you need some attention, don't you?
not to worry.
i have a few ideas that this make you MUCH prettier and more functional!
this little office sits right off of the kitchen in my house. it is where everyone goes to use the printer, get on the computer, and *try and look for a pen or pencil.
(the above plan shows a door swinging into the space, but we decided to put a pocket door there instead. i am SO happy we made that change.)
believe it or not, this is the space after i spent an hour cleaning it! i really should have taken a real before picture--with the floor all covered with crap, but i do have a little bit of dignity!
right now, it is NOT very functional. the vintage desk is usually piled high with papers and the printer, and the area behind the desk has become a catch-all for everything that everybody has NO idea where to put. i have even found dirty laundry in here. (apparently, it's WAY too much work to walk 8 feet down the hall to the laundry room. gheesh, mom!) my kids are also convinced that this is where the broom and vacuum go, even though there is a huge closet just down the hall in the mudroom. like i said, the room has become a dumping ground.
what this space needs:
*some color on the walls. this is a small room, so i am going to go for something dark and moody. i want it to feel enveloping and tailored and just a bit quirky.
*more storage. for paper, office supplies, books, some of my design samples, basic craft supplies, and random things like batteries and stationary.
*window treatment. the light comes over the top of the mountain mid-morning and just BLASTS this room for about 2 hours. (i know its hard to see, but i have a TRASH bag taped to the window right now. K-lassy, i know.)
*stuff on the walls. yeah. STUFF. i am thinking "loose, eclectic gallery wall."
*new light fixture. the one there now was a place holder until i could find something i loved.
*a magnet board---someplace to stick all of those papers and reminders that always seem to flood the house
*new chair--i have had this amazing vintage metal chair for about 4 years now, and the time has come to make 'er purdy!
here is the design plan:
the ikea besta storage unit will go on the back wall, with some shelving above it, and i am thinking of adding some crown molding in here as well.
i have already purchased the ikea piece, i am in the process of having the roman shade made, and the walls will be painted soon! i love tiny spaces like this. they come together SO quickly!