My initial thought when trying to determine my favorite room in our house was to go with the one I had the most fun decorating, which would be Harper’s nursery. I had so much fun just throwing caution to the wind with that one and getting it all glammed up for my girl, but the more I thought about it I realized that my favorite room is probably more likely the one in which I spend the most time. That, my friends, is my office.
I am influenced so much by my surroundings so I really wanted an office that would not stress me out. I wanted it to be a room that I would walk into and immediately feel happy and inspired and it has turned out to be just that. The patterns and colors are what really make me smile.
We set the bed up as a daybed so that we can use it to lounge and also so we could free up more floorspace. I found that cornice board fabric and immediately fell in love. I also knew that for me to really love this room it would have to have some black and white. I chose polka dot curtains and recovered my headboard with this buffalo check IKEA fabric. The rest of the pillows and bedding were pieced together from what I had in my house. Keeping things budget-friendly also makes me happy 🙂
I found a few treasures at Goodwill for this room, including this table and
the frame with an oversized matte.
The print is from Honey and Fitz.
I love a splash of gold wherever I can get it so that print makes me very happy.
And naps do, they do fix everything in this house!
We are not the only people who use this room so I knew I had to make some accommodations for that. I wanted the room to be welcoming to my kids, but I wanted them to stay away from my work stuff and play in their own area. I set up a little station with art supplies within reach so that they can easily come and get what they need. I am surprised at how much they use this little table for drawing, play dough, and coloring.
Having a large desk was our first priority. We wanted something that could function as a dual workspace and found an IKEA countertop that fit the bill. I knew I wanted a raw natural look when it came to the desk and I love how that plays off of all the color. I like things a little loud sometimes but I always try to temper it with some rustic accents. The chairs were another side-of-the-road find that we cleaned up and painted. Again, a little gold on the legs makes me smile.
The gallery wall was a fun and easy project that I wrote more about, here.
When I am sitting at my computer and stuck on an idea I often catch myself looking up at all of the photos and art. They all make me smile and the colors and quotes usually get me back on track.
This room is most reflective of me because it is where I can stash all of my little collected treasures. Nothing beats a cute pencil or pretty stationary or the perfect little bowl.
And fresh flowers always pick me up!
My husband also collects his own little trinkets.
I am a semi-hoarder when it comes to paper, fabric, and art supplies.
This cabinet has worked overtime to keep it all concealed and pretty!
I didn’t set up with a specific end vision I just comply chose things that spoke to me along the way. I had fun with color and patterns because I wanted it to be a space that made me wake up and think of fresh ideas. So far it has not let me down!
For more details on how I created this space that I love click, here.
I hope you have enjoyed a peek around my favorite room in my house!
Now continue your tour of some stylin’ homes by heading over to The Shabby Creek Cottage.
Tomorrow Gina will keep the the Blogger Stylin Home Tour going by sharing her favorite room. If you have ever been by her blog, you know you are in for a treat!