So here is the office as it stands now. We are pretty pleased with how it looks with how little time and money we’ve spent on it. Other than some curtains, paint and that stellar pouf I found on Target on MAJOR clearance, we pretty much have used everything we already owned to try and pull something together. Right now we are still using the furniture we bought in college but we were pleasantly surprised by the exact fit of both Ikea Expedit bookshelves side by side, giving the room a sort of “built in” look. Eventually we’d like to move the bookshelves down in the basement to Oliver’s play area and build wood shelving similar to these baby’s!
We’d also love to find a standalone desk, but purchasing new office furniture is low on the priority list. I rounded up any book, organizational bin or sentimental chachki we owned and just spent a Saturday toying around with the décor. It was one of the first rooms in the house to feel “lived in” and I absolutely love the color. Depending on the time of day it can look grey, green or blue. The color is Benjamin Moore, Templeton Gray.
So what’s left on our to-do list?
First up is to replace the cieling light fixture and swapping out the brass door knobs for black levers. I’m on the hunt for lighting that is natural, some sort of bamboo drum pendant or maybe burlap, but contemporary. Also, we want to put a rug in here (I have a specific one picked out but it’s pricey so we’ll have to save for that), as well as replace the computer chair, purchase or build a barcart, replace the blinds and eventually, the floors. We’ll get it fine tuned eventually, but for now it’s functional and works for us while we tackle other projects around the house.
I’ll keep ya updated as we score some hopeful deals and evolve the space…