It all started with a mood board. The problem was that while I had these ideas of grandeur for my office, in reality I had a room that looked like this:
After hacking an Ikea desk and painting an accent wall black (which is technically chalkboard that I have yet to write on), I had a room that looked significantly better, but not perfect:
I needed to purchase a desktop monitor (I solely work on my laptop, but I needed something bigger), and I also needed a place to physically pin things that inspired me. I firmly believe in a pretty work space. Anything less is just depressing 🙂
So here’s where I am today!
I bought a desktop monitor (so much better), purchased an $8 cork board from Target, and got to work.
I painted the cork board white, and added little gold brackets on the corners to give it a more finished, campaign-esque look.
I also painted my previously white and lavender lamp gold (although I tried a new gold spray paint and I’m not sold…it turned out more of a coppery color).
I framed an Elizabeth Mayville “Top Knot” print, too. When my husband saw it, he said “That looks just like you!” I am incredibly guilty of wearing the second day top knot…for days in a row.
I have been saving prints and clippings of things that inspire me for months, I just needed a place to put them. I really love inspiration boards…it’s the perfect way to inject color into an office, as well as display all of the things that make you smile. Plus, it’s like scrapbooking for adults. I love it.
My desk feels so much more like a desk now. Before, I just kind of plopped my laptop down and got to work. Now, I have a neat and orderly work space. Form AND function, my friends.
The gold lamp really pops against the black wall now, instead of just blending in with the desk.
So that’s that! My office is really coming along. I’ve done some work on the other side of the room, too (no more half-painted wall), and I can’t wait to share it with you!
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