Are you guys sick of seeing my office? I certainly hope not because I have a few more updates, and there’s probably going to be some more down the road. I know it’s taking time to get the office in shape, but I hope these posts offer inspiration and ideas for your next room makeover. Thanks for bearing with me.
As you may have guessed from the title of this post, I finally have shelves and curtains and that excites me greatly!
I opted for these wall-mounted bookcases from CB2. There are two of them. They couldn’t be more ideal for the space.
I quickly managed to loosely style them with a few pieces I had and some recent finds. When I ordered the bookcases, I also picked up this modern village set and these pinch bowls. Upon receiving them, I thanked my lucky stars I decided to order them because both are amazeballs.
The green and blue acrylic grapes were another “souvenir” from my trip to Portland. I’m also kind of obsessed with those.
I picked up this adorable mini-tree display from the Etsy shop 2 of 2. I’m just loving them. Although there are no more tree sets in their shop at the moment, Dan and Mer also make adorable little houses. You can check them out here.
Moving on to the curtains.
Originally I intended to make curtain rods from pipe and paint them gold. However, I dialed back my gold obsession a bit and went with these cast iron rods from Pottery Barn. They still give me that industrial look without all of the trouble of creating them myself. Plus, I had a gift card and a coupon so I got them at quite a steal. I also opted to buy the curtain rings from Overstock to save some dough. I’m really happy I decided to go this route because I love the look and quality of the cast iron.
For the curtains, I went with white. I really wanted something neutral and somewhat sheer for the space. This will help me control the light a bit when I’m taking pictures for the blog. I stumbled upon these Royal Velvet Ally curtain panels from JCPenney. I actually ordered a few different options, but ultimately fell in love with these. Besides being semi-sheer and not too bulky, they,drape beautifully and are machine washable.I mean, I couldn’t go wrong.
I do love the white as well. When this space is complete, there’s going to be a lot going on with fun accessories. The white panels provide a neutral background that won’t fight for attention. Because my radiators are directly under the windows, I won’t be able to use the curtains for privacy. I’m pretty close to the road and my neighbors, so I ordered some bamboo roman shades. I should have them up by next week so I’ll show them to you at that point.
The curtains are about 6 inches too long which means I’ll need to hem them up. Plus, they could use a good steaming to remove the wrinkles from beinig in the package. When I hem the curtains, I might add a border detail to the top, side, and/or bottom just to jazz them up a bit. I still haven’t made up my mind about that.
In other news, I’ve decided to paint my stools. I got this amazing gloss white trim paint from Glidden. I’m hoping to get the stools painted this weekend. I’m also planning to add a little gold detail to them. It should be fun! The gold will brighten up that work area and tie it in to the rest of the office.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to see this section of my office come together. During the next week I plan to work on the back part of this room. It’s been a little neglected. On Monday I actually ordered a fab rug and am crossing my fingers it will arrive before Turkey Day. I also have placed an order for a sectional, but unfortunately it won’t be delivered until after the new year, I’ll have to figure out what to use in interim for holiday entertaining, but I’m okay with that. I can’t wait to get this space dressed for Christmas!
What do you think of the latest additions to my office? What’s your favorite part?