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Covid office help

Covid office help

jennymanilow

I would keep the dog


BluDucky

Same, but is one enough??


jennymanilow

True, a matching set of doggos would tie the room together! Edited for spelling


MsAppropriatedNZ

You make a very good design statement there Blu... hmmm. let's see.... if we had one fluffy facing East and the other West - we would balance out the negative ionic forces.....OR.... is there more to consider,,,,, ?? hmmmm


MsAppropriatedNZ

Agreed- that pooch is adorable 😍


chamacchan

Although as an adult I STILL love those kinds of rugs (donate it to ME!! lol) I think some kind of textured white or white/grey rug would look beautiful in this room against the dark floor and with that couch. What if you put your standing desk in front of the window where the couch is? Maybe you wouldn't have to deal with the glare you talked about. I think this is a beautiful room, though.


southernandmodern

Putting the standing desk in front of the window is a really great idea. If I was standing which I could do in the mornings when the light is a problem, it wouldn't shine in my face. Thank you!


irishgirlie33

I am using a Husky standing workbench in my office area. It's a little thinner than a traditional desk and it is available in white, which blends into the room. Also if I ever don't need a desk it will be easier to sell. Get one with drawers, it's worth it. I do have 2 laptops and an oversized monitor on it, doesn't feel crowded. Also I love the idea of splitting the space into 2 using rugs and the bookcase divider. This is a beautiful space. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-52-in-Adjustable-Height-Work-Table-with-2-Drawers-in-White-HOLT5202BJ2/311742117?source=shoppingads&locale=en-US&&mtc=Shopping-B-F_HDH-G-HDH-059_034_INT_FURN-Multi-NA-Feed-SMART-NA-HHD-Bedroom_Furniture_Smart_Test&cm_mmc=Shopping-B-F_HDH-G-HDH-059_034_INT_FURN-Multi-NA-Feed-SMART-NA-HHD-Bedroom_Furniture_Smart_Test-71700000086604794-58700007380456189-92700066116109005&gclid=CjwKCAjw7rWKBhAtEiwAJ3CWLBJzMb1sVpjQ_FT9HFGZShGeiOg10N5rxWhJxEaSf1-ftUf4pRfmCxoCbesQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


southernandmodern

That one is really cool! I already ordered one, but my SO is planning to get one and might like this one. Thanks!


XNjunEar

Ok since you need it mainly as an office I would first concentrate on providing you a place where you can work comfortably and have your online meetings. Are you still using it as a tv room? If so, you could get two area rugs: one for your office area and one for the living room area. They should match in terms of colour but don't have to be identical to create two visually separate areas. This is of course optional and if you want to continue with the green rug you can. I would move he chair by the sliding door to the couch area. You can put your standing desk near the sliding door. If the glare from the sun is terrible, I would make sure you have adequate blinds in all 3 windows on the short wall, OR proper curtains (maybe even with a light filtering or blocking lining for the ones near your desk. Just place curtain rods at the top of that wall, and let the curtains go almost to the floor. ) (I am assuming the sun is coming from the window with the bedsheet) Second, I would make sure that the area behind your desk is neatly done. * If it is the tv and tv cupboard, make sure it is decluttered, organised, if you need two more cubby boxes to organise it, then get some that look professional. Leave the top of the cupboard with maximum three visual items/groups. books; a potted plant; a vase with flowers; a nice bowl; a sculpture; a framed picture, are all options. * if it is the blue table thing with the cordless drill, which I can't see well, I'd just make sure it is organised as the cupboard is. I'd then organise the living room area as a living room. Move the white kallax shelf elsewhere (could it be behind you in the work area?), put the armchair close to the couch, get a little table in front of the couch.


southernandmodern

We are not still using it as a TV room, and the green rug is definitely going to go! Thank you for all the advice! You're so right.


southernandmodern

This sunroom turned playroom turned covid office just isn't working for me anymore. The blanket hanging on the window is because the glare from the morning sun makes me look creepy on video meetings. The rug is a remnant from playroom days. I just got a stand up desk (white), and don't want to assemble it until I have an idea what do to with it. I am not tied to anything in this space, it can all go. But functionally I still need it to be an office space. Dimensions: 13’5”. 9'6" [another pic](https://i.imgur.com/HwZZ9qi.jpg) What would you do?


takeabreather

You better not let the dog go


southernandmodern

Haha he wouldn't if I tried. That's about as far as he ever gets from us. [more pup](https://i.imgur.com/VfVbvDG.jpg)


MsAppropriatedNZ

He's so gorgeous - he'd love some other fur to snuggle in to... and I mean that "nicely" lol


MsAppropriatedNZ

How about switching the location of your couch and desk? You could have a corner desk/workstation/drawers facing both windows on the corner. Get a nice divider panel or hang some nice curtains between the white vertical bean and the opposite window to create 2 different areas and make your office separate. Alternatively, get a double sided attractive looking as tall as possible and long book shelf to break the areas and hide each from the other. (even one with different heights if you like that look) Another option is those "barn doors" that have become so "in right now" and would suit your house design well. Leave the non window end open as a walkway and then you won't see your desk from the lounge and you won't see the lounge from your office. I'd ditch the rug and get a brown and white or similar animal hide- large for the lounge or sheepskin, or large furry soft rug. It'll fit in better and your furbaby will love it. :) Replace that small bit of spotted wallpaper and use paint the same colour white as the rest of the area. Get a nice large piece of artwork behind the couuch. Replace the blind and get window coverings all the same- either shutters in white or med/dark wood or go for floor length curtains. In the square space behind your new office area- you could fill this with shelving or some shelving and a couple of pot plants or a shutter or curtains to really separate the area if you want to. You could even remove the stepped raised bit and turn this in to a wall and a door if you wanted to go that far. Lighting for webinars looks better when in front of you as it hides wrinkles, blemishes etc but I'd recommend buying a good plug in webcam like Logitech j5 or the next models up. Download the companion software with this and you can adjust all the various settings to get a great picture, hide flaws and generally make you look healthier, younger and much better than colleagues who don't have this luxury. 😃 (they'll wonder why you're suddenly looking better than ever!) Do you think that'd work?


southernandmodern

I really like these ideas, thank you! The links are super helpful too.


MsAppropriatedNZ

You're very welcome :) I enjoyed finding them


MsAppropriatedNZ

Examples of the above FYI.. bookshelf room dividers [http://www.everythingsimple.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/8-21-media-3.jpg](http://www.everythingsimple.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/8-21-media-3.jpg) [https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9b/4b/69/9b4b693f6ed7f79e245ea6217f380625.jpg](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9b/4b/69/9b4b693f6ed7f79e245ea6217f380625.jpg) [https://i.pinimg.com/originals/71/a7/4c/71a74c41db1e3783f2c669f7565f556c.jpg](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/71/a7/4c/71a74c41db1e3783f2c669f7565f556c.jpg) [https://i.pinimg.com/originals/71/a7/4c/71a74c41db1e3783f2c669f7565f556c.jpg](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/71/a7/4c/71a74c41db1e3783f2c669f7565f556c.jpg) Shutters/Curtains [https://www.solaire-blinds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Grovewood\_Black\_Walnut2.jpg](https://www.solaire-blinds.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Grovewood_Black_Walnut2.jpg) [https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7f/07/b9/7f07b9797e44f4b623d88cf22bb6d228.jpg](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7f/07/b9/7f07b9797e44f4b623d88cf22bb6d228.jpg) [http://4.bp.blogspot.com/\_j3F6Gom9E88/TFbVEGEL-WI/AAAAAAAAES8/\_k3r4WuB5kM/s1600/apartment+therapy.jpg](http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_j3F6Gom9E88/TFbVEGEL-WI/AAAAAAAAES8/_k3r4WuB5kM/s1600/apartment+therapy.jpg) [https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/a4e7259e-6c71-4c65-b8ff-dcfa673724a4\_1.c1c4d97922415e269399e6c30ba9f91c.jpeg](https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/a4e7259e-6c71-4c65-b8ff-dcfa673724a4_1.c1c4d97922415e269399e6c30ba9f91c.jpeg) "Barn door" Example [http://i1.wp.com/mountainmodernlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/rustic-sliding-barn-door-design.png?resize=700%2C1050](http://i1.wp.com/mountainmodernlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/rustic-sliding-barn-door-design.png?resize=700%2C1050) ​ Rugs [https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/hlUAAOSwePpeP12X/$\_58.JPG](https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/hlUAAOSwePpeP12X/$_58.JPG) [https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/262051925631\_/3-x-5-Brown-Mountain-Coyote-Faux-Fur.jpg](https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/262051925631_/3-x-5-Brown-Mountain-Coyote-Faux-Fur.jpg) [https://www.etsy.com/listing/660643942/giant-rug-four-sheepskin-brown-throw?ga\_order=most\_relevant&ga\_search\_type=all&ga\_view\_type=gallery&ga\_search\_query=fur+rug&ref=sr\_gallery-1-21&frs=1](https://www.etsy.com/listing/660643942/giant-rug-four-sheepskin-brown-throw?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=fur+rug&ref=sr_gallery-1-21&frs=1) [https://www.etsy.com/listing/478365648/brand-new-xxl-large-genuine-dyed-rusty?ga\_order=most\_relevant&ga\_search\_type=all&ga\_view\_type=gallery&ga\_search\_query=fur+rug&ref=sr\_gallery-4-25](https://www.etsy.com/listing/478365648/brand-new-xxl-large-genuine-dyed-rusty?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=fur+rug&ref=sr_gallery-4-25) [https://www.etsy.com/listing/1041476762/cow-style-carpets-soft-faux-skin-fur?ga\_order=most\_relevant&ga\_search\_type=all&ga\_view\_type=gallery&ga\_search\_query=fur+rug&ref=sc\_gallery-6-17&plkey=db17e25f8ac0119ac1aeb761991671461501a9a8%3A1041476762&frs=1](https://www.etsy.com/listing/1041476762/cow-style-carpets-soft-faux-skin-fur?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=fur+rug&ref=sc_gallery-6-17&plkey=db17e25f8ac0119ac1aeb761991671461501a9a8%3A1041476762&frs=1) [https://www.etsy.com/listing/1084119981/natural-brazilian-black-cowhide-rug-size?ga\_order=most\_relevant&ga\_search\_type=all&ga\_view\_type=gallery&ga\_search\_query=large+furry+floor+rug&ref=sc\_gallery-1-3&plkey=df1f5a5938ba479b3635ba97cdd54cc3399b3d97%3A1084119981](https://www.etsy.com/listing/1084119981/natural-brazilian-black-cowhide-rug-size?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=large+furry+floor+rug&ref=sc_gallery-1-3&plkey=df1f5a5938ba479b3635ba97cdd54cc3399b3d97%3A1084119981) [https://www.etsy.com/listing/950459837/premium-quality-quad-sheepskin-rug?ga\_order=most\_relevant&ga\_search\_type=all&ga\_view\_type=gallery&ga\_search\_query=large+furry+floor+rug&ref=sc\_gallery-3-1&plkey=051ababf9e96265d8c94906093ce0b658959659b%3A950459837](https://www.etsy.com/listing/950459837/premium-quality-quad-sheepskin-rug?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=large+furry+floor+rug&ref=sc_gallery-3-1&plkey=051ababf9e96265d8c94906093ce0b658959659b%3A950459837) Light [https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/18lights-loft-chandelier-traditional-classic-painting-feature-for-designers-living-dinning-room-e26-e27\_p5407676.html?category\_id=109819&prm=1.2.1.7](https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/18lights-loft-chandelier-traditional-classic-painting-feature-for-designers-living-dinning-room-e26-e27_p5407676.html?category_id=109819&prm=1.2.1.7)


CrudeAsAButton

Needs more trains


southernandmodern

We actually got it because my son is obsessed with trains, but he never played with the rug like they were tracks. I'd be all "vroom vroom" and he was like "nah". So now I just have this executive level rug in my office.


ConcentrateSlight101

With that rug. It’s perfect. Peak design. Should be in magazines


southernandmodern

I know. I said I would get rid of everything, but the rug is staying no matter what. I actually have more on the way for the other rooms.


AlaskaFI

Add another dog, donate the carpet (unless your kids still use it, let it go make another kid happy). Add curtains or blinds to the windows and the sliding door. Add a screen or partition you can pull shut to separate yourself from the wider home. Consider removing the TV room elements unless that is a big use case for the room. It's a pretty room overall, just too many personalities!


Tackybabe

I think you need more lighting overhead (maybe get a fan with an optional light or track lights near the bottom of the sloped ceiling), and I think you need a more mature rug and possibly a more upscale credenza/ bookcase, but maybe not. I’d replace the cushion on the far sofa to match the future rug and I don’t understand the one curtain on the super long wall... are there more curtains we just can’t see? That curtain looks too stark white. You need off-white linen-look curtains there and a lot more of them or maybe replace all the blinds with bamboo-style blinds (not matchstick blinds).


elisejones14

It’s already really nice but the rug is making it look a bit messy. Would you be willing to replace the rug? Maybe something patterned that lightens it up?


southernandmodern

Oh definitely. It's just been uncertainty and business that's had me putting it off.


Plumrose333

I’ll get hate, but I would 100% paint the ceiling white (and the wood window frame). It’s beautiful wood but it’s darkening the space and makes it seem smaller than it is.


southernandmodern

I can't believe you haven't gotten hate already! I'm the one that painted the walls white, so no hate from me. I do agree with you, but I also like the cozy feeling. The ceiling is low though. It's only 80 inches on the low side.


converter-bot

80 inches is 203.2 cm


rei_cirith

I'm thinking maybe bamboo shades, and a light grey medium pile rug. Everything else works IMO.


_PK42_

Keep the dog, lose the rug