October 26, 2012

My Basement Office

If you remember a few months ago, I decided to move my office down to my dark, dreary basement. My husband was taking over my office (we only have 1 in our home). I was not enjoying sharing my space with him…to say the least! Last night I finished organizing my new space…for now anyway. My goal was to brighten the dreary corner of my basement with lots of COLOR.

Because the walls are the concrete foundation of our home I decided it would not be a good idea to hang anything on them. Instead I leaned a HUGE colorful piece of artwork behind a pretty framed print. The print is called Love Languages by Made By Girl. The adjacent wall is a collection of clippings that inspire me. The collection includes a map of Yosemite park, my favorite vineyard/winery in Napa Valley (HENDRY), and a page out of a vintage Bugs Bunny book that fell apart but I couldn’t throw out.

My desk is actually the West Elm Parsons Dining Table. Desks are always too small for me. I like a LARGE workspace for my computer, printer, and desk accessories. (BTW, this table is on SALE right now!) I put 2 Bertoia style chairs at my desk because my 3.5 yr old assistant is often working with me. The pillows on the chairs are a subtle brown leopard print by Kassapanola.

I placed a few faux sheepskins under the desk since I am often barefoot and thought they would cozy up the space. They are called the TEJN Faux Sheepskins & are only $9.99 at IKEA. I also use lots of storage boxes from IKEA. I have the PINGLA box for duck tape, craft supplies, etc. & I use the small Kassett boxes for filing notes, business cards, etc.

A couple of other things on my desk include a bottle of Château Margaux that my husband & I opened on our most recent wedding anniversary, a faux plant from IKEA (no windows = no option for anything that grows!), 2 of my favorite books, lots of washi tape, & my brass duck bookends.

Beside my desk sits my Lin Tray Table that I purchased from Joss & Main last year. I know it is kind of weird to put it in the basement, but it feels less basement-y with pretty things around me! The side table is great for storing things I use frequently…pens, stamps, etc.

Ok, now time to get some actual work done! Have a great weekend.

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