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My multipurpose office + workout space

How many times am I gonna redo my home office? Honestly, who knows. It’s the room I spend the most time in, so every time I’m in there, ideas are stirring around in my head. But this office update is a little different. Since I’ve recently been getting into working out a lil more, I wanted to turn it into a home gym. Well, kinda. More like a mini workout hub. So now, I have a multipurpose office that is my workspace, craft room, and mini home gym. All wrapped up in one. I told you multipurpose spaces were gonna be a huge trend.

the “home gym”

That might be a generous term, but it’s really all I need on the days that I don’t feel like driving on over to the gym.

Overview of a multipurpose office space

The first and biggest change I made was moving my desk out of the middle of the room and right up to the window. And boom. So much more room to workout and a bright, sunny view whenever I’m working.

midcentury modern cabinet with free weights on shelves and a turtle tank on top

I’ve been accumulating a few free weights bands, a kettlebell, etc., and I needed somewhere to put them. And at the same time, the shelves on my little entertainment center-turned turtle stand have been bare forever. Ever since I moved in (over a year ago) they’ve just accumulated a little clutter and haven’t had a real purpose. So this was the perfect opportunity to display something.

I laid out all of my exercise equipment, stuck some hair ties and bobby pins in a clear drawer I’ve had for forever, and rolled up some towels that were hiding in a drawer in my bathroom. So many things all of a sudden got a purpose!

shelf with free weights, rolled up towels, and an acrylic drawer with hair supplies

my workspace

Still rockin with the same orange desk. I absolutely love the statement that this desk makes, so this is one thing I will NOT change no matter how many times I change my office again.

Bright orange desk against sunny window next to bookshelf in multipurpose office
Bright orange desk against sunny window in multipurpose office

Like I said, I moved it up to the window, and the energy this brings me when I’m working is amazing. I also have all of my little plant friends there right in front of me.

Ikea X Sonos speaker lamp

One thing here that is actually related to my workout space is my Ikea X Sonos speaker lamp. I’ve had this for a while, but I’ve been using it more than ever while working out. The sound quality is amazing to keep me going during an intense workout. Plus I will never stop appreciating the design.

homey homies - multipurpose office space

my chill zone

Well helloo there, who do we have here?

My beloved rust-colored velvet rocker + ottoman moved onto their next home. I figured it was time after 3 years. But in its place is this extremely comfortable little lounger.

corner couch sectional with a rainbow pillow and stoplight

Can you tell it’s actually part of a sectional couch? I got a new (to me) sectional from OfferUp, and it was too big to fit in my living room fully, so I moved this piece on into my office. And I’m obsessed. You can see in the tiktok below how my couch can move back to create a really long seating area. So I just keep it pulled out and it’s the perfect place to lounge and read or work. I’m actually sitting on it right now.


just call me the OfferUp queen 👑 it’s literally comfier than my bed (yes, i deep cleaned it once i got it) #HelloWinter #interiordesign #thrifttok

♬ Surf – Mac Miller

I also have to point out the stoplight that I got from Goodwill. So many iCarly vibes in the best way possible.

my craft organization (it could use a little work)

I have been crafting and painting and shit more than ever. So I’m grateful to have an area to store all of my supplies. Now granted, it could look a lot better, I think I’m simply outgrowing my shelves. I could use a little help from The Home Edit pleease.

Craft supplies organization
Craft supplies organization

But despite it’s slightly cluttered look, everything does have a specific place to be and it’s there. So for now, that’s good enough for me. (As long as people don’t open the closet door)

other highlights from my multipurpose office

Aside from introducing more multipurpose office vibes into the room, I also made some other small updates like this DIY artwork and changing the position of my overstuffed bookshelf.

DIY abstract artwork
Corner of multipurpose office with a bookshelf and industrial pendant light

warning: another upcoming update

I didn’t wanna wait too long to post this blog post, so I’ll finish this out by saying there is something big coming soon to my office. What is it, you ask? You may have to subscribe below to be one of the first to find out when I drop the post in the next couple of weeks 😉

keep it homey, homies

About me

Hey my name’s Hannah Michelle Lambert, the voice behind homey homies. I’m an LA-based designer, writer, and content strategist. I’m passionate about the intersection of productivity and creativity. I love talking about creative habits, technology, processes, and everything in between that helps me blend the Type A and Type B parts of my brain.

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