For the second time in almost a year [exactly] I am revealing to you a room I decorated in our home; only this time it is not our master bedroom but my office – a.k.a. Lucky Little Mustardseed headquarters! This is the place where I do most of my business-related work = make phone calls, shop for fabric, scroll Craiglist for furniture finds, return emails, and [of course] write my blog.
When “dressing-up” any space, I am a firm believer that a room should be a true reflection of its inhabitants.
SO, since that’s ME [lol] my office’s personality had to be fun, bright, and quirky . . .
With uniquely-curated items that would cause your eyes to take a second glance and to smile.
I mean look at the wall art above my desk :) it just simply gives you a chuckle.
Okay, so this is by far the best accessory in my office. My little Nella Sue. Whenever I sit down to work [even if it’s only for a few minutes] she is right there in my lap. Her two siblings could care less :)
For me, good interior design embodies a nice combination of both old and new. Take my desk lamp for example. I acquired it from an old farm house my parents purchase in the late 90s/early 2000s. All it needed was a little rewiring, a fresh lamp shade, and BAM! You got yourself a one-of-a-kind piece that cannot be found anywhere else.
I also adore to have decor items that reflect an individual’s other interests. Like this baseball memento for my boys in blue ;) GO ROYALS!
And to have unconventional organizational tools.
I love it when you can look at a space from any angle and be stimulated.
Personal touches help make a room feel cozy and real. I keep this “senior” picture of my late grandma on my desk at all times. It helps to remind me that life is way too short AND that being classy is always in style.
“By reshaping or decorating our outer selves, we express our inner sense of self: ‘I like that’ becomes ‘I’m like that.” – Virginia Postrel
My office is definitely “Jenna” and helps make my work enjoyable every single day :)