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A Dream Office

It’s no secret to anyone that I’m girly. Also, I love white. If I could, my entire house would be decorate in shades of white with hits of my “neutrals” i.e., green, blue and gray. As it is I have one ridiculously athletic and naturally messy husband and three little dude’s running around. The kids sole mission in life is to keep my house in a perpetual state of Lego hazard while covering every surface in stickers and spilling everything possible on my white West Elm sectional.  There is no single action designed to skyrocket my blood pressure like those kids approaching my coach without clean hands.
 

Heaven

My response to a chocolate syrup sneak (complements of my middle guy) from the fridge today?  This creation during nap-time.

We may live in South Florida but my style is inherently preppy and color-less.  I love a desk with storage that doesn’t beg for overstuffing.  I love clean surfaces and big pictures.  I think sideboards and buffets make excellent storage in an office due to their sheer size and natural storage options.  They’re quite easy to find too, in thrift stores and flea markets and if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, relatively easy to refinish and make your own.

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I feel relaxed and inspired just looking at it.  Yes, please.  I’ll take everything.

Schoolroom

Polyvore is amazing. I have ridiculously expensive taste. It’s not that I choose things deliberately because they are expensive; it just happens that way. While brainstorming and dreaming and wasting insane amounts of time on Polyvore, I’m also inspired and quite well aware that although so much of what they offer is expensive, it doesn’t have to be. Below is one of the ways I imagine our schoolroom. I homeschool our oldest boy, with his brother to follow next year and then the baby. I envision a cozy space, separate from the living areas because of the mess which, by necessity, homeschooling generates. I want something cozy and masculine, full of fun and vintage touches, with some of the comforts that more modern options (read: sofa’s!) provide. Ideally this would also contain most of their toys and be a getaway place – the place where they can gather with their friends and play a board game as well as a place where they can hang out together and watch a movie or cozy up with a blanket, tea and a good book. I firmly believe in making your home cozy and comfortable, without too many of those precious touches we mother’s so often love. If I don’t create a space my kids enjoy being in, and are proud to bring their friends to, then they’ll find that somewhere else, thus largely defeating a major purpose of homeschooling. So I dream, and I plan and I design and decorate…because I love it and it’s good to dream.

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