A Cozy Minimalist Office :: A $500 Giveaway

UPDATE:: Winner announced at the bottom of the post

An office doesn’t have to be all printers, wires, file cabinets and black pleather chairs on wheels. As a matter of fact, I expect the same qualities from my office that I want from the rest of my home–something functional, organized with items I love and need, beautiful, but also simple. Amen.

My new office is a little L shaped room in our freshly renovated basement, and I had one tiny area to hold one hardworking piece that needed to add function and beauty but also give me access to the stuff I want to see, and hide the junk I don’t want to see.

This handsome bookcase from Arhaus was the ideal choice. Isn’t he perfect?

I’ve made the mistake of not thinking through the type of storage that I needed in my home. It’s a pain to buy the wrong pieces, but at least it’s a learning experience.

This time, I knew exactly what I was looking for and I found it.

I’ve learned the hard way, that I’m never happy with a bookcase that doesn’t have a solid back and sides, or one that’s too flimsy to hold up to my book collection. I love to show off my books, and to me, my rainbowetical book situation always stands out best in either a black or white bookcase.

small oslo vase

When you are purchasing any type of storage unit, consider if you need display storage or hidden storage, or both–I wanted to display my books, but hide other office junk. I feel in love with the entire Tremont line from Arhaus.

It’s a substantial wood piece (no worries, Arhaus never uses wood from endangered rain forests) with deep drawers, classic leather-strap drawer pulls and even has an option to add a brass library sconce at the top.

Of course I wanted to add some beauty without filling up my small office with a bunch of stuff. This wide mouth textured vase adds a ton of style and is perfect for yard cuttings–my favorite kind of green to bring inside.


1. tall vase // 2. round vase // 3. mirror // 4. rug // 4. daybed // 6. square pillow // 7. rectangle pillow // 8. sconce // 9. bookcase

Here are a few of my favorite Arhaus items for a lady office space, if I had more room, I’d go right for that daybed! I’ve got more favorites here on my Office Space Pinterest Board.

Check out more pieces from Arhaus to decorate your home here today!


Winner of the giveway::


This post is sponsored by Arhaus.

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  1. That Clayhill coffee table!

  2. Jenifer Higgins says:

    I love the Cadence counter stools.

  3. Carly Williams says:


  4. Where to begin! Most of all I love the Lincoln bed!

  5. Chrissy Payne says:

    I heart the TELEGRAPH LATERAL WORKERS Cabinet :)

  6. Jessica Santos says:


  7. That Cantrell carved mirror! 😍

  8. Lori Neitzel says:

    Tremont small bookcase with bridge is what I need!!

  9. i love the boho striped pillow as well as the antique print pillows

  10. Now that I’ve seen your bookcase, I need that!!

  11. Oh, the Bisbee chair is beautiful! Perfect for the office we’re redoing in our home!

  12. Christine says:

    Your office is beautiful! I love the Santa Barbara sofa.

  13. Rebecca says:

    I love the Paxton sectional sofa! I’m loving watching your home evolve!

  14. The ST AUGUSTINE CARVED LAMP is lovely!

  15. Suzanne Jackson says:

    The Emma hand-knotted rug is a beauty!

  16. Oh my! That Arhaus bookcase would be so helpful + I loved that it hides the items that don’t need to be seen but are needed to be efficient + helpful!

  17. Susanne says:

    Well, I loved everything I looked at, but I might choose the Walker Upholstered Recliner. I’ve been thinking a recliner would be a good addition to our living room.

  18. I am digging their radial drum coffee table.

  19. Adina Linn says:


  20. Ah! I’ve been on the hunt for outdoor furniture for a while and they have the best stuff!!

  21. Staci Torgerson says:

    I’ve been saving up for 2 sofas to replace our current 110″ sofa/chaise and love the OUTERBANKS UPHOLSTERED 86″ SOFA. Now to choose a fun color. ♡Arhaus!

  22. The large pendant light with shade would look lovely over my dining room table.

  23. I love the Hamptons Outdoor rocking chair in sande vintage – we’re looking for a few good rockers for our new front porch!

  24. I love the log outdoor fire table!

  25. I love the Hadley leather sofa!


  27. That serena coffee table is so pretty

  28. Tiffany P says:

    The 3 Drawer Bombay chest in any color would go with my plans to makeover the guest room

  29. The Countess table lamp or one of the filing cabinets.

  30. Realistically even the clearance is out of my price range, but this double bookcase is gorgeous! https://www.arhaus.com/furniture/living-room-furniture/living-room-bookcases-and-cabinets/athens-modular-double-bookcase-in-tuxedo-black/

  31. Athens Modular Library with Angled End Bookcases (hey, I can dream!)

  32. I’d love to have the Fresco Quilted Cotton Voile quilt in black!

  33. JoLayne says:

    The bookcase!

  34. Christy Jacobs says:

    Ooh, so many it’s hard to choose! I love the modular Curiosity cabinets and wall units.

  35. Charlie Ivory Shag Pouf! Their baskets and vases are absolutely beautiful!

  36. I love the bookshelf and how they’ve sorted the books by color. So neat!

  37. Jocelyn says:

    The Industrial Crank Drafting Table is perfect! It would look great in my house!

  38. April was in CA now MA says:

    I never thought I could fall in love with a bookcase, but I have. The Tremont is beautiful! I also love the cotton velvet Aegean quilt. *swoon* So pretty!

  39. I love (and also need😃) the gage dining chairs in tanner!

  40. Courtneu says:

    The Kipton leather sofa! It seems so hard to find quality leather furniture these days (we need the durability with five kids in the house)! This sofa is beautiful. 😍

  41. The portier desk!

  42. Lauren H says:

    Barnett Queen Bed

  43. Continue to be framed print

  44. I love the French Industrial book shelf. It would be perfect for my living room!

  45. The Hadley Leather Sofa.

  46. Oh I would LOVE the telegraph lateral workers cabinet! Everything is so perfect though!

  47. The daybed would be perfect for afternoon naps while my newborn is taking his!!

  48. Stephanie Quigley says:

    I love the Ghent table lamp!!!

  49. The Stinson Watercolor Rug!

  50. I feel the same way about my sewing room. It just takes so much time to keep it looking that way>:)

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