You'd think since the polar vortex was keeping us all inside, I would have had plenty of time to work on projects around the house, but the cold just made me want to cozy up and keep warm. I didn't get a whole lot done, but I did end up getting a few instagram photos printed and put up on the wall above my workspace. This is not a new idea or anything, but I ended up being super pleased with the result.
Since Valentine's Day is coming up in just over a month, I made a couple of Valentine's themed pictures in photoshop. I added a heart to one photo and the word, "LOVE"to another. These two pictures also had lots of white space to give some visual relief/interest to my instagram wall. I also used the same grey, black and pink colour scheme as my DIY calendar.
I have an outlet in the wall that was probably used to light a painting by the previous owners. It's a pretty nice feature, but since we widened the opening from our foyer to the living room, it's no longer centred in the wall. I decided to cover it up for now with some "art". It's a piece from a wallpaper sample I received recently. I'm thinking of using it for our foyer. I'm also thinking this little outlet might be great spot to plug in a pendant of some sort. I'm on the hunt for some task lighting since my lamp died on me.
So here's a little peek at how the space is looking right now. I swapped out my Stokke chair for the Eames one Tech Guy bought me. I'm not a super fan of the colour. I would have loved it in a more neutral tone, but I think it will be fine in the basement if we ever get to actually furnishing it. By the way, our concrete pour had been delayed by the polar vortex and should happen today. Things down there are progressing and I probably should write a post about it, but it's hard to get excited about mechanical systems, concrete, water proofing, etc.
Anyway, back to my workspace. :) I'm happy with the bones of the space so far. I still need to figure out a few desk accessories/organizers and lighting, style my string shelf as well as get a keyboard and mouse for my new screen. I was lucky enough to get the monitor when it didn't work out for one of Tech Guy's clients. It is so much nicer to edit photos on the large monitor than my laptop.
That's a little more progress on my workspace. I think it's looking a little more my style from where I first started. :) I hope you all stayed warm during the last couple of super cold days. I'm looking forward to the warmer weather promised for Saturday - +6 C! Maybe our cars will actually defrost a bit!
P.S. if anyone is interested in the photoshop templates for the heart and "LOVE" instagrams send me an email (anu@nalleshousedotcom) and I'll shoot them over to you.
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