Hey there friends! Well, one of my goals for the new year is to get a bit more organized. Specifically, in regards to the AD Aesthetic business and inventory. Since we started out with basically nada, and have grown our product offering a TON over the past year, managing all that product has turned into a bit of a hassle, and has turned my home library into a disaster zone of boxes, shipping supplies, and business papers. No bueno.
So in an effort to get my act together and keep my library calm and relaxing, I decided it was high time to turn our extra bedroom into a home office. My dream is to have an inspiring, light and airy space, like the beautiful example above from Rachel Denbow for A Beautiful Mess. The only problem was that the guest room was quite a bit larger than I would need for an office space, but my oldest daughters room was the smallest bedroom in the house. To remedy this, we decided to move her into the old guest room, and turn her bedroom into my office.
Here’s what the guest room used to look like:
And here’s what it looks like now that it’s Vera’s room:
Sorry for the crap phone photo, but I’ll do a full post dedicated to her new room in the future, because I have some really fun plans for making it special for her. For now though, let’s get to planning for my office, shall we?
For a baseline, here is what the space looked like as Vera’s bedroom:
You may be wondering what we will do when guests come to stay, and believe me, I’ve thought that through as well. It was one of the reasons this didn’t happen much sooner. We do have guests stay fairly often, especially my dad, so having a bed for them is essential. To solve the problem, I decided to keep a small twin bed in my office. I plan to have it set up kind of like a couch/day-bed when not in use, but if we need it, it can easily accommodate a guest. We kept the queen sized bed in Vera’s room, so for those times when we need a larger bed for guests, they can take over her bed, and she’ll still have a bed to sleep in in my office too. I think it will work out just fine. Plus the added bonus of not having a whole room that doesn’t see full-time use. I like it.
On to the office plan. Here is what I’m thinking:
Blush and Gold Office – Moodboard Sources:
I didn’t really think about it when I first decided to create an office space (my mind was strictly focused on getting clutter out of the library), but the thought of having a whole room all to myself is actually really fun. When you’re a grown up mom/wife, it’s rare that any space is really all yours. That’s not to say that no one else will ever see this room, but I don’t really have to plan around anyone else’s tastes, and I have to say it’s freeing. So freeing, that I decided to bring in a color that I haven’t really used anywhere else in the more common areas of our house: blush pink.
The trend of using blush pink (or millennial pink if that’s your jam) in decor is one I’ve had my eye on for a while , and this gave me the perfect opportunity to just dive right in. I particularly like it paired with warm metallic tones and whites.
Modern Blush office inspiration:
If you can’t get enough office inspiration, I have a TON more on my office Pinterest board. Head over and follow me! I’m super excited to pull everything together in this space, and have already started on it, so I’ll keep you posted as I go along. Here’s to an organized 2018, friends!!