I finally got my butt into gear and started the beginning process of my future home office. I have been contemplating which direction to go in, when designing my home office. I have stared at this space for a couple of years now and think I finally have a sense of what I want. Below is a picture of the space.
|Home office room|
I met with a designer and we started phase one of the design. I'm hoping not to spend a ton of money on this project but we will see how things go. For such a small space, I have a lot of wants but hope to be selective in my design choices.
We worked on two options and will tweak them here and there as we go along. I might want to see another option with the chair in front of the center wall. There is a window along the right hand side of wall as well as baseboard heating (along that wall). We are leaving that space alone for now; so as not to block the heat.
|Option 1: Open shelves in the center with long cabinets on either end with glass cabinets|
|Option 2: Closed cabinets in center with tall open shelves on either end|
So, this is what I have in mind so far: I definitely want gray cabinets and want to combine that with brass hardware and gold accessories. I have been dying to incorporate this look and my office is the perfect space! There are two companies that have gray cabinets: Martha Stewart and KraftMaid. Since I'm trying to watch my dollars, having cabinet doors spray painted in a grey color is not an option.
Here are the two choices:
|Martha Stewart PureStyle collection in Sharkey Gray (a pale gray)|
|KraftMaid Geneva cabinet door in Pebble Grey color|
I'm not sure yet what the price difference is between the two companies. I hope to get the numbers this week. I'm also not sure what countertop to pick. It will be a light color; maybe white, cream with gold; not sure at the moment.
I created a design board to bring some of my thoughts together (see below). This is not the finished product, but something along the lines of what I want. The hardware, lighting and chair are important factors and want to make the best selections. The highlight of the space will be the wallpaper I am planning to put on the left side of the wall! Even though Mr. D. is opposed to the idea of wallpaper, he threw in the towel and agreed. I had to point out, it is my space (lol).
I am also considering changing the paint color in the existing room. The current paint color is Sparrow by Benjamin Moore. I would like a lighter shade of gray/beige. My first choice is Revere Pewter but that's all dependent upon the cabinet color I go with. I will only need to paint the half wall. I'm also thinking about adding an area carpet of some sort if I pick a roller chair. I don't want to scratch the wood floors.
This project will take a while before everything is said and done but I'm one step closer to where I was. Stay tuned . . .