It's official (for the most part). The new office space is complete (well, almost).
The one remaning task is to purge the hub's
hoard inventory of paperwork from the past 15 years so that we can begin to organize his current paperwork. I realize that isn't anything you would care about, but it's the one thing that will allow me to finally check this task off my to-do list. And I love to check things off my to-do list.
But as far as looks go, this space is a done deal.
Let me say, however, that the way it currently sits is going to be as good as it will ever look. Yes, once the hub's takes over the space, it will only be downhill from there. I'm sure you know how that goes...
So let's enjoy this beautiful view while we can.
At least I'll always have it saved here for posterity. When I begin to feel nostalgic for a clean uncluttered space, I can come back here to revisit.
Do you remember where we started?
Functional, but a bit cramped + cluttered.
Then there was the three week transition we went through while waiting for various electrical/wiring/+ general guy stuff to be completed.
There's nothing like being left in limbo...
I took that time to freshen up a pair of industrial metal cabinets to use as the base for the new desktop.
And now that the space is done, it feels so much lighter.
So much fresher.
Clean + edited with all the papers and office supplies neatly tucked away.
And after I found a place for all the necessary items, I got busy accessorizing the shelves.
If you're new to styling a space, it can be tempting to do a one stop shop for your accessories. But I caution against that. Instead, style your rooms with pieces you've picked up over time or with pieces that are meaningful to your family. Doing so will give your personal space much more character and interest. There's just something about pieces that are authentic opposed to reproductions. Their original character adds a depth that can't be replicated.
Here are few of my pieces which I added to our new office space:
One of my favorites is this French ebonized desk organizer. I love its original label written in French. I purchased it years ago because I loved it, and it has been tucked away ever since just waiting for a proper home. I was very excited to finally find a place for it.
Another interesting find is this mahogany desk organizer I also picked up at market. I love the warmth its aged wood adds to the all the white of the cabinets.
Of course I had to include some of my vintage glass vases.
Victorian celery vases are an easy vintage find that's also very affordable. They always make sweet floral vases.
Do you know what this is? See the smokestack in the back?
It's a "Magic Lantern" from the turn of the century. These were used to view the very first films and would have been illuminated with a tiny kerosene lamp. Love the patina.
Something a bit younger (circa 1930's) is this beautiful German accordian camera. I never tire of old cameras, typewriters, + rotary telephones.
So here's my new space. Old mixed with new. The new gives a fresh perspective to the old while the old helps a new space feel authentic and personal.
Linking to Savvy Southern Style