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Color – Subtle Gray by Sherwin Williams
Because my office is not put together and I’d rather you not run away, I thought I’d open up with this image from Horchow of a settee that I’d like, which costs $10,500. But it’s on sale now for $8,000 (as if that changes anything). That’s a nice long trip to Europe, so guess I’ll just dream about it, Europe – that is. And the couch search continues!
Since we are old friends, I’ll share the progression of the office, even though I’d like to just give you a big reveal but that might not happen soon.
On the walls – subtle gray by Sherwin Williams in luster finish (the closest to eggshell available in the cashmere line).
Up top above my closet, I had taken down sliding doors. I’m going to put new ones back up there because there’s a lot of space I need for storage – like for Freely boxes stored for concept shoots. I’m also going to attempt to make it myself.
Eh, maybe I’ll call handyman Dennis.
My desk is now a dining table from Ballard Designs that had been my craft/sewing/meeting table – also designated junk mail table by the husband into my main desk. The wires are driving me mad – I’m looking at solutions on Amazon to conceal them and I will master that. Also changing out the knob, replacing that pink greek key chair (it’s for sale).
I’d like something like this:
Sofas and chairs can be quite pricey but I try to remember how often they are used – especially my office when I’m working from home. Investment right?
I’m also trying to figure out where certain artwork should go, and that I should probably just get my Ashford Castle grounds map matted and framed properly now. The images look so much better against a gray. It has an ever slight blue/green hint to it that’s not overpowering, very calming without being a bland flat gray while also not really leaning towards a specific color either.
I’m aware that made no sense. Moving on.
Now I don’t have an area for clients to meet with me but that happens twice a year – meeting at my house, most can be done via Skype but I’m looking for a couch against the wall where my desk used to be – right where you see that bulletin board learning against. That can be my meeting area if I need one, and also my napping/lounging/hanging out girl cave spot. That $10,000 settee would look so amazing there.
I did a strange thing as I prepped for the painters., I left the big holes in my wall where the Pottery Barn cubby and my 4×8 creative pin board had been mounted – because just in case I changed my mind to keep those things – which I knew I wouldn’t. So, that means I get to become a painter for a day and patch them myself and paint.
I’m selling a lot of stuff – anyone in the Phoenix area interested, see this post on what’s for sale. I will ship if you want to pay for it – but the small stuff. I’m also taking best offers.
What do you think? Here’s a before post of the former butter yellow walls.