Hello from vacation! If you follow me on instagram, you may have pieced together that we surprised Ruby with a birthday trip to Disneyland. What a magical trip it has been! Even though I’m on a break, I couldn’t miss out on today’s blog post for another round of BSHT put on by my friend, Lindsay. This round’s topic is Work and Play.
Hola if you’re heading here from A Storied Home! Such a beautiful,organic and earthy feeling site.
The office at the #staggreno is still very much a work in progress. I finally nailed down the design, but it’s currently being used as a big (and messy) storage room while we put our actual storage room together. It’s driving me ca-razy to not have a designated place to work, since I work from home mostly. Finishing that room is next on the list, but until I get it done, I thought I would share a combination of our current playroom (where I occasionally work while the girls play), and our last office which I miss very much based almost completely on the fact that it was finished. And organized. And not a storage room as mine is now. Arg.
But let’s start with the playroom, shall we?
You can read every little detail about this space HERE, but I’ll give you just a little refresher.
When we bought the house, this space was a dark and dreary formal dining room. After raising the roof (literally), taking out the wallpaper, adding french doors, cutting a bigger window, and of course switching the light fixture, we had a blank slate to work with. I designed the built-ins and Jon busted them out (I did little to help, as I was about 8 months pregnant with Anna) but he nailed it, as he always does, and they turned out beautifully.
That little window seat is where I end up working if I’m under the gun with a deadline, as I often am, and the girls are playing. I’ve also sat at the little play table many a time with my laptop, typing away while Ruby cooks me up something yummy in the play kitchen,
I get asked most about the little fairy door. Ruby’s love of fairies runs deep and I wanted to add a little magic into our new house when we moved in, so I found this little fairy door on Etsy and told her a fairy named Sparkle had moved in too. Sparkle occasionally leaves Ruby little notes or presents. I love when I catch her talking to Sparkle’s door telling her what a good girl she has been. Childhood is the best. (If you search “fairy door” on Etsy, a bunch of similar items come up)
Now a look at my past home’s office. Please oh please let us finish my new office soon for my sanity’s sake.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Up next on the tour is Jones Design Company and you’re in for a treat. I love Emily’s aesthetic so much. It’s so clean and fresh. And be sure to check out the rest of the tour– links below!
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