By Sarah Dickerson.
It’s finally ready to reveal, hooray! Welcome to our little office, I’m so happy to have you lovelies as our first guests. I had so many ideas when I was planning our new space, but there were two main things that I wanted to focus on. 1. It had to be cheerful and reflect both of our personalities. 2. It needed to be inexpensive, because who isn’t on a budget, right? Mission complete. A budget friendly, fresh-white, his and hers office with room for our little executive, Coco Bean. I have every detail captured and ready to share with you. Ready?
My husband and I both wanted to have our own inspiration boards, since after all, this is a place where you want to feel creative and keep motivated. For our boards we purchased adhesive cork board tiles (on sale) and painted them a vanilla white so they would blend into the walls nicely. After we placed them where we wanted, we pinned up our favorite photos, cards, and quotes. They turned out great, so fun and personal. The retro white barstools we found on craigslist, $30 for the set. Hallelujah!
Hers: I added feminine pops of color on my side of the room with little hints of DIY sparkle. Most of the items in the room were from thrift stores or just stuff we accumulated through the years and spruced up to look new, which was very kind on our pocket book. The new items I purchased were my organizers from The Container Store, and my 2013 Cities calendar from Rifle Paper Co.
Above is a honey jar that I cleaned out and placed our thumb tacks in. I made a DIY glittered mousepad (inspired by Anthropologie), and I also spray painted a drinking glass white, and glittered the rim like you would salt a margarita glass. The gold accents throughout the room play off of one another in a pretty way. It was cheap, easy, and added some whimsy. A little bit of whimsy never hurt anyone!
His: We spent a whole weekend going through images and quotes to pin on Tanner’s inspiration board, and I have to say I really enjoyed that. It was important to me that he had a ‘guy’ space to study for exams, and had lots of encouraging and motivating quotes to remind him of his goals. And of course he wanted to include his Father’s day portraits of Bean. His area is clean and streamlined, suites him well! Over time I’m sure our boards will be even more filled with nifty things.
Here are some other views of the room. I love the little reading corner with my trusty wicker chair. I’ve had it since I was 13 and it’s tagged along with me from apartment to apartment. Do I spy a DIY paw print in that cubby?
I’m loving this “The Best of Life is at the Table” notebook that I received as a gift from a dear friend of mine. I write our grocery list in it every week, so handy! This acrylic letter separater in the middle also serves as an extra collar holder for Coco. Such a diva. Oh, and I gotta have post its! I have lists coming out my ears, but they keep me sane. Below are magazine files dedicated to school papers and junk mail to shred. They eliminate clutter which is A-okay in my book.
Thanks for taking the first peek at our new room. I hope you enjoyed it! Now I will retreat to my little oasis and work on some fun posts we have in store for you. Have a great week, friends!
AUTHOR: Sarah Dickerson is a visual designer and photographer from the Midwest who loves animals, all things English, rainy nights, cozy backyard gatherings, twinkling lights, and festive weddings. To see more of her work, visit her website and blog, Chic Sprinkles.