Other than the nursery, this is the only room we have painted. We chose to paint it the Benjamin Moore match to Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage.
This room used to be our second guest bedroom. It had a queen size four-poster bed in it and it was so great to have a second room where guests could sleep. Then we found out we’d be turning our former study into the nursery. We considered not having a study, but because Todd has to work so often on the weekends and because blogging has become such a big hobby of mine, we knew that we needed a space for all of these activities other than a nook in our bedroom.
So we turned the study into the nursery and the second guest bedroom into the study. Our house has four bedrooms, but we just use one as a study/home office.
The desk was mine in high school and I still love it. I bought the file cabinet to match last year. They’re both from a company called British Traditions and we found them at Market, of course. Can’t beat the wholesale prices.
On my desk, I have the computer, the baby monitor, a return address stamp, two mail sorters, a lamp, and my Junior League binder.
The cafe shelves above the desk are from Ballard Designs and allow us to get some of the junk off of the desk. Desk clutter stresses me out– like any clutter does– so I’m loving these shelves. I wish they’d had an antique white to match the desk and file cabinet, but I like having a few different finishes in the room.
When we installed the shelves, I finally had a place to display all of my wedding coffee table books that Todd loves so much!
The little round table is the Terrific Table from Ballard Designs and I recently purchased the Terrific Table Burlap Fringe table cloth. Ballard is such a great resource for these items because the table cloths fit the tables perfectly and you don’t have to have something custom made.
Because we weren’t too excited about losing our second guest bed, we decided to get a chair and a half. So we have this large, super comfy chair and ottoman. We can wheel the ottoman out of the way and the chair unfolds into a twin bed. The mattress is paper thin, but it does work for an extra place for someone to sleep when we have lots of overnight guests. (Last fall we had 11 people in our house at once — not including Todd and me– so we were so thankful to have that four-poster bed.) The mirror and lamp came from a company called Uttermost– also found at Market in Atlanta.
We picked up the sisal rug from Strobler, a local furniture store.
The two stacked baskets hold all of my wedding binders and resources, but keep them hidden nicely.
The chifferobe has been mine since I was 2 years old and moved into my first “big girl” room. It has moved approximately 9 times (between family moves and my apartment to house moves), so I had it refinished and repaired right before we got married. It is an excellent source of storage and currently holds all of my scrapbooking materials, ribbons, markers, and all of my wedding-related coffee table books. There is also a tiny TV in the small cabinet and it is so cozy to sit in that big chair to watch TV on a rainy day.
So now you’ve seen our study/home office. And now you know where I’m sitting when I write all of these posts! Where do you do your blogging?