Our office in our current – for 1 more day current – apartment is just not really what I need in an office – when I do a craft I usually end up going to the dining room table even though I have a designated area in my office.
With blogging and the virtual assistant business I’m getting started up (more on that later) I’m going to need a place I like to be in. My husband also needs a good space for his financial interest stuff (all I know is about what pertains to me, don’t hate) and mostly he needs a place to store the macbook so I don’t trip over the powercord in the living room anymore – yes Mr. Stark you read that right.
So the office in the new house will be the 2nd room that gets most of my attention. The rooms that will be most of my attention first you can check out here. Those rooms we mostly already have the stuff for, and what we don’t have doesn’t cost a ton. So I’ll be able to knock them out once the floors are done with some paint and décor. The office is right on the same page – most of it we already have and what we don’t have won’t cost a ton . . . but I have no idea where to start in here.
Here’s what I do know . . .
We have an old dresser with lots of drawers that we have no use for – it’s being painted a fun outrageous color – one that my husband will most likely shake his head at – but it’s my dresser for my craft storage. Once I get the craft storage hidden in there and a filing cabinet for secure business and personal documents. I won’t really have a need for shelves on the wall and we won’t have tons of clutter – just office supplies by the desk.
I’m thinking something like this dresser . . .
Since it’ll be mostly my virtual assistant office it’s going to have a fun, bright, and airy feely to it. I’m sure my husband will love the feel of it when he comes in . . . but if it were his choice it’ll have a much more mahogany distinguished feel. Think white walls, bright sheer curtains with the windows open, a fun gallery wall of bright prints, with the purple dresser. (both images from apartment therapy)
Here’s what I don’t know . . .
We’ll need two desks . . . and I’d like to have a special table for my sewing machine. The room is plenty big enough for all 3, but I’m trying to be smart about this and find the perfect layout to maximize the space. Our current dining table which I love will be coming into this room, and it would work perfectly as a desk or a sewing table. But I love the idea of a his and hers desk like this.
So the question is do I spend the money and make the his and hers desk while using our old table as my sewing table . . . or do I just buy one new desk . . .