2.04.2013

My Work Space

Good morning! I'm in Washington, D.C. for work this week, so please forgive the random posting schedule. Next week I go to Tempe, Arizona for work and then to Orlando for a wedding. It's going to be quite a whirlwind month!

I decided to put my thrifted brass campaign-style magazine rack in my home office/art studio, so I thought I'd share a few pictures of what my tiny little work space looks like right now.

It's a small nook tucked between our living room and dining room. The previous owners closed in a small patio to make this office space.



I haven't had any theme in mind with this room– just surrounded by little things that I love.


My art and office supplies are thrown into small metal buckets from the Target $1 section. I have a piece of ribbon strung above my desk where I can clip some of my illustrations and favorite photos. 


I love how that picture really shows off our textured walls. NOT! Oh, 1979... 

The floor is covered with a cowhide I picked up at the Canton flea market.
 

"Look Mom, I'm invisible!"
 

The wall opposite the desk feature Ikea cabinets that hold our books and more of my art supplies. It's impossible to have too much storage!
 


It's a very functional little nook, and it's one of my favorite spots in the house. None of the other homes in our neighborhood have this little room since the previous owners did it as an addition, and it makes a huge difference in how big our living/dining room feels. I know some of our neighbors also want to close in their patio so that they can have additional living space like this. (A lot of us in this neighborhood have very similar 1979 floorplans– lucky us!)

I'm really happy with the "bling" that the brass magazine rack brings to the room. It's just a little unique touch that gives the room more personality, and I love that. I should mention that I painted the interior with black paint so that the raw wood wasn't showing anymore. It's much improved!

In case you're wondering, here's where I got the other things in the room:

• Desk and chair: Pottery Bark Outlet
• Wall-mounted magazine rack: Marshalls
• Cabinets/bookshelf: Ikea
• Acrylic easel: CB2
• Pencil art: Pottery Barn
• Rug: flea market
• Brass magazine rack: thrift store
• Metal buckets: Target
• Desk lamp: HomeGoods

* Happy Monday! *



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