Happy Friday my friends! I really appreciate your sweet words about my home office remodel plan that I shared earlier this week. Now I’d love to share a few of the details that I’ve got planned and see what you think. In case you didn’t see my earlier post, this is my game plan:
We loved the arrangement of three chairs around the desk that we had in the office of our old house because the girls and I can all hang out in the same space getting work done after they get home from school. We’ll be keeping the same “desk” (it’s actually a World Market table) and two slipcovered tie-back chairs:
but getting a new third chair because our lovely ole pleather one isn’t looking too lovely anymore:
I had a tall wingback desk chair in mind and after months of looking I lucked upon this one at HomeGoods for less than half the price of other similar chairs. And the angle of the back is perfect for sitting at a desk.
My plan is to add casters to the legs to raise the height of the seat a few inches and make it easier to move the chair in and out.
I haven’t done much caster shopping yet so if anyone has advice on where to buy them or what type of casters to look for, I’d love to hear it.
The jute rug that we already have in the office will stay
and I’m hoping to find a great cowhide to layer over it.
I need something that does well with low light and a caretaker with a black thumb. A snake plant seems like a good fit from what I’ve read. Any other suggestions?
The cabinet doors and drawer need a little hardware update:
For the knobs, I will probably use these mother-of-pearl knobs from Anthropologie (affiliate link) that I used in our old house. Love them:
I hate the color of it but love its lines so I’m going to pretty it up with some paint – maybe a soft gray like this:
And remember that big blank wall behind the chest?
I’ve got a grid-style gallery wall in mind using IKEA frames with large mats and photos of NYC.
I haven’t figured out what I’m doing for drapes but I know what I want to hang them on – this beautiful new mid century wooden rod from West Elm (affiliate link). So cool:
And, finally, the overhead light – it’s totally blah but not horrible.
I was originally planning to keep it but then our light at the top of the stairs to the basement broke so instead of buying a new basement light, I’m moving the office light to the basement and getting this beauty (Shades of Light’s Traditional Urban Semi Flush Ceiling Light) for the office!
That’s it for my plans at this point – what do you think? Any ideas for drapes? I’d love to find drapes in a fabric that is colorful but also has some black and white in it but I haven’t come across anything close to what I have in mind. I may just have to buy fabric and make the drapes myself but with my limited sewing skills I don’t know whether or not that’s a good idea…
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!