Last Monday, I asked for some inspiration help for our upstairs studio/office. My blogging buddy Jennifer of A Thousand Words (check it out) sent me these. Thanks, Jen! She has even more inspirational photos on her second blog, Inspiration for Decoration. That makes her my hero.
This first room really caught Rob and my interest. We like that there's a long desk in the middle of the room. We didn't think of that. But with odd built-ins and slanted walls, this might be our best option for not blocking our low windows. The desk itself doesn't look like it would be too tough to build. Maybe we will sell our current Ikea Galant desks on craigslist. We got such a great deal on them that we probably won't lose any money.
Our room has almost identical built-in shelves to the room below.
Great colors in this room:
This one (below) is probably my favorite. I think our window might be too low to build a desk in front of it, unfortunately. I love everything else about this room. If money were no object, we'd make this happen.
This room is bigger than ours, but I really like the seated window area. We could do something like that for sure.
Another window bench:
Another reader/blogger Kate sent over this video link to an awesome Candice Olson creation. I was pretty amazed by the transformation on this one. Here are some photos, but you really have to check out the video to see all the features.
Kelly (Tearing Up Houses) also shared a pic of her office. I love how she put the desks in front of the window to get maximum light.
Finally, here are some more photos that I had saved on my computer. I believe I swiped these from Sara's blog.
Now I just need to decide what to do. I think a lighter paint color might be in this room's future. And probably the building of a new desk. We'll see.
Got room photos? Send 'em. ... Please.