Time for a makeover! I've been self-employed since 2016 and after we moved into our new house last year, I knew my Target desk wasn't going to cut it for long. Ha! In all seriousness, I've pieced together cheap finds as I needed them and have never invested much in decorating a space the way that I truly see it in my head. Now that we are in our new house, we have so many rooms that need to be furnished and decorated, but I knew that my office needed to be a priority.
I've purchased a few small things for other rooms, but when I would think about what to buy or what my style was or how I wanted to decorate "the whole house," I would get overwhelmed by all of the options.
Even though it's hard for me to think about spending thousands of dollars to decorate my office when so many other rooms also need love, I know that this is an investment that will pay off. I'm self-employed and I work from home; I'm in my office all day everyday. It needs to be a space that I love!
Lately, I've been working on producing my highest revenue months ever and earning consistent revenue through marketing consulting and mentorship via The Blogger Brunch. I know it will only continue to increase, so I'm sure I'll see my invest pay off in the very near future.
That being said, I made a commitment to focus on my office and see it through to completion before moving on to any other rooms. AND I made a commitment to pay cash. I'll set aside income over the next two months that I will reserve for my office budget. Slow and steady wins the race.
To stay focused, I printed this moodboard and wrote the price of all of the items I want to buy, and taped it to my office door. Every time I was into my office, I say something like "thank you, Lord, for my beautiful office, and that it's paid for in cash." If you don't know already, I'm a big believer in vision boards, keeping goals in front of my eyes, and gratitude.
Moving on! Let's look at the vision! I do have a couple of items that I purchased earlier this year that I'll incorporate into the design. (everything is linked below)
You know that I *love* a good DIY, so of course I'll be incorporating a few projects into my design timeline. I sewed these cafe curtains last month and it was so fun! I'm going for a very custom curtain look across one entire window wall of my office, so I'm planning to purchase pre-made panels and hem them, combine them, or add hooks, as needed. I'll install the rod and curtains myself, of course!
I already have large floor mirror in my office. It has a wide rounded rectangle silver frame around it, so I'll most likely paint it black, but I'm also considering a gold leaf application that could be a fun touch.
I have two large framed canvases in my office already; I'll repurpose one of them to create this neutral textured art piece. I love art and supporting artists and I think one day I'll want to curate a beautiful art collection, but today is not that day, so DIY it is! I'll add texture to the canvas with joint compound then paint (I think I'lll be able to use a combination of paint colors that I already have to create this vibe.
Of course, the pieces that I'm lacking are what really bring the whole design together. As I was creating this moodboard (and during the hours spent over the last few months on Pinterest!), I tried to focus on pieces that feel special and fun AND can be repurposed in another room at a later time. This isn't our forever house, so I wanted to focus on buying pieces that I love versus settling for pieces that fit this space and that's it.
I'm open to different versions of an accent chair and boucle ottomon, but love the texutre and want to pop of color somewhere in the room.
I *love* the black and white coffee table...it's bone inlay and beautiful! I know it could work in so many different spaces in my current or future home...same goes for the rounded corner burl wood desk - beautiful!
Here is the overall vision. Again, I'm open to slight variations, but I'm linking these exact items below, and these are what I intend to purchase. For example, this light fixture is $499...I really think that if I do a little more searching, I could find something very similar for cheaper, so If something else jumps out at me, I'll keep you posted! For now, this is the vibe and *I love it.*
What do you think? Shoot me a DM @rhondajenkins if you have ideas or questions!