The flooring guys are here and are very nice. Noisy, but nice. I mean, they are ripping up a floor and subfloor today, so I expected pounding. What I did not expect was that I would only get about three hours of sleep last night. Oooof!
So, in order to cheer myself up and see the bigger picture, I am putting together a "scrapbook" of office design items that will help me to visualize the end result. Here goes!
Ah -- refinished floors! Looking forward to that. The current floor had almost no finish at all left -- and there were paint splatters here and there. They are sanding the existing floor and refinishing the two steps that lead up to the office which are currently painted dark brown (although the paint is terribly chipped and nicked up!) You can see those steps here.
New desk(s). These modular desks from Pottery Barn will be along two walls -- two of them will be across the long wall at the back of the room (the side with the three huge windows) and there will be a corner desk to match in the south east corner. I'm getting the black just like you see in the photo, but I don't plan on getting that little hutch thingy.
Next is white wood blinds. I tried to find a simple photo on the web, but didn't have much luck. So picture plain white wooden blinds -- no tapes, but I do plan on getting the routeless ladders (slats without holes in them). I'm thinking they will give me the look of shutters on the cheap.
Wall color -- I'm thinking Krypton from Sherwin-Williams, although it may be a bit cold with the black and white. The wood floors will warm things up a bit though. So here's the basic color scheme:
On the back (north) wall, I need some bookshelves/cabinets to hold all my work stuff. I'd also like to have room for my craft books, fabric and other craft supplies. I absolutely love the Windham Cabinets from Crate & Barrel, but I don't think they will hold enough stuff. I'm thinking maybe the Liatorp:
from IKEA. You can get doors on the bottom half which is nice. And they seem a bit more substantial than the other option -- the Billy:
Also from IKEA. We already have 5 Billy bookcases in the house, so I'm familiar with these -- they are basic and hold up well -- we've moved twice with one of them and once with the others. But I think I want something more stylish this time around.
Well, that's the plan so far. You should hear the noise here -- it's unnerving!