Many of you know that we moved in late February and I’m happy to report that we’re down to just 3 boxes of stuff that doesn’t have a home yet.  Before this past weekend however, it was a whole different story.  The room slated to be my office, the “formal living room” on the floor plans (we’re so not formal living room-type people), ended up being our dump-all room for the past 4 months.  As we unpacked room-by-room, there always seemed to be one or two unopened boxes that made their way into my office – it was a convenient space, just off the family room and central to the stairs…and so it filled up pretty quickly.

So we made it our project over the weekend to clear it out so that I could get my work space set up.  Considering I’m now 2 weeks into NaBloPoMo (with a 100% success rate!), I’ve been finding it increasingly more important to have a place to go to write, even if it’s late into the night after Kyle has crashed in bed.  And after we got it cleared out and moved my desk around to find a comfortable spot, I realized that I’m really working within a blank slate here.  So my wheels are turning…

I’ve never had my own home office before so the walls are bare. Stark naked, bare.  However, I came across some really cool vintage-y screenprints a few weeks ago that I’m planning to frame with reclaimed wood.  It’s a start.

Kyle has plans to build me a bookcase that will be flanked by two sconces (I just spelled scones first there lol) that will likely come from our new favorite lighting website, Barn Light Electric, where we purchased our kitchen (above), hallway, and garage door lights from already.

My desk is almost laughable.  It was my childhood desk (the rest of the wicker set remains as our bedroom furniture for the time being) and it clearly is both undersized for the space and lacking in storage space.  I do have my eye on a new desk but need to do a little shopping around before we pull the trigger on that.

The windows in this room are gorgeous and I’m so thrilled to have a lush and wooded view outside of them.  They do however, need some curtains, as do the rest of the windows in the house.  My mom is going to help me sew them (she’s got an astonishing amount of sewing talent!) and I’ve got a few ideas floating around in my head for fabric but I’d love to know if you any of you have fabric websites that you love.  Or…share your Pinterest boards with me!

So…I’ve definitely got some work ahead of me and hopefully sometime this fall, I’ll have some update pics to share with you!

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  • Tesei
    June 16, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Well, your new house definitely looks lovely, I’m sure you’ll have a great time turning it into a warm home 🙂 All th best from Barcelona!

  • June 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Aren’t moms the best? Mine is doing all my curtains for my home as well, amazing! Have fun decorating your new space.

  • June 16, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Love your space! Those windows and floors are amazing! My hubby and I are turning a spare room into a stamp room for me. So far it is painted, and he put up bookshelves against the wall for my “stuff”. Today, he is assembling the desk (from IKEA). Slowly but surely I will have a room of my own to “create”. I love that your mom and you will make your curtains..I can’t sew…mine will be bought when we are done and I can see what I need. Have fun!!

  • Susan
    June 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    I love this post! BTW, I see your grass is growing!!

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