Corner Office via Simply Grove

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Just ask and I’ll be the first to admit, working from home ain’t no joke. Of course there are perks…flexible hours, wearing pjs to the “office”, that kind of thing. But when it comes to staying focused and being productive, well, that’s another story. It’s just so easy to get distracted. And, all too often, one distraction leads to another.

That’s why I’ve made the commitment to work from a dedicated office space. Seriously, working in an area that is well-designed, inspirational, and equipped for the work you’re doing — it makes all the difference in the world. And it doesn’t even have to take up an entire room. If you’re tight on space, or simply wanting a minimal work area, the “corner office” is the perfect solution. The trick is that it has to be styled smartly. No clutter piles, tangled wires, and huge filing cabinets. I’m talkin’ clean and minimal, here…with maybe a few plants thrown in.

Corner Office via Simply Grove

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I love how this bright white workspace almost blends into the background. All the proportions, from the desk to the bookshelves, are slender and spare rather than heavy or clunky.

Corner Office via Simply Grove

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When I’m working in front of a computer for hours, window light is an absolute must. This well-lit corner space is so soothing and inviting. Everything has a very Scandinavian vibe, especially considering the simple furniture and neutral colors. A few plants add just the right touch of greenery.

Corner Office via Simply Grove

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Mid century pieces are a great way to keep things from feeling too “office-y”. Other textural elements, like a patterned rug and sheepskin throw, work equally as well in this type of space.

Corner Office via Simply Grove

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This built-in shelving and desk combo is absolute genius. It’s efficient, space saving, and beautifully designed. Yeah, I could work here.

Corner Office via Simply Grove

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Holy plant wall, Batman! This shelving design is so simple, yet completely amazing. Each shelf is styled with such fun art pieces and gorgeous greenery, you barely notice the computer screen hovering below. High fives all around.

Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor

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simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

There is one whole area of the studio that I use for photo shoots. I placed diamond wall panels from Wall Dimensions on the north side of that area. I wanted something that would give dimension to the white walls since the south side of that area is boring and has no furniture or decor. With a little styling of old and new pieces, it became a stylish wall.

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We’ve lived in our Bungalow for 7 months now and I’m finally settling in to my basement studio. We painted the entire room white a few months. And what a difference it made! I chose Sherwin Williams Extra White on the walls. It immediately created the ambiance that I need for this space.

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

I have 3 zones in my office. A sitting zone, working zone and photo shoot zone. I wanted a comfortable sitting area that was modern and stylish. This sofa and chair fit perfectly. IFN MODERN specialize in Mid Century Modern Reproduction Furniture with extremely high quality but at affordable prices. If you’re a fan of the Barcelona chair, they have you covered. Find other product links below.

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

simply grove studio via simply grove

Paint, Rug (vintage), Acrylic Table (similar), Blanket, Cage Light, Vintage Portrait Art (My MOM!), Plant Pot (vintage).

Tomorrow I will be showing you my working zone in the studio. See you soon!

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I Instagrammed my studio this week and got some inquiries about my desk. I’ve had this desk for a few years now and I’m just not getting tired of it. My father in law built the sawhorse legs and my husband built the top. We used Surface Skin from Blik to cover the desk top. Though it doesn’t offer storage. it offers all of the tabletop space that I need! Go here for a somewhat easy sawhorse desk DIY. If you’re not in the place to build one, Ikea has these leg options and tabletop options. Below are more sawhorse desks to feast your eyes on.

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