My office : the big reveal

I am like a giddy little kid writing this post.  For years I have dreamt up the perfect home office.  A place where dreams and inspiration come together to create something magical.  A place where I can escape to during the day.  A little piece of oasis that I have carved out just for me (and Gary).  I’ve spent the last year saying I was going to finish my office…and I can’t tell you how happy I am to say it is finally done.  I finally have a place where all my memories and things I love live together in one place.  A place that is warm and bright and perfect.

 

Well…sort of perfect.  Gary and I share the office at the moment…so maybe his cubs bat or Dharma Initiative water bottles aren’t perfect…but if they make him happy I suppose they make me happy too.  🙂  Man stuff aside…I love having a place that I am excited to walk into in the morning.  It’s been a long time coming…but today the big reveal is here.  Here’s a little look into my home office…

 

Before this was an office it was a catch-all for…well…everything.  Laundry…stuff…and more stuff.  So please forgive the before pictures.  We are not slobs…or hoarders…we were just what I like to call…in progress.

 

BEFORE

(don’t judge me)

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AFTER

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BEFORE

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AFTER

BEFORE

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AFTER

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I love all the little pieces that have some sort of special meaning.  🙂

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One of my favorite things in my office.  🙂

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A little inspiration.  Still in progress…

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Goose has made himself right at home…

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And who am I kidding…the work day wouldn’t be complete without him.

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G + L  It’s the little things that make me ridiculously happy.

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A photo off the first roll of film I ever shot.

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Well…there it is.  I think it will always be a work in progress but for now it is just right.  I could not have done this without the help of my amazing designer/friend/superwoman Andrea Howatt from KateReece.com.  She came all the way from Boston to help bring all this together.  I swear we should have our own HGTV show!  If you have any interior design/styling needs, call her.  She is absolutely fantastic!!!

  • ashley barnett - March 5, 2013 - 8:56 am

    I LOVE IT! I’m so super jealous!!! Our office is seriously just a landing space (like really, it’s the space between two floors of our house hahaha) and I’m dying for a place to stretch out and call my own! 🙂 Looks so good!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - March 5, 2013 - 9:23 am

    It looks great!!! The colors and decor are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Ben Elsass - March 5, 2013 - 9:42 am

    LAUREN! This is AMAZING! I’m not kidding – my jaw literally dropped open when I saw the first ‘after’ picture. You should seriously send this into apartmenttherapy.com. It’s that amazing. Congrats to you!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - March 5, 2013 - 10:16 am

    YOU GO GIRL! That looks awesome! I am sure you are feeling super inspired and organized now. I need to get my butt in gear and finish my office space so I might feel a little more efficient. 🙂 Great Job!ReplyCancel

  • Kinzie - March 5, 2013 - 10:19 am

    Oh I love it sooooo much! It looks like a place that I would like to come and spend some time, and get things DONE! Congrats, lady. How lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kelly - March 5, 2013 - 10:40 am

    I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH!! EVERYTHING IS SO BEAUTIFUL! You did an amaaaazing job. Makes me realize I definitely need more prints and photographs in my home office….!ReplyCancel

  • jenn - March 5, 2013 - 11:33 am

    this is gorgeous! i need to work on this before the summer! ughh dreading the work but looking at you after photos.. i know it’s worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Wakefield - March 5, 2013 - 4:47 pm

    The office looks really lovely. Your friend did a good job of capturing your personality in the room. I didn’t see my photo or a sign that says “I love my mom” – maybe that’s yet to come! GIGGLEReplyCancel

  • LeolaK - March 5, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Looks FANTASTIC!!! Your “before” photo looks neat compared to what my before office photo would look like! LOL!

    Awesome color too!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Sexton - March 7, 2013 - 6:17 pm

    Your office looks like its straight out of a magazine! Love the colors and all of the natural light. If we lived closer, I’d be your office buddy all too often. I think there would be too many alcoholic beverages consumed which would rule out any productivity!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - September 13, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    looks so lovely, cozy and warm 🙂ReplyCancel

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