It's week 3 of The One Room Challenge and I am surprisingly ahead of schedule!
I cannot believe it. Somehow I have found a happy balance with the big pieces in the room rather quickly.
As I shared last week, I purchased a distressed zinc desk because I really wanted to add an industrial feel to the space. While the desk is pretty, it doesn't have any built-in storage- something I definitely need. I decided to move the guest room console in to my office to serve as storage, at least for now- sorry guests! It fits my printer/fax (yes- many vendors still require faxed invoices rather than emailed invoices- ummmmm, is it still 1980?) and a few fabric baskets. The canvas above the console will be hung this week (a piece I found at Memorial Antiques and Interiors):
Although it looks very basic/clean now, I want to go a little crazy with accessories. I want it to be a happy mess. Something like this on the back console:
And something like this on my actual desk:
This image is my all-time favorite office. The pagoda lamps, lacquered tray, touches of pink and JFK picture (wasn't he the hottest President ever?) make it delicious.
I tend to be very OCD and freakishly organized (I have a "pretty organization" tab on my blog- come on!) so I think emulating a collected, stacked look will be a good exercise for me.
Since I'm not making any structural changes to the room, this is really more of a "decorating" project than a "design" one for me. Since I am ahead of schedule I am contemplating potential ways to up the ante. Wallpaper? Change the paint color? Add drapery? Hmmmmm.... let's hope I don't get too carried away here.
I hope you like it so far!
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