Long, long ago, I shared my inspiration for where I want to take our home office, and these “Before” photos – Beige walls, shaggy cat pee reeking carpet, and a hodgepodge of bookshelves, mismatched desks, and printers sitting on blue totes containing our files.
Remember that? I’m glad it’s a distant memory now. One Saturday morning I awoke to a clatter, and when I came to the living room I discovered all of our office stuff crammed into the living and dining rooms, and the carpet ripped out. It was a bitter sweet surprise. On the one hand, I was excited that Brian took initiative to tear into the project, and on the other, I knew we didn’t even have new flooring purchased, and I dreaded having to eat on the couch and navigate the stacks of books for months on end.
Thankfully, we made good time. Brian repainted the room while I was traveling to a lovely light blue.
And after a few more weeks, we found matching bamboo flooring and a friend willing to spend a day helping lay it. Thanks Paul!
Then we moved the hodgepodge back inside the now bright and happy space.
1. Glass Shower
2. A Variety of Textures and Contrast
3. Clawfoot Tub
4. Two sinks
6. A beverage and view of the Eiffel Tower.
Globes, dream catchers, and other awesomeness from Savannah Ashley Art.
- An arrow plant stand and metal key from Off the Dirt Road
- A painted heart and rose picture frame from Sweet Repeats
- A French blue bowl from Junk in the Trunk
- Vintage books from Rodeo Red Ranch
- Fruit of the Spirit baseball tee for me, and Phoenician tee for Edison from Dovetail Vintage
I’ve found a home for everything – the frame and key are part of the new gallery wall soon to be revealed, the vintage books are on display, the plant stand is in place by the fireplace, the bowl and heart are on the mantle. I’ve worn my baseball tee maybe a little more than is socially acceptable, and while Edison’s might be a little big on him still, I’m very excited for us to be sort of matching.
I discovered so many great vendors that I’m looking forward to visiting again! The future over here is definitely not looking brown – more like white, mint, and chipped, and maybe a little rusty.