Building a Home – My Office Reveal

I think I’ve given up on getting everything “finished” before I show it to you and am just going to show the rooms to you as they are now.  They might never actually be finished!

My office was one of the spaces that I was most looking forward to in the new house.  It was going to be my refuge.  My space to decorate how I wanted and keep organized how I wanted.  My home for my computer and books and odds and ends that didn’t have a home in the old house.  My own little corner.

Before I show you the whole room, let’s go back to the inspiration board.

And now, come and see the rest of the room!

This is standing in the pocket door looking to the right.  Like I said, it’s tiny but it’s all mine!
You can see the fabric covered bulletin board as my “backsplash”.  You should also note, that I’ve got another piece of plexiglass on the desk surface just like upstairs in the kids study.  Again, I got it from Lowe’s and got it cut there to my measurements.  It makes it easy to clean off the surface and it is like a second bulletin board because I can stick things that I need to remember under the plexi so that I can see them but they’re not in the way!
And looking to the left you’ve got bookcases that I sketched out the design for and our cabinet shop created, along with some closed door storage underneath.  Here’s a front picture of the bookcases but it was hard to get so forgive the distortion.
I love these bookshelves because they aren’t just straight shelves, but yet they’re still symmetrical which works for this type A girl.  I’m able to showcase tall and stacked items as well as smaller items.  And it’s a neat place to keep special mementos like my Willow Tree figurines and the watercolor of our wedding invitation.
And it wouldn’t be complete without a close up of the balloon curtains that are on a roller and come all the way down.  And the ode to the written word lamp hanging from the ceiling!  I love the lamp but it did come with a few snafu’s.  It was actually a light that was supposed to plug in to an outlet and then have the cord snaked up to hang the light with so during installation we had to get a similar looking piece to be able to hang it straight from the ceiling.  And, since the cabinets go so high, when I stand on a stool to access the top shelves I have to be careful so that I don’t bump my head more than necessary!

Overall, it’s the perfect room for me.  With just a touch of pink and Paris in it, it fits my style perfectly right now.  The overall tones of the cabinets and walls are neutrals so I can always mix it up later if I want to.  It’s a small space but it would really be more than I need if I could only ever find the time to organize my cabinets and drawers (there’s a reason they aren’t shown!).

I love the apothecary drawers above my desk! They are the perfect size to stick sticky notes and stamps and envelopes in and it’s easy to reach up while still sitting and grab something out of one.  Their small size makes it hard for something to get lost in them and is a built in organization method!

My Office Details:
Wall Color: SW 7641 Collonade Gray
Trim & Cabinet Color: SW 7646 First Star
Window Fabric: Waverly Tres Chic Black/Pink Fabric
Light Fixture: Grand Maison French Literature 1 Light Swag Drum Pendant

Bulletin Board Tutorial: Fabric Covered Bulletin Board

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    July 23, 2013 at 5:30 am

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  2. Reply
    October 17, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Can you share your directions for making the balloon curtain?

    1. Reply
      October 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      I wish I could but I had them made, I’m sorry! I’ll ask the lady who made them though if she’s interested in helping me do a post about them though.
      Thanks for reading!

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