Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pinteresting Inspiration: My New Office

For having a new house, I sure have done very little blogging about it.  So far there isn't really much to see.  I will be posting before and afters of the rooms, but we don't have any afters yet.  The biggest changes I posted about on last weeks Photo Friday.  I have however, been scouring Pinterest for ideas and inspiration for the new house.  My New House Ideas board is full of stuff.

One of the biggest challenges we are facing is making rooms do double and triple duty.  We have a good amount of space for just the two of us and Buoy, but it is amazing how quickly this house is filling up.  Well mentally anyway.  A big priority for me to have a dedicated guest room.  Which may not sound like the best idea in the world, because it is a bedroom that will sit empty fairly often, but hear me out.  I WANT PEOPLE TO COME VISIT!  (yes, that means YOU friend reading this post).  We don't have that many local friends.  So I want those who have to hop in a car to see us (and vice versa) to WANT to hop in the car to come see us.  I want them to feel comfortable being in our home.  And we are maybe, just maybe almost out of the air-mattress phase of our lives.  Unless lots of you come at once (yes, please), because then I make no promises.


 You know you want to come visit after seeing our backyard.


So.  Because of this, our third bedroom is going to have to be my office/daybed for more guests/thirty-one storage/whatever else we decided to squeeze in there.  And let me tell you, this room is not all that big.  I have picked out WAY too much furniture for it, but here is what I am thinking....
                              Source: ikea.com via Katie on Pinterest


This is the daybed I am thinking about. The drawer space provides extra storage for the room and maybe, just maybe I might leave one empty. Ya know in case a guest actually wants to use it. 




Source: ikea.com via Katie on Pinterest

 I am loving this nightstand. It is small so it won't take up too much space, and I can put a cute lamp on it. 

For a dresser/something for more storage and a cute space to decorate or put a TV on, I'm thinking about one of these.  It kind of depends on space and what will actually fit.

                    Source: ikea.com via Katie on Pinterest



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                  Source: ikea.com via Katie on Pinterest






I still have no idea what to do about a desk. This room will likely become a nursery at some point.  (Did I just admit that out loud?  Don't get your hopes up.  It is still going to be awhile.) Hence the white furniture. Easy to work with. So I want something that can be re-located to another room if it needs to be down the road. (Don't ask me where the daybed would go. We probably don't even really need it. But I really like it).

Going in a completely different direction, I could go with a work station like this:


                         Source: ikea.com via Katie on Pinterest



HELP!!!! What do you guys do for rooms that have to have a lot of different functions? And yes, for some reason I have an IKEA obsession for this particular room. Don't ask me why.  And yes I promise I will be adding color.  And lots of it.

                    Source: benjaminmoore.com via Katie on Pinterest


See? A lil pink, a lil black and white damask and this room is going to come to life! Whenever I finally figure out what it is we are going to do with it.

3 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see more pics of your house! So jealous of that backyard of yours. AMAZING! And I love that white Expedit work station! I have an office/craft room, but we are now making our guest room double duty as an office for my hubby as he will now be working from home a lot. That looks like the perfect solution!

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  2. Your backyard looks awesome - perfect hangout spot!

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  3. The backyard was what won me over. The house is great too, but man on man am I in love with out backyard!

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