Today my husband started a new job with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and he e-mailed me a photo of the view from his office window, which overlooks the Baltimore Inner Harbor. So I thought I'd share my new home office.
This room is technically the "study" but it has had many lives in the past eight years. It was Talisa's study hall for a number of years, then her graphic studio, we even converted it to a guest room for a few months, of course it was a scrapbook room at once and for the past year it has been unused, as I took away the internet from the desktop to keep control over what the kids were doing.
New life has been breathed into this room, and I'm happy that I have a new space, a new work life deserves a new office.
Here's where I was working before in the family room, which served me very well as three of my kids were raised in this room while I worked from home.
Here's the study, before I embarked on this recent transformation. It was becoming Jerry's golf corner and was on it's way to becoming one of those rooms you see on TLC's CLEAN HOUSE.
Redesigning the room was quite simple...the gigantic desk can only fit in the room two ways, the bookshelf is only a year old and is super heavy so it wasn't about to be moved. I really didn't want to face the wall...already been there, done that for 7 years. So I just pivoted the desk around so I would be facing the door and have a view of my yard. Next, I got rid of the clunky printer/scanner that doesn't work and replaced it with a laser printer, gave Jerin the desktop computer and cleaned out the corners in the room. So without spending a ton of money, we've got a brand new space for momma, complete with textiles, favorite colors, fabulous scent and lush greenery.
For more details on the desk organization and how the book shelf is organized, see this previous post from last August.
The new configuration does attract haouse visitors, but I'm hoping that after the novelty wears off...the family will stop visiting me in here!