One of my very favorite spots in our house is my office. Our house is very long and thin beach style home, so although the width of the house is only as wide as our bedroom, the length is crazy long. As you go up the stairs to the second floor, the end of the stair case connects to an 80 foot long hallway (we call it the bowling alley). At the other end of the long hallway is another staircase that leads up to a small third story room -- that's my office!
Although it's a fairly small room, one of the walls is open and has a balcony ledge that overlooks a family room below so it feels very open and light. It also has a sliding glass door that opens up onto a small balcony so I get lots of natural light and the breeze off of the ocean. It's a perfect place for an office and I absolutely love getting up here to work.
Katie from A Girl Named Katie send me this darling handmade laptop case. It's super well made, and is so soft and plush so my laptop is adequately protected, and I love that it has the shoulder strap so I can easily carry it with me when I'm traveling (so important for me). Plus, stripes! I love that when I'm not using it I can just prop it behind my laptop and add a little pop of pattern -- it makes my office feel complete! Check out the rest of Katie's handmade bags here.
Although my fabric is kind of jam-packed in these drawers, it's working for now and it's nice to have all my fabric in one place and easily viewable.
That mirror is the most helpful thing in my sewing room -- trying on my sewing projects and then running down the 80-foot hallway to get to the full length mirror in my room was getting really old.
This pretty lady is the most recent addition to my office, and she is the perfect completer piece. Can't wait to get a ton of use out of her. But for now, she just wears my pretty red dress for me.
I bought this clothing rack per Whitney's suggestion, and it's now one of my favorite pieces in the room. It's nothing fancy, but I love having a place to hang my sewing projects and my clothes that I'm working on styling.
Clearly I'm gravitating toward leather, oversized sweaters, and ankle boots...now if only we could get some Fall weather around here :)
desks, wire drawers, mirror, picture frames, sheepskin rug, hanging wall organizer, lamps, desk chair, fake plant, pencil/scissor holder, bulletin boards and clothing rack: IKEA
sewing machine: kenmore (hand-me-down from my mom)
dress form: gold star toollaptop case: a girl named katie c/o
thread organizer: walmart
cutting mat: jo-ann
large calendar: target
white board: old picture frame DIY
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