ALL OFFICE ITEMS LINKED BELOW (& OTHER FAVES!)
We have now been in our new home for a couple of months, and while it is really exciting, it’s also very overwhelming turning a house into your home and personal style. Luckily, this house is only a few years old and didn’t need any work done. They’re all cosmetic changes that we will be making now to better fit our style like paint colors and light fixtures. I enjoy interior design so much and sometimes I just want to do it all, but I’m trying to be better at taking it room by room and making each room exactly what we’ll like. My office space is one of the rooms I wanted to get done first because I needed it to be organized and able to be worked in because I spend a lot of time on my computer between designing invitations and working on my blog. I also love that I have full reign in my office space and can make it however I want meaning I can have as much gold, leopard, etc. as I want. Kalep wouldn’t so much go for that in the rest of the house! 😉 I just wanted to share the process and progress so far of my office space with you all. When I asked all of you what you would like to see more of, home decor was an overwhelming response, so I am so excited to share more of that with y’all. I like to create mood boards when I’m decorating a space because it gives me a visual idea of what things can look like and it helps me decide what I like best if I’m stuck between two things like the wallpaper or light fixtures above. There are some people that work best this way because me explaining it to them (my husband, for example) doesn’t work. I can show him something in Homegoods or a furniture store and he won’t really like it but once he sees it put together in a room, it changes his mind. Mood boards also help to keep me on track, so I know what I need to buy or work on next. I work in Photoshop and Illustrator a lot, so those are the programs I use for mood boards. If you don’t have these, Pixlr and Canva are other free programs online that are similar and can help you get the job done.
I knew I wanted my office to have a boho feel to it with a bit of a modern touch. I always start with the bigger/bolder items of a room to lead the direction of the rest of the room especially when I’m not 100% about the style of the entire room. In this space in particular, I was browsing desks and loved this one so that was my first purchase. Later, I was browsing rugs and this one popped up and I HAD TO HAVE IT! It was a little difficult getting it because I orderedit, it got lost, went out of stock, found at another place, backordered, etc. The Rug Store in San Antonio FINALLY got me one though and I was so happy because I already had the visual in my head and was stuck on it. I also painted the cabinets black and added gold pulls from Target. I used the color “Black Magic” by Valspar – such a good cabinet color. Now I have to decide on wallpaper, paint & light fixtures. I will probably paint the office white and do one wall with a bold wallpaper. Feel free to let me know which wallpaper you like best from my mood boards above to help me decide! 😉
Also, I have kind of started to hoard coffee table books, but they just look so good everywhere – on tables, shelves, desks, and dressers. I linked some good ones above. I love to look at TJ Maxx online, Amazon & eBay for good prices!