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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!

 

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Day 5 – Your Favorite Quote

19 Nov

I have two favorite quotes. The one by Mark Twain is something that my Dad wrote to me back in college and I kept the letter with those words. The Confucius quote was given to me on a bookmark because I am very clumsy and always fall down – and now that wooden bookmark is displayed in my house as a daily reminder of this.