BL&S HQ Gets a Face Lift
I’ve been trawling flea markets, garage sales, and antique shops with greater frequency because I’m redecorating my home office, headquarters of Book, Line, and Sinker. The room is an 11×11 foot square with hardwood floors, two windows, a double-door closet, and tons of sunlight.
I would like to add a cozy armchair for reading, a bookshelf/wall unit, and new bamboo shades on my windows. On the wall above my armchair, I’m going to hang enlargements of the macro photos I took of pages from my favorite books.
I used iVilliage’s trusty design-a-room tool and came up with some ideas based on the scale of the space I have. This will hopefully prevent me from buying furniture that is too large for my space, something I do with alarming frequency.
I filled the my mock-up with some pricey furniture and will use what I can find at tag sales to stand in for the more expensive pieces. The desk is actually pretty reasonable–a Liatorp from Ikea–and I have matching pieces in my living room.
The mock-up is more formal than my room will be, and I think the wall unit is a bit overpowering for my little room, but the color scheme, furniture shape, and layout are what I’m aiming for.
I’ve got a few other DIY projects going on (taking up an old slate floor in our foyer!) in the rest of the house and am trying to focus a few hours a day on back-to-school prep. 18 days until school starts…hope I can get everything done in time!
Are you working on any home improvements? Does your workspace need a bit of a face lift?