Preppy Home Office

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Have you been thinking about giving your home office an update? These images may just motivate you to do that. You may recall my wonderful intern from the past two summers, Michaela. Last year she graduated from design school and has launched her own firm, Michaela Noelle Designs. I’m thrilled to share with you a project she recently debuted. It’s a preppy home office design for a mutual friend of ours that has two boys. Looking to have a girly space of her own, she hired Michaela to transform her catch-all office space into a room that’s fresh, feminine and beautifully organized.

preppy home office design

office before

We created four zones for the office: the bookshelf /scrapbooking supply area, the desk, window seat and bar cart we are calling our “craft cart”. Bar carts really are versatile! – Michaela

preppy home office // pinboard detail

The thing I love about my new office space is the way I feel when I go in there: peace and happiness! My old office made me crazy with all the clutter and disorganization. I love the Expedite unit with all the baskets and storage and finally somewhere to put all my scrapbooking albums! I also love the prints in my office, such a great idea, especially the LOVE one above my desk. – happy client

preppy home office // ikea shelving and stencil wallpreppy home officecraft cart // preppy home officevintage truck in window // preppy home office

I love that the vintage trunk was kept under the window. It’s softened with floor length West Elm drapery in a soft lattice pattern and a trio of throw pillows in navy velvet and a chinoiserie floral by Caitlin Wilson Textiles. If interested in knowing more product sources featured in this beautiful office, please visit Michaela’s blog!

Bravo Michaela! Love, love, love  it!

Happy decorating,


*images courtesy of Michaela Noelle Designs

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7 Responses to Preppy Home Office

  1. Mary Jo Miller January 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    I wondered where you found the white desk. Love the space.

  2. Lisa January 9, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    I love this office! The stenciled wall, the matching curtains, and the rattan baskets. Everything goes so well together. I could get a lot of work done in there:)

    • admin January 9, 2014 at 9:55 am #

      I agree! That wall turned out great. Thanks for dropping by. Xo Cristin

  3. Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists January 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    Beautiful! I love all the details, but really fell hard for the drapey curtains. That might be just the right solution for my living room. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • admin January 9, 2014 at 8:15 am #

      Love the drapery too – West Elm carries them 🙂 xo cristin

  4. Michaela January 8, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Thanks for sharing, my friend!! Lots of love xoxo

    • admin January 9, 2014 at 8:14 am #

      Congrats again! xo cristin