This was the second room we worked on in our home, after the dining room. It had a lot of pink, wallpaper and woodwork that we decided to change. When we looked at the house, this room was being used as a pool table room, but we know from neighbors that it once held a piano and was a parlor of sorts.
Originally we called this room the Library, as we intended to put shelves around the two full walls, possibly putting in a gas fireplace and room behind the shelves for a hidden safe. Ah, how plans change.
When Bill came home full time to start his business, b2coaching, we decided he needed an office of his own. This room is perfect for his work, and allows him some privacy, or space for in-home visits with clients. The solid cherry pocket doors both work for this space, too. You can see Bill’s desk is a beautiful wooden table that he built to match our cherry wood work. I found the Steampunk light on Etsy and the odds and ends are Bill’s decor, (except for the unattractive AC unit.)
However, he needed shelving. Lots of shelving. We made a 3 hour drive to Ikea last year to find some good shelves. All wood, but user assembled, here they are. We decided that just the one wall would be shelves and the back wall would hold Bill’s whiteboard, as he prefers to write out thoughts and ideas large scale. Below it, I found a curio at HomeGoods for his birthday back in January. We outfitted everything with attractive folder boxes and files and some old lights above the shelving. Eventually, we will replace the ceiling light with a vintage fan, and possibly paint the woodwork a brown-black.