|master bedroom, office through doorway on right|
Our upstairs office has always been low on the priority list. However, it connects to our master bedroom (which I LOVE) and the two spaces couldn't be more inconsistent. I thought this year it was time to prioritize replacing the 60+ year old carpet (Ew.), but once that decision was made, I really wanted to finish the rest of the space. It is a small room that gets gorgeous light. It looks out to lots of trees, with magnolias blooming in the late spring and the sound of birds singing at the first sign of a winter thaw all the way till the first frost. It really does have potential! It is farther away from the rest of the house too so it is a quiet and wonderful place to work. While I call it Jimmy's office, I work in here often. (That's how I justified keeping this a very feminine looking space. ;)) I believe it was originally intended to be a dressing/sitting room since it has 3 closets, two for clothes and a linen cupboard.
A little green room inspiration...
|Lauren Liess, her new study from Instagram|
|Laura Ashley favorite I've had forever and shared before|
I knew I wanted to find an antique portrait for this room and I've searched for a long time (2+ years to be exact). They are tough to find in the right size, quality, and look. 1st Dibs has a great selection, see here but they are pricey. Some can look a little creepy or mean, couldn't have that. Many were just way too big. I wanted a friendly, New England looking gent. Graphically they are so great in a space and it is the one "masculine" addition I'm making to the office. Here are some examples of using old portraits from pinterest...
|Lee Ann Thornton via Coastal Living|
I'll be back next week with before pictures of the office (they are scary) and a discussion on green paint. I know my updates are coinciding with the One Room Challenge. I thought about joining in, but I felt it would create unnecessary pressure. I have painters and carpet installers scheduled and fabric ordered, so things should move along at a decent pace, but you never know with me. ;) Looking forward to sharing the process with you regardless.