One of my favorite parts of our new home is my new office! I’ve always been lucky to be able to carve out some office space in previous houses, but none as exciting as this one! I’ve posted about my scrap closet oasis before (my original post has been electronically-eaten so the link goes to the Good Stuff Guide Website when they featured my space). I don’t think I have ever loved a space as much as I have loved that space. It was perfect because everything I needed was right there. I loved having everything out in the open where I could see it (and remember that I had it!). I also loved that I could just close the closet doors and the mess was instantly
When I saw all the shelves and storage in this little room on the main level of our new house, I could instantly envision what a fantastic combo office & scrapbook room it would make! As consolation for leaving the scrapbook closet I love so much, Kevin promised that he would recreate the parts I loved in this new space. He’s going to buy me a new white countertop for the empty spot under the shelves and put up another peg board too! I can’t wait to fill up the space with colorful scrapbook goodies! There are floor to ceiling cabinets to the left of the window that I’ll use for storing photo props or other assorted goodies.
Desk will go here…
Then, just when I thought I was in scrapbook space heaven, along came office heaven! What better place for my beloved iMac to rest than this Pottery Barn Porter Collector’s desk?
I was resisting hitting submit on the desk because once you add shipping/extra shipping/rush shipping/tax/handling/fondling charges it’s gonna cost me approx. a billion dollars or so. Since I’m currently unemployed, that doesn’t make the most sense, right? Luckily Kevin sees it differently. He thinks that the beautiful new desk will bring the perfect job to me. Hey, who can argue with logic like that? Especially when it gets you this scrumptious desk. And here’s the hilarious part. I was willing to spend that much $ on just an overpriced table, which is originally all I thought it was. I tried to like other desks & writing tables, but none were as pretty and graceful as this. They were small and just not as stinkin cute as this one! Then by accident I find out that the entire front is a freaking drawer. I did wonder why it had “Collector’s” in the name. As soon as I saw all the compartments, I was in office-supply-hoarder love.
Kevin is over there right now painting the walls a lovely shade called Illusion from Valspar. Ceiling will be a half-tone of the walls and the crown molding, trim and shelves will remain white. I am thinking about replacing the boring ceiling fan with a black iron chandelier I have. Is adding some black here a bad idea at this point? I was also thinking about looking for a chair with some sort of black/white damask or paisley pattern and putting some framed something or other on the walls with black frames. So maybe then the black chandelier wouldn’t be too out of place??? Kevin thinks we should paint the chandelier white, but that just sounds wrong to me. Thoughts?
Now I just need to find a sweet chair and I’m all set!