Finally, pictures of the new office! Half at least. :-) I completely gutted our unused guest room on a lonely week deciding we could use it as our office just over a month ago. Hubby and I took the opportunity to have the room painted and completely design the layout with Ikea furniture using FloorPlanner. I’m so thankful to have a husband who’s amazing at putting Ikea furniture together beautifully and fast! I love Ikea, just sometimes not all the assembling required. :-) Before this, I was using a cramped, built-in desk near our kitchen to do all my blogging and photo-editing from that I was outgrowing fast. Which meant it always looked cluttered and messy no matter how hard I worked to keep it clean.
The paint color is called Lime Mousse and I love it! It lights up in the morning sun, but is mellow and relaxing in the evening. I wanted the furniture to be light and bright to keep the room feeling open and uncluttered.
I still have some cable management work to do, I may add a cable shelf under the desk – who knows.
I love that I can hide equipment in the desk legs, I rarely use a printer and hate having it take real estate on the desk.
I do use our Fujitsu document scanner all the time for paperwork organizing, so that stays on the desk.
I have a collection of wood carved souvenirs from past vacations that I had to display and love the funky little lights we got from Ikea, fun and not too bright.
Finally a place to store my art pad easy access as I get back into photo editing. And I just love the open, uncluttered shelves. :-)
Again with my Fujitsu S1500 document scanner, this little guy has been a blessing for my de-cluttering goals. I use it to scan and archive bills and receipts instead of having them piled all over the place.
I love having a separate office now for peace and quiet while writing and working on projects, I never realized how distracting having my desk near the kitchen and TV room was before!
So what do you think of the office so far?
Anyway, after a day of laundry and catching up on house work, I went with a pretty typical dinner for me – a huge salad dressed with the tahini dressing from Ani’s Raw Food Asia, which is tangy and fabulous!
Then I chopped up some tempeh and onions.
And stir fried with a little soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.
And topped the salad with the stir fried mixture – yum!
Creating monster salads on Sunday nights are great for me because it means simple leftovers for work the next day and maybe dinner the next night.
How was your weekend?