My Home Office - J. Cathell

My Home Office

My Home Office

I am excited to finally share more of my home office in detail. This space is more of a hybrid of the kids library and my office. In an ideal world I would have a workspace tucked away with doors I could close that wasn’t a walk through to my bedroom, but this is the setup I currently have. I’ve listed the sources of all of the items below, but really this space is a collection of pieces I have gathered over time. The only piece that was actually designed for the space was the couch…which Henley (our giant golden doodle) likes to sneak naps on. This room is also where I keep most of my keepsakes and collectibles. My grandmother had a ton of gorgeous figurines and intricate porcelain that she collected over her lifetime, so I have prominently displayed those items on my desk and shelves. I’m too sentimental to get rid of anything that was in the family, so I’ve just designed around it. The biggest project I completed in this room was having custom doors made for the book shelves. I LOVE a library filled with books, but in this space I needed some storage and a way to hide the clutter of my office supplies and kids books. We had antique glass installed and an overlay detail on top of the two doors that made it feel more like a cabinet.

Future Project:

There are two things that I still want to do in the room. 1.) Install wall lamps mounted on the walls by the couch for a cozy reading light to dim in the evening and 2.) A non-functioning roman shade for the windows to warm that space up, but without blocking too much light. If I waited until both of these pieces were done, then you might never see this room 😉


Chandelier (similar)

Zebra Rug – vintage from Foxglove Antiques (zebra rug option)

Brown Couch (custom made for the space)

Orange Chairs from Webb Marstellar

Stack of Coco Chanel quote books (similar)

Coffee Table (my grandmother’s from the 1950’s that I had faux painted)

Lamp on Side Table

Vintage Acrylic and Glass Desk from Huff Harrington (similar desk)

Antique Wood Side Table  – Found at the Stalls before they closed (kind of similar table)

Pillows – Custom (similar)

Hurricane on coffee table

Large Painting – by friend Sally King Benedict

Small Face watercolor in Acrylic – by friend Sally Kind Benedict

Flowers – mine are fresh (these are faux and gorgeous)

Coffee Table Books – TOM FORD and ITALIAN DREAM

Charcoal Portrait Sketches by Charles Cashwell





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  1. 5.13.20
    Ashley said:

    So, so pretty! Do yOu haPpen to know the paint color for the open bookcases? Thanks!

  2. 5.14.20
    Teresa Kamm said:

    I have always loved this room! It’s bright, cozy and comfy and oh so stylish. It makes me so happy that you have kept so many things from Memaw’s home. She had such a flair with her home…just like you!