My dream garden office

We were talking about my ‘dream garden office’ the other day and how next year may finally be the year that we make my dreams reality.

I’ve spoken on many occasions about my current work set up.

The fact that I run a design business from home but my office gave way to the boys’ nursery, shortly before they were born, and I’m now working in a slightly nomadic office.

I have a corner of the dining room for one of my iMacs — the other has sadly been relegated to it’s box — the (enormous) printer sits in another corner and boxes (and boxes) of work stuff — cardstock, materials, tools etc — have been shipped out to various locations. My husband’s work being one.

I think it would be fair to say that it’s not ideal.

I shared my plans for a garden office back in May. Sad to say, things haven’t moved on at all since then.

dream home office
Still dreaming of a lovely set up like this from Fabric Paper Glue for my perfect garden office

The reality is very much still in the pipeline, although my boy and I have both agreed that, if we don’t make a start soon — and at least lay a concrete base for my dream garden office— then the opportunity will have been missed for this year.

Making Plans

That said, even though it might be a while off, I can still get creative and make plans.

I created a Pinterest board dedicated to my perfect garden office room – we’re talking colour schemes, decorations, furniture ideas and anything else that I’d love.

Pop over and have a look and let me know if I’ve missed anything!

Please share, if you like this!

About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

111 thoughts on “My dream garden office

  1. Good luck! I hope you win. Thanks for being so patient with me this week. Between the new job and the theme week, #TwinklyTuesday reading got pushed to the last minute!

        1. Aaah me too lovely! One things for sure, no-one could have wanted needed it more than me!! OR given it more media coverage!! When I finally DO get my dream garden office, I’ll be blogging about it for weeks!! LOL!! ;) xx

  2. This is such an amazing comp! Thanks for letting me know about it…..now what to design…… I love your home office but I’m thinking maybe a gym….. #twinklytuesday

  3. What a fab comp and prize! Your Pinterest board looks gorge, I have a similar one set up (we should probably check each others out!) as we have just set up our home office after moving into our dream home (I spent about 3 years dreaming about having a home office). After often working from home from the delights of a very uncomfortable sofa at our old flat, I completly sympathise with you – good luck, I hope you win it, you deserve that garden summerhouse!

  4. I really want a pin board for our office, I love them. I’m off to have a good nosey through your Pinterest ;) Also a 17 years collection is very impressive!!
    Thanks so much for hosting #TwinklyTuesday
    Becky xx

    1. Aww thanks lovely girl :) I cannot WAIT for an actual garden room to do a makeover on!! Fingers crossed I do win — it would save me a small fortune!! :) And, likewise, thanks for being my awesome co-host too — I love working with you xx

  5. 17 years of Living Etc?! I thought Mrs B was bad at hoarding mags but I take it all back!
    This comp looks amazing – I’d enter but we already have our own garden office as we are very lucky to have a talented and generous grandad who builds amazing things!
    Hope you win :)
    #twinklytuesday

    1. Aaah thanks so much Adrian :) My poor, long suffering husband!!! LOL! I’m pretty ruthless with most things but I can’t be parted from my Living Etcs!!
      PS — if I don’t win, please may I borrow your grandad? ;)

  6. Wow what a great competition! I love the sound of this… my study is a mess and I really need to get it sorted, this just might be the motivation I need!!

  7. Sounds fab! We have no space for a summerhouse in the garden, so won’t enter, but good luck to you! Love the office design pic too! :) x

  8. Oh my gosh, good luck! I love your board it’s so pretty. I really hope you win. We’d love to get a waltons summer house for Evie next summer. They are SOOOOOOO pretty. I think you definitely deserve to win this. :-D I have an office in our house and I am so grateful for it everyday. I’d be lost without it. An office in the garden would be amazing for you. Your own space, peace and quiet and a place to work. x

    1. Thanks so much Chloe! It would be nothing short of amazing to win such a fab prize! I dearly miss my office at home — although I wouldn’t swap my babies for the world!!! If I had to give up my space for anyone, I’m delighted t was them :)

  9. Wow! This is a fab competition! That dream office looks stunning… Good luck to your upcoming project!

  10. Oooh keeping everything crossed for you. Your pinterest board looks fab!

    Stopping by from your #twinklytuesdays linky. Thanks for hosting :-)

  11. What a fabulous competition & giveaway – your board looks fantastic! Good luck, I hope you win! Thank you for hosting #TwinklyTuesday x

  12. Ooh – I have my fingers crossed for you! When we eventually get back to our forever home we’re going to have a garden room so I’m loving seeing all of your ideas. I have a lot of home and interiors magazines in storage – hubby thinks I’m mad. Probably not quite 17 years worth mind you! Eeek – that’s dedication!

  13. Sounds like a fun competition and a fab prize too. Good luck, hope you win :) Thanks for hosting #TwinklyTuesday
    Debbie

  14. Ooh this looks fab! Would love to win! Might have to pop over to Pinterest later today….! Thanks for hosting #twinklytuesday

  15. What a fantastic prize! I love the idea of a garden office – so dreamy! I’ve started following your Pinterest board and will hopefully create one of my own and join in the competition later x

  16. OK, this is amazing and thank you so much for sharing this with the rest of us!! I’ve been pinning all morning – this would be so amazing to win. I haven’t been able to do much work yet with my fledgling business (who knew an 8 month old would take up so much of one’s time…) but this would be perfect in getting a kick start to my own space! #TwinklyTuesday

  17. Good luck with the competition. I would love to have a little craft room all to myself, but alas I dont have a gardwn. #TwinklyTuesday

  18. I have a dream to have my own little studio/hut in the garden! It would be lovely and a work place away from home but close enough for me when I have such rubbish health. Thanks for your inspirational ideas!

    Angela xxx

  19. what a fab competition! I am having a garden office built soon in the next couple of months! we have a good space for this now! cant wait to enter this! xx

  20. Your dream office space looks gorgeous! I was going to put an office in the garden too, but after a heart to heart with myself I decided not to go ahead with it as I didn’t feel I would get the benefit out of it for a few years yet. I am slightly gutted though as my kitchen table and a tiny bit of cupboard space is quickly becoming a little small. Especially with the ideas I have moving forwards! Good Luck with the competition lovely xx

  21. Wow, this is an amazing prize! I’m desperate for a flipping office too, should get pinning. Good luck (love the board!) #twinklytuesday

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