My New Workspace... a Work in Progress



While not nearly completed... I must say that I am feeling more & more inspired in my private space.  After taking over Chloe's old room as our office/guest room, which was not the original plan, I have been blessed with a great opportunity.  The ability to shut the door (when Pop Pop or Dad is here), spread out my work & actually feel as though I can get something accomplished.  A true gift for this busy, working, stay at home mom. 

One of my favorite elements in my new space & something that I am so thankful for, is the Cole & Sons Woods wallpapered closet & long Ikea Countertop.  As you might recall, this used to be Chloe's closet & changing table when she was a baby.  I purposefully choose more sophisticated finishes, knowing that this space would not be a nursery for long.  It's important to choose items that will go the distance in a child's space.  The wallpaper was a splurge four years ago & I am still loving it today.  Phew... the hubs is thankful for it's longevity too.

I was originally going to bring in my old desk/hutch, but when we realized the counter was the perfect height & all of the counter space I was gaining, it was a no brainer to keep the existing top.  Seriously... this desk top is almost twice the amount of counter space of our entire kitchen counters!  A luxury in my book.

I brought in two of my favorite, new to me, Chinoiserie chic lamps that were given to me nearly a year ago by a friend.  They have been hiding in storage for way too long & I was thrilled to be able to incorporate them into my new space.

Layering Jen Ramos' "Influential" print over the Clare Elsaesser diy acrylic frame allows me to enjoy both prints without having them fight for wall space.  I love leaning art... this time using the help of an old table easel.

A few gathered accessories & desk necessities later this space really feels like home to me.  It's important to bring together items you love for an inspiring space.  They don't have to "go together" to go together. 

I hope you all have had a stellar week!  & by the way, if your name is Kara, you should definitely check your inbox!  You won the Waiting on Martha Giveaway doll!!  

x o - Kristin

17 comments:

  1. This type of project is on my to-do list, so I'm thankful to hear about all the pitfalls to look out for!

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  2. Love this Kristin!! Such great inspiration :) That wallpaper is perfect. You have excellent taste (as always)!

    Natalie

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  3. I'm so looking forward to having a space where I can close the door to work (at home) as well. This is a great inspiration.

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  4. Oh this is gorgeous. What a fabulous space. Hugs, Marty

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  5. It looks lovely. Very cool and calm. Exactly what you need! I would love to see a shot of the entire desk. The lamps are amazing, by the way.

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  6. Thanks Melissa! We are working on a new base for the desk as it used to rest on a dresser. Hopefully I'll be able to share that soon !!

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  7. Those lamps are so good! I love all of the cool tones, but the layering keeps it cozy. Great work!

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  8. I don't think anyone could ever guess that this used to be a baby closet! It looks like such a pretty, happy place to work already :)

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  9. I love this wallpaper. I wrote about this on my blog

    http://myfirsthome-hanna.blogspot.com

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  10. Its just gorgeous Kristin. What a beautiful space to work in. I can imagine you'll get lots accomplished in this wonderful space:) I love the layered art and the lamps.

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  11. I get so inspired by your work space. So pretty and so you!

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  12. So pretty, I still adore that DIY acrylic frame....so so good!

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  13. This looks absolutely stunning! We love how you have used this Cole & Sons Wallpaper, it has been extremely popular as of late. Did you purchase this wallpaper from us?

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  14. After reading this I decided to go ahead and make the ottoman I have wanted for a while. I used a wood round from Home Depot, 2 layers of 2 inch foam and covered it in a patterned burlap. After getting home with all my supplies from Joann's and Home Depot I had an adorable rustic and funky ottoman in less than 2 hours. It really was that easy; even the tufting. But I would like to note that I used the wax coated upholstery chord that's by the giant upholstery needles. I threaded all my buttons then turned it over and pulled them tight and stapled in a zig zag pattern. None of my threads broke and it was a piece of cake.


    I still have to paint the legs and trim the leftover material but here it is. Thank you for the inspiration!

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K

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