothing. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Worktops and Desks You Can Make Yourself!

 created at: 01/16/2012

Whether you’re crafting, blogging, drawing, or drafting, we’ve got the DIY desk for you.  Check out ten of our faves below and let us know which worktop has you worked up!   



1. The legs of an old treadle sewing machine make for a pretty great base on this DIY desk! See more on Emmas Designblogg.

2. A beat up street find got a second life as the drawer unit for this mod desk! Check out how it was done over on Manhattan Nest. Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Modern Home Offices!

created at: 01/11/2012

It’s office month here at Curbly again (can you believe it’s already been a year??  My goodness…) and we’re excited to kick things off with a roundup of some of our favorite modern home offices across the web!  So put your inspiration pants on, kids.  This one’s going to be a doozy.   



1. This may very well be my dream office, you guys… I love everything about this office!  See more on Dwell.

created at: 01/11/2012

2. Scandinavian and dreamy is what I call this light-filled space.   Continue Reading

Before & After: A Soft and Serene Office Makeover!

created at: 01/02/2012

Wedding photographer Christa Elyce’s home office lacked focus and creative energy, something she felt embarrassed about when meeting with clients.  But, with the help of a stylist and a few money-saving tricks, she was able to transform this space into a true reflection of her personality and artistic vision!  Check it out below!   



created at: 01/02/2012

This soft and serene palette matches Christa’s photographic style perfectly, while the romantic English garden-inspired decor helps create a tangible reflection of her brand’s identity.   Continue Reading

1912 Home Office Makeover

From utterly inspirational 1912 Bungalow comes another labor of love. This time it’s the bungalow’s home office. The ‘before’ proves that old axiom about renovation: things always get worse before they get better. In this case, the worse was the condition of the plaster walls after removing the wallpaper. Ultimately, all the suffering was worth while according to Heather and David, the lucky bungalow’s owners. Take a look (and, yes, they added double doors to the closet):

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Before & After: A Bright and Sunny Office Redo!

created at: 05/09/2011

This small home office was in a sad, styleless state with its pale blue walls, uninspired flooring, and a mishmash of furniture.  The after is anything but!  

created at: 05/09/2011

Though small, this space gets ample sunlight, a feature that homeowner Kim Johnson (of Desire to Inspire fame) wanted to emphasize with white floors, walls, and ceilings.  To make her home office even brighter, she added a collection of colorful furniture and accessories.  The combination of stark white and bold hues results in what may be one of the cheeriest home offices ever! Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes of Curbly.com: Capree’s Whole-Home Office

created at: 01/25/2011

In the final days of our “Work_____” series, we thought it was only fair to give you a tour of the offices, studios, and desks of the folks that make Curbly happen. So, have a peek at the spaces where our articles are researched and written, photos shot and edited, mistakes made, things learned, and the DIY community built.

created at: 01/30/2011
Name: Capree Kimball
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

What sort of activities or projects do you work on in this space?
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Home Office Makeover: Clean and Colorful

created at: 01/27/2011

We all have a room like this (or had one at some point): small, dark, and, let’s face it, a bit grim.  For whatever reason, these rooms are always destined to become home offices.  It’s just their nature.  Fortunately, with clever storage solutions and a bright color scheme they can become…  

created at: 01/27/2011

…this!  By incorporating a color scheme of white, grey, and yellow (and more white), Alicia Parsons of Akimbo Stationery turned her home office into a light-filled sanctuary. Continue Reading

Restyle a Highboy for Office Filing

Rather than a Before and After, I’d like you to start thinking beyond the expected furniture reuse of this Highboy. Most would automatically think of it as a bedroom piece, but when I saw the restyled look, I knew it could be tricked out for office use.

The wood was prepared as you would expect. The front image is a printed vinyl which has become a favorite of Think Contemporary, an Irish interior design consulting company. Continue Reading