A Lovely Livings Home Office

Hello everyone! I hope your weekend was wonderfully lovely! It was a beautiful weekend here in Connecticut! We had crisp bright sunny days and cool starry nights. Just Perfect! In this post, I want to share my home office. It was suppose to be a walk-in pantry, but when my husband and I built the house, we decided to make it a toy room for our then two children. Four children later, we moved the toys to the attic and changed it to my home office. We added wood file and drawer cabinets, matching custom shelves and a coat rack to the room. Then, we fitted it with wall to wall counters. It’s small, but the layout works great as an office! The room is very convenient, being right off the kitchen.

I like having my design books right at my disposal, along with other important journals and magazines. Whenever I need design ideas or some inspiration, they are right there!DSC_0156

The ribbon memo board, seen here on the left was put into an antique gold frame. I wanted it to appear larger in size and look more expensive than it did. Framing the board created that look. DSC_0172

The angel wings and birdcage memo holder are the newest additions to my office.DSC_0192

The “Sandra Kuck” limited addition print was moved here from a bedroom. Isn’t it adorable! It’s one of my favorite of hers! (I love the kitten playing with the ballet slipper ribbon ties.)


I had a regular cork board I bought at Staples put into an antique gold frame. (The same as the ribbon memo board.) It’s where I pin up my ideas and inspirations for my blog. I like to use memo and cork boards in my design. They help to keep you organized and fill the walls with elements that add form and function. The coat rack was added to the design for interest and function as well. It is very practical, especially during the winter when it holds sweaters and coats. The office is right by the back door and the rack gives us another place to hang things. Staying tidy is a must with a family of five kids! Right now, it is holding a few of my favorite aprons.

The floral arrangement displays a few of the roses from my garden and the peonies from my Moms’. I just planted my own peony plants in my yard this spring and I can’t wait till they are full of blooms in a few years!


My cat loves to keep me company while I’m on my computer blogging, paying bills or reading other blogs. “Girly”, as I like to call her, is always at my side!


Thanks for visiting today and as always, have a Lovely day!



  1. Oh i love your office space. It is perfect and you have it decorated so beautifully too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  2. It’s a lovely office and off the kitchen would be a perfect spot. There’s nothing like having your very own space, is there? I love how you put the corkboard in a frame. And I love Sandra Kuck, too. I’ve enjoyed visiting you today! ~Pamela

  3. Thanks Pamela! It’s great having my office right off the kitchen. I’m able to get a lot done and still be close to any activity going on in the kitchen! Thanks for the visit today!
    LuAnn 😉

  4. What a great idea to turn a built-in pantry into an office. You have so many great organization things…cork board, ribbon board, hooks on the board…


    1. Thanks Judith! It works great as my office! I do like to have as many organizing things as possible. It definitely keeps my world together.
      Thank you for visiting my post!
      LuAnn 😉

  5. I never would have thought of using my walk-in pantry as an office. It looks like such a convenient, cozy spot. I love how you’ve decorated it. It’s lovely to have such a beautiful spot for oneself, isn’t it? I’m new here, visiting from Anything Blue Friday.

    1. Hi Deborah! Thank you for the lovely comments on my office. It’s wonderful to have my own place where I can shut the door, lock it, if need be and work or relax. It’s small, but functions great!
      Thanks for viewing my post!
      LuAnn 😉

  6. It’s so important to love your space and your office is so inspiring, I know you must love being there! ox Thanks so much for linking at Twirl and Take a Bow!

  7. It looks fantastic! Pinned! Thanks for stopping by our party last week! We are tickled to have you. Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. LuAnn what a clever and great idea to turn the walk in pantry as your office. You have made it such a cozy place! Love the way you framed things to make them more elegant! I have that same birdcage display unit hanging in my bedroom. It was a gift from one of my friends and I love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC. You should link this to where woman create on July 12th. If you don’t know about it there is a link on my sidebar.

  9. Luann – how awesome is that to have your own office space that you can decorate and accessorize exactly how you’d like! Such a smart idea to use a walk-in pantry and it looks like it’s just the right size for what you need. Thanks so much for linking up to Best of the Nest!

    1. Hi Kris! It is pretty awesome to have my own office! I’m very fortunate I was able to use this space for this purpose. Thank you for the lovely comment and for viewing my post!
      LuAnn 😉

  10. Very Nice! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

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