Guess Where I am???!!

...I'm in my new office!!  (Which I think sounds way cooler as "studio" hahahah)  The paint was barely dry last  night when Dave & I started moving things in.  Luke (our almost-5 month old was sleeping- thankfully- so we were able to get a ton done.)  I CANNOT BELIEVE this day is here.  I'm soooooo happy.  (And my left eye is twitching from lack of sleep.)
 
We have a central work/ conference table for projects & meetings:

 
Almost all of the walls (& ceilings in our home) are in "ancient ivory" by Benjamin Moore.  It's ivory that feels neither too warm or too cool with our things.  I love it against all of the modern black window frames in the house. 
 
Here's where I'm sitting as I type:
 
 
{my desk...  I love the old blue but I think I'm having it stripped for more natural wood}
 
 
That's a pair of massive fig trees outside my open window.  Many of the windows in our house are fogged up (the seals are broken) but I'm still crazy about them.  (We'll be replacing them as soon as we can.)
 
Here's where I'll honestly get the majority of my work done: 

(It's a vintage faux zebra... please don't email me!  ;)

 I love working from a couch...  It sounds weird, but I like to get all cozy when I'm working on projects.  I think its where my creativity seems to flow best haha...  I've come up with at least 75% of my textile designs while sitting on a sofa with a blanket.  (Most of the others were done in the car on road trips ;)

We have lots to add to the space- art, curtains, shelving, boards, etc., but it feels so good to be out of the garage and into the house!!


I'm off to go pick up some shelving from our storage unit so we can finished getting set up.  Fingers crossed the rain holds off or the shelves will be getting a bit of a "weathered" finish!


wahoooooo!!!


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33 comments:

pve design said...

Now this is cause for a wee celebration. I love my studio (at home) too. There is really nothing finer.
Although my kids are bigger....it all started so that I could work from home and raise them. I am so glad I stayed the course all these years.
You are so lucky to be near your children and to have "Dave" by your side.
Good luck settling in....and getting some work done.
Yes to a more natural desk...
pve

Tawna said...

Congrats!!! Nothing like a little work space. I love blue too, but I can see how you would want to adjust it now. I think we'll look back at these times and feel so lucky that we were surrounded in kids and mess. It makes life so full.

katie gavigan said...

so exciting!! fun to see the plans unfold and can't wait to see more :)

Nancy said...

It looks fantastic! Where is this office: upstairs or down? Looks like a wonderful place to create!
good luck with the projects!
xo Nancy
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Jenny said...

It looks great Lauren! Cant wait for the day I can move my office out to the cabin at the back of our property...still "at home" but just enough removed! I am enjoying watching your new house transformations. Its all looking great!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I can feel your creativity bubbling in your new space!
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Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Lauren,

A milestone on your new adventure. I am excited that you are in your office and will soon be sitting on your couch creating so many beautiful things!

Love the fig tree! You are going to have a huge harvest from that tree.

Hope the rain held off and the shelves are being hung.

Take care, Elizabeth

alison g. said...

Gorgeous! And very creativity-inspiring!

Kathysue said...

Lauren, this has to feel so good!! Your very own office in your very own new home!!congrats,
Kathysue

Lumen Drops said...

The floors turned out beautifully and look so nice against the white walls.

Brooke said...

I love it Lauren!! I can't wait to see it totally done! I love the zebra paired with the green couch- looks so fab together! Congratulations on your own space!!

heyhomeslice said...

Yay!!!! That's awesome news. Congrats on the progress- I bet it feels so good.

ddu said...

Look at the width of those hardwood boards! Well done, Lauren. Best wishes.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- So happy to see you in your new office! Are you purposely walking around barefoot? Those floors are amazing!

Loretta

Annie @ House on Rene said...

I love it! Things are looking good! What a relief to finally have a dedicated place to work! Let the creativity flow!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Wow! Congratulations on moving in so quickly, you must be over the moon with excitement!

Liz

Angie said...

Congrats! Lookin' good!

LindsB said...

Yeah! So happy for you! I know its beenn a long time coming and I cant WAIT to see more of it!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Love it, Lauren.....congratulations! The rug and sofa add such a nice punch combined with the white walls. Thanks for the idea of the couch as a creative wellspring.....I may have to use it myself!!

xo

Holly

www.hollyirwin.com

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

When I have my own business running out of my home office, I will definitely refer to it as a 'studio' too! lol! It's coming along great! Congrats Lauren.

kayce hughes said...

So exciting!

Karen said...

I just found your blog and I love that green velvet sofa! where did you find it?

Vel Criste said...

Wow! Congratulations, I'm sure your creative juices will flow more easily and your decision-making be a little less taxing on you with one space usable already. :-)

Windlost said...

lauren, love seeing your new nest as you pad it with sweet things. :)

xo terri

Denise Lopatka said...

congratulations lauren! i have been following your blog for a few years now and i love your style! and i am SO SO excited for your new office. if my hubby and i can ever find a house i will be ordering some of those to-die-for fabrics of yours!

xoxo - denise

Vero said...

I love your textiles designs and enjoy your story about the buttercups. Your house and studio are going to be beautiful. I'd been learning how to appreciate wood tones and not paint every piece of furniture as well as liking lighter tone of wood floors

DecRenew Interiors said...

You've been looking forward to this and it's so much fun to see you moved in and getting set up. Let's pray the baby sleeps a lot over the next few months LOL.

Ruthie

Kwana said...

Congrats on your new office space. It looks wonderful. And I agree on the couch. I'm working from mine as I type this.

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

Looks amazing!

Merry said...

Yes, this space was just waiting for YOU to come and make it happy and productive! I can also imagine this would be a great place for faux wood beams upon that ceiling! Enjoy your new digs!!

Peggy said...

I like your comment about your faux zebra rug. My brother in law lived in Namibia in the 1990s and in that part of Africa (and probably most places on the continent), they eat zebra and certain tribal groups are allowed to kill a set number of a particular type of zebra every year. Because he knew people in the tribe he was given two zebra skin rugs, one of which he gave to us. Being a vegetarian and animal lover, I didn't like the idea of having an animal skin on my floor so it remained folded up for years. Two years ago I decided to bring it out and it now sits on top of a sisal-looking outdoor rug in our living room. I have made peace with it, especially considering its history.

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Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

Ohhh I love! Where is your big white table from!!