Are you lucky enough to have a space to work in that reflects you, your personality, and makes you feel at home? For the first time in my career, I can actually say that my office at work is a reflection of who I am, it reflects my somewhat “off kilter” personality, and I feel at home in the space.
People don’t get too picky about what you do to a space that once was a storage room in a library. Yep. The sign glued to the wall outside my office says “Resource” A fancy word in a library for stuff.
Here is a tour of my finished space:
The office from my doorway.
It took two hours to put up this reclaimed wood wall.
Behind my desk is a giant marquee letter we created.
The suitcase wall is amazing.
The colors in this Mae Chevorette artwork are repeated around my office. While the office is overall pretty neutral, I do have turquoise scattered around the room. Mainly in globes, art, my map chair (not pictured but int he corner), and printer table.
I bought this clock at Sears.
My least favorite wall. I am not in love with this particular combination. I think that very soon it will become a wall of mirrors to add light to the space. I also like the idea of being able to write on the mirrors with dry erase markers. I can use one for reminders and others for inspiring quotes.
My china cabinet serves as a bookcase.
As principal of a school that has a focus on preparing for a four year university, I think of my office makeover as an” Oh The Places You’ll Go” office. I plan on adding maps of the cities they move off to for college and sprinkling photos of them at their colleges and universities.
The hospital blue walls have been painted Castle Path by Behr. It is a beige with a hint of gray in it to make it get along with the blue carpet. I chose beige because painting my desk- which is golden oak (insert frowny face here), could not be painted. It was built by incarcerated folk in Huntsville, Texas years ago and belongs to the district. Gray would have clashed with the golden oak.
The furniture got moved around to give me more space, and the decor is a better reflection of my eclectic style and I added drop leaf kitchen table to the side wall. I can easily pull it out for meetings of up to six and it provides a place for the stuff that accumulates the rest of the time.
I hope you are lucky to have a space that reflects your own space whether it is modern, mid century, shabby chic, or something in between.
I would love to hear what you think of my office.