|My old apartment|
So the thing I'm struggling with is finding my own space here that reflects me. We have so little space, and for the past year and a half, my space has been the coffee table--something I hate, because the living room always looks messy. I think everyone just needs a space of their own, which is something I don't have right now.
That's why I drool over these spaces. I don't know how I'll ever incorporate them into our current house, but maybe we can figure out something.
I love, love, love this chair! I would love to have this in my office space. The burlap with the white is just a very clean, classic look. And if you look at the detail on the chair legs, the corners and the top of the back, you can see it has a little romance to it.
I see this one cut into a corner of a kitchen or maybe in a converted hallway closet. I like the way it is built-in, but still out of the way.
Would you believe this picture was actually one of the pictures that inspired me for our living room paint color? I've actually incorporated a lot of this look into our living room with the color, the black frames, and the white trim molding. I also like the blind on the window. The office feels a little cramped to me...I like things a little less cluttered, but overall, I like this room.
Why is that ladders make a room feel bigger? I love the library ladder and the huge bulletin board. Being short, a ladder would expand the storage space for me; however, I'm terrified of climbing them!
I like this desk. It looks like a library table, which is something that has always appealed to me. I am wondering how they hid the cords though. Any ideas on how they did that?
This is another chair I really like. I don't love it like I do the other one. It doesn't look as comfortable or as romantic, but I wouldn't turn it down if I had a chance to have it!
Jim and I both love the leaning bookshelves. We have a book here at home that tells how to build them, and Jim's been checking them out. I don't know where we'd put them though. I like this office because it feels so airy. The desk has an airy feeling with the open storage that mimics the leaning bookshelves.
I think this is a Pottery Barn office... Doesn't it look like one? I really like the corner layout of this desk. Corner desks seem to have a lot more work space than regular desks.
Now this is something that I think we might be able to carve out space for in our utility room. We would have to build some walls so I didn't have to look at the water heater and furnace, but it would provide a lot of storage and a little workspace that was just mine.
I debated about showing this one to you. But I love the artwork that's behind the desk. I don't know if it's a bulletin board or not, but I think it would be a great idea to make one like this out of fabric. It adds so much texture to the room.
This looks like such a cozy little corner. I think the skirted desk is adorable and practical at the same time. Can you imagine all the storage that's under that skirt. Now, that's something I think I could incorporate somehow, if I found the space, in our little house. I also like the contrast of the red with the white. It's just such a cheerful room.
There is nothing more relaxing than green and white together. This green is more of a chartreuse, which is a very contemporary green--at least to me it seems contemporary. Here is another library table. One of the things I like about library tables is they also show them sitting in the middle of the room. I still don't know what they do with the cords though. It does seem like they would be a tripping hazard.
Simplicity at its finest. I don't know if it would be enough space for me, or that I could keep it that organized, but I do like how sweet it looks.
Okay...this one is probably my favorite. As you can see, this one is most like the other rooms that I've shared with you. I love the romance of this. However, it doesn't have enough storage space for my needs.
Now this is more like it. I love this white secretary desk. It has display space for books and nick-nacks. It has desk space that can be closed. And, it has storage space underneath. This is actually the most practical for our little house. If I could find one of these on craigslist for a reasonable price, I'd snatch it up, paint it white, and replace my book cases in my living room.
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