I've showed this view of my sewing room/office/library many times.
Do you know why you never see the other parts of this room?
Because it's scary!
It's a place where things are put, until I can either get rid of them or find a place for them to go, and it's become a mess.
I was thinking that if I show you this horror, that maybe it'll motivate me to do something about it.
So, here we go...
The desk where I blog from and pay bills:
Not your typical "Where Bloggers Create" space, huh? ;)
You can see that I need to paint the walls towards the ceiling, but moving that desk will not be easy. I've been told it's either German or English and from the early 1800s, but all I know for sure is that it's a beast to move, because it's so heavy.
The reason for the weird paint is that I had shelves (not original to the house) removed, to fit it on that wall, since it's the only place in my house that it would work.
And I wasn't going to get rid of it.
No siree Bob!
I love that old desk, heavy or not :)
Oh and that white thing next to my chair?
The only air-conditioner on the main level, besides the one in Annie's room. It's an ugly necessity during the Summer, because as I've mentioned before...
I don't have central air.
Now you know why I want Fall to get here.
For all those that said they didn't want that... I'll be happy to send my 90 degree and above heatwave your way, but you have to turn off your central air first :p
Moving on to the other side of the room:
This is the bane of my existence.
See all those book and pictures?
I'll have to take all of that stuff down in order to paint the shelves.
A daunting task.
And I would know since I'm the one that unpacked the boxes and put it all up there.
Also, imagine the mess it'll create in the rest of my house.
So now that you know what the rest of the room looks like, here's my inspiration pictures.
Remember, it's more the colors and the feel than anything else.
The green shelf inspiration...
I'm leaning toward these colors...
The black shelf inspiration...
And finally, 1929 inspiration...
All these images can be found on my pinterest.
I can't make up my mind.
I want the room to feel warm, cozy and somewhat dark, but not too dark, if that makes sense.
The problem is that you can see it from the dining room, which will probably have yellow walls eventually...
and also from the kitchen, which you can kind of see here...
So I don't want it look odd.
My guess is the green shelves would be best, with either a soft yellow or a lighter green on the walls than on the shelves or the drapes, which for some reason always look grey in pictures, but in fact they're sage green.
I'm curious, what would you do?
Not that I'll listen ;)