Um yeah, you read that right…. my guest room & office reveal. Do you remember that time last year that I showed off my office in a bedroom for Ehow and then just never shared the whole shebang? Well, I started using the office and I don’t need to tell you what happened next… it became a bit disorganized and messy. And ever since then I’ve shared peeks of the guest room such as on my Christmas tour, but I always conveniently left out the office area. I bet you even forgot it was in there! I cleaned it up recently to take photos for my Spring tour and as it turned out I had 483 photos in my tour so decided to save some for a separate guest room office post. So today is the day after all this time!
Most of the time when I show you the guest room, this is the view you get.But what happens when I turn the camera just a little to the right….Oh hey, there’s a desk and shelving unit on that wall!Our house is not a large house, but it’s always been important for me to have a guest room, a place friends and family can crash and call their own while they stay here.
We’ve created a cozy guest room with a kilim dresser, white bedding, a vintage headboard, and black moody walls. It’s truly one of my favorite spaces as I have decorated with textures, colors, and patterns that I love.On the other side of the bed I added a glass and brass hoofed table that never sold at Sweet Clover, and I loved. So I brought it home and added it to the guest room.I added a woven tray, some seashells as well as a planter I painted and some greenery to bring some life to this space.But with business ownership as well as the blog, I started to feel like I really needed an office space, aka a dumping ground for all of my papers and receipts. I decided that a desk was needed to help contain my business items at home, as well as give me a quiet space to work on occasion. I painted this midcentury desk for Sweet Clover and it had not sold either, and it was the perfect fit stylistically as well as size-wise.Sarah, my business partner, happened to have the shelving unit in her garage, so I bought that from her. She also created the wall hanging you see.I had fun accessorizing this space with vintage finds as well as some gifts from friends and family photos.The vintage card display I found on a trip to Cape Cod last year, and it is perfect in this space. I love to change out the photos seasonally, so right now it features Spring and Summer photos. I can’t even handle the cuteness. Do you see those pigtails? And Sawyer’s longer hair? Even our old dog Charlie is pictured and a much younger Jake.Excuse me while I pick myself up from a weeping puddle on the floor.
Currently on my desk, I’ve got planners and journals I fully intend to use…. is it too late to start planning 2016? And I know you are all eyeing my amazing unicorn notebook. It was a gift from a friend who tuly gets me. I also am stoked to have my copy of my friend Amy’s book, Crafting with Nature which will be released in less than one week! You can get your copy here. I plan to dive into it during Spring break and can’t wait!So now that I have shared this space again, guess what…. I dumped a bunch of papers on the desk… winning at life! In my next life I am going to come back with some organizational skills. For now I am going to free-spirit and meander through this world.
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