My mission was clear: give my home office a makeover and turn it in to a slice of interior heaven that includes both a wardrobe and a work space. A room I can get dressed in in the morning, proudly display my most beloved items and finish up on some work from time to time. A personal space that feels like me.
Lots of white. A cozy rug. A hint of Scandinavia. Industrial influences. Those are a few of the keywords I focussed on. Like it was meant to be, around that same time I got in touch with one of the most awesome online interior shops I know: wonen met LEF.
A big home office makeover!
After talking in person, wonen met LEF and I excitedly decided to team up for this project. Since it has one of the most on-point and elaborate interior selections I’ve come across online, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. Falling in love with everything while browsing – from a sheepskin rug to metal barstools, to industrial nightstands, neon letters and pillows in graphic patterns. Drool!
Now I should say I am glowing with excitement because I simply couldn’t wait to share this article with you. Are you ready? Let’s go! *insert Ty Pennington voice*
Starting with the big closet
The white wooden lockers is without a doubt the main interior ingredient of this big makeover. It’s clean and minimal yet has a slight industrial edge to it. It’s everything I wanted for a closet, really. With a huge part on the left to hang clothes, a bunch of floorboards and three sliding drawers at the bottom. The custom made desk and clothing rack made from industrial pipes were already there, and the locker balanced everything out nicely.
After I got the essentials down, it was time to add a personal touch to my ‘Yara’ room. I mixed vintage items (like my metal barstool) with pieces I’ve loved for years (like the wooden hand, fashion magazines, desk made by Edwin van Meel, the little lamp and my white garden rack for postcards) and added unique finds by Wonen met LEF.
Personalizing my work & wardrobe room
What items I selected to accessorize and add character? Obviously the wooden locker ate the biggest chunk of my budget – although it’s reaaaally reasonably priced for a wardrobe closet this size. I then proceeded to pick my accessories wisely and wallet friendly.
A small rug, like the one in my office, adds a pop of color for under twenty euros. I selected a can with a ‘C’ on it by legendary brand Nicolas Vahé and while the letter C officially stands for Coffee I totally pretend it’s for CHAPTER FRIDAY. The wooden calendar is a unique twist on an otherwise boring office staple. And the one ‘splurge’ went to the wooden cart on wheels that I couldn’t stop thinking about. I reasoned that it’s not just pretty but functional too, as it will store folded garments or work papers.
I honestly can’t tell you how happy it makes me to have this special place in my home. And I love showing you this because I feel like this inspiration, as well as some of the specific items I’ve worked with, can be applied to so many homes. You’d just need a tiny corner in your home to create a desk, and many of these items can endlessly be rotated between rooms – like a sheepskin rug or metal stool.
Items you see in my work & wardrobe room by Wonen met LEF
Wooden locker by LEF collections (399,00), Wooden calendar by Housedoctor (24,95), Storage can with a C Nicolas Vahé (7,95), Printed rug by Housedoctor (small 17,50), Wooden pallet case on wheels by Housedoctor (75,00), Sheepskin rug (Here’s a similar one. Contemplating getting the black one now, so unique!), Cool drinks water bottle by Nicolas Vahé (3,95), Paper bag Le sac en papier (8,95)
I hope this article is as fun to read as it was to create. And I’d love to hear what piece in these pictures you’re most fond of, as I know many of you are big interior fans!
Photos: Liselotte Fleur