Anyway, the new site is going to look really great, and will also have some fun new features, including possibly an online store (!!!) so I'm looking forward to unveiling it soon. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, I've made some good progress on getting the office nearly finished, so I thought I'd share an update.
I previously posted a sort-of in-progress update about the office here, and since then I've been able to get a few of the larger items on the to-do list checked off.
Rewinding all the way back to when we first purchased the house, the office looked like this:
|Fun fact: this was one of TWO rooms with inspirational sayings on the wall.|
I pulled together a little inspiration board, which I also shared in a previous post, to help me identify what I wanted the overall look and feel of the room to be:
The draperies were custom-made from a Gray Line Linens fabric (my favorite source for solid drapery linen) and just perfectly graze the floor. I've talked before about how I usually like draperies to pool a little bit, but in a setting like an office I wanted a more tailored look. I hung them on simple brushed brass rods placed high and wide of the actual windows to let in the maximum amount of light.
I love that photograph, which was taken in the 1920s of an empty Grand Central Station, but it feels a little too small for the wall. I might swap it out for something of a bit larger scale. I have this larger piece elsewhere in the room, so I may just do a little switcheroo too.
|Sorry about that glare!|
I'll most likely add some sort of side table near the chair, and possibly a small ottoman as well. I'm a little stuck on the finish for either of those items, as there's a lot of wood already in this room. I'll probably go with something in a bone inlay or white, like one of these options:
The bookshelves are both functional and provide a space for some of my favorite decorative pieces. I primarily use the closed sections below for the ugly file folders and documents, with the open shelves being a space to keep the pretty things visible.
Honestly, I probably do need to edit down what's on these shelves a little bit, but for some reason that is proving to be difficult in this room!
The desk is angled in the room so I can see out the door, and also so there's no sunlight glare directly on the computer screen. I love having so much natural light in the room, but it can be a bit of a pain when trying to figure out a furniture arrangement.
Even with a few possible little changes still to come, it feels really good to have this room mostly finished. That leaves only the guest room to be completed (and it's basically done - just needs to be photographed). I guess it's time to start thinking about phase 2 :)