It's not often I see a room that I want to have as my own, complete, as is. This home office/guest room, from Country Living Magazine, is a rare exception. The room is a diminutive 12' x 13'. The gorgeous wallpaper was the starting point for the color scheme. These are colors I could live with every day:
A lateral file cabinet in limed oak provides storage, organization, and style:
The color scheme continues inside the desk drawer. Little details like these* make me smile:
This cupboard stores guest bedding and toiletries out of sight:
Here's the guest bed - it's an inflatable mattress, stored away in this chest until needed:
A vertical magazine rack stows reading material out of the way:
A luggage rack and hangers are tucked away in this small but well-organized closet, along with the printer, wireless Internet hub, and other electronics:
Custom-made shelves run along the top of the room, above the millwork, providing storage and display space:
Isn't it lovely? It is now, but it didn't always look - or function - this way. Here are a few before shots to illustrate the point. The desk area (same desk):
And the closet, before:
all photos: countryliving.com
If we get the log house we're wanting, this is what I'll have to work with - an 11' x 11' room with log walls, two windows, and a closet (photo mine):
I'm inspired! Are you?
*"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious." -Marcus Aurelius
That is an amazing room! The wallpaper is a little much for me to live within for hours on end, but the rest of it I am LOVING, especially the lime and purple and pink.
So when you get the log cabin, will you add wallpaper (in spots, anyway)?
What a wonderful mood one is getting in when looking at this room, with all the prette & practical details.
Thanks for sharing! Your home will be gorgeous too, Im sure!
Oh my goodness. This room makes me want to go into my office and kick something! :)
Luci - we may put drywall up in one room, or maybe one wall of one room (probably the one above!) just to break up the endless sea of wood.
Helle - thanks! I'll definitely be posting all about it when we do get the new house.
Liz - me, too!
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