Office Skylight with Exposed Beams


So there was good news, and there was bad news, and the bad news turned out to be really good news.  I forgot what the initial good news even was – I think it was an alternative sun tunnel which I immediately shot down (not the style I wanted to go for in my office – but great for a closet or hallway).  I had a 34×34 Velux skylight installed.

I had our handyman come and sand, and stain the beams immediately so I could put my office back together.


I really think my office looks happier – maybe it’s just me.


I just love my area now, no lights necessary until sundown!

I wanted some additional color and texture in my office so I added two rugs – this sheepskin rug from Pottery Barn is so soft under my feet (cheaper ones at IKEA  – faux and real sold out online) and for a pop of personality and fun color, had to have this gorgeous Beverly Rug by Lulu & Georgia.  This was one of my birthday gifts from Mr. Wonderful.

What do you think about leaving the beams in?

Equipment used: Sony NEX-5R

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.


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