Our office is downtown, in one of the oldest buildings on Montgomery. I feel like a total grown up walking through the financial district every morning, and love looking up to the tops of the skyscrapers.
The entry to our building is stunning - really intricate tile floors, amazing stonework, and gilded elevators. It's really hard to tell from this picture of the elevators, but between the gold are bits of really deep emerald green, and it looks so freaking amazing.
The inside of our office is however... well let's just say it leaves something to be desired.
Woof. The walls are painted in the same god awful off-white paint as my landlord had painted every single wall, cabinet, and crown molding in our apartment (it just looks DIRTY). The beige carpet is as boring as it gets, and it comes complete with mystery stains, and don't even get me started on the faux wood desks and matching bookshelves.
For a building with tons of history and character, this office has NO character.
Luckily, I can see past the drab paint, and old carpet, and I have grand ideas for what I'd eventually like to do with my office - it has a ton of potential, with large windows letting in lots of natural light during the day, high ceilings, and plenty of space.
On my to do list, I plan on....
Bringing in Interest with a Graphic Rug!!
Bringing in some lighting!!
Styling (and painting) the Bookshelves!!
Little Green Notebook has written several very helpful articles organizing books. I wish I could just take these built ins and magically transport them in here!
Bringing in some Art with Character!!
Accessorizing, Accessorizing, Accessorizing!!
And that lamp?? Amazing. Don't even get me started.
I Dream of this Wallpaper!!
Thibaut Design. It's busy for sure, but the small scale of the print makes it almost a neutral... no? Every space I've seen it in, I die all over again. One day - even if it's in my home office, I will have this wallpaper.