New pieces for my home office

A home office

Ever since we moved into our new build home 6 months ago, one of my favourite functional rooms (aside from the playroom) has been my home office. Oh, I love it. I adore being able to have a space that is solely for my writing and creativity – it definitely helps having a separate space away from the rest of the home, that is free from distraction.

I write in there a lot during the week and use it a great deal in the evenings too, once the children are in bed. I can also keep our home files and folders in here, as well as the technology and ALL the charging wires that go with them!

I realised recently that most of the images that I have been pinning on Pinterest, via my board ‘dream home offices’ have been fairly neutral. Very modern, simple, chic and minimalist. White…with a hint of glamour. And I do like a home office to look and appear tidy and neat.

Follow mummy of boy girl’s board Dream home office on Pinterest.

And so, thoroughly inspired by Pinterest (who isn’t??) when I was in pursuit of a new office chair – I decided to go with a white, padded one. This executive one from Wayfair is gorgeous and I am so happy with it. It looks so stylish and trendy and really compliments my desk and the colour scheme. Yet is really comfortable. The mid-back height is fine, and I don’t feel as though I am slouching despite this. I am sitting back in the seat and it is very comfortable. The height adjusts too, which is handy when my tall Husband wants to sit down and use the iMac! I even assembled it myself when it arrived! Very easy!

Our home office - a new chair Home office A new chair for our home office Home office - for the family

An office also needs to be practical as well as looking good too. Let’s be honest. And so storage is therefore essential to any home study – keeping files and paperwork out of sight and ordered is really important. This brilliant trolley 3-drawer filing cabinet from Wayfair is perfect. It sits nicely underneath the white desk that my clever Hubby built me, and can be placed on wheels too – for easy moving whenever I need to put it somewhere else. It has made a big difference to keeping a tidy home office already!

Storage for a home office Home office storage

There is now absolutely NO excuse not to meet all my monthly deadlines and get as creative as possible, is there?

Love, Jess x

Please note: this post was written in collaboration with Wayfair.

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Jess Soothill

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  1. January 17, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Love it!! I never even got to take pics of my office before it got filled with kitchen bits for the remodel in there :/ this makes me long to get back in!! x

    • Jess
      January 18, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Oh no!!! Hope the office comes back soon 🙂 I bet it looks amazing xx

  2. January 17, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Looks lovely and your have a very chic Pinterest board going on! Love the photos of you and your twins! x

    • Jess
      January 18, 2016 / 9:58 am

      Thank you lovely 🙂 I do like a bit of white in there! Really happy with the new things xx

  3. January 18, 2016 / 5:17 am

    I’m so jealous! I’d love a clean separate space to write. I’m also a bit in love with your jumper – where is it from?! x

    • Jess
      January 18, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thank you!! It is from New Look – so cosy and warm!! xx

  4. January 18, 2016 / 10:03 am

    That’s a gorgeous chair and looks like it really complements the rest of your office. Love your jumper too, so perfect for this weather!

    • Jess
      January 18, 2016 / 11:04 am

      Thank you lovely, and I need it at the moment with the cold spell!!! xx

  5. January 18, 2016 / 11:11 am

    I love the chair, it’s gorgeous. I wish I would have a little space of my own for writing, maybe I should make it my mission to create one. xx

    • Jess
      January 18, 2016 / 11:37 am

      Oh I do recommend it – it does help! Nice and quiet! xx

  6. January 18, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Love is Jess I would adore a little office or office space I would be coming to you with some tips on decor when that day does come haha! xx

    • Jess
      January 18, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you! I like to hide away in there and sometimes spend nearly the whole day working away in my room!!! xx

  7. January 18, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Wayfair have a great range, don’t they? I could stay in their site for hours. I like your choices.

    • Jess
      January 18, 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Such great choice, for every taste too. I think they might just sell everything you could want ha ha! xx

  8. January 20, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Oh i just love that chair, it is exactly to my taste. I like things to be tidy too, that’s why I can’t do shabby chic to save my lefe. Thank you for hosting x

    • Jess
      January 20, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Same here. I have realised that contemporary makes me feel so happy 🙂 xx

  9. January 20, 2016 / 9:46 am

    I want that chair!It’s all beautiful. I’d love a home office, too, and have a Pinterest board dedicated to the dream, all white and neat with splashes of colour here and there. One day, I’ll get one!

    • Jess
      January 20, 2016 / 10:00 am

      I hope you do! I can highly recommend it 🙂 Thanks love x

  10. January 20, 2016 / 10:21 am

    I’ve been pinning home office ideas like mad too – so now following your board to steal/pin some more! Love your new items from Wayfair, will have a look on there when I finally get round to doing mine! (I’m not being lazy, I just have to pluck up the courage to ask my landlady to remove a massive wardrobe from the spare bedroom) #HomeEtc

    • Jess
      January 20, 2016 / 10:48 am

      Good luck! Hope you get that removed soon and get your lovely new office 🙂 xx

  11. Kara
    January 20, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    I need a chair like this, I am currently on an old dining chair and so uncomfortable – looks lovely x

    • Jess
      January 20, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks! I used to do that too – now I forever swinging around 😉 xx

  12. January 20, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    The chair is fab! I miss my old swivel chair – my mum claimed it as her own when I moved out after my latest stint back home. But I did so enjoy spinning… 🙂 #HomeEtc

    • Jess
      January 20, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      Oh no!!! I love this one – so swish 😉 xx

  13. January 20, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Ooh I love it! I always find that desk chairs are a little hit and miss but this one looks super comfortable as well as stylish. I do love Wayfair. Enjoy! #HomeEtc xx

    • Jess
      January 21, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      Thanks lovely! So happy with it and really great choice xx

  14. January 20, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    I’ve got that chair, good choice 😉 I think white in a modern office adds a bit of glamour too!

    • Jess
      January 21, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      Ooooh Nancy you have made my day! I must be stylish now!! xx

  15. January 20, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    All these blogger offices I’m seeing lately, you’re making me jealous! We have no room for one, but if I did, I would so get that chair, it looks really stylish and comfy xx

    • Jess
      January 21, 2016 / 2:21 pm

      Thanks lovely! Am loving a bit of style for my little room! xx

  16. January 20, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    I do love that chair – and loving all the white. It’d definitely encourage me to be tidy – well to start with – isn’t it funny how a colour can do that? Thanks for hosting #homeetc xx

    • Jess
      January 21, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks, and I know what you mean! The white is quite a tidy colour! xx

  17. January 21, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I love that chair! Your office is so neat and tidy too! Jemma x

    • Jess
      January 21, 2016 / 1:58 pm

      Ha ha! I do like to work in a neat area! xx

  18. January 21, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    That chair is fabulous – I’m after a new office chair as our current one is too low and I have to have a booster seat made from cushions! It makes me feel like a toddler. Your office is lovely and neat, I wish mine was as tidy! Becky x #HomeEtc

    • Jess
      January 21, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Thanks lovely! I feel as though I made such a good decision – I did swoon when it arrived ha ha xx

  19. January 21, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    What a beautiful space to work in, I would love a white room with no clutter just for me! The chair looks really comfy, but really stylish too. I really should sort out my desk, as he drawers have filling bars in so I could get really organised and get some filing pockets. However they are currently just filled up with paper and bits!

    • Jess
      January 22, 2016 / 8:28 am

      I love a good sort out! Good luck xx

  20. January 21, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Love it! I absolutely can’t wait to get started on my office. It’s a strange shape and has a sloping floor (hello caster wheels, goodbye desk) but I see it as a challenge! I love the sleek simplicity of your home office, perfect for getting away to. #HomeEtc

    • Jess
      January 22, 2016 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you and enjoy doing yours!! xx

  21. January 21, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Aaah I LOVE that pic of you and the littles!!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! WOW — your new office is lovely Jess! I absolutely cannot WAIT until mine is finished! I’ve been dreaming about it for so long! Such a glamorous office chair — it’s fabulous. I have a kneeling chair at my desk — it’s not very sexy but it’s VERY comfortable! I might give it a face lift when I’ve got time — maybe paint it and give it a new fabric seat. Thanks for being the bestest cohost ever 🙂 xxxx #HomeEtc

    • Jess
      January 22, 2016 / 8:27 am

      Ahhh I cannot wait to see your new home office I know how long you’ve been wanting one! xx

  22. January 23, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    Jealous! My office is also the playroom, dining room and stock room. and desperately needs a makeover! Beautiful photos too

    • Jess
      January 23, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Hope you manage to work ok in your shared space xx

  23. January 26, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I was sure I had already commented on this, but I must have got sidetracked. Love that chair, I would love a proper office space, I have created a desk space but its nothing like having a proper office. Love the new blog layout too x

    • Jess
      January 26, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Ahh your space is fab and you’ve done a super job! Thank you – still working on that today!! xx

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