Monday, February 7, 2011

Office Space: Before and After

A space to write. A space to study. A space to read. A space to create. I have always had high hopes for our home office. When we picked out our house plan, I immediately knew that the front room would be "my space". I loved the large windows and the french doors opening into the living room. I was excited about buying a desk and setting up an office. However, we had to be realistic newlyweds. Furnishing other rooms had to come first. That's why my room sat emptily until last weekend. It was big, pretty, and very, very empty. This is what the office looks like now....

It's a work in progress, but at least it's not an empty room! M found the desk at Sams. I love how spacious it is. I can spread out different reference books and notebooks and still have room for my macbook. I borrowed the lamp from our guest bedroom until I can find the perfect lamp for the space. We are going to hang our framed diplomas above the desk. All in all, I'm happy with it. The chair was a quick DIY project to keep from having to spend more money. I took an old desk chair that M had in college and painted it. I know it's not fancy, but for less than 20 bucks we had a nicer desk chair. That works for me! Plus, I really love taking old things and giving them a new look and purpose.
Like I said before, this is definitely a work in progress. I'd love to hear some suggestions for cute (and cheap) things we can add to the room.


  1. It's beautiful! I love the playful blue with the wooden desk. Your office is just overflowing with potential~!

    I hope you continue to update on how it grows and changes over time.

    Enjoy it hun! ^^

  2. That's a good space. Look at the
    for great ideas on how to decorate. Good luck!

  3. Thank you both!

    Palmipest, that is a great site I had never seen before. Thanks so much for sharing. I love it!