Apartment tour: My office corner

Ever since I left my job and became a freelancer, I started to feel the need of having a corner dedicated to working. I’m a messy person, I have a 2 seconds attention span, and my mind is constantly restless. I jump from one task to another, I work lying the bed, sitting on the floor, sometimes in my kitchen, I need to move, walk around, talk with myself... 🙈
This keeps me inspired but KILLS my productivity so when I need to focus and step back, that's what my office corner is for.

When we moved in this apartment, I knew I had to do something about these ugly looking built-in cabinets in our bedroom. The room is quite big and airy and we wanted to make this corner more functional. Me and my husband sanded all surfaces and applied generous amounts of white paint. We removed some cabinet doors and added spotlights.  I am so happy with how it turned out!


I can't tell you how much I like this corner! It is so cozy and has the most beautiful views of the park, especially at night when all the buildings light up! The desk is not huge so I try to keep the surface as clutter-free as I can.


This little corner is where I relax when I lack of ideas or I just simply need a break.  It's comfortable yet uncomfortable which is good, so I don't get lazy and stay there all day! I have some magazines and books that I like to browse through (mainly just looking at the pictures 😁) 


When I'm doing DIYs or other things that require a lot of space I use my dining room but for quick things I have this little space here. It's perfect when I just need to cut some cardboards or scan something.


I have two of these hanging wire grids were I clip photos I took with my friends and pictures that remind me of good times. I like to collect those memories and keep them close where I can see them every day!


Things started being very busy in the past months and I wanted to get a white board to write things down but then I decided to use my windows instead! I now have a four months planner that is incredibly useful. I traced the layout with a sharpie (you can remove that with regular rubbing alcohol), and I'm using post-its so that I can easily reschedule and plan all my tasks and appointments.


I'm a big fan of  frames and pictures, and I wanted to have some fun and inspirational quotes around me. I made designed these few posters and you can download them here or by clicking the button below.


*All the printables are A4 size.
You can print them on any size as long as the aspect ratio is the same ( such as A5, A3 etc.)


comments (19)

Millennial Shatterbelt
June 14, 2017 Reply

I love how it turned out! I am thinking about doing the same in my office, can you share how much time it took to redecorate the "ugly corner" ahaha ?

Thank you, and great work btw!


Navigating Adulthood (@NavAdulthood)
June 16, 2017 Reply

I love the idea of a resting corner- what a great way to get a little relaxation in when work gets super stressful/frustrating

Ginger Marie
June 19, 2017 Reply

OMG! Girl you are talented! This is SUCH a cute space! Meanwhile, I still have a painting leaned up against my desk because I'm not so great at hanging things lol

June 24, 2017 Reply

Vanessa, your office corner looks beautiful!! great transformation from the bulky wooden thing to the clean, nordic white space. i love it!! can imagine that this corner lets your creativity flow 😊😘

btw: i always love to see how creative people live, i find this so inspiring! I'll check out the kitchen post now 😉

saludos drom barcelona 😘

June 27, 2017 Reply

Love the neon sign! Where did you get it?
Searching google was no help at all..thanks.
Tremendous job you and your husband did
on your renovation. Nice and minimal like
your blog. Design is everything.

Debojit Chakraborty
August 19, 2017 Reply

Girl you are talented! This is awesome and looked cute as well as innovative.

August 19, 2017 Reply

Pictures are awesome and so your ideas. Love to read your post.

Saint Facetious
August 19, 2017 Reply

I've made a little corner in my place too. But what a great idea to add a little resting space!

Jeannine Dippenaar
August 19, 2017 Reply

What a great little corner you have. I like the bright and the openness with all the white. Mine is a mess, but just got motivated to go an sort it out ;)

August 19, 2017 Reply

Looks so pretty and neat. I love it!

August 19, 2017 Reply

OMG the places look so clean and sophisticated love them

Shelby @ For The Love of Paws
August 19, 2017 Reply

That looks SO nice and sleek!! Definitely the perfect work place.

Kori Evans
August 20, 2017 Reply

I am inlove!!! #officegoals!!!

August 21, 2017 Reply

You have such a neat and clean work place! Love your ideas you're stuff are very well organized.


    Valentina | ForeignRooftops
    August 26, 2017 Reply

    Thank you so much Pammy!

August 22, 2017 Reply

I love your home office! It looks very organized. With all that white, I'd have a big mess. It's really beautiful though!

Elizabeth O
August 22, 2017 Reply

Wow! pretty awesome ideas and decor.. It's such a wonderful thing to work in an awesome office like that.. Great job.!

August 24, 2017 Reply

You are really talented ! I mean everything look so good and has such a nice synced vibe.

    Valentina | ForeignRooftops
    August 26, 2017 Reply

    Thank you so much!

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