well after 10 years, 4 homes, 5 couches, 0 walls, 0 desks, and 9,748 interruptions and distractions when trying to get something done, we did it. we now finally have an office!
you might remember when i shared this post about our move, that a big driving factor for our next space was finding one where we had a little more room for a home office. a place to go and shut the door and focus on the work. working from home has such incredible perks, and josh and i feel so very fortunate to work for ourselves doing what we love, but we’ve been wanting to draw better lines so our kids don’t see us on our computers and phones so frequently during the day when we’re at home. we are usually always tag teaming it, with one of us focusing on being with the kids while the other one is working and then we switch! it feels like the biggest treat when we get to be in the office together working side by side, since that is a rare occurrence around here. unless it’s when we work after all the kids fall asleep, which is pretty much every day, too!
i’m excited to share some photos of our new little office, and show some before, during and after pictures since josh and really personalized this space by partnering with HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams and painting it from one of their 16 Color Collections.
and in case you’re wondering about the actual paint itself, we used HGTV HOME by Sherwin-William’s Showcase® Interior Paint & Primer. this paint has a new advanced stain-blocking formula that locks in old stains and can easily be washed and cleaned (so we don’t have to clean it right away). it ended up going on easily and provided great coverage and a durable finish.
we loved how it turned out! a few photos of the process below…
we decided to get extra fancy by introducing two colors to the space with an accent wall. we felt it brought a bit more personality, dimension and life into our little office. HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams make this process really easy with their Color Collections, each Color Collection has 20 colors that go together in any combination, so we didn’t have to stress or worry about finding a good match!
when trying to decide on paint colors and browsing all the collections on their site, we were drawn to the Fashion Forward Color Collection and knew we wanted to select colors from that palette. we both immediately loved the color Capri (HGSW1353), which felt so bright and playful and would look great next to the wood trim and built in book shelves in the office. then we went back to same collection to find the second color and chose Jay Blue (HGSW1361), since it complemented the capri color and thought the accent wall should be darker. what do you think?
we love how it turned out so much!
i wanted to show you the other side of our office, because sometimes with all the home tour posts online, i’m always like, but where do all the people store their packages or boxes or the stroller, or the junk?! we are using the corner of our office for our stroller parking, as well as for whenever we have boxes or packages that haven’t been sorted through just yet or waiting to get returned. we did try to fancy up this little corner though by hanging our diplomas!
you can see all of the Color Collections right here, and i’d love to hear which of the 16 Ccolor Collections you like the most! thank you to HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams for sponsoring this blog post and helping us make our first ever home office a very special one!