10.29.2013

Updated Office Nook

I'm pretty sure I was "nesting" even before I got pregnant. I'm simply a "doer" and have multiple, never-ending to do lists.  Of course, his drives my husband crazy. =) 

Ever since we found out we were pregnant, one of my to-do's was to remove the beautiful Pinterest desk Steven had made me and turn that office space into the baby's nursery. We decided that the awkward nook in our bedroom would make a great office space in the meantime (with it's built in bookshelves and natural light provided by the skylight). So project new Pinterest desk commenced! 

(To see the layout of our bedroom and this weird, little nook go here)
To add some contrast to the terrible 80's paneled wall and matching bookshelf, I decided to paint the bookshelf white and blue. I then decorated it with books, my favorite photos, family heirlooms, and sentimental touches from our wedding (including our ring bearer pillow, a beautiful craved sign made out of driftwood from the lake, and even some lake water itself!).
For the dest, Steven rebuilt it from scratch, stained it a lighter color to more closely match the wood already in the office, then hung up some more pretty photos and wedding decorations (such as those birds my maid of honor maid and our framed wedding invitation -- a gift from my brother and uncle). 
And ta-da! Updated office nook complete!

I love the updated office space and all the personalized touches we were able to incorporate into it! With mine and Steven's job, it is oftentimes necessary to work after hours from home and it feels so nice to have a dedicated space to go to (albeit, it's a little feminine for Steven's tastes). And best of all? We now have an extra bedroom in the house that's a blank slate and a perfect place for our little man's nursery!

8 comments:

Sarah said...

So cute and colorful!! I love that last print...I've never seen that saying but I really love it!

Cara said...

Very cute! The space works perfectly for an office. Love the bookshelves!

Kimberly Bonham said...

Wow! Love it!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

it's lovely!

Pamela said...

So cute! Love the wooden panels & the print!!

Kenzie S said...

It looks great!!

Tiff said...

I love it! The space seems a lot bigger and airy! I was just laughing today because the baby has me on a major organizing spree.

From Foothills to Fog said...

It looks great! I love the way you styled the bookcase!