Friday, February 26, 2010

My Basement Office: Less dungeon and more sunshine!

I'm so in love with my new office space. I have to give mad props to my husband Chris who drywalled the room and installed the window framing. Here's a little tour!

Picture 1 (above): The pencils in the Little Prince cup are from annabelle's "Pencil of the Month Club," one of my genius marketing scheme that resulted in a whole lot of extra pencils engraved with phrases like "Suitable for pocket protectors."

Picture 2: My family and a photo of my husband when we first met 15+ years ago. The window was enlarged quite a bit to make it a legal egress window. Now it floods the room with light, and unless a squirrel peeks into the window from above, I hardly notice that I'm in a basement room.

Picture 3: I painted the concrete a dark navy, though it took me two tries and $50 worth of paint from Lowes to get just the right color. The rug is the jute TĂ…RNBY rug from IKEA.

Picture 4: I rescued this yellow chair from its lonely life outdoors at an estate sale. I made the cushion from fabric I found at Bolt Fabric Boutique on Alberta Street, Portland.

Picture 5: My mom helped me sew these curtains. I love the pink and orange together--the top tabs are orange grosgrain ribbons and the fabric is "Garden Trellis" by Michael Miller that I found at Fabric Depot in Portland.

No art or pictures on the walls yet. I'll update soon to show the room's progress.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lovely Jewels

I got a nice email from a new jewelery shop called 24Karas. I'm loving the delicate romantic feel of their line--lots of nautical and literary references.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Inspiration Collage

My office is so close to completion! I will take some pictures in the next few days, but in the meantime, here is my inspiration collage.