Jungalow Inspired Home Office

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Finally, it’s time for the first room reveal!!

ICYMI, E and I moved earlier this year. Over the last five years we lived in one bedroom, fully furnished apartments. This move was a major life transition one for us. Our new home is three times the size of anything we’ve ever lived in.  Aside from the extra space we didn’t own anything. Like we didn’t even have a fork to our name (let alone a bed, couch, or other essentials). To say creating an entire home from scratch has been overwhelming is an understatement. But I am THRILLED to share the first completed room with you all today: my Jungalow inspired office!

Apt2B Couch (c/o) | Area Rug | Palm Print Pillows | Table Cloth Chair Cover  | Computer Monitor

This room was one of my top priorities to get done ASAP. When we moved in, I fully envisioned this as a mid-century modern dream! I thought pecan wood, whites, navy, and clean lines. Fast forward a month or so when I realized that my mid-century modern dreams were a no-go. You see, we did own two pieces of furniture going into this move: my desk and an entertainment center, both were driftwood(esque).

My desk was a Homegoods find a few years ago. It can work as a desk, fold up into a console table, or work as a dining room table! We intended to use my desk as a dining room table and the entertainment center in our living room. However, we quickly realized that the grey tones simply wouldn’t match our open concept kitchen/dining room/family room area (our kitchen has rich pecan wood and brown marble counter tops that would not work with all the grey- but more on that in a future room reveal).

Knowing that these items were relinquished to my office, I had to get creative. Dead set against a coastal themed office, I took to Pinterest where I stumbled upon Jungalow.

Jungalow

[juhng-guh-loh] • noun:

Derived from Jungle and Bungalow. A hotel-like accommodation (usually around a forest/jungle) that is raised off the ground. Guests who have stayed in a Jungalow say it is like staying in a tree house.

Jungalow is a bohemian wanderer’s dream. Full of greenery, pops of color, and earthiness, I was sold. I knew this was the theme to get my creative juices flowing and could incorporate the pieces I already had. Since it’s all about bringing the outdoors in, I knew I needed to focus on my greens first.

I stumbled across this amazing banana leaf tapestry from Urban Outfitters, which a quick Google Image search later I discovered it for for a third of the price on Amazon.

Note: the one on Amazon is more of a screen print, not a traditional “tapestry” feel – I have no idea what the UO one is like. The Amazon one is also a little lighter (the link of the picture above is the most accurate color, my photos below are a little over exposed so the greens look lighter than they actually are).

My office has a bathroom in it, and I knew the tapestry would be perfect for the  once awkward wall.

Apt2B Couch | Banana Leaf Tapestry Light & Darker | Good Vibes Pillow

When planning my mid-century dream office on Pinterest, I had unwittingly pinned these adorable banana leaf prints. They were the perfect counter balance of light to the dark tapestry. These are 21×28 and I could only find frames at Michaels for them that were 22×28 but it worked out fine.

Palm Prints | Area Rug | Macrame Wall Hanging

I want to pause real quick and talk about my office chair. Previously I had a cheap one that offered zero support. When we moved I wanted to invest in a good chair. I found this one at Target and it offers a ton of support. In addition to height adjustments, I can tilt it forward or back and adjust the lumbar support. Most affordable office chairs that offer this much comfort are ugly IMO. This was originally just a black leather chair that stood out like an eye sore in my office. So I got a table cloth from H&M and laid it over the chair and tied it in the back. It’s not a perfect solution, but it certainly looks nicer when on client video calls.

Moving on! With greens on the wall taken care of I turned to my attention to greens around my space. Let me preface this with I have a black thumb. Er, rather, I don’t have a black thumb, but I have no interest in keeping plants alive. My hands are full enough taking care of myself, the hubs, and Tucker.

Tall Cactus | Short Cactus | 52 Lists Books

I had already found these cacti from Target. Next I hit up Homegoods and found so many adorable greens at a reasonable price. I will say, make sure you check and double check your plants from Homegoods for dings, dents, and defects! I had to exchange a few after I got them home.

Himalayan Candle Holder & Lamp

Next I knew I wanted to fill in the space behind and under my desk. I searched all sorts of Jungalow decor, but a lot of it was crazy expensive. I stumbled into a fantastic sale at Urban Outfitters and was able to snag this 5 x 7 rug for $40 and this macrame wall hanging for $60!

Macrame Wall Hanging | Area Rug | Chair | Chair Cover | Area Rug | Computer Monitor

The piece to the left above is one of the pieces we moved in with. An entertainment center from Ikea. Other than the drawer, you can see it’s all open. The two side cabinets are glass doors. I needed to use this as functional storage and while making sure it doesn’t look like a total mess.

So on the left we have some of my favorite books. The middle top shelf has a bunch of essential oils hidden behind the concrete succulent plant, and then those binders are what I use most often for my business (green is financial tracking, gold is legal/sponsored content tracking).

Humans Of New York Stories | Millennials Of New York |

Harry Potter Collection

The drawer is full of office supply junk (scissors, tape, envelopes, etc.) The right may look familiar from my office organization post. Here we have lots of storage boxes and binders. The top white storage box is documents I need to file, the larger one on the bottom is half done craft projects (like leftover materials from my DIY Pom Pom Lamp).

The gold dotted boxes I organize based on size. The smallest is deposited checks I am waiting to post, middle is coupons/discounts/gift cards, and the largest is junk I can’t find a home for.

White Storage Box (c/o) | Gold Dot Boxes (c/o) | Binders (c/o)

The room was definitely missing something though. My intern and I could easily share the desk day in and day out, but I wanted a comfy and cozy spot to chill. That’s where Apt2B came in. I love supporting US based companies who actually keep manufacturing in the US!

They have fantastic options for all sized spaces, but particularly apartments. For instance, look how perfect this couch fits into the small space, while still leaving plenty of room to talk around the office. Apt2B bridges the gap for those of us who are too broke for higher end furniture companies, but also need to step it up from hand me downs or low quality clearance items.

Even better, they allow you to customize SO many pieces. For our couch we went with the Catalina Reversible Chaise Sofa. We chose Mountain Grey fabric. Since buying a couch online can be a little scary, it’s nice you can order all of the fabric samples in advance before you choose.

millennial blogger office tour jungalow

The other fun thing about this couch is that the chaise is reversible! It’s actually an ottoman that goes under the long cushion, which you can flip the two items to either side of the couch. I love that if we move, and need a different set up I’m not locked into anything.

Last came the pillows for the couch. I already had a ton of throw pillows, so I opted to get a few pillow covers. The fun banana leaves were found on Amazon, the pink ones on H&M, and the Good Vibes and pom pom one from UO. I am still looking for the right cover for the stitched purple and yellow ones, which are a few years old.

Good Vibes | White & Purple Pom Pom | Banana Leaf | Pink Geometric

I actually owned a few other pieces of furniture I always forget about: this drum side table and orange bench which were hand me downs from a co-worker back when I was a therapist with an office. The buddha art is from a talented local artist, Sara Lurie, and was also from my counseling office.

The hutch is from the Container Store. We used it as a bookcase in our old apartment, and is perfect for knick knacks in my office. Lastly, the OM symbol (below) is from my counseling office days off of Amazon.

Wooden Mirror | Wooden OM

I am waiting on one more item for this room, a second wooden mirror to balance the two above the couch. I plan to put it below these two to complete a triangle shape of them. It’s on backorder but will be here soon hopefully!

 

Couch | Good Vibes | White & Purple Pom PomPink Geometric

RENTER’S HACK

UPDATED [4/26/18]: While I LOVE my office, and it looks SO light and bright in these photos, queue 1:00 pm and my office is DARK as the sun has moved overhead. You may have noticed there’s no lamp above my desk, which meant daily afternoon headaches while trying to work in the dark! Queue my new addition! This gorgeous lamp from Versanora! I love how the arm hangs right about my desk (without me having to install some crazy light fixture)! It’s literally the renter’s dream solution for overhead lighting!  

Hanging Arm Lamp from Versanora

 

That’s it! I still have dreams of more greens and earthier tones, but I think it’s come together well in such a short time! It’s on the first floor of our three story town home, so it’s really nice to have a space that functions as my office, and a hangout spot for guests that can’t get up all the stairs to our living room. Super comfy and chill with the couch and love the colors to keep the productive juices flowing!

Had you heard of Jungalow before? What do you think?

Check out other rooms in our home tour:

Mid-Century Modern Meets Boho Living Room

Minimalism Meets Industrial Decor In Our Master Bedroom

Upcycled Guest Room

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  • Talisa Garbo
    June 19, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I don’t have my own home office just yet but I’m always excited to spruce up the ‘office’ section of my room. Can never decide on one themed look cause everyone’s shared looks are so cute!! This jungalow look is so chic yet clean at the same time. Gives me great ideas! x

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Ahh what else are you thinking about?? I feel like this is kind of a hybrid of so many theme haha!

  • Domestically Blissful
    June 19, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I love your office! Especially your desk! <3

  • Jasmine Maria
    June 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I’m completely obsessed with your office. So bright, cozy and colorful.

  • Kiara Catanzaro
    June 19, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Loving all the pops of green! It’s so bright and well decorated. Definitely getting some major inspiration to redo my office area as well!

  • Sarah Kuziomko
    June 19, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I love how your jungalow turned out! And I love your dog too. I love when I see that cute little face on instagram 🙂

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      haha thank you!! happy people aren’t getting sick of him yet haha!

  • Chelsea-Catherine Cobb Croom
    June 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

    It looks SO good! I love that couch!!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you! Yess! Apt2b has some great options!!

  • Shannon @ Lady's Little Loves
    June 19, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Okay i LOVE how you covered your chair with a blanket like that!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you!! Its definitely better than the all consuming black leather!

  • Alissa Carpenter
    June 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I LOVE your office.. it’s amazing! I can’t decide what I love the most but that couch is seriously gorgeous and that good vibes pillow.. i need that asap!

  • Heather Rene
    June 19, 2017 at 10:21 am

    I want to go to there! Seriously such a great blend of the clean/modern look, but still with a lot of jungle flair (without getting to heavy/bogged down). I wish I had an office space (and am experiencing a lot of envy from my dining room table). Someday… *sigh*

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Haha if it makes you feel better, we don’t own a dining room table at the moment! haha sooo meals from bed?

  • Johanne
    June 19, 2017 at 10:23 am

    This is the perfect office! I would love to have one exactly like this! Love everything about it.

  • Shell Peterson
    June 19, 2017 at 10:42 am

    What a beautiful, calm, relaxing room!
    So talented!
    xo, Shell
    https://acourageousbeauty.com/

  • Nazrin Miah
    June 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Aww I love how everything came together! Dont you love it when you smash out a project so well! I would never leave this room!!!!

    http://www.nmdiaries.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      YESS!! It feels SO good!

  • Jennifer Seislove
    June 19, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I love the clean lines of this office! I’m especially loving the tapestry! What a clever way to add color and texture to a wall!

  • Summer @ Coffee With Summer
    June 19, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I’m SO jealous at the natural light you have in your office – no fair. 😉 hehe love that couch from Apt2B – I seriously need to reach out to them,

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      haha we got super lucky that our townhouse is an end unit so we get a ton of it on every floor!

  • Brittany Nixon
    June 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Girl, I’m loving all this green you have going on! Your office is so neutral, natural, and cozy! Also, I need those palm prints in my life. They look great grouped together on the wall like that!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Ahh so sweet!! thank you! I snagged those on super sale, if you check out society6 and subscribe to their list you can get them for a decent price!

  • Gabriela Cerdas
    June 19, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Love the prints and the pup!

  • Ayanna
    June 19, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Love your office! I have never heard of the term Jungalow, but it sounds pretty cool. i love how you took the inspiration and made it your own. The pops of color with the greenery is so cute.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you! Yeah the true jungalow styles feel wayyy more jungle-y – and i may built up to that over time, but for now i love how clean this is!

  • Corey Wheeland
    June 19, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I’ve never heard of the term jungalow! I love all the textures and colors and patterns in your office!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you so much Corey!

  • Style Domination
    June 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Jeez. I’ve never heard of a jungalow until now. Love it!

  • Amanda @ Blissful Gal
    June 19, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Ahhh love the look of this room! I was so confused by what Jungalow meant haha! The tapestry is also super cool-Amazon deals for the win!

  • Erica @ Coming up Roses
    June 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Ahhhhh I am OBSESSED with what you did in here, Rach!!! I am moving in. Sorry not sorry. Coming over ASAP.

    Coming Up Roses

  • Melissa Cruz
    June 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I love the final results! The details are so fresh it makes me want to work there hahaha.

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

  • Nicole Booz
    June 19, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Aw, your office turned out super cute! I love the prints on the wall. I appreciate that you can switch up the couch, I hate committing to a specific layout, especially in a small space. I’ll definitely be checking them out next time I need to pick up furniture!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      RIGHT! It’s a huge win!

  • Nicole Green
    June 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Ok your office looks AMAZING! It looks like a space that I’d be seriously inspired in. The theme you chose is so cute — I hadn’t heard of this mix of jungle and bungalow before but I love it!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Ahh so happy you like it!!

  • Keating | KeatingBartlett.com
    June 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    This is super cute!! Unfortunately my home office is currently doubling as a nursery until we move back to our home state next year. But I’m already dreaming of the day I get to decorate it and put it all together 🙂

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Hopefully sooner than you think the time will be upon you!

  • Neely
    June 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I love your home office! I need that good vibes pillow in my life.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      DO IT! I think it’s still on sale!

  • Ro I Chicken and Bliss
    June 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I LOVE this office space! It’s so bright and pretty and full of images of plants! I think if I could describe my dream office, it would have a lot of elements of yours! I also love the couch you have!

  • Jordyn
    June 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Your office came together SO well, I love the jungalow theme (when I first saw the post I read it as jiggalow, definitely reread the title and realized my reading error haha). I like that your office feels bright and upbeat but still has a calming aura that works well for productivity. The wall tapestry and macrame are beautiful decorations.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Awe thank you! haha that would be a very different theme… haha!

  • April Kitchens
    June 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I LOVE the way your office turned out! So bright with a hint of calm. I can’t wait to move so I can have a space as beautiful as this.

  • Stephanie Smith
    June 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    This looks so good!! One cool trick for desk chairs is to throw a shag rug over the back. It’s super cozy and stylish, but your throw looks good too!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Yes! I saw that and considered it but decided not too for a couple of reasons: 1) i was going to have to get it for both sides since I wanted the entire back and front covered and 2) I live in humid south florida and the last thing I wanted was shag sticking to me when I come in from walking the pup!

  • Elizabeth Johnson
    June 19, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    This is awesome!! I love all the decorating choices you made. Simply, cozy and functional! That couch is awesome! When we finally upgrade to non hand-me-downs I will definitely look into Apt2B. And I am so glad you kept that rug! It’s the one I liked 🙂

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Haha it was overwhelmingly the most popular!

  • mckenna bleu
    June 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I love your office! I love the wall hanging and the couch area with the tapesty! I definitely get the jungalow vibe!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Mckenna!! Thats a massive compliment coming from you because I’m obsessed with your office!

  • Mary Duggan
    June 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Girllll, I LOVE this! One of my favorite posts of yours so far!!
    And, that couch is incredible. I’ve never heard of a sectional where you can change the side the lounger is on. I will definitely keep it in mind when I move into my first apartment post-graduation!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Awe thank you!! You can change the sides of all sectionals, but not all chaises! (weird semantics I know, explaining that in a future post!!).

  • Kristen
    June 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    i am OBSESSED! Everything from the prints to the couch to the wall paper! I love it so much! when are you gonna come help me decorate!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Haha You’re too kind!!

  • Tori Moore
    June 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    SUCH a cute office!! I love how bright it is, and the accents of green are just perfect.

    Tori

  • Amanda Frazier | The Light Owl
    June 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    EVERYTHING is so so good. You’re speaking my language with that Harry Potter collection! I want my therapy office to look like this! So comfortable. So open and inviting. I’d never leave.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      HAHA YES GIRL! Wait, did I know you are a therapist?!?! No wonder I like your content! Thats what I did in my former life!

      • Amanda Frazier | The Light Owl
        June 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm

        Heeeeey! No wonder we vibe so well!!

        • Rachel Ritlop
          June 21, 2017 at 4:11 pm

          Haha right!? Are you still in school? What’s your specialty?

          • Amanda Frazier | The Light Owl
            June 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm

            Nope I graduated with my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014 and I am a fully Licensed Professional Counselor 🙂 I have specialized training in DBT and trauma therapy so my favorite areas of focus are personality disorders (particularly borderline) and trauma. But I work with all sorts of stuff. Adolescent girls and young adults are my favorite to work with.

  • Lauren Norton
    June 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Okay, so as per usual, I’m uber jealous of you! I want a home office! I have a desk but I hardly ever use it because when I come home from my full-time job, the last thing I want to do is sit at a desk more. 😛 I adore your jungalow design! One day, when I have an at-home office, I might be hitting you up for advice!
    xoxo Lauren | Glitter & Grandeur

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Awe Lauren! I cant wait to see your space some day <3

  • Jenny
    June 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Your office is so pretty! I love all the palm print stuff. My home office is super small so I’m super jelly haha.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Haha yeah all the rooms in our house are huge thankfully! We got super lucky!

  • Kuleigh
    June 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I love how open and spacious your office layout is! That sofa is perfect for cell phone and laptop time. I’ve been wanting to incorporate some palm print elements into our decor for summer and the office is definitely a great place to try out that trend!

  • The Swirl
    June 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Oh my gosh I thought this room couldn’t get any cuter and then I saw the banana leaf tapestry on the wall! That’s one of my favorite prints this season. You killed the “Jungalow” theme – I didn’t even know this was a style but I love it! Congrats on the big move, I can’t wait to see the rest of your decorations!

    Hannah | the swirl

  • Mary Gui
    June 19, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    i love what you did with the space, it looks amazing and functional!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

  • entirely erika
    June 19, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Love. Love. Love. Jumanji Luxe. I am specifically loving that couch!

    erika || http://www.entirelyerika.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      HAHA I never thought about it like that but I can totally see it!

  • Rachel @ STCL
    June 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    What a fun space – I love what you did with it! The couch looks super comfy too!

  • thesophiadiaries
    June 20, 2017 at 1:24 am

    oh, millenials in NY look like such a cool book!! and I loooove your office! so open and such great lighting <3

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      It’s hilarious! It’s an IG account too!

  • Jessica Battiato
    June 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Rachel I love this!! I think i have been sub-consciencely decorating my house “jungalo” style!! Haha I just got a salt lamp, and have been picking up big green leafy plants left and right! It just feels so fresh and relaxed!! That wall hanging is on point! Love it! Enjoy! XO

    https://www.theweekenderafashionfieldguide.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      HAHA LOVE IT! I have a salt lamp in every room! they are so pretty and supposedly have some health benefits!

  • Lorna
    June 20, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I love your bookshelves, and the books on them. Also the teal accents and the Good Vibes pillow. Pinning this to my Dream House board. We moved last Feb, but I want to do so much with our spaces, and this is great inspiration. Honestly. Thank you!

    Lorna x

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Awe thank you!!!! I’ll be trying to get a room out each month so stay tuned for more!

  • Jennifer Schmidt
    June 20, 2017 at 8:44 am

    This looks like an amazing place to work!! I have been contemplating turning my guest bedroom into a office and need to take the plunge.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      DO IT! Seriously, its helped me focus and get so much more done!

  • Bobbi
    June 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I would have never come up with this idea but I love it!! It’s got a very cool look to it!

  • Kaileigh
    June 20, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I love it. We moved into our home a year ago and our office is still part storage room. Who knew how easier it is to fill up more space when you suddenly have more rooms?

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      YES! We have a storage room in our house! I am like “WTH is all this?” haha

  • Ashley Stephenson
    June 20, 2017 at 9:31 am

    This is such a cute space!!! Definitely a place I could get some work done!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you! Its definitely boosted my productivity!

  • Wife Sense
    June 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I have office envy! Your space is so large you could hold a square dance in there! I have a closet in comparison. ☹️ Aaaand, I have to share it with my husband. The walls are “Opera House Peach” (basically, pink) and Gary recently hung his prized Cubs World Series Champions commemorative bat on one of them. I live with it because at least he didn’t hang it in the living room like he wanted! ?

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      HAHA Oh no!! Maybe you can paint??

  • Okema Clare-Reed
    June 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Nice space. Lots of light in this room. I am inspired to freshen up my workspace.

  • Patricia Conte
    June 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

    LOVE the new office design – so clean and inspiring! The print on the wall and the orange bench are my faves!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you!! I love the prints too!

  • Katherine @ Slightly Savvy
    June 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Alright I’m done because this is perfection. This is so bright and this room is huge!! I literally need a grey sofa identical to this one, so I might try to get this before your code runs out!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      HAHA thanks girl!! DO IT! They have some gorgeous other options too! I really love the Harper collection as well!

  • Cameron
    June 20, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Oh my goodness it looks so good! I love the couch! I really wish I had a designated office space – really excited to in a future house!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Are you moving sometime soon?!?

      • Cameron
        June 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

        Ugh, I wish! We were trying to move out my the end of the year, but I’m not sure if we’ll end up doing that for financial reasons. If we find a great house to flip soon, we might just live in that for a year before we sell it, so fingers crossed!

  • Miss ALK
    June 20, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I’ve never heard of Jungalow! I think you did a great job decorating and it totally fits your aesthetic!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Katie R.
    June 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Wow, this is so beautiful, I’m in love with that banana leaf-print wall! Such an inspiring workplace!

    Katie
    http://katieisadora.com

  • Alix Maza
    June 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I love everything, but the banana leaf wall print is my favorite!

  • Jordyn Upchurch
    June 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Love, love, love this office! It’s the perfect balance between comfy cozy and polished. I love how for the most part you took what you had and made it work, while adding in some new elements to elevate the look 🙂

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Yes! this room is basically everything I owned before! All the other rooms in our house are from 100% scratch!

  • Samantha Carter
    June 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Ohmigosh! This is just gorgeous! Definite Office Goals! I’ve never heard of Jungalow before, but now I’m pretty sure I need it in my life.

  • Riva Treasure
    June 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I am seriously copying about half of this room! That palm wall is perfect!
    http://www.whatrivawore.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      YESS!! so happy you found some inspo from it!

  • Brittany McGee
    June 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    This is seriously the cutest space ever! I wish my kids wouldn’t destroy a spot like this haha!!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Haha oh now! I worry about that in my future all the time haha (#notpregnant)

  • Jessica Lam
    June 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Your new office looks so beautiful – I love all of the little details!

  • Helen @ Hel On Heels
    June 20, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    AH! Love love love! You did such a great job and I love the palm wall!

  • Amanda | Maple Alps
    June 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    UMMM how cool is THIS?! I totally want to redecorate my whole house now! Love all of the little details!

  • TheVagabondWayfarer
    June 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    What a fabulous job on the decor. I am taking down ideas!

    http://www.thevagabondwayfarer.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      YAY! Happy it got your creative juices flowing!

  • Shane Prather
    June 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve never before heard the term Jungalow – such a fresh decor idea! Loving the prints – makes me crave the outdoors.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Yes!! I do my best thinking outdoors so I wanted to bring them in somehow!

  • Lee Anne Benjamin
    June 20, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Love how you used that tapestry to make that wall an accent wall. You did a great job on this room!

    XO

    Lee Anne

    http://www.lifebylee.com

  • Madison - mrsmadisonweaver.com
    June 20, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    This is a beautiful makeover! Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Chelsea
    June 20, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    O. M. G. I seriously love your office SO MUCH!

  • Willow Moon
    June 20, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    What a beautiful space! Seeing it makes me want to get rid of a bunch of stuff so that my office has a more open feel!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Do it!! It really helps get the creative juices flowing!

  • Kate
    June 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    The orange ottoman is just fab!!!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you! It’s traveled with me for years from my therapist office days! I used to use it as my meditation station!

  • Audrey Knizek
    June 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Oh my gosh, your new office is incredible! Congratulations on owning your own home; such an exciting time in your life 🙂

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 20, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      lol oh we don’t own it! Its a rental! Still exciting though!

  • Renee || Getting Fit Fab
    June 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    OMG that office is amazing 😀 I love all of those pillows especially Good Vibes! I have one similar. Such a beautiful set up, I only hope to have my office one day like this.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Haha yes!! When I saw that (and it was on sale!) I had to grab it!

  • Kristen @ TheSophisticatedGal
    June 20, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Wow, I LOVE how you’ve designed your office! I especially love the desk (plus it’s versatile, which is a total PLUS) and the tapestry you used on the wall near the bathroom. What a great idea 🙂

  • Mom Noms
    June 20, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is the most gorgeous office. I don’t have an office per se, but I do have a little space that is all my own and I have been trying to figure out how to decorate it.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      I saw a fun reveal recently whrere someone got wall paper, similar to my tapestry, and put their desk in front of it! It was a cute way to brighten up their corner. I think it was on Money Can Buy Lipstick!

  • Kristen Rodriguez
    June 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Your office looks AMAZING! I love all of the little decor elements that make up the perfect jungalow style. Also, that couch is gorgeous!

  • Carly Ned
    June 20, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Wow, I’m obsessed with your office! You did such an amazing job.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Awe thank you so much!! It was definitely a ton of fun!

  • Taylor Smith
    June 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    oh my god can you come decorate my house????? I AM IN LOVE with this!! 😀

  • JeeYoung
    June 21, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Come decorate my office! Love all the pops of greenery and the wall prints!

  • Greta Hollar
    June 21, 2017 at 12:44 am

    I love your office! Such a chic and amazing space.

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • alexisreliford
    June 21, 2017 at 1:43 am

    I love everything about this! I’m itching to create my own jungalow inspired space soon! Everything about this “theme/style” is gorgeous! And I love those pillows.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you so much!! I just need to get a tv in there now haha!

  • Nicole Parise
    June 21, 2017 at 2:20 am

    This is cute! I especially love the wooden table and little mirrors 🙂

    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

  • Anesu E. Mutsaka
    June 21, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Love the office so neat and has charaacter as well. Can’t wait till I also get to work from home

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you so much! fingers crossed soon for you!

  • Whitney S.
    June 21, 2017 at 5:45 am

    This office is goals! I have an office but I need to start planning it and decorating it and buying stuff for it. My husband and I just bought a new house 2 months ago! I can’t wait to finally have mine finished!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Awe thank you!!! And congrats!!! It’s definitely been a process getting the vision just right for each room!

  • Suzanne
    June 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    This is so pretty!! I how calm it feels. And that banana leaf tapestry is perfect!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      YES! It was hard to find the right balance of calm and not cluttered with all the prints going on and am so happy with how it all turned out!

  • Kristin Cook
    June 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I had not heard of jungalow until you started mentioning it, but it’s very cute. I LOVE your desk and I ask really like your section with the pillow combo you chose! Looks good, ma’ dear!

  • justine @ sunnyinjune.com
    June 21, 2017 at 9:04 am

    oh my freaking gossssssssh this is such a dreamy office space.
    can you please come to my house and decorate the entire thing? i really love the different textures of the room. soooo cute!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      HAHA thank you!!! So sweet!!!

  • Alexis
    June 21, 2017 at 9:35 am

    This is seriously the cutest office ever! I’m so jealous of how spacious your room is!

  • She's Not So Basic
    June 21, 2017 at 10:51 am

    This room is incredible! Seriously, is there anything you aren’t good at?! I absolutely love how everything pulls together from the couch to the rug to that tapestry… I just love it all!!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Haha stoppp you’re took kind <3 I'm definitely super excited about the other rooms!! I think you are going to loveee them and hopefully get some inspo for your new space!!

  • Bella Bucchiotti
    June 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Your sectional is a great size for the space. I am having the hardest time finding a smaller one that isn’t ugly lol! Love the tapestry, too!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Girl you NEED to check out apt2b then!! They have gorgeous ones for smaller spaces!!!

  • Molly Moon
    June 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Ok, I love your office space? And I’m seriously jealous of that couch–I’m dying for a new one, but we’re waiting until we move again to buy.

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

    • Rachel Ritlop
      June 21, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Awe thank you!!! I had no idea how much went into choosing a couch! We have another one coming for our living room! They are SO different but each perfect for their respective space!

  • Tori Dunlap
    June 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    This turned out so great! Couch looks super comfy (and can’t forget HP!)

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

  • Lauren Falardeau Pariseau
    June 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    That looks fantastic! I love the leaf tapestry and the couch. Perfect and sunny!

  • Olivia Holley
    June 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I love this! I love the idea of “jungalow” and haven’t heard of a name for that aesthetic before. So glad you captured this and shared! I love affordable home decor. I’m moving apartments soon and LIVE in my “home office” so I definitely will be doing some redecorating 🙂

  • Erin Howard
    June 22, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I LOVE this home office! I’m especially obsessed with those prints and that desk! Definitely giving me some good inspo for when I do my own office! 🙂

  • Macarena Ferreira
    June 22, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I love everything about this space!!! Thanks for inspo *heart eyes*

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

  • Taryn O'Hare
    June 22, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    This is some serious inspiration! It gives off a very serene and calm vibe, I love it!

  • Laura
    June 23, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Rachel! This space is amazing; what a great place to get work done!

    I was so so so curious about what “Jungalow” was so I’m happy to know now. It’s actually my DREAM to stay in a jungle tree house, so you know how I feel about your room.

    Now just try to not spend too much time on that couch 😛

    xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

  • Ashley Vickney
    June 25, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    OMG Rachel I’m obsesses with your office! My fiance and I share an offie and I love having a place to “focus” when I work from home or want to really bang out blogger tasks! This looks like such a professional office, I would have never guessed it would be in your home!!

  • Sabine and Carine
    June 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this office! Talk about goals! Congratulations on finishing it. It’s beautiful!

    -Sabine | http://www.rinnyandbean.com

  • Kristine Circenis
    June 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I’m OBSESSED with the palm print. It’s so freaking cute and playful enough where it’s not distracting.

  • Kristin Thompson
    June 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    This space looks great! I’m obsessed with all things palm print right now!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  • Jiawun
    July 3, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Such a gorgeous space! I love how bright and airy it is, makes for a really productive work space x

  • Laura
    July 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I love this so much! THe prints are awesome!

  • Francesca | SevenRoses.net
    August 31, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Hey Rachel, this post is just what I was looking for! As I work from home and I love the Jungalow style, I’m pinning this in order to follow all your tips – starting now 🙂

  • Kelsey Caroline Nagel
    September 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    The Jungalow home office is absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the Harry Potter collection.
    I’d love to have the space to do something like this. But knowing myself, I’d destroy it within a week anyway. It would never stay that clean. Best of luck to you if you’re the same!

  • Parul G
    January 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Hey Rachel! I loved going through this post. Absolutely love the Jungalow theme and all of your collection. But one thing I’m obsessed about most is the Buddha with sunglasses artwork! Where did you get that from? Such a great find! I’m a great follower of the Buddha and would love to have this artwork in my home. I hope it’s still available online.

    Cheers!

    • [email protected] Confused Millennial
      January 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Hey Parul!! Ahh i love it too! A friend actually made it! She was burning all of her art and I was like, “NO I need it!!” – It’s a print so I’m sure she can make it again! Here’s her site and how to get in touch with her though! –> https://www.stlurie.com/

      • Parul G
        January 8, 2018 at 2:41 pm

        Thank you so much for sharing the link! 🙂

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