As promised, I cleaned up my work space enough to take pictures of our newly completed home office:
To make the shelving pop, we painted the back of the bookcases a dark gray by Sherwin Williams called “Urbane Bronze.”
This is how I worked for months, shopping for furniture and thinking about how to make my vision of floor to ceiling bookcases come to life. I found the farmhouse table on Craigslist, the metal chairs at a Pottery Barn outlet, and my linen desk chair came from TJMaxx.
The real challenge came when it was time to fill the bookshelves. I didn’t have nearly as many books as I thought, but wanted it to be colorful and have a real “library” feel. Several friends and family members gave me extra books, and I lucked out at a recent Habitat Restore book sale where I bought them by the box-full for next to nothing.
What I like most about the space is that it should easily transition back to a dining room with the addition of some chairs, if we ever need the space. For now, though, I plan on doing a lot more blogging than hosting dinner parties. . . Hope you enjoyed :)