Happy October! It’s, without a doubt, my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler temps and changing colors that Fall brings. For the past couple of years, Fall for me has also meant that it’s time for another round of The One Room Challenge™.

This will be my 4th round of participating in this biannual event. I am so excited for this round as I will be working on a Home office space for my Daughter and Son-in-law. Last year they bought the cutest 100-year-old Bungalow in a suburb of Chicago. The two of them have spent many weekends and evenings working on making their new abode into a lovely home, but after an entire year of projects have understandably run out of steam.

My SIL works from home and needs a functional workspace (instead of working around unpacked boxes), and they, of course, want the space to be as beautiful as the rest of their home. I am thrilled they asked me to design it.

The vibe I am going for is:





Mid Century Modern Office Mood Board

Mid Century Modern Office Mood Board


The rest of the home has a mid-century vibe, so I want to keep that flow going. The room is 10 x 10 (so a small space) and currently holds unpacked boxes from the move and a too-small desk area. They also have doors and windows on each wall to work around. My goal is to bring a larger workspace as well as additional storage in. I’d also like a cozy corner where my daughter and their furry family members can sit and keep him company.



I love the moulding on the windows.

I love the molding on the windows.



The antenna taped to the wall will have to find a new home.

The antenna taped to the wall will have to find a new home.

We have six weeks to complete the room, and I will be doing most of the work on the weekends (that’s the exciting part).

On the list of things to be completed:








I hope you will follow along over the next six weeks to see our progress. I’d like to say thank you to The One Room Challenge™ and media sponsor BETTER HOMES & GARDENS.

Please go check out the Featured Designers to see all the wonderful inspiration and my fellow Guest Participants.




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Until Next time,



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  1. So fun, love the inspo!

  2. I love the idea of adding a reading nook you will love that space. Can’t wait to follow along this season Libby.

  3. Joannie says:

    This office sounds like perfection! I can’t wait to see it all unfold Libbie

  4. Vicki and Jennifer Fenton says:

    Libbie – your design sounds perfect for a home office! We can’t wait to follow along with you on this ORC adventure!

  5. Mary says:

    I love following along with Mid Century updates, so I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

  6. Ola | jadoreledecor says:

    This all looks so intriguing. I love the wallpaper rug and gallery wall!

  7. Angela says:

    I love the direction you are going! I’m doing my office/workroom as well — and with a MCM flair. So I am glad to be watching what you do! Good luck!

  8. Leslie says:

    I adore that wallpaper in your board!! Can’t wait to see your room come to life!

  9. Tina Bousu says:

    Oh my gracious, hello gorgeous wallpaper!! This is going to be fabulous!

  10. kate says:

    Libbie, I am obsessed with that wallpaper! Cannot wait to see this makeover!

  11. Misty B says:

    This room is going to be a show stopper! Love this wallpaper Libbie!

  12. nicole says:

    Can’t wait t see I love everything MCM.

  13. nicvole says:

    I love MCM, so this is very exciting.

  14. Danielle says:

    I am so excited you are doing a room for your kids! This is going to be fun to watch and you know I love me some MCM!



  15. How did I miss you last week? I’m so sorry, Sweet Friend. I am soooo in to mid-century and modern. LOVE your vision and looking so forward to following along. XO

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