Home Office Makeover

Freshen up your home office with stylish decorating tips from designer Caitlyn Waite.

Well…here we are! A few weeks in to quarantine life and most of us are finding ourselves working from home. I’m currently in an apartment so my desk area is my breakfast table, but it got me thinking… I don’t know what your home office set up is right now, but why not give you four different work from home looks that you can totally create yourself from the comfort of your own home! I also wanted to highlight some incredible local artists and galleries and some of my favorite small businesses while doing these looks. Let’s get to work!

The first look is totally worth “blushing” over. Local highlights include one of artist Sarah Otts’ incredible prints. A mirror from a favorite local shop of mine, M.A. Simons, and a desk you can purchase from me at Cait Waite Designs. I also love incorporating some Susan Gordon Pottery. She isn’t local, but she is an Alabama girl based out of Birmingham, and I love supporting her!

Rug – Can be purchased through me and comes in multiple sizes! Email [email protected] for more info
Art work – Lelia, 24×18 print, Sarah Otts Gallery
Mirror – M.A. Simons, 251-479-4350
Pin board – Pottery Barn Teen
Wall Sconce – Rejuvenation
Desk – Email [email protected] for purchasing information
Desk Chair – Pottery Barn Teen
Acrylic Gold Stapler – Crate and Barrel
Acrylic Gold Tape – Russell and Hazel
Susan Gordon Watercolor Flourish Vase – Shown in Light Blue

Look number two is for my minimalistic Bohemian vibe lovers out there! This look highlights downtown Mobile’s Sophiella Gallery, specifically artist Augusta Wilson.

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Rug – Lulu and Georgia
Pin board – Ballard Designs
Artwork – Sophiella Gallery
Desk – Email [email protected] for purchasing information
Desk Lamp – West Elm
Desk Chair – CB2
Desk Organizer – Anthropologie, shown in bronze

Look number three is more of a traditional setup featuring soft and subtle blues and greens. This space features art from my friends over at Ashland Gallery. Artist Kate Seawell’s florals are the perfect transitional pieces for any room. Additionally, this board showcases beautiful Erika Powell Textiles and one of my favorite rug/lamp sources, Caitlin Wilson Design.

Rug – Caitlin Wilson Emma Rug in French Blue
Calendar – Pottery Barn
Pin Board – Pottery Barn
Artwork – Kate Seawell purchased through Ashland Gallery
Lamp – Caitlin Wilson
Desk – Ballard Designs
Desk Chair – RH Teen
Pillow – Erika Powell Envelope Stripe in Ochre
Desk Accessories – RH Teen

The last look is for all my color lovers out there. If you want an office that has a fun pop to be creative in, look no further! This space features two Sophiella Gallery local artists, Joy Gardner and Kimberly Zukley. The rug and table lamp can be purchased through yours truly! For the final touches, the girls at Sarah Otts Gallery have so many fun happy vases that would look great on this desk.

Rug – Email [email protected] for purchasing info
Bottom Lemon Art – Kimberly Zukley
Top Art – Joy Gardner, Sophiella Gallery
Pin board – Pottery Barn Teen
Desk lamp – Email [email protected] for purchasing info
Desk – Anthropologie
Desk chair – Anthropologie
Card holder – Anthropologie
Clipboard – Rifle Paper Company for Anthropologie

Every great home office has a good work surface, comfy desk chair, a table lamp or task lamp, things that inspire you, and a pin board or calendar to help keep you organized. Don’t forget during this time to shop local! Support your local artists and art galleries. They are doing everything they can to continue serving you, including curbside pickups and even deliveries. Let’s get through this together!

Caitlyn Waite is an interior designer who lives in Mobile with her husband and three children. Click here to browse more of her work.

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