Last weekend I got to do something fun; the contractor who built my house came by with her photographer to take a few glamour shots of the place. I hesitated to post these here, because it feels a little bit silly, but since I talked so much about it when it was under construction, I figured I might as well show the final payoff, too.
I’m about as self-conscious about these as I would be of actual glamour shots of me. 😆 I’ve still got a long way to go to make it exactly the home I want, but after all the effort it’s taken to get this far, now seems like a nice time to pause and enjoy how far it’s come.
You know what, fuck it — I’m 34 years old and after living with butcher paper taped to my windows for the past six weeks, I’m excited about drapery. Deal with it.
I haven’t posted since moving in to the new place. Spoiler alert: it’s great. It’s been a lot of work, too, and a huge emotional adjustment to getting back to living by myself again. Sunday will mark one month since I moved in. I can’t wait to see what it looks like and feel how it feels when I’m celebrating one year.
Artwork from friends, family, and those I admire sets the tone for the office.
Dumpster paintings are back again
This plant’s been with me since 2005 in Baltimore. Also, I’m still learning how to tell time on an analog clock.
Maggie’s got beds in almost every room in the house.
My elegant bedside table solution
An update: In March 2012 I replaced my FLOR with the area rug seen above. Unfortunately I can’t recommend FLOR carpet tiles for an office situation. Spending many hours a day in a rolling chair was hell on the FLOR tiles, and I had to pull them up and re-align them every two weeks or so. I still like the FLOR for durability and style, but the adhesive that sticks them together just isn’t strong enough to hold up to a desk chair (the low-pile carpet itself handled the rolling casters with no problem, though). I’m giving the FLOR tiles to my mom and putting them a room that doesn’t get quite so much traffic.
The original post is below.
After months of indecision about a rug for my small home office, I finally found a perfect fit in FLOR carpet tiles. The cleverly-named Sophistikat pattern is a really cool punch of graphic color in the room I spend more time in than any other. Highly recommended.