Hey guys, it’s me, that girl katie, I can’t believe it’s the end of February. I am constantly surprised with how fast time is flying by. I wonder if I had more time, would I sit and relax? Probably not! So, I am realizing that busy is great even if I can’t get everything I would like accomplished in a day. I often remind myself to keep moving forward and some days it sure feels faster and greater than others.
I thought I would show you a few rooms I am designing and updating in my house.
1. Husbands Home Office:
The plan here is too build and L shaped desk that will go against the right wall opening up the room. It will also hide all the computer wires and the backside of the monitors, yeah. I had other ideas but this is what we finally compromised on.
I am also going to install an accent wall on the back. I have samples coming for this and I can’t wait for them to arrive.
Hang buffalo art & other artwork
Buy rug(s), office organizational supplies, a small chair and other accessories to complete the space.
2. Basement Media Room
We have lived in our house for 3 ½ years and have never decorated this space. It has become an over flow of items and an extension of the playroom.
Can you see I have marked out possible furniture plan? This really helps me visualize the plan but I know I still need to sketch it out.
I have some great ideas that I can’t wait to share, accent wall, cozy furniture plus more.
3. Kids Playroom
My kids never really use their basement playroom for several reasons. 1.) with the great outdoors in our backyard there is a lot to explore here. 2.) when we are home, the kids want to be where we are, in the kitchen/living area. So, I am turning the playroom into an art studio. I am guessing since I will be there a lot they will too. This might be the new favorite hot spot in the house.
4. Backyard and Deck
With the current snow condition of the yard and deck this will be the biggest transformation. 1st up, snow needs to melt.
We are adding more plants & trees but the main thing we are updating is the deck. We are incorporating more seating & a new table and chairs that will seat 10. Hello summer dinner parties!
We will add a new grill too. Don’t you think this one might be on its last leg? My husband purchased this on “trash and treasure” 5 years ago & it has been a real gem despite its appearance. We have definitely gotten our $20 worth out of this grill. And in some weird way I will be sad to see it leave but I bet he has plans for it somewhere.
I imagine all these rooms will start to come together this summer. Yep, the reality is designing takes time. It’s not like a 30 min decorating show unless you can channel your inner Samantha Stevens aka Bewitched.
So, be sure to check back in to see the process and the final reveal.