Multipurpose Armchairs and Office Update - Beauteeful Living

There’s finally some tangible progress being made in my corner office project, as part of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home. You can catch up on previous posts here:

Week 1 (Before Photos and Plan      //     Week 2 (Writing Desk Options)

ORC Guest Participant

Last week, I mentioned how I narrowed my office desk choices down to 5 options. So… the desk I ordered was the Home Styles Newport White Desk. Many of you have commented on Instagram that this was your favorite. I’m glad to know because it certainly was mine! The desk arrived yesterday so I’ll have some assembly to do later this week. Insert happy dance. Uh, not really. 

Newport White Desk

Now that my desk arrived, I’m feeling even more pressure to finalize my armchair selection. This task has proven to be far more difficult than choosing the perfect writing desk for my little office corner in living room!

I’ve spent hours sourcing for small-scale upholstered armchairs online. Today, I’m sharing my favorite Multipurpose Armchair Finds for Corner Office: (Today’s post contains affiliate links.)

Option 1 – Penelope Armchair by Foundry Select (Details here)

Penelope Dining Chair


Option 2 – Mid Century Modern Velvet Chair by EGGREE (Details here)Eggree modern velvet chair

Option 3 – Ellis Dining Armchair by West Elm (Details here)

Ellis Dining Armchair

Option 4 – Markus Onyx Chair by Pier 1 (Details here)

Markus Onyx Chair

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I love all of these options above but I’m still not 100% positive on which armchair to choose. I have to say Option #1 is the top contender. What’s the problem then? Well, the chair only comes in a set of two. Not sure if I want to pay for 2 when I really just need 1 chair. 🙁 The price is really reasonable for 2 chairs though! Decisions … decisions ….

What are your thoughts on these 4 choices? By they way, I’m still holding out hope that I’ll spot “the one” during my “In-Store” shopping trips over the next week! I REALLY would prefer to see “the chair” in person. A “toosh” test would be preferred. After all, who wants to sit on an uncomfortable “office” chair for hours?!

Besides searching for armchairs, I’ve been busy repainting that huge bookcase of ours. Here’s how it looks all emptied out:

Espresso Bookcase

The bookcase after the 1st coat of white chalk paint. No point of return now!

Repainting bookcase

Two coats of paint later… Ah, much better! 🙂

Repainting bookcase with white chalk paint 2

I plan to paint this shelf a 3rd coat today. I’ll be sharing all the details in a future post so stay tuned! I’m definitely taking my time with this project, allowing each layer of paint to dry overnight. I can’t wait till this project is all done! I knew painting this 20 cubby bookcase will be the most time-consuming part of this makeover. It’ll be all worth it though. 🙂

Thanks for checking in on this week’s progress! Don’t forget to follow along my Instagram and Facebook accounts for additonal content. Also, you can check out Week 3’s posts from the 20 designers here and the guest participants here. Enjoy!


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