Husband's New Home Office

masculine home office design with ikea friheten sleeper sofa

In May, after 10 years of working in corporate America, my husband Lee began consulting with Idea Couture, a global strategic innovation and experience design firm. Which meant he needed a home office! Making it work (since I also work from home in the downstairs office), we turned our playroom into his office. Admittedly I was a little sad to move out the toys. But our kids love having him home more, and they haven't complained a bit about having more toys in their rooms!

I made over the playroom a year ago last spring: painting the walls Palladian Blue and built a faux wood wall along the window. For the new office we kept the walls the same, and gave the space a dose of masculinity with a new dark grey sleeper sofa (Ikea Frieheten). The vintage mid century Broyhill deskLane coffee table/bench, and slatted chair were thrift store finds at our local Restore.

masculine home office makeover
making a home office work with a family

Thankfully the space is over our garage and pretty soundproof, so our kids don't have to tiptoe around after school if he is on a conference call. We both stay pretty busy, but try to grab a breakfast or lunch together once a week when the kids are in school.

Do you or your spouse work from home? Have any tips? It is working out well so far!

masculine home office makeover