Workspace wip

My roommate has finally moved out and on, so we started remodeling the room into an office. I really just needed to upgrade and make the space a relaxing oasis for myself. Richard had no problems with this, although I do feel a little bad about it, since it was his office prior to my having to go back to school. 

As a present to myself, I bought a new computer to help make my office more minimal. I get very overwhelmed by cables and cords that inevitably just start sprouting their own little cord babies. Richard is stilling finding cords that he isn’t sure what they go/went to. Other than my speaker cords and the power cable, this computer is virtually cable-less. Eventually, i am going to get a bluetooth sound bar, so then the speaker cables will also be nonexistent.

New iMac

To be fair, the retina display on this model is outstanding! I’m not a huge Apple fan, but I will admit that their systems were designed very very postmodern and sleek. The OS is about as simple to use as any other Apple product, unless, of course, you’ve never touched a Mac in your life. (Which I haven’t so I feel like I am learning how to use a computer all over again.)

Grey Office

I am going for a mostly neutral palette with three accent colors. I painted the walls bright white and Zero Gravity grey. It’s very striking and yet instantly calming scheme to walk into.

Color Palettes

The shades that I am going to be using.. Well, the medium tones throughout. (With the exception being the yellow. I am using the 2nd from the top for that card.)

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I’ve always wanted a papasan chair.  I have a new cushion on order for it since this one is green and flat. That doesn’t negate the fact that it’s super comfortable though. I’ve gotten stuck in it simply because I was too comfy to get up again. 

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Vanity. This is also going to get changed some more. Need to get new storage drawers and a lighted mirror. 

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Ok, this I am super proud of. We bought this chandelier at Ikea and I came to the understanding that it had to be wired into the ceiling. Well, I rent so there is no “wiring it into the ceiling”. After a stop at Home Depot and a quick google search later, I attempted to swag it myself using a chandelier swag kit. This converts the chandelier into a plug-in.

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One attempt later, I had a working, hanging, pluggable chandelier.  It’s quite empowering….? 

Of course, the office is still essentially under construction. I am deciding on bookshelves since I have lots of figures to space for as well as all the books I have on top of that.