Sunday, January 24, 2010

office/guest room makeover

a while back, I posted about our office makeover. besides a few odds and ends it is pretty much complete. today as we tried to take pictures we realized we really need a wide angle lens and eternally better lighting (you can see why below).



the makeover was relatively cheap. as renters our ability to alter is somewhat limited. my husband works from home and wanted a space that helped to keep him focused on his computer screen and also kept him inspired. we painted the walls seed brown with white trim from benjamin moore to keep the room vibrant but dark enough for his computer screen to hold his attention. ikea supplied much of the rest of the room: the futon, bedding, red file cabinet and white bookshelf with glass doors (not shown) all came from ikea. the chicago poster and two graphic prints above the keyboard came from the renegade craft fair. the mosaic above the futon is a collection of photos our friends put together from our wedding day. it is easily one of our most prized possessions, the gathering of thumbprint photos so perfectly captures the day.

I was thinking something softer, like the hanging light below from zgallerie, might be nice to brighten and soften up the masculinity of the walls. although, it might be too glam.

I wish we had better lighting (damn you endless days of rain).

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