We’ll call it first time home excitement. You know that feeling you get when you finally own your own place and realize you can do anything you want to it? As in paint for the first time ever since apartments ban such personality. Well with us it did start with painting a couple of rooms…including our super colorful office that makes my dad gag. It has two walls painted in a bright berry color, and the other two walls are covered in bright tangerine. Don’t get us wrong, we love the colors, and it has been a very fun room to have. It was our “travel room” with all of our memorabilia from our trips, including African artwork, a mask from Samoa, and a coconut lamp from Mexico. But of course things change and now we want to make this room a little more shall we say sophisticated. And functional. Here’s where we’re headed.
This room is a true hodgepodge. It holds random furniture from our apartments and the world’s most hideous black filing cabinet (which happened to be $5) that we hide with magnets, photos, and art. It’s also a very weird room because it has two doors, one right next to our side entryway in the kitchen and the basement doorway and the other into the upstairs hallway. And it only has one window. One window that doesn’t open that is. It’s so old, it literally will not open. The obvious step is to replace it, but since all of our upstairs windows need to be replaced, we’re waiting on that.
It also holds a knick knack shelf. I truly love everything on it, but it’s starting to drive me crazy how disorganized it is. It’s just like looking at chaos. We clearly need either a different storage solution or some covered boxes to hide it all in.
Above the shelf is the coconut lamp. We also have a (faux) leather chair in there.
And here is the aforementioned filing cabinet. Does this scream help? Next door to it is a funky closet that leads to the attic, making the total number of doors in this little room 3.
Then we have our little desk which is a remnant from my last apartment. And we have two printers, neither of which work and a computer monitor that is not attached to anything either.
Which is funny because we have a lot of cords for people that only need two of these things plugged in (our modem and router).
We’ve decided that while we’re waiting to build our dream guest cottage, we should make a proper guest bedroom. Currently, guests get the whole basement to themselves, and I make up the couch for them. It works, but it would be so much nicer to have a private space dedicated to the occasion. We actually rarely use our office since we have a laptop that we lug around the house, but we’d still like to have a little office space. The solution? A guest bedroom office combo. We don’t want our guests to have nightmares in color so we are going to streamline the design a little bit without forgoing all of our style. We’re thinking of a small white desk, like this one we found on Pinterest (originally from here).
And a corner bed since to the left of the window is about the only place a bed would fit thanks to all the doors in the room. We love this one and think it would be really fun to do a corner headboard like this (originally from here).
Or possibly something like this (originally from here) with a built in desk and built in bookcases to maximize the space.
We have a whole bunch of small tweaks needed in the room (like solid doors and twenty coats of paint), but this is where it starts. We’re not 100% sure on the design or color scheme yet, but we wanted to give you a little preview. Because adults have dedicated guest rooms right? Of course, most everyone we know is just as happy to sleep on a blow-up bed still. But we are excited to bring them this amenity anyways.