Are you prepared for some unedited photos of one heckova ugly space?
It’s Friday the 13th…time to celebrate the scary. I thought you’d never ask. Welcome to the office.
Right now it is sporting weird fleshy pink walls. Not to be confused with the previous salmon sushi walls of Will’s room or the serial killer walls of the guest bathroom. The color falls somewhere between Irish American and Britney’s sequin see-through suit…you totally know what I mean.
And the trim…yup…the same color as ruddy doo.
Note that these photos were taken when we were in the middle of the office bathroom renovation – so the vanity and the random supplies are sitting in here…I wish I could say that it was cleaner now that the bathroom is done. I wish.
There is actually quite a bit of light in this space – which is really nice – but totally swallowed by the dark paint.
The room has really tall ceilings (like the rest of the house) but there is only one dinky light bulb in the entire space. You can imagine me in there trying to photo edit…it’s not pretty.
I can imagine that this wall (the one with the entrance door) would be great for some shelves. I really need an office to have lots of storage. And since Jeremy is no longer working from home…yup…that happened. I cried. He probably would cry if he were here. Which he’s not. He’s getting ready to sit in his two hour commute….back to the point…since this entire space is all mine and I need it for blogging, crafting, sewing, and the photography biz, I definitely need a spot for all my props, supplies and it’s gotta look cute.
This is the view I’ll probably be looking at whenever I’m working. I love that there is so much wall space to work with. And I hate having my back to the entrance door – so having my back to a wall is a must.
Oh and then there is this little door nook. The door leads into the garage…and is constantly locked. Jeremy suggest that we put even more storage over here (I have about three hundred baskets and bowls and blankets for photoshoots) so it would be nice to have additional space that is organized and easy to grab and go.
And here is what I am thinking for this space…
Of course, I want it to be bright and fun and inspirational…and girly. I already have an old small yellow trellis rug from Pottery Barn and a teal wingback chair – so those are my jumping off points. I also have the Pinterest Challenge watercolor artwork…so that really will help pull in more color. The desk is actually an old Ikea desk that I plan on painting…scary. And of course, the entire space including the ceiling, will need painting. I’m thinking white and a light blue that has more teal in it’s blood than baby blue. Oh and then there is the storage, curtains, fabric for the lumbar pillow and gallery wall for my favorite photoshoot pictures (all Ikea)… hopefully all that will help turn this beast into a beauty.
Do you have a home office? Is it gender-specific or more neutral? Do you have tons of storage or are you a purger and not need it? Any suggestions for how to make this sucker better?