Hi friends! Well... it's week 2 of The One Room Challenge and my little office is slowly but surely coming together.
In case you missed my first post, I shared my desire to turn an empty, unloved room in to my home office. I've often dreamed of having a place to blog from (aside from lying on my bed with laptop on my stomach...), and a place to work and design from would be nice, too! This unloved room I speak of is an awkward open space just outside the guest bedroom. I believe the architect's initial vision was for the room to be a gathering/entertaining space for guests. When I first moved in, I tried to turn it in to just that. I bought a sofa from Z Gallerie, but then quickly discovered it had a bad crack in the wood base. I hate to give a company bad press... but unfortunately when I asked for it to be replaced, ANOTHER defective sofa was delivered. Here's a picture of my momentary happiness with the dud of a sofa (at least it looks pretty, right?) :
After the sofa debacle, I was too exhausted to try and finish the room and decided to give this design a hiatus.
So... NOW is the time I am finally going to show this room some love!
With the 6 week time limit of the ORC, I have had to kick it in to high gear and buy most of the office furnishings from stores rather than order anything online. I decided this python beauty would give my office some much-needed swagger and make a great desk chair:
Would you believe I found this bad boy at Thomasville Furniture? I would never have imagined to find something so unique in a traditional furniture store... that'll teach me for making assumptions.
I really want to go outside my usual aesthetic and add in an industrial feel to the space, so I chose a distressed zinc desk from Mecox Gardens:
I don't want it to feel too stuffy or formal (it's a workspace after all), and I knew if I went with a glass-top desk I'd be too nervous to sketch and render on it. I also wanted to break away from the oft-used parsons desk, and for some reason this zinc one really charmed me.
The only thing is, I will need to find a way to add in some storage since the desk doesn't have any drawers. Still, I am thankful 2 of the most important pieces have been purchased and I am thrilled with both!
I hope you'll stay tuned as the room evolves....
Here's a list of the other bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge- go and check out what they've been up to this past week!