The home renovations here have been at a standstill for a few weeks due to various issues. It’s thankfully finally back on and the house is waiting for stucco. However after all this wait (two years all in all!) I can’t imagine what it will be like working in an office now with loads of space AND an outdoor room.
The decision to work from home a few years back has been both positive and negative. Being a single parent it’s been easier because I’ve been able to spend more time at home, but having an office at home has also given us a lack of privacy since my business life has blended so much with my personal life.
Thankfully I’ve been lucky to work with a great group of (mostly women) and probably they as much as me will feel relived! No more crowded unorganized spaces! Building this addition gives us an entire floor of the guest house, separate yet connected to my home.
Okay so this is where it’s at today. A mess but windows are in….
This will be the main office area.
There will also be a storage area and a private studio.
Lately I’ve been missing Sweden way to much and feel the need to bring part of Sweden to my work space. I also want the space to be very feminine.
Here are some my inspiration pictures. I always start with the color combination in mind…
Love yellow and white.
I want a country feeling while still modern.
The color combination and the relaxed vibe feels right.
Design by Claire Brody.
Loads of plants and terracotta with floors and ceiling painted white.
This dreamy home office by LA designer Sarah Samuel Sherman is perfection.
Interiors here and above: Sarah Sherman Samuel
I want to incorporate lots of light/blonde Swedish wood colors.
Love these three colors together in an image from Valspar.
I want to continue the Art Deco vibe I started in the rest of the house just in pink, yellow, black,white and wood.
And…I won’t be able to resist a little Pippi Longstocking vibe.
Image via ELLE UK
Then of course there is the outdoor space I need to start thinking of…
Design by Kelly Wearstler
Hmm…lots to think about.