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The HBH Studio Barn: Office.

The HBH Studio Barn: Office |

I have been teasing you guys about this post for forever now, so I’m excited to finally be sharing our plans for the Studio’s upstairs office space. As most of you know, I am currently both working and living out of my house. While it’s been an amazing couple of years, I have quickly grown out of the space. One of the things I am most excited about with the new Studio Barn is that HBH will finally have a real office space. A space to have team meetings, bring clients into, cook, photograph, film, and write out of.

So excited. So very grateful.

If you missed the first two posts about the Studio Barn, see part one on the layout here, and part two on the kitchen and downstairs bath here.

The HBH Studio Barn: Office |

{inspiration photo. source unknown}

The HBH Studio Barn: Office |

{photo via here}

Any of you who may work from home probably know that sometimes living and working out of your house gets a little, well tiring. Some days you never even leave the house, and I don’t know about you guys, but that makes me a little stir crazy. The upstairs office of the studio will be a creative space for the HBH team to brainstorm, have meetings, do that boring “computer work” stuff, and create the best content we can for you guys.

When my mom (who works side-by-side with me on HBH) and I sat down with our designers at Park and Oak, we knew we needed a space that was light, cozy, warm (literally, mom and I are always cold) and felt very creative and inspiring to work in.

Below is our master inspiration board for the upstairs office.

barn office |

So pretty and fun, right?

The office is located in the tip-top portion of the barn called the monitor. The monitor is the raised center area of the barn, often a loft, or in our case a loft/office! In the loft there are several rectangular windows for ventilation (you know for those 10 days out of the year when it may actually get warm up there), along with a beautiful picture window at one end (so I can keep a good eye on all the baby goats below). There are also beautiful wood floors, plenty of bookshelves, and a large table for group brainstorming sessions…finished with a very cool chandelier overhead.

There’s also the cutest little bathroom, complete with the coolest tiles from my favorite tile company, Clé Tile. The detail I love most about this upstairs office space is the antique wood desks my mom and I will have. It will be nice for both of us to have a quiet space to getaway. Away from the kitchen, and away from any chaos, where we can get in some work on the computer. Whether that’s writing emails, editing photos, or any and all of the other odds and ends we do daily.

Amber Interiors |

{photo via Amber Interiors

The HBH Studio Barn: Office |

{tiles via Clé Tile}

Another detail I am excited about is the loft area, which is right outside the office. For a while, this was an empty space that we really didn’t know what to do with. Our designer Christina had the idea to turn this space into more of a fun creative break room. Don’t ask me why I am so excited about this because I will probably never use it. But I love the idea that whenever we are working with groups of people, filming and cooking, everyone has a fun place to escape to if they need a little break during filming, or after all the work is over and done.

I already know my brother Kai, who films all of our recipe videos, is very excited about this space. He often has downtime between filming videos while the next recipe is being prepped. This will be a nice space for people to simply come and hang out, away from the hustle below.

And there you have it. That’s the upstairs office! I could not be more excited with how it is coming together. I can’t wait to show you guys the final reveal in just a few more weeks. Please let me know in the comments what you guys think. What you love, what you hate, and also any suggestions you may have. I always love and welcome your feedback!

The HBH Studio Barn: Office |

So much more to come!

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  1. Hi there! I’ve been on the hunt for the pendant light in the HBH bathroom photo, any idea where it’s from?? Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Tieghan,
      Just love everything you have done to your fabulous working barn! Would you like a bit of color? I am a palette knife oil painter in Cincinnati and would like to share my website to see if there is something you might like:
      Happy NewYear, Karen

  2. Omigosh Tieghan, I can already picture something beautiful around the corner. These plans look gorgeous!

  3. This is AMAZING!! Talk about dream house especially for photography! So excited for you (and totally jealous too) – can’t wait to see the progress!!