our home office!
This post is sponsored by Kohl's. I received furniture in exchange for my honest review.
Hi friends! We've made some progress on our home office, and I wanted to share it today. You may remember this room from two years ago when we put up faux brick panels and installed the laminate flooring (I can't get over how little Rooney is in those old posts!). The room looks a lot different now. This is what it looks like when you first walk in...
Light, bright and airy! Our office is located in our basement but there are two windows and it probably gets the best light of any room in our house, especially in the morning. We try to keep it uncluttered, which I love and helps keep me inspired when I'm working.
Eric and I share this office, but we rarely use it at the same time. He comes down here in the morning (before I'm even awake) to study for his financial exams (he recently passed the Series 65!!! woohoo!!!), sketch in his bullet journal, and write blog posts.
I use the office mostly as a photo studio. This is where I take outfit photos as well as take photos of clothing to sell online. Rooney loves to sneak in here and draw with Eric's fancy markers, or help me weigh, package and ship clothing.
One of my favorites parts is the reading nook in the corner. The gray armchair is our most recent addition and is such a cozy little spot to sit to nurse or to read my Bible. Kohl's graciously offered to send us an accent chair, and I knew immediatley this would be the perfect spot for it. There are so many choices and Eric's only request was that it be comfy and NOT white. He knows me too well ;) I don't know what it is about white, but I just am always drawn to it! We also thought a high-back chair would be nice since we are both tall. We went with the Madison Park Leda Accent Chair. I especially love the gray color, the texture and the curved back. It's so nice to have extra seating, especially a comfy chair that won't roll away!
My other favorite parts of the office are the little unique touches: the wood beam, the glass door, the brick wall, and the window by my desk. When we designed the office, I knew I wanted a way to see out into the playroom if our kids were playing in there. I love how it turned out - the only downside is that you can't just shut the door to hide the mess...guests can look right in! I'd also still like to put a glass pane in there so I can see the kids but not necessarily hear them :-)
If you've ever shopped at Kohl's, you know how good the sales are. I honestly didn't even know they had furniture! But they do, and this week is the Kohl's home sale! Starting Friday, Jan. 27, use code HOME10 to get $10 off your $50 home purchase (ends Feb. 5). Kohl's charge holders will receive 15% from Jan. 29 - Feb. 1. And, starting Feb. 2, get 20% off $75 purchase or 15% off all purchases (ends Feb. 5).
Even though the office is functional, the to-do list is still long:
- Install baseboard
- Paint the door (black)
- New desk chair for me (that blue guy is from college!)
- Cabinets/bookshelves for storage
- Art ledge behind my desk
- Window blind
- Ceiling beam treatment
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