New Home Office and Craft Room Reveal

November 16, 2015Sarah Khandjian

Loving this wall and desk combo in blogger Sarah Hearts' home office! (click through for details)

The home project I’ve been most excited about (and anxious to complete) is my new home office. Since moving to L.A. in September, I’ve been planning how best to organize and set up my new workspace. Our home is a bungalow after all and about half the size of our home in Florida so I definitely wanted to be intentional about how the space was arranged.

After chatting with my creative mom, I decided the best solution was to go up! Since the room is long and narrow, with doors at either end it made the most sense to utilize the wall space. My mom works at The Container Store, aka one of my favorite places ever, and helped design and plan the Elfa shelving. (If your mom doesn’t happen to work there, don’t worry, it’s a free service they offer to everyone).

A place for everything in this organized home office and craft room!

Loving this wall and desk combo in blogger Sarah Hearts' home office! (click through for details)

I wanted to break up the space a bit and add a pop of color to the floor with a bright rug. After searching all over, I ended up choosing this striped lattice fringe rug from Rugs USA. I just love how it fills the room with color! Since the office has wood floors, I added a rug pad to help keep it in place.

Loving this bright multicolored rug!


There is about a 30″ wide space right when you walk in the room, so I decided to use that space to store fabric, tissue paper, and gift wrap. It’s just a combination of Elfa standards and double rails. Now that stuff is accessible and not getting squished under other supplies in the closet.

Loving this wall and desk combo in blogger Sarah Hearts' home office! (click through for details)

Let’s face it, when you see a photo of someone’s off and you don’t see a single cable (not even to their computer) that’s just not real! Since I have a ton of gadgets that all require power, I’ve tried my best to manage all the cables. I found these Command cord clips to be pretty much the best solution ever, especially when running cords down Elfa standards. These cable management boxes do a great job at hiding those otherwise unsightly power strips.

A place for everything in this organized home office and craft room!

The details

Elfa shelving and desk space
Elfa utility boards
Crate & Barrel folding hobby table (on the wall with all the paint)
Gold clip lamps
Eames style white chair
Leif low-back office chair
Poppin medium accessory trays + medium slim trays / pen cups / letter trays / double trays / white + gold stapler
White storage tubs with rope handles
Orla Kiely embossed stems round yellow canisters
Striped lattice fringe rug c/o RugsUSA

Check back tomorrow for details all about my custom horse patterned wallpaper!



  • Monique | WritingMonique

    November 16, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Wow! Everything looks so fun and colourful! Love it!

  • Rachel | The Crafted Life

    November 16, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Yessssss! Everything is so, so good! Love the organization and of course horse wallpaper :)

  • Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling

    November 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Amazing! Love all the fun YOU details, too.

  • Laurel (@abubblylife)

    November 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    holy moly, this is just mind blowing gorgeous!! That wallpaper is amazing!

  • Tan of Squirrelly Minds

    November 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I have SERIOUS work space envy girl. I LOVE THIS ROOM! That work table is just perfection. I seriously need to revamp my studio.

  • Breanna

    November 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    This is so gorgeous! What an amazing space!

  • Haeley @ Design Improvised

    November 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    You did such a beautiful job with this room! I love the clever use of storage (go mom!) and that wallpaper couldn’t be any more perfect. Paired with that colorful rug it is stunning!

  • Carrie

    November 17, 2015 at 6:02 am

    I’m OBSESSED with how this all came together! You’re inspired me to tackle a high impact design in my own new home office, too :) Great work, Sarah!!

  • Jess | Make and Do Crew

    November 19, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    The horse wallpaper is perfect! Please tell me it doesn’t look this awesomely tidy when you’re in the middle of creating!?

    1. Sarah

      November 27, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Not at all! ;)

  • Sanjana

    November 24, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Your designs and crafts are so beautiful, and your ideas are genius!
    Can you design my room? :)

    1. Sarah

      November 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Thanks so much!

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