AT HOME_ home office

When I moved across the hall almost a year ago, I quickly decided that the brightest room of all had to become my home office. Nothing as depressing as slaving away behind your computer in a dark room, no?  While I already owned enough furniture to decorate the rest of the apartment, I never had a home office before and thus had to start with a blank slate.  I knew straightaway my grandfather’s  drawing table (which you’ve seen before here)  would make its comeback as my desk, and when I discovered the Veberöd shelving units at IKEA, I decided to team up with them to create the home office of my dreams. 

These shelving units not only matched the industrial look of my drawing table, they were also the perfect size to fit next to the mantlepiece.  The room has a tricky layout though, as none of the walls are parallel and the floorboards are placed at an angle against the focus wall.  By placing the table in the center of the room on a circular ÅDUM carpet, the confusing sightlines are broken and the room appears both warmer and calmer.the lines are broken and it gives the room air to breath.  The desk light I found stashed away in a cabinet when I first moved into this appartment, turned out to be the perfect match to my office set-up.


I filled the shelves with all the boring necessities (hello administration), inspiring books and my favorite objects.  I decided to leave the rest of the room rather minimal – apart from a few plants because, have you met me? – to minimize distractions as  much as possible and leave space (and white walls!) to create small sets for photo shoots.

The result feels like a mix between an inspiring atelier where I can express all my creative endeavors and a workplace safe from distractions… If only I can resist hanging out on my cosy balcony ofcourse!  Anyway, I’m super happy with the result and am sure I’ll be writing plenty of future blogposts from here, but I’d love to hear what you think of my home office!

Veberöd shelving units, Ådum carpet, Helmer drawing unit, Lejongap linnen curtains  Tjena and Smårassel boxes, Fullfölja scissors, Lomviken photo frames, Cactaceae cacti, Calathea plants, Zamioculcas plant, Alocasia amazonica plant, Senecio plant, Citronsyra flower pot,  Fejan outdoor chairs, Härö outdoor table, Svartrå light cord.

This post contains products kindly gifted by Ikea.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Thank you for supporting partners that allow me to keep this blog up and running!


  1. Tessa d’haene November 15, 2018

    Omg! Ik wou dat mijn home office er zo uitzag.
    Misschien zou ik dan al wat sneller alles opruimen en geen papieren overal laten slingeren. Ik moet serieus gaan investeren ! Heel origineel gedaan. Op pinterest zie je vaak hetzelfde, maar dit is echt eens iets helemaal anders.

    • Hannelore Veelaert November 17, 2018

      Dankjewel, da’s fijn om te horen!


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