A few months ago, the ladies here at 11 Magnolia Lane shared our home goals for 2012. One of my goals was to turn a portion of our basement into an office for me and an educational center for my children. I am thrilled to say, our office has been designed and installed so now it is time to decorate.
I have to admit, decorating doesn’t always come easily to me, I often call Amy and Christy in for validation. What would I do without them?
So here are some photos of the old office and as you can see, it was a blank canvas.
Here is the new and improved basement office. I am really excited to have my own desk and space, and just look at all the additional storage I have as well!
My children are just as excited and are begging me to buy them chairs so they can do their homework at their new desks. I guess I has better get on it before they lose motivation to do their school work. IKEA, here we come!!
As you can see, there is a lot of open shelving that I need to fill and keep organized. I also have some corner bookshelves that are exposed so I will need to find baskets and/or bins to help maintain an orderly look.
I have been pulling some inspiration from the web and these are a few examples of what I like.
Of course I found an office with red accents… if you know me at all, you know I love RED!!!
Here is another great office from Houzz. I love the cork board and the black and white organizational baskets. Moving forward in 2012, I am committed to streamlining the decor in my home. Now that we have ebony floors on our main level, I feel that black and white is the direction I am moving toward. It is simply a timeless color combination and it allows you to add pops of color throughout your home. The example below has blue accents, which I really liked.
Here is a chair that I have been pining over for months. It is called the Zuo Modern Premiere Leather Office chair and costs well over $550.00. That is way out of our budget, especially since I am looking for 3 chairs that match.
Here’s the chair…isn’t it beautiful!?
I cannot wait to decorate and share the final office reveal. Amy and I are heading to Ikea this week where I plan to pick up tons of organizational supplies to help me design and organize my new basement work space.
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