First there was the man-cave, the ultimate “getaway” and privacy for men – now meet the “Shabby Chick Woman Cave Office”! This is the hottest new trend for women who work from home and want to do it in comfort and STYLE!
Anything goes in the Woman Cave Office – repurposing small dining room tables with fresh coats of paint, antique pieces such as old vanities, or even bigger pieces, such as knotty pine dining room tables! Choose colour palettes that offer a soothing, serene workplace. Using natural woods and light colours will brighten the room and provide ample light for working.
The whole idea of shabby chic is to buy non-matching pieces of furniture for cheap, use colour, fabrics, and design to create your own signature place. Many of these pieces can be found at thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets for pennies on the dollar. A bentwood chair with the wicker torn out is perfect! Get a pair, strip them down, recover the seats and you have the perfect chairs for guests.
Be sure to find you a comfortable chair if you plan to sit for several hours! An old Queen Anne chair that has been recovered and given lots of padding in the seat is a perfect chair for working.
For the perfect “hide-away” to become one with your thoughts, a cabin in the woods with many windows and a wrap-around work area of natural woods from floor to ceiling, provides the perfect calm ambiance. You will have clarity and focus, while watching the animals play.
If you are tight for space, simply section off a portion of the living room, add flair and style with relic pieces of furnishings and accessories and you are ready to go to work!