I am so excited to begin sharing our new home with you. Welcome to my home office. It is the first room that you see when you enter our
really tiny, small foyer. Since I now work from home, it was important to me that the office be a warm, cozy space. I think is just that - I love working here each day! The commute is non-existent and make up is optional. Can you say perfect? The former owner used this a small den for her teenage daughters. It is the only room that I don't have a "before" picture of to share with you. We painted it a warm "browny-green" by Sherwin-Williams. I will share the exact name as soon as possible.
We looked and looked for the perfect desk. I think this one fits the room just perfectly! The rug from the breakfast room in our previous home looks right at home here! While redoing the house, we had all of the concrete floors cleaned, buffed and resealed. (That was not something we took on ourselves. Since the expense of adding hardwood throughout the house was not in the budget, we wanted the concrete to be done by a professional.)
These bookshelves were used in the den in our old home. In our new home we have one great room so these were put to use in my office. I love displaying some of my favorite books. Two baskets keep needed binders handy.
We used the chair from our former sitting room. It is so comfortable! The sunny spot by the front window is a wonderful place to read. My treasured dog painting looks so at home here. I fell in love with him last winter when I saw him at Antiques at the Loop. He was a Valentine surprise from my husband. He makes me so happy! My diplomas have always hung in my office at work. I was excited to hang them in my new office.
I really love him! He is so beautiful!
I loved being able to reuse items I have had for years. The lamp and the large candlesticks (in one of the pictures above) were used in the foyer in our previous home. The McCarty bunnies used to grace our mantle. When we moved, we chose our home for its perfect location; however, the home is smaller. We don't have a formal dining room or a large foyer. Thankfully, most of my cherished pieces have found new homes in our "forever" home.
This is the view from my kitchen. It is not a huge space, but everything fits perfectly! The wooden shutters were a splurge for us. The previous owner had blinds in all of the windows. It really bugged my husband and me that the arch wasn't covered in the blinds. We had these wonderful shutters installed in all of the rooms on the front of the house. I would love to have them in every window, but that is a long term goal.
I have to admit, as much as I love this office, it is hard to work with these two cuties sitting by me all day!
So there you have it, our home office. I look forward to sharing the rest of our home with you.
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