This post was originally published in the spring of 2021, when we were still living at our townhome. That is where the photos were taken. Since moving into our house, my room looks very different, but the photos have not been updated to reflect that. However, the wording in this post has been altered to express where I currently am in my life.
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 a while, I 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 more of a homebody than I ever expected to become) – I 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 took to calling this particular multipurpose room in my old townhouse 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.
Modern Chic Home Office (what this room looked like before!) // How to Create a Master Bedroom Suite on a Budget (new home) // 3 Easy Ways to Transform an Old Kitchen (new home)
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.
At the time these photos were taken, I had 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 in these photos are still pretty sparse (*update: I now have three bookshelves filled almost entirely)! My candles and knick-knacks fill up the empty spaces that do exist. Above the armchair, I added the most beautiful prints from 88 Prints – a shop I found through bookstagram that I absolutely adore! They offer the coziest art.
shop the library
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 (ESPRESSO10 for 10% 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 absolutely loved the cube shelves with the storage boxes and my espresso machine. I decided to make it my little home café corner. When I began working on this space, it was mid-quarantine and I was desperately missing the ability to work in a coffee shop. This gave me the chance to perfect my latte skills at home and the smell that permeated the room was absolutely phenomenal. I loved to brew myself a latte and cozy-up in this room with some coffeehouse jazz.
shop the closet
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’d 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 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!