Thursday, January 12, 2006

Corners of My Home

I love the new project started by Soulemama in which folks are sharing whatever corners, items, objects, walls, or rooms inspire them in their homes. You can check out other peoples' photos here.

Here's our office! I've been on a mission this week to get our little office up, organized and running. This view through the doorway is what I see when I'm in the kitchen, looking down the hallway. It's been such a great excuse to fuel my office supply habit: new desk lamp, letter holder, bulletin boards, pushpins, boxes from the Container Store, a wastebasket, paper shredder. Whoopee! On the desk you can see my wonderful Christmas gift from Eric...a new iMac!

I still have one more shelf to assemble as well as a file cabinet. And of course at some point the walls will be painted as well. I'm thinking a nice steel blue. What you see here are walls stripped of the crazy brown/gold wagon-wheel wall paper of the 1960's. Fun!

How on earth did I survive without all of these accessories? Actually that's a very good question. Right before we moved I found Max's birth certificate stuffed inside an old Trader Joe's bag with some completely random junk in the basement! Our family will clearly benefit from me getting my organizational act together.


The really fun part is that my desk sits in exactly the same location where my grandfather's desk sat so many years ago, looking out the doorway into the goings-on of the kitchen. I used to sit here as a kid and play a made-up game dubbed "Mrs. Schultz" with my brother and cousins. I'd wear my grandmothers big black-rimmed glasses (think Harry Potter), through which I could barely see, and sit at my grandfather's desk barking orders to all of my office underlings. Gee, I guess the more things change the more they stay the same.

8 comments:

rebecca said...

Glad to see you joined in on the flickr group. Not sure that I expressed today how amazed I am at all that you've already accomplished in the few short months you've been in your new house. Gives me hope that we will eventually feel settled in too!

beki said...

Your office is lovely! It looks so cozy and organized.

Poppy said...

You just keep getting better and better.

Anamaria said...

That looks like the perfect office; it's got location, organization, and charm. I especially love that it once was your grandfather's office. We live across the street from my childhood home (the houses are virtually identical), and a lot of my favorite "corners" have shadow memories in them, too. Thanks for sharing yours!

jojo* said...

From what I have seen, you have such a great decorating sense. How luxurious to have a whole room for an office! Thanks for the peek!

rebecca said...

Just saw your new profile picture -- I didn't realize until this moment how much Zoe looks like you!

Abby Marie said...

what a great cozy space! It looks like you could get some creative energy flowing here!

Alicia said...

It's so amazing to me that you get to live in your grandparents' house. It just blows my mind. I'm so happy for you!