Project Spotlight: Shawn Johnson’s Indoor/Outdoor Office Makeover

Shawn Johnson, the former Olympic gymnast and multi-hyphenate social media creator, recently redesigned her family’s home office including an indoor and an outdoor space. Shawn, who runs a successful YouTube channel (@theeastfamily) with husband, Andrew East, is mother to two young kids, Drew and Jett, and a golden retriever named Nash. 


Shawn Johnson and Andrew East sitting on an outdoor sofa with a golden retriever Shawn Johnson and Andrew East sitting on an outdoor sofa with a golden retriever
Shawn and Andrew’s top priority was having a family-friendly space for them, their kids, and Nash, the golden retriever.


Shawn and Andrew wanted a space that prioritized a work-life balance. The office needed to be functional for work, but also family-friendly and relaxing for when family and friends come to visit. Shawn described their number one must-have as “a collaborative space for us to all be at the table comfortably together. We treat our business like family, because at the end of the day, it really is for us.” 


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Durable Sunbrella fabric means white dining/side chairs can stay looking beautiful!


The Home Office

Shawn and Andrew furnished their home office space with Williams-Sonoma Sunbrella Laguna Slipcovered Dining Side Chairs around a large table desk/dining table. “Our chairs around the big table get used every single day,” says Shawn. “We love them!”  


The Williams-Sonoma Sunbrella Laguna Sofa is the perfect addition to the home office space.


They created a conversation area with the Williams-Sonoma Sunbrella Laguna Sofa and Crate & Barrel Simeon Wicker Lounge Chairs. Cozy pillows tie the space together like the Crate and Barrel Canvas Pillow in Charcoal.  


The Crate & Barrel Wicker Lounge chairs complete the conversation area.


Andrew and Shawn both prioritize time with family, and part of that is having a good work life balance. That’s why this office has been so special for them to complete! Shawn explains, “We love that we can go in that room and relax or take calls for work there.” 


Cushions made with Sunbrella fabric are easy to clean and stain resistant.


The room also features a kitchenette and bar outfitted with Perigold Lebello Skin Patio Bar Stools with Sunbrella cushions


“We love Sunbrella fabric. It’s durable for weather (and kids, let’s be honest) but also fits our space the best.” 


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The outdoor patio is durable and stain resistant for the perfect family-friendly space.


The Outdoor Patio

Shawn and Andrew outfitted their home office patio with comfortable, modern seating. The outdoor seating area is made up of the Neighbor Haven Coal Outdoor Sofa, Neighbor Haven Coal Outdoor Chairs, and a Neighbor Haven Coal Outdoor Ottoman. The dark grey fabric contrasts beautifully with the solid wood teak frame, providing modern sophistication with outdoor durability.  


The Neighbor Haven outdoor sofa and ottoman is the perfect balance of style and durability.


Shawn described the space saying, “Our outdoor space is so dreamy and perfect to work from.” Extra pillows for the seating like the Pilar Stone Outdoor Lumbar Pillows and the Suelo Neutral Outdoor Pillows from Sien+Co tie the space together and make it extra cozy for the family and their golden retriever, Nash. 

Shawn Johnson and Andrew East’s outdoor patio is modern, functional, and durable.


Family-Friendly Meets Professional

One of the biggest priorities for Shawn and Andrew was making sure their spaces were versatile. They had a few key goals with the spaces, like making sure that the rooms, both indoors and out, could always be functional.


The design achieves a great balance of functionality and style, with both the indoor and outdoor spaces serving as a perfect spot to relax or enjoy time with family and friends.  

Shawn and Andrew created the perfect space for their whole family to enjoy.


How to Create your Own Oasis

We asked Shawn what her advice would be to anyone who wanted to revamp their space but didn’t know where to start. “I know it sounds cliche, but you just have to jump in! If you have a dream... go for it. Build your happy space. Sometimes, the first step is just collecting photos and creating a mood board of what you envision. That helped me a ton!”


Get Inspired

For more inspiration on creating your own personal happy place, check out our Design Ideas and tips for Indoor and Outdoor Living.