Home Office Update

Almost a year ago, I finished my home office/woman cave. Can you believe it’s almost been a whole year? Yeah, me neither.

Well, this past year I’ve been searching for a chair for my home office. About a month ago I spotted one at Home Goods. I walked in the door and there it was staring back at me. I immediately walked over and sat on it as if I were playing musical chairs and it was the last chair there. It was all mine.

Home office chair from Home Goods

Why did it take me so long to buy a chair? Well, since chairs typically aren’t inexpensive I didn’t want to buy one I didn’t love. So I kept my eyes peeled whenever I went into a store that sold chairs. I even scoured Craigslist (like I often do– see here and here) from time to time for a chair to makeover.

This one is almost perfect. The only thing I would change is the color of the legs, but I can live with them. I love the size, shape, color, fabric, nailhead trim, tufting, and ample padding. The price was also nice– $99.99. BUT I had a gift card from Christmas so I basically got the chair for free.

Home office chair from Home Goods

I keep this cable knit throw (a Home Goods clearance section find) on the back of the chair because my office gets quite chilly. Also, I have a mild obsession with cable knit.


In case you’re wondering, the chair is by Cynthia Rowley. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

Go HERE to read all about the home office makeover.

Go HERE to find out where I purchased everything for my home office.

How long have you searched for the right piece of furniture?

Stalk away!

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  1. Lisa~A Cottage To Me says:

    What a great color! Nice find!

  2. It took me over a year to find a comfy chair for my reading nook, and when I finally found a quality one at Homegoods I was so afraid someone would take it in the time it took me to grab a salesperson! Of course on my next visit there I saw a pink wingback recliner that would have been even more perfect(!), but I had to sadly let it go. Sometimes when it rains, it pours.

  3. I just found the perfect “nightstand” at Home Goods this last weekend. It was like you said, I walked in and there it was just staring at me. It was love at first sight. I just had to have it!

  4. LOVE Home Goods! I’ve actually got my eye on a gorgeous set of chairs there, but I’m trying to focus on the living room right now so I don’t think I’ll be able to get them anytime soon.

    Your office is seriously amazing. I’m so jealous!

  5. perfect fit in your office! and i love all things cynthia rowley lately. i just bought an eye palette of hers and i cant get enough!

    also, i can understand your obsession with cable knit!

  6. I love your office! I am actually using a similar set up in my office. 🙂 Where did you get the letter C that is in your expidit? I am looking for one for mine!! Thank you! 🙂

  7. You have the prettiest office ever, and the chair looks so lovely in it! I wish we had a Home Goods here!

  8. So glad to know I’m not the only one with a mild obsession with all things cable knit. I have WAY too many cable knit throws. So cozy.

    Love your office. It’s perfectly girly and calming. Gorgeous!

  9. Cute chair! I agree about the legs…they would look great in a matte silver!

  10. This looks so beautiful. I have the same 5 cube by 5 cube Expedit bookcase in my office and I’m contemplating adding the desk section. I have the same iMac you have and was wondering, what do you do with the cords since the desk is floating in the middle of the room? If I add the Expedit desk to my bookcase, mine will be laid out similar to yours. This is currently holding me back from deciding on what to do about my desk situation.

  11. What a pretty chair!! And even better that you had a Gift Card to use!

  12. I just bought 2 of these from Marshalls! I am searching online to find 2 more for my kitchen. I love them!! My longest wait for a piece of furniture was my office desk. I waited around 2 years. I finally found it at Home Goods. It is Lauren by Ralph Lauren and was priced at $300 which I just couldn’t bring myself to buy. But I waited another month went back into the store and it was on sale for $200. I bought it right then!!! A year later it is still my favorite desk!! It also gave me a reason to invite a cute boy from work over to my house. I told him I needed help moving it. Thursday will be our 1 year annv 🙂

    Love the office btw!

  13. I actually just bought this exact chair at TJ Maxx over the weekend and was looking to see where it was originally sold and stumbled into your office. I love it! I have the same exact desk set-up! Great minds think alike!

  14. Astounding thoughts. I adore this. Everything looks exceptionally delightful. A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing.

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