Up until about a month ago, our home office was hands down the most disastrous room in our house. I had long since resigned myself to working from the dining table or kitchen counter because the clutter had gotten so out of hand, but Will and I decided that the new year was the perfect time to get our home office in working order. You may have heard other bloggers use the word “cloffice” to describe a space that functions as both a closet and an office and this room definitely does double duty to address our storage needs. I’m so happy with how it turned out!

home depot closet system in design darling home office

design darling wedding shoes in acrylic box

design darling rory in home office

We turned to The Home Depot for a number of storage solutions in this space, starting with this closet system wall unit that has both hanging rods and shelving. (I actually love going to the store but they’re now offering free shipping on online orders over $45!) I’ve been using it to store handbags and plan out outfits for upcoming trips — it’s so nice to have a dedicated space for that that isn’t in our bedroom. I know not everyone has a spare wall for extra clothing and accessories storage, but what’s great about this unit is that you can actually adjust the width to fit within a regular closet.

martha stewart living file cabinet from home depot

design darling home office jewelry trays

home office with two desks on design darling

The next storage solution is this file cabinet, also from The Home Depot. My husband could live happily ever after surrounded by mountains of papers but it drives me crazy. Giving him a designated piece of furniture to house and sort all his papers means better organization for him and out of sight, out of mind for me. Win-win! I think my next project will be to swap out the white knobs for fun hardware like these or these.

martha stewart living closet system from home depot

design darling home office with martha stewart living closet system

I have to take a second to rave about this jute rug — it was well under $200 for the 8′ x 10′ size and the quality is fantastic. I was a little nervous about the texture but it’s soft enough to walk on in bare feet and you can’t tell the difference between this and some of the more expensive rugs in our house. Fun fact: the walls and floors in this room are crazy crooked (our house was built in 1883 and for some reason it really shows its age in here!) and the rug really helps anchor the furniture, both visually and literally.

design darling home office

clear lamp filled with shells on design darling

keepsakes boxes in design darling home office

The oversized desks (which are actually dining tables) came from my office/warehouse when we lived in Dallas and it seemed silly to replace two perfectly good work surfaces with two new desks. We rearranged the furniture until we could fit both of them in this small room and Will has three monitors on his desk so the generous size actually works pretty well for us for now!

how to display wedding shoes on design darling

acrylic box for wedding shoe display

safavieh clear fillable lamp with shells

One last little detail is this clear fillable lamp, which I filled with seashells from Nantucket and Naples. I’ve been collecting shells for years and years without any proper way to display them, so getting to look at my collection while I work makes me so happy!

The Home Depot closet system (also available with drawers)

The Home Depot file cabinet (see the rest of the Martha Stewart Living collection here)

The Home Depot jute rug  //  The Home Depot fillable lamp

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  1. Wonderful decoration for the home office. These tips are more helpful for me and eager to design the house. A perfect idea to design any office with this awesome furniture. I need some best drafting chairs for my new home office. Your explanation helps me more.

  2. Gorgeous, as always.

    Where did you get the waste bin? Trying to find a cute one has been the bane of my existence.

  3. Haha, I, too, could live happily ever after surrounded by mountains of papers but it drives my husband crazy, naturally. One of my favorite one-liners to use with him is “transcend the clutter” so just leaving that here in case it helps fellow messy people out there 😉 Beautiful room!

  4. Where are your chairs from? I’m in desperate need of an office chair for my home office and am having the hardest time finding one that’s aesthetically pleasing! Thank you!

  5. Beautiful! Love how the space came together!! Can you share where you purchased the jewelry trays? I am in desperate need of an organization solution for my jewelry. Thank you!