It’s been a while since I’ve made any updates in my home and I was itching for a bit of change. My little office space (which is in my bedroom) was starting to get cluttered and chaotic (see before picture at the end of the post) and so I chose that space for a little TLC. After all, this is where I spend time creating and I’m in need of some new inspiration.
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Truthfully, I’m not the greatest at making changes in my own home. I’m your girl if you need advice for your home or project, but when it comes to making decisions about my own space I procrastinate, stall and just skip out. I’m a little afraid of making changes. It kind of always takes someone or something to push me.
And this time…it started with a chair.
Well, actually with a pain in my hip/back and not being able to sit or stay in one place for long. After sitting with towels, taped and rolled, behind my back on my hard plastic chair for too long I decided I needed a nice desk chair. I got to looking and found this beauty from Laura Davidson. It was everything I was looking for design wise (remember this is in my bedroom so I really wanted it to be pretty), it’s affordable (ps- it’s on major sale right now) and it is comfortable.
Next I knew I wanted to switch out my huge white inspiration board for big beautiful art. I’d been eyeing a lot of beautiful pieces over on Minted (I was so happy with this piece in my family room) and I was sure that I wanted something to remind of the southwest, which is a very special place to me.
The other piece I chose is tiny bold print of parenthesis, called Glyphs | Slab by Jack Knoebber, which reminds me to write, every day. Words are where, many times, I feel found and words are what I want to share with others.
Paint is always a pick me up so why not?
I couldn’t paint my entire bedroom, which I would love to do. And, yes you probably already know what color I would go for — WHITE. But working with what I have I decided to add a little pink. I showed my husband the color on the swatch several times and he said sure whatever. When I started painting, he was like, “Why are you painting pink in our room?….I hope there is going to be a deer head over that paint!” I guess he should pay better attention (ha).
I went with Benjamin Moore (color listed below) and decided I wanted to do this crazy thing where you don’t tape and you leave uneven roller marks instead of a clean line (like this). Admittedly, this design would likely look best up against a white background. Personally, I don’t mind the uneven line. I love imperfection and creating spaces that make others think out of the box when it comes to design.
So this is my mini office makeover, lovelies. Where I sit to pen and publish. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I hope it inspires you, like it is inspiring me.
CHAIR / Soho Soft Pad Management Chair in White by Laura Davidson Direct ART / Blue Cactus by Wilder California, Glyphs | Slab by Jack Knoebber both for Minted Art PAINT / Precocious in Regal Select (zero-VOC) by Benjamin Moore. Remainder of the room is Moccasin also by Benjamin Moore. LAMP / Ikea DESK / West Elm PILLOW / H&M (similar).
PS- Here is the before. It’s amazing what a few simple changes can do to brighten up a space.
And a few other cactus art pieces that I’m la la loving /