I need a home office immediately. 2010 ended in a whirlwind, and 2011 is starting out just as busy and without a dedicated space for work and personal projects, I feel completely disorganized.
Initially, Carter and I decided to use the second upstairs bedroom as a dual office. It's a large room and can easily fit two desks. But it's also a "nothing" room that is mostly storage and Carter's closet, so I was never inspired to sit up there and work. Thus, my desk turned into a big [messy] storage area.
So, I decided to turn our small guest bedroom downstairs into a dual bedroom/office. That way I can work in a lovely space that is all my own.
I've posted about this before, but a blanket started my color scheme:
So far, I have used grays and reds in the space, including on some pelmet boxes for the windows:
I also spraypainted a darling bamboo chandelier a very bright, glossy red and hung it in the space - and that's as far as I've gotten. But, as I enter 2011, this room is at the tippy top of my list.
To start moving forward again, I bought these two fabrics to use in the room:
I think the spotted fabric will be for a boxspring cover for the bed. And the pink fabric will be a throw pillow. I need to start thinking about adding some different colors over my base of gray/red and I keep going toward pinks/purples. Like in these table linens...
I have a modern glass and chrome desk waiting in the wings to be assembled this weekend. I'll keep you updated on my progress.
Is there a room in your house that is at the top of your list for some work in 2011?