I don’t think I’d mind if I never left home again – as long as I got to curl up in my cozy multipurpose room.
For quite some time now, I’d felt as though my office no longer suited my taste. It was stark white with accents of rose gold and pink. It had abstract art and the emphasis was on fashion. Ever since my blog’s transition to “cozy lifestyle” – and the pandemic (which has turned me into a homebody monster) – I’ve realized that I needed a space that catered to those cozy desires.
I started scheming up some ideas and I originally wanted the theme to incorporate elements of blues and greens like the rest of my home. However, I quickly realized that I was much more drawn to neutrals and browns. These tones made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Not only that, but if I wanted to take at-home photos for my blog or bookstagram, having these colors available to me in my primary space made things much easier.
I’ve taken to calling this multipurpose room my “clofbrary” (closet + office + library). Of course, this is a bit of a goofy nickname that stemmed from the original title of “cloffice” (closet + office), but nonetheless, it has stuck and I think it quite suits the space. I’ll be sharing a little bit about each portion of this room and how it promotes a cozy lifestyle.
At the end of my workday, you’ll find me in this armchair, wrapped up in the blanket, either scrolling through Instagram or reading a book.
I’ve only just begun to really collect books. I’ve been a proud frequenter of the library since I was a little girl and I don’t see that changing any time soon. You won’t catch me purchasing a book until I’ve already borrowed it from the library, read it, loved it, and I’m certain I’ll read it again. Because of that money-saving habit, my bookshelves are still pretty sparse. However, they’re beginning to grow – and for the time being, my candles and knick-knacks fill up the empty spaces. Above the armchair, I’ve added the most beautiful prints from 88 Prints – a shop I found through bookstagram that I absolutely adore! They offer the coziest art (including an entire Gilmore Girls collection)!
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armchair | floor lamp | throw blanket | cross-leg reader print | blanket reader print | stars hollow print | bookish love print | bookshelves | coffee mug | saucer | 8oz bookish candles c/o Janzy Wax Co (ESPRESSO10 for 10% off) | Londons mug (ESPRESSO15 for 15% off) | 4oz bookish candles c/o Wicked Whimsy Co (ESPRESSO15 for 15% off) | Twilight dust jackets c/o The Bookish Shop (ESPRESSO5 for $5 off)
I didn’t want to fully erase the fashion part of my space, so this corner is made for outfit-planning, makeup trial-runs, and now… espresso-making.
I still have hopes to hang prints above the wardrobe rack and I’d like to put a faux plant or pampas grass next to the mirror. I am totally loving the cube shelves with the storage boxes and my espresso machine. I also decided to make it my little home café corner, since that’s the one thing I miss the most about pre-pandemic life: escaping to a café to work. Now, I brew myself a latte and cozy-up in this room with some coffeehouse jazz. It’s glorious.
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printed area rug | similar floor mirror | clothing rack | twinkle lights | wooden hangers | 8-cube shelf | cube storage boxes | espresso machine | a world of books print | coffee coffee coffee print | letterboard | sheer white curtains
Last, but certainly not least – where all The Espresso Edition magic happens: the office.
This is where you’ll find me for at least 8-12 hours on any given day. I created an inspirational (and caffeinated) gallery wall above my desk with the help of Desenio. I’ve now worked with them on three gallery walls in my home and I can’t recommend them enough. I love their wide selection of affordable prints and beautiful frames. Ever since this transformation, I’ve had a stronger desire to spend time in this room and at my desk, resulting in higher productivity. Sometimes all it takes is a little redecorating!
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desk drawers | desk tabletop | mini table lamp | artificial desk plant | phone/pen-holder || *beige balance print + caffe latte print + calm handwriting print + dried daisies print + bold lines no1 print + coffee type print c/o Desenio | 8oz bookish candles c/o Janzy Wax Co (ESPRESSO10 for 10% off)