In My House

Office, some new elements

I totally forgot to mention that I added some little elements to the office in the basement. After this post I’m really signing off for the weekend! 😉


First up, I added bamboo drapes by the window over my desk. It solves 2 issues. (1) It stops Mak the Cat from jumping up on the window ledge and freaking out when another cat walks by and (2) It adds warmth to the wall. I liked the darker shade as it ties in with the desk colour and also the floor.

Second thing I did was I added some smaller ikea baskets for awesome organization in the base cabinets of my DIY desk. Each little basket holds unique items. Camera cords, pens + pencils, paint chip fan decks. Since the desk was a DIY and I didn’t add drawers, the little baskets solve the orgnizational problem. (Click here on how Aubrey and I made the desk)

The basement is seriously needing things on the wall, especially something above the desk. Corkboard? Art? Thoughts?

I’m itching to do a full reveal of the office, but there are so many itty-bitty elements missing.

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    January 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Definitely art! And a fun message board! You know, I wish there was a creative way to hide printers. Right now, I can't put mine on the desk because the printer's too big and the desk's too small. So it's on the floor. I hate printers!

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    January 23, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I can't get over how great the floors look! Gorgeous! I may have to try a desk like yours also, so perfect!

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    January 24, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I have cork in a frame above my desk, it's really handy.

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    Deanna Divino
    January 25, 2010 at 4:53 am

    WOW! Gorgeous! Can you tell me about your floors? We're going to be choosing our soon!

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    January 27, 2010 at 4:23 am

    I think I'll end up with a cork board, just because I have one waiting for a home, and plus I love looking at inspirational pictures as I work. 🙂

    Deanna, Thank you so much! The floors in our basement are laminate from Home Depot. It's the Traffic Master brand, and the colour is Walnut. 🙂

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