Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Office Concept

Believe it or not, it’s been at least two weeks now, and I have changed my mind about turning the front room to an “office” space.  I showed you a collection of my inspiration photos here, with this picture being my favorite (I think).

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With your understanding that I have NO technical drawing skills, here’s a sketch of what I envision our “office wall” to look like:

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Yes, even with graph paper I can’t draw a straight line!  You get the general idea.

Since this desk will be the first thing you see upon entering our home, I so want it to be pretty.  I can deal with the monitor on display—I guess that’s really no different than a television.  But I really want the CPU, router, and printer to all be tucked away behind doors.

The bookshelves on either side will hold books that meet my requirements of both functional and “pretty.”  I’d love for the area above the desk space to hold some vintage-y treasures, but I’m thinking if I spring for seeded glass, they could disguise more practical items!

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This is the wall where the desk would go.  I took this picture early last fall, standing at the front door.  The left side doesn’t look like that anymore—the white entry table is gone (that’s where the suitcase wall is), and the staircase (farther to the left) has been totally remodeled. 

Slowly…ever so slowly…I will get this room done!

…assuming I don’t change my mind again.

19 comments:

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oooh! Seeded glass! I think you're plan looks great! I can't wait to see it all finished.

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Love your plan! We have gone back and forth on doing a plan similar to this -- making our front room an office. But just like you it would be the first thing you see when you walk in the door, so I've never quite had the nerve to go forth and office-ify! I am excited to see yours and decide if it would work for us!

~Angela~

Rachel said...

HA!! I'm not the only one who can't draw a straight line to save my life! YES!

I can't wait to see the project as it unfolds.

Kristin said...

Love that inspiration pic and the huge bulletin board! Looking forward to seeing your final plan come together. One thing to be careful of is putting your CPU in a closed cabinet - it gets hot and can burn out very quickly.

Good luck!!

Bliss said...

So you have not changed your mind about making it an office, just about how the layout will be for an office?

~Bliss~

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Creative minds often change their minds -- this looks like it's going to be beautiful! Can't wait to watch the progress!

ImSoVintage said...

Love your plan. I can't wait to see it finished. BTW I think we went to the same art school.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh I NEVER change my mind!!! Okay, it happens a lot. I say there's nothing wrong with being flexible.

Lesley said...

Are you going to have custom cabinets made?? Or go with something like Horchow or Pottery Barn?

Full Circle Creations said...

I love your inspiration pic. And your idea! Can't wait to see what you do!

Patti said...

I'm confident whatever you put together will be lovely. Concerning putting the CPU, etc. behind closed doors - plan in some type of ventilation for that cupboard because all those items generate some serious heat in a closed space.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I think the plan looks AWESOME! I can't wait to see everything when you are finished. Just remember not too much "freshy decorating" lol!

blessings,
karianne

Garden of Egan said...

I love your wall color! What is it?

That is such a great idea. I think it will be so awesome.
I look forward to seeing the end result.

Cre8ive Motives said...

Your design plan looks awesome. Can't wait to see the turn out :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

I just LOVE your suitcase wall! I have faith that you will make this wall just as amazing. I can't wait!New follower,
Patti
Oh, we have a linky party an we'd love to have you share that fabulous suitcase wall!

Atta Girl Amy said...

The best thing I ever did office wise was to switch to a Mac. No tower. No ugly cords. A much more elegant solution. And I love the way the computer works, too. There was a small learning curve as I've used PCs for 26 years, but now I love my Mac, and it is pleasing to the eye!

momto8 said...

good luck!! and have fun!

Office to Lease said...

Your "favourite" picture on top really looks great and your plan at the bottom seems to be coming along nicely. Do post pictures of the finished office wall!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I totally love your inspiration photo--you must get a similar chair and a studded bulletin board! (I have the same trouble drawing w/graph paper!)