Thursday, January 6, 2011

Home Office Fabrics

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?


  1. I love your choices! Do you mind sharing who makes the last fabric? I've seen it before, but I can't remember where!



  2. Daniela,

    You and I are on the same page. It can be a bit difficult trying to set up a work space, when there is so much work to do.

    So far your choices are wonderful. I can't wait for the updates.

  3. Kelly - it's by Victoria Hagan. I think it's called Twilight Rhythm. Hope that helps!

  4. The glass and chrome desk should really pop against all your fun fabrics. Looking forward to seeing it!

  5. * I'm SO THRILLED to have just "found" you, & have been back-reading n' back-reading, so far, for at least 1/2 hour! What a DEEELIGHTFUL BLOG you have!!! (Signed up to receive it by E-mail too, of course)...

    Your study/office will undoubtedly turn out to be "fabulously YOU", & I look SO forward to following its creation! Such FUN!!!

    We just finished a totally new study w/ built-ins, a stone wall, etc for my husband n' I... it USED to be "MY study", & I intentionally designed it to be more "masculine" (complete w/ a partners' desk, hoping to "lure" my sweet husband into coming in & spending some time in here!), & we're actually both so in LOVE WITH THIS SPACE that we're having our coffee & watching the news in here in the a.m., etc. (You know, "new infatuation" with it all & such!)... And I LOVE that we're using it NOT just for "my study"... It's WONDERFUL!

    I KNOW YOU'LL LOVE YOUR NEW SPACE! And again, I will be enjoying watching your dream come to fruition!

    2011 warm wishes to you!
    Linda in AZ *

  6. this will be the year we decorate the 4th bedroom upstairs. it's been the catchall for everything! and i hate it. i'm thinking mini tv room. you know... for those nights when both real housewives and ufc are on at the same time. we have 2 extra leather chairs and an extra tv (from upgrading to a large size in the family room). it's the only room in the house still with builder's paint and it drives me insane. happy new year! pam


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