Sunday, March 21, 2010

Obviously, my plate is usually full. OK, overflowing is probably a much more accurate statement! So once I have cleared a few items off, perhaps like the laundry room, I plan on tackling the mysterious upstairs bedroom that has yet to be debuted here In The Fun Lane. We have finished all the renovations in there, but it has steadly become filled with random bits of furniture, TONS of clothes and general chaos.

We have had the pleasure of entertaining approximately 0 house guests in our 4 years of home ownership. When you consider how much blogging, emailing and other work I do on my laptop randomly just propped up on the couch most days it only makes sense to convert the guest room to a useable work space for me. A spot to gather my hundreds and hundreds of magazines, books and other sources of inspiration. A spot to organize receipts and bills. And of course, a spot to relax and enjoy being creative.

Since we are a little ways away from starting this project I am still collecting ideas, deciding on what direction I want to take it in. But since it is primarily a decorating project you know I will be gathering stuff on my travels~

Here are some of the first images that stand out to me:

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Do you have a special place you blog, email and create at? If so link it in the comments so I can be nosey and check out your little slice of heaven~

32 comments:

Kerry said...

It's nowhere near as beautiful as the ones in your post, but I feel really comfortable working there...well I will when I paint the walls white! Here you go...http://tranquiltownhouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/warning-there-is-kitsch-in-this-post.html

michelle b said...

i think thats a great idea!! i love the first arrangement from decorpad as well...i used it in a recent post...

come visit me sometime!!
http://missbblogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/thrifty-kitchen-not-too-shabby.html

how's your laundry room coming?

michelle...xoxo

Holly @ posypocket.blogspot said...

oh i'm so excited for you! I love my craft room and office, it's still evolving and i have much painting to do.

http://posypocket.blogspot.com/2009/12/from-martha-stewart-to-reality.html

Kerri said...

I've just posted on my art studio. Like your room, it's still a work in progress but the dark brown exposed brick has been painted white and the floors a french grey. Here's the link if you'd like to take a peek:
http://driftwood-interiors.blogspot.com/2010/03/studio-style.html
Love the images you've posted, if they're anything to go by your makeover will be amazing!
Kerri x

Preppy 101 said...

I don't have an office space currently. I retired a couple of years ago so my office is my living room/comfy sofa. But, I just sent my daughter 3 boxes of office supplies, baskets, etc. for her new office at her new job. You just have to look at Etsy! The vintage office supplies that you can find are just fabulous. I think you might like a few for yourself!! Love your blog by the way! xoxo

christa Baca said...

This was my little spot before my son was born:
http://zionbaca.blogspot.com/2009/10/zions-room-under-construction.html

Now, I am going to have to convert one of the other rooms in our house to my office. (My project next week!)

This blog has a shot of my space at work:
http://bacacreative.blogspot.com/2009/02/picture-this-rock-wall-in-my-office.html

And here is a blog that has a shot of my desk at work:
http://bacacreative.blogspot.com/2008/04/i-heart-writing-on-walls.html

Good luck on your new project!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

My little space-

http://flourishdesignandstyle.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-new-old-desk-finished.html

Have fun creating your space.. with two little girls taking our bedrooms, my little spot is on the main floor, where I can see what they are up to! xo

...love Maegan said...

I'm taking my work space/dressing room in a very similar direction of these photos ..however, it's the one room in the house I keep procrastinating on ...and I use it daily. I think I want it to be fabulous and I'm a bit afraid it won't be. lol.

Kathy said...

And just when I was planning on coming up to stay with you and have you teach me how you do what you do, darn

Love your ideas!

Jen M said...

I love my blogging space - light and airy with a beach feel (we are 6 minutes' walk away from the beach). You can see it here:
http://jengrantmorris.blogspot.com/2009/09/studio-update-pictures.html

I can't wait to see what you do with your space, and to see your laundry room reveal!

Ms. Chyme said...

Such a great blog. im now a follower.

Ashley said...

I am either in my partially finished basement, or on my couch in the family room, so no where special! However I would love to work from the chair in the last photo you posted!

sissie said...

Hi Holley,
I'm working on my sewing and work room right now. The problem is I cannot keep it neat like those in the photos!

When I get it finished I'll be sure and post it, that is, if it is presentable.

hugs
Sissie

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

The 2 top images really appeals to me, so pretty!

Helle

Joyfulmomofmany said...

Hi Holly! You have found some great photo inspiration! I recently did a post on my studio/craft room/homeschooling room~ right in the middle of our home. You can see it here:
http://www.joyfulmomofmany.com/2010/03/operation-central.html

Thanks for the great info here!

susan

Beth said...

oooo I love the inspirational ideas for your future "girl cave"
here's mine

http://ilovedirtylaundry.blogspot.com/2010/01/girl-cave.html

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Mine isn't as exciting as yours..

http://mchphotography.blogspot.com/

Bekki said...

I have a scrapbook room that also works as a craft room. The compute week keep in the school room. So I end up doing some things in there. Thankfully that are not to far apart.

These photos are not on my blog but on scrapbbok.com. I have a gallery there form before I started blogging. Hmmm maby i should do a post on my space. It has changed since these photos and i would love to repaint the walls a more soothing color.
http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=194487&type=5&page=1

http://littleredhen4.blogspot.com/2010/01/welcome-to-our-school-room-i-started.html

Donatella said...

There all so pretty.. my favorit is the first pic..happy monday!

Melissa said...

I have an upstairs room in my house that I recently decided to convert to an office space as well. It is still in the "finishing stages" so it is not done yet, but the project has been a lot of fun (and work) so far!

I have some before and after photos on my blog here: www.completelycharming.blogspot.com

I can't wait to see what you do with your space!

Mary said...

I don't know if I would call it a 'little slice of heaven' but this is what I call my office space!

http://jpmdesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-2-sq-ft-office-before-after.html

I can't wait to see what you do in your office--those inspiration pics are gorgeous!!

Meg said...

Keep the office pics coming - I am in the process of creating my own workspace and need your brilliant ideas!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

My blogspace is a constant work in progress. I'll warn you - I adore color! Even though we have very different styles - I still have a huge appreciation for the dreamy whites you live among :)

Here is my blogspace link:
http://housethatjadebuilt.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-blogspace-redo.html


This link will also make you proud! As well as color - I adore gray - so I redid an ugly armoire for my son's room - it's fabulous - you will like it I believe :)

http://housethatjadebuilt.blogspot.com/2010/03/everetts-armoire.html

Angie said...

I wish! I'm in the process of a make over and am trying to carve out a little space for me but not having a whole lot of luck right now!! So far I've only managed to redo one piece of furniture for my craft space. You can check it out if you'd like on Facebook- All My Treasures fan page. ;)

Mommy Moreno from mommymoreno.blogspot.com said...

hey there!
thinking about embarking on my own DIY refinishing project ....
Im wondering where you find all your lovely inspiration pics?!
love,
jess

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

I would LOVE you to come visit me. http://artnsewl.blogspot.com/

Little Lovables said...

http://littlelovables.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-found-it.html

Mine space is just a simple hutch. I still need to paint it, but I decorate it when the inspiration strikes and the clutter builds up. I love the corkboard in the back.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

The idea of an extra room to your room makes me a little jealous. Have fun, love all the pictures you posted, I would die for any one of those rooms.
Can't wait to see pictures of what you end up doing.

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

This is where I blog usually http://monkeygrasshill.blogspot.com/search/label/organization

But now that the weather is nicer I'll be taking it outside on my laptop. I actually have a little office, but right now I can't get in there because it's piled high with chairs chandeliers and jewelry supplies.

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Teresa Meyer said...

Man those are some swoonworthy spaces. This is my little "escape"...

http://thestamfordwife.blogspot.com/2009/02/house-progress-my-office-den.html

Although, now it's full of toys too as it doubles as a little play room. Not much of an escape anymore. lol

Wendy Christensen said...

I just found your blog today - and I can't stop snooping! I love your style and fun personality! My husband and I bought an new (old) house and have been fixing it up since November of last year! It's been a wild adventure. Feel free to stop by and visit! Built in 1944 http://www.builtin1944.blogspot.com/

Cheers to life in the FUN lane ...
Wendy

 
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