Dave and I have been working from home for one year now. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working from home. I love the 5 second commute, the ability to work in my PJ’s or sweats if I so desire, eating out of my own kitchen for lunch each day, having Cleo visit throughout the day and the relaxed atmosphere. I hope I can continue doing this until I retire.
When Dave and I first learned we would both be able to work from home we immediately knew we would have to make some office changes. The home office we designed when we built the house was perfect for us when we had work offices outside of our home. We both had our own workstations and storage places.
However, now that we work from home, both of us spend a large majority of time on the phone now so we needed a little distance between us. Really, who needs three monitors to do their job?
I knew immediately where I wanted my office to be. Molly’s first bedroom in our house is painted a pale lavender and has two great bookshelves and a window seat. I loved the idea of an entire room to myself that I could decorate as I please. I started with a black desk, black chair and credenza from “The Mart” as us Omaha-in-the-know people refer to Nebraska Furniture Mart. The original NFM is located about two blocks from my Omaha office so it is very convenient place to shop.
I added my favorite rocking chair that Dave and I bought in Branson, Missouri when we were first married. This chair put all three of my babies to sleep many, many times.
Over the years I have recovered this rocker with three different fabrics, but this time the fabric worked great for the room. In fact, I had an old duvet cover out of the same fabric so I decided to pull out the sewing machine and make both a window valence and a cushion for the window seat. For the seat cushion I covered an old body pillow that was taking up space in my linen closet. I am really happy with the way this no cost project turned out.
One of the best purchases I made for the room was the rolling table from IKEA. It usually holds my laptop, but I push and pull it all over the room and it is great for providing extra work space for the sewing machine or whatever project I am working on.
I still need to tackle the almost bare walls in this room but for now I am enjoying my comfortable surroundings. Anyone have any ideas for the walls?
Talk with you all soon!