This blog post is not wedding photography related but I wanted to share a project that I’ve been working on over the last several weeks that’s near and dear to my heart: I turned my (unused) formal dining room into my permanent office as it appears we won’t be returning to the office anytime soon. I wish I had done this sooner at the beginning of the pandemic! Who knew the pandemic would lasted this long but it has and I really needed a space that I enjoyed working in every day. Over the past year and a half, I had been using our guest bedroom as my office and it was quite depressing given the low light and the fact that I stared at a blank wall all day long. Also, the fact that there was an inviting bed right in the same room didn’t help either as it mostly encouraged me to stay in my PJ’s all day and take calls while laying on the bed.
I needed a change of space and wanted to create an elegant yet useable space that would fuel my creativity and be more inviting. I also wanted a space that would be aligned to feng shui principles to optimize my overall environment (i.e. having real live plants to purify the air, positioning the desk correctly and decluttering). So what did I do? I started out by selling all of the dining room furniture (the dining table, the buffet table and all of the wall decor) and used that money to buy paint and my new furniture. The dining room had an ugly beige color that I repainted into this creamy white with pink tones. Who knew that fresh paint could drastically change the look and feel of a room instantly. I then looked up tons of PinInterest photos for inspiration and settled on a grey/white/pink theme… there’s just something so calming and zen-ish about this color combination that I’m drawn to. I also replaced the lighting with a simple, yet elegant chandelier and changed out the curtains to give it a more light-and-airy feel and placed some of my favorite items on the bookshelf… and here is the results!