An inspiring office is what we were striving for.
It didn’t have to be perfect, or expensive, or even beautiful.
It just needed to be practical, convenient and fitting for my husband.
When we moved to our 70s fixer-upper-home a few years back, we needed 2 offices - one for hubs and one for me. The house had neither – at least no space for the ideal office. We looked outside the box, err, outside the house – and discovered our 3rd garage bay would be a perfect space for him!
This particular room already had power, and the best part was that it was “away” from the house, noise, and interruptions. In other words, my husband (who is a writer) needed a space that he could call his own, where he’d have peace and quiet!
The first thing we did was spray the concrete a pomegranate red and the walls a sophisticated golden yellow! Hubs was inspired by the pomegranate red floor in a Frank Lloyd Wright book that he saw – and the yellow was a color that he thought stirred creativity!
It’s easy to take what you have, and to use every nook and cranny of the room to benefit your needs!
Cool rugs & file cabinet purchased from garage sales
Discount candles from Grocery Outlet
Hubs’ framed photography
Never enough white boards
Yep! Brown garage door
Cleaned out candle cupboard
Organized clipboards - hung by a nail
Added sky lights
Transformed broken Pottery Barn lamps with zip ties
And always - a cup of espresso next to where it all happens!
In our home, we try to use what we have before we buy new. We try to transform and create new – and new does not necessarily mean of monetary value – but new to us.
All – for a little bit of inspiration!
Do you have an eye for creating inspiration? What’s your favorite room where you've accomplished this?