As we make our new house our home, it appears our plan is to tackle rooms smallest to largest. With the powder room complete, we inched down the hall to the home office. This small room is situated near the master suite. The original owners used this room as a nursery. Not going to lie – it might be one of the features that sold me on the house.
As with all things here, this room was originally a small brown box. There isn’t a window in this room, so it was imperative we lighten it up. I chose Sherwin Williams Romance as the wall color – a sweet, not too pink shade. (although, I might recommend going even a shade lighter if I were to use this elsewhere)
This space came together rather quickly as many of the items were once used to decorate my “real” office. When my office building sold and I moved across town, I decided to bring all the pretties home. If you’re keeping count, I moved homes 3 times this past year and moved my office twice! That’s enough to drive one to drink. I’m surprised I don’t have a bar cart in here.
While I don’t have a bar, I did try to adorn the walls with pieces to invigorate my create spirit. The art above the desk was inspired by the Kelly Wearstler piece below. Y’all know I’m all about DIY’ing where I can.
On other walls, I used mirrors to capture and reflect light spilling from the hallway to make the small space seem larger and brighter – a lesson learned in the McCottage days. On the wall opposite the desk, I surrounded the mirror with fabulous modern botanicals I picked up on etsy by The Pink Pagoda. I’ve been a big fan of her wonderful blog featuring modern chinoiserie style. In addition to her impeccable eye, she creates art that is fresh with a classic appeal. Antique dishes and a small tole tray I found locally at Fabulous Finds tie the floral and green theme of the house into this room.
I framed a 1940′s handkerchief that once belonged to my great aunt among other memories. The touches of black repeat in the frames, tole tray, staffordshire pups and tole trash can and help to anchor the space.
I’m excited to have one more room finished at Forest Hill. This is definitely a work space where I will hide away and “get it done” on those glorious days I work from remote or find those rare moments I actually blog.
In case you’re wondering what progress is being made beyond this room, the kitchen is in the works. Tile backsplash was completed this past week. Touch up paint, upholstery and new lighting will happen after a much needed beach vacation. I’m very grateful to my dear friend who pulled my weary self aside a few weeks ago and said, “You have a lifetime to buy drapes. Go on a vacation” In the meantime, I will be posting some additional inspirations along the way.
As always, thank you for stopping by to catch up with life on our little hill. Hope you have a great productive week of work – or vacation - ahead of you.