Trading spaces


So now that I've decided to make some changes, a big part of that comes with having the ability to work from home. Matt and I absolutely love our home. It's a 1-story ranch with a gigantic back deck that sits on 8 acres out in what most Richmonders call "the way to Charlottesville." We've only been here for a year and a half, and there's still a lot of things we want to change design-wise, but the one thing you can't change is the view. So, in order to enjoy that even more, and to have more room to spread out, I'm going to be flipping these two rooms. 


I'm currently in that overly analytical phase (read: indecisive) about exactly how I want to set everything up and how I can maximize the space. Really, I just need to move everything out and get to painting. The people who owned our house before must have taken someone's advice to repaint in neutral colors before they listed. If there's one thing I can't deal with, it's beige. And believe me, they managed to use about 15 different versions. At least now I can take out two more offenders while I'm at it. 

Here are some of the possible layouts I'm working through. I really love the idea of having some sort of center island/workstation that's at counter height to use for projects and laying out ideas. We'll see if I can make that work or if it totally overwhelms the space. We have an absurd amount of odds and ends furniture-wise, so I have a lot to work with. Matt's also determined to build anything I can sketch, so between the two of us, we'll figure this one out. More soon. Well hopefully soon. I just need to get off of Pinterest, stop thinking about how cool it would be to paint the ceiling (which I vowed I would never, ever do again in 2006), and get to work!