Remodeling the dining room and making it into a "real" office,
which is what we have been using it for, took a lot longer than we thought it would.
We took advantage of the recent heat wave,
stayed home and gave the room the finishing touches it needed.
I am really happy with how things finished up and the office is a joy to work in now.
I only took two pictures before we started, the room was a complete disaster.
When I took these pictures I had already started because I see the china cabinet is empty.
- drum roll, drum roll please -
Welcome to our new office!
I replaced all of the furniture, and the room functions completely as a home office now.
This table came from Pottery Barn.
We took up the carpet, put down hardwood floors and these area rugs which I love.
These 3 cabinets I purchased from Ballard Designs are awesome.
I was so nervous about the floor color I picked, I was afraid it was too dark,
but I adore the floors and could not be happier.
We painted the walls Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray, another choice I could not be happier with.
While we are working in the office,
I open the center desk which holds a third laptop, the one I use for work documents.
All of the drawers in this furniture function as file cabinets and are used for work and personal files.
I sit next to and look out this window while I work...
I have a great view of the river.
The blinds are woven wood in a wheat color, they are the only item I am on the fence about.
We have total privacy in our backyard...we keep them in the up position mostly, so they will probably stay.
I am not going to add curtains/drapes, I know they are pretty but I find them to be huge dust collectors.
The view if you turn back while walking in to the living room.
The hubs needs but does not want a new chair.
I'm still working on that.
This area is next to the big window
and holds 2 fun file cabinets and our shredder.
It all fit perfectly.
the hubs uses it to keep/hide his day to day papers.
The living room is almost done, all of the furniture is in place,
I am still working on the finishing touches.
Finding what I want has been more difficult than I thought.