I have worked either exclusively or part time from home for the better part of two years now, and while it has its unique set of pro’s and con’s having a room or a spot that is exclusively made for my work time has been exclusively the biggest factor to working from home successfully. To say we moved to Denver in a hurry would be a bit of an understatement. One minute my Fiancé is walking into a preliminary interview and two hours later I was told we would be moving to Denver … in two weeks. I was lucky enough my company was okay with me going remote on the condition I had a room of my own. The idea of having an entire room to decorate exclusively for an office sounded like a dream coming from our pint sized LA apartment and I immediately made a pinterest board to inspire the design. When we arrived in Denver, I splurged on a pretty white desk and an adorable chair… but that’s about where the process began and ended. The walls were bare and as the wedding planning became more chaotic I found myself more concerned with the table linens and designing the paper than decorating the space I spent most of my days in.
The wedding came and went and we bought our very own home and I became possessed by the decorating bug. I was determined to finish my office as my first project of the house. I immediately went to work curating a space that would inspire me, that would bring me peace when the days become less than peaceful.
I have struggled feeling as if the office was “done” enough to share with the world. I have recently come to terms with the fact that I am never the type of girl to really be done with anything. The office is ever evolving- but that’s okay. I don’t want any room in my home to feel forced and honestly filling a house with meaningful design takes time. So here is my office as it stands today, at it’s current stage.
To pick a favorite aspect of this room is like asking me to pick my favorite fur child … it’s impossible. I love the details that fuse my life together. The Gold and Pink pops of color make the room feel very LA… understated excess but the various pops of nature… hello pink dear head.. really connect my past to my present. The mementos from my wedding bring me instant joy every time I look at them. The David head brings me instantly back to our honeymoon romping around the Italian countryside. Framed Hemingway quotes, images of Baby Gracis and a gold foiled print by SS Print Shop instantly livens up the room when the nature of the day becomes a bit well drab.
I am thinking of incorporating a gallery wall underneath my darling deer Ella as our next stop on our office evolution.