Put On Your Big Girl Panties

As each day passes and I’ve not posted here, the pressure mounts. I have so many things I want to share but they all seem so lame as I surf around reading scintillating, imaginative and creative blogs. How will I ever be able to find my place beside My Notting Hill, or Pure Style Home, or  House of Turquoise, or Cote de Texas? As much as I hate to admit it, a teeny tiny bit of self pity had set in.

Then this morning I was having a sweet and (I hope) inspiring conversation with my daughter about the challenges of friendship and how sometimes it seems easier to get mad, or be sad, or assume the worse in those challenging moments. We talked about how we, and only we, are responsible for our happiness, or success, or mood, or (fill-in-the-blank). Excuse-making and blame-placing not allowed. After she gave me a very sweet hug and skipped off, I turned my attention to my to do list.

And there it was, just where I left it:  ◊Write blog post.  Ugh. Still no √ in that box.

Then it hit me…..time to apply a little of my own advice. No excuses. No self-pity.

Put on your big girl panties, Roxanne, and get on with it.

And so I will.

Here are a few images I found recently after discovering Houzz.

I’m helping a client transform her VERY large home office space into a serene, well organized oasis where her productivity will soar. And where, tucked away in a corner, will be a cozy reading nook with comfy furniture. A space designed to lure her children in. She loves reading with them and wants her office to be as much a productive work space as a cozy retreat.

This is one of her favorite inspiration photos. She loves the clean white organized feeling of this space – and so do I! Notice the inspiration wall on the left full of found treasures?

Here is one of my favorites. I love the glass shelves behind the desk. The things perched upon them seem to magically float. The gold floral wallpaper relates beautifully with the simple cork board and vintage trophy lamp. The wall color  is soothing and the dark floor grounds it all. Throw in the unexpected faux hide rug, and surely only brilliant work emerges from this space!

The mix of dark neutral walls with the vibrant orange really appeals to me. Likewise, the mix of  the traditional print of the window treatments against the geometric rug. Any idea how to use an abacus? Anyone?

And finally…….What I REALLY call a fantasy office! Who are they kidding? No way any meaningful work comes outa here.

My client and I are just getting started on her project and only at the floor plan stage. As soon as I have more to share, I will!

So, big girl panties firmly on, I’ll say bye for now.
And I’ll be back soon!


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