Man, oh, man! It’s been a while since I’ve given y’all an update on our home! I hope you don’t mind; it merely means we’ve been being intentional about what we buy, so it’s taking longer to decorate the house than I expected. We’ve been doing little things here and there, and we’ve finally got the office done! I knew when we finished it up that I had to share it with y’all, so here we are!
It’s so funny to me to look back at the last Home post and see that I thought the office was already mostly done.. y’all it literally had a desk and a chair in it at that point. Since then I’ve seen just gorgeous spaces all over the web, and I kept getting more and more ideas for what I wanted to do to spruce it up.
These two bookshelves were the first things added (after the new iMac) earlier this year. I had brought several books from home, and I knew I wanted to fill out the space a bit more with something like these. Ideally I was looking for one that was longer, but I ended up settling with these two pieces. They weren’t super expensive, and I decided to spruce them up with some little cubby boxes. You can’t see a ton, but I’m working on a gallery wall above the bookshelves. I already have five prints up, but I don’t love the layout and I want to add more. If I do anything else to this room, adding and moving things around on that wall will probably be it!
The next two things I started working on was a small little pocket of a wall beside the curtain and what to put on the wall behind the desk. (You can see a good shot of both of these spots in the first photo!) I really liked Emily’s photos, and ultimately ended up opting for the same look. We don’t have a ton of pictures of us, and none that are great enough to print large enough. So for now I filled the frames with three simple statements – Be Love. Be Brave. Be Present. To fill the little wall beside the curtain, I grabbed some fun hexagon cork board pieces and painted them. The black ones are painted with chalkboard paint; I haven’t figured out quite what I want to write on them yet, though.
We finished the space with simple white curtains, which I was so proud to have hung myself one day while the hubs was at school (along with the three picture frames). The windows came with blinds in them, so I close them at night, but to max out on the natural light while I’m working during the day, I just open them all the way up. Zoey likes that because she can jump her front paws up and see what’s going on outside.
I’ll admit: my office is a little messy. My desk has tons of stuff on it. My bookshelves aren’t perfectly styled with gorgeous, expensive pieces. I don’t have all of the best prints from all of the popular designers. I don’t even work in my office five days a week (sometimes, we just hang on the couch). However, I really love this little space. It’s got the perfect amount of natural light, and everything I need to get things done (including a little puppy who likes to lay in my lap while I work).
Anyway, we’ve got the guest bathroom done as well, I just need to figure out how to get some good pictures in there with no natural light, and I’ll be sharing it soon as well. Then, we’re onto our living / dining room! Hopefully I’ll have more to share of our home before summer really gets going!