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Office inspiration

30 Mar

Now that we’ve cleared out the third bedroom and purchased a new desk, I’ve started to really think about how I want the room to look and what to put in it. I initially thought that I wanted to paint the room some sort of teal or turquoise. This room from Young House Love was my inspiration for the color.


We went to Home Depot and I chose three colors to test out on the walls. I ended up really liking one that is way more turquoise (and a lot lighter) than the color pictured above. I painted one whole wall using the sample can and have had it that way for three days now. However, now that it’s up I’m not so sure about it. I think I was afraid to go dark like in the picture above because the room is so small. But now that I keep staring at my turquoise wall I feel like it looks too much like the color of a teenage girl’s room. That’s not at all the look I was going for. In the meantime while I figure out what to do with the color of the walls, I’ve been collecting some inspiration of things I’d like to have in the room.


A bright bookshelf with painted backdrops


A framed chalkboard for my thoughts


A neutral chair that I could brighten up with some fun pillows


Like these


Some fun shadowboxes for displaying mementos


An awesome rug


Some ampersand inspired decor


It’s definitely a work in progress. But I want it to be perfect so I’m going to take my time and work on one thing before I move on to the next. At least it’s a usable room right now!




28 Feb

We’ve now lived in our new house for almost 3 months and it is still incomplete. The one room that we haven’t done anything with is our 3rd bedroom. Since it was cold and dark while we were moving, there would be many times that we’d just leave some crap in that room with the intention of doing something with it later. Well, later is now and we finally decided to just get it done! It was a really nice day today so we took the opportunity to clean house a little bit. We put all of the extra stuff from the 3rd bedroom into the attic and picked up the room a bit. The first thing that we will do for that room is buy a desk. We are currently waiting on a desk from World Market to come back into stock. They’re supposed to call us sometime this week. I can’t wait until we get it!


Once we have the desk I’ll try to spruce the room up a bit more. I might paint and get a bookshelf – I can’t wait to see the final result!