08.03.12

Office Inspiration....Fifty Shades of "Gray"

Posted by Christina // 9 Replies

Ok so I have never actually finished the books….but Tim’s last name is Gray so I feel like it’s totally appropriate.

There will be no crazy smut scenes on this blog folks.  You’re welcome.

Although there will be lots of desk talk.  Just as exciting, right?

We have been spending a lot of time in the office lately; T is really busy at work when he is not learning HTML for me.  I have been obsessed with finding little nuggets of gold on the galactic universe we call the internet to inspire an office makeover.

Our office needs to be two things….comfortable and functional.  We are in the office chairs way more than we are on our nice fluffy-hug-me-with-pillows couch, so we need a little cushion for the tush that’s for sure.

If Tim had his way, it would have wall-to-wall fish tanks.  Huge flat screens on every wall.  Three, yes three, enormous monitors on his oversized desk.  An endless supply of pens, and snack food.   A built-in bathroom.  A recliner.  A fridge, fully stocked.  Oh and a maid, can’t forget the maid.  And my office would be in another room.

My dream office looks a little more like this…

Moodboard, gray, lighting, office, rug, chair, black, paint, color, DIY, remodel, idea

Our whole house is pretty light and airy; I need some moodiness in my life.  Which is why I went with a princess of darkness kind of feel.  All it needs is some dang handcuffs or a tie or something.

First thing is first….our walls right now are this mucus yellow color.  There isn’t a plethora of rooms that can handle the snot look, you’re really limited to the bathroom.  So we are going to tone it way down with a not too dark gray.  We really want to do one wall with chalk board paint so we have a fun way to jot down schedules, love notes, and play hangman of course.  For all of you worried that “it will be so dark” we have a huge window that lets in more than enough light.  We are thinking Benjamin Moore‘s, Bear Creek.

The rug is a little feisty, and more for Asti to have something soft to play on.  I think the office should be inspiring and needs lots of little fun pops of interest to keep you coming back.  This rug definitely pops.  Plus the whole I-look-like-an-animals-stripes thing throws a natural element into this very gray and sophisticated room.

The chair is perfection…I would love to find a cushy chair like this at a yard sale and completely DIY something to be this chairs little sister.  Dark, high gloss paint….fancy schmancy fabric and it comes out looking like a curvaceous piece of comfort.  Mama likey.

Every single day one thought crosses my mind.  “I need an ottoman.”  This one not only looks good, but I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t have that “oh wow this is digging into my calf” feeling that I get from most ottomans.  Not sure if our office is big enough to hold it, but a girl can dream.

As much as I love Gray…I crave a pop of bold color.  Hello sweet, industrial, bright blue desk.  With the curves of the chair, frames, and mirror…we need something to break all that girlyness up.  You know you want to sit and blog at this desk.  It’s so simple.  I find that if I have a bunch of drawers, they just get stuffed with secret junk.  I would prefer some open shelves above the desk to stay a little more organized.  Next to Tim’s flat screen of course.

The mirror is the bling that will draw your eyes up and away from our funky rug.  Just enough glitz for the room, and a good way to check the bags under your eyes to know if you should call it a night.  She is like our little pageant queen.

Then it all comes down to the details.  You know we need a fish in every room, so voila…fish vase.  Sweet ruffled curtains to lighten up all of the gray.  Chunky black frames full of homemade art.  And a huge candy jar, filled to the brim to keep my man happy!

There you have my dream office….now to get T on board.  Wish me luck!

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9 thoughts on “Office Inspiration….Fifty Shades of “Gray”

  1. Sandy

    Love it! The chair is great. That kind of thing is pretty easy to do and find. I did a cool entry way bench out of an old coffee table….glossy red paint and a cow print cushiony top…but hey, I’m embracing this Vermont thing. 😀

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