Confession: I’m afraid of new places. Ridiculous. I know. But it’s true. When Nathan and I are out at a new place and I need to use the restroom, I send Nathan on ahead of me so he can give me the scoop on where it is.
And I know I’m not the only one. I know if I were invited to someone’s home office I would want to have an idea of what the place was like where I would be going. Is it comfortable? Is it clean? Will I need to bring anything? Will there be a space for my things and guests I would like to bring? See? Those are the kinds of questions that go through my head every time I need to go somewhere new.
And since those are my questions that keep me reserved about going somewhere new, I wanted to give you a sneak peek into our quaint little dining-room-turned-home-office. We were blessed with beautiful wall color and bfor the room, and I have this thing about white. (I think I would be very happy living in a white house with white walls and a white floor and a white couch with a white doggie.) So, our room is bright and airy and white and blue. It’s just perfect.
This is the view when you walk in the door. Please pardon the diet coke bottle and the wires everywhere. I try to keep them tucked away, but they have a tendency to have a mind of their own.
This is our homemade bookshelf. Just a few months ago it was brown and ugly looking. Now it has
a fresh coat 30 fresh coats of paint and is quite glorious.
A close up of my sweet little bookshelf. I love that it’s so white and shiny.
*sigh* I love the blue color in there. It’s so glowy. When you come to hang out with me, we’ll put away that big black monitor (or move it to the desk if we’re reviewing photos for an album), and you can sit in the cute pink chairs (in photo #1) with the little white table (seen here under the monitor). Depending on when you get here, we usually have snacks or a light breakfast, too! I pull out the little Lenox teacups or my great grandma’s china for that. It’s a lot of fun!
My desk. It faces the wall: kinda boring. But the window to the left is fairly entertaining in the afternoons. And maybe one day I can find something big and beautiful to go on my wall. And maybe even some more cute shelves, too!
This is my little journal. I write some of my blog posts and my business planning in it. Love the silver gilding on the edges.
The orchid my mom gave me. It’s not real but it still makes me happy. And my little white bird.Isn’t he cute? And my mirror box. It has treasures in it.
This is the rest of the office. Our little Dottie snuck in for this one. This side holds the bags and printing things. We have a ton of bags to carry all our gear, including the little grey one to the left. It’s our Patch.com bag (for photojournalism events) and Nathan’s wedding day bag. It stays out all the time so I can pick it up on my way out to cover a Patch event.
The candelabra was a gift from my corporate days. I secretly loved it for a year before my boss gave it to me when she moved on to do her own thing. It’s so shiny and sparkly. Just like the rest of my office. And the telephone table it’s sitting on has been around all the days I can remember. I painted it when I was in high school and think I claimed it then. It’s got a cute little shelf below to hold a telephone book. Cool, huh?
This was my grandmother’s camera. It’s got some dirt and rusty screws, but I love it! How can you pass up the sage color and the bright red shutter release button?! Plus it looks awesome on my bookshelf.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of my little home office. I love it. I hope instead of having jitters (like I would) get to come hang out me here, you’ll be exited, comfortable, and ready for a fun time. Maybe we’ll have the windows open and cookies baking when you get here!