One of my FAVORITE pieces that I will use in this room is a desk that my husband built.
What I love about it is that it is a desk in disguise. It can go anywhere. It's a console, a chest, a sideboard, and a desk all in one! You can put all your desk clutter in the drawers and store your laptop in the top drawer. The printer is hidden in the cabinet. The "office" is wherever I decide to put it, instead of devoting an entire room to the typically cluttered and sloppy space.
When you don't have a ton of space...you get creative :)You gotta shake what ya mama gave you!
My goal is for this room to be welcoming and extremely functional. After all, it is a living room, office, dining room, and kids play area! Can you say storage solutions galore?!?!? I also want to showcase some of our favorite collections from our travels together. This should be interesting...and by no means matchy matchy!!
Some inspiring pictures: All of these rooms are from my inspiration library. (most are from old Pottery Barn catalogues....big surprise there!)
I love the botanicals and the chair in this one!
I absolutely adore this settee and the mix of botanicals in this one. I can't remember which magazine this is from...sorry!
We do not have a fireplace in this room but I am drooling over that mirror and I like the lamp in this shot. Again, same magazine as the above, don't know it's name ;)
A daybed instead of a couch perhaps??? Interesting and completely functional.
I would like to display things that are randomly thrown together in this room. Like this Antique aluminum bowl with a wooden bowl made by Nick's grandfather, George, and some wine knots thrown in with some antlers. Why not? I'm sure I'll change my mind next week and throw something else together ;)
Here is a sneak peak of the Inspiration Board:
The paint color is Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage. It is actually a great neutral color that has quite a bit of blue in it. It goes well with other neutrals like ivory and beige and allows bright colors to POP.
Project Deadline: mid July...hopefully sooner!
P.S. Do any of you use Picasa and does it randomly mess up your blog? I'm wondering if it is even worth using.