some office inspiration

Ryan signed for our house on post yesterday!
I managed to convince the hubs to send me a plethora of pictures,
and I have to say that we really lucked out - especially as newlyweds just looking for a place to call home.
The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a huge open-concept kitchen, a backyard,
a 2-car garage and a walk-in closet in the master.

Honestly, for Army housing, we are really, really happy.
Once I'm there next week, I promise I'll some picture of our new house,
but let's be honest, the pictures he sent were...quickly snapped and not the best quality.

I think that the thing I'm most excited about is starting with a completely blank slate.
One of the three bedrooms will be my office at home,
and I can't wait to really put my stamp on it and make it mine.
The only real decision I've made thus far is that there will be one whole chalkboard wall.
Think of it like a life-sized to do calendar. 

Other than that, I've been scouring Pinterest for some inspiration,
and I think I've got a pretty clear idea of what I'm looking for.

images via here, here and here.

Since we won't be in our house for more than a year,
we won't be painting any of the walls,
which gives me a clear idea of how to make this office my own.

I'm leaning towards bright, clean and fresh whites with pops of pastel colors and gold.
For the most part, our house will be pretty neutral,
but I wanted my office to be a really sweet, fun and feminine sanctuary. 
I've decided that I want to buy a unique desk/table and refinish it myself,
then I'll design the room, including the textiles, around the desk because I hope for it to be a great accent.

There is something so amazing about starting with a completely blank slate.
We can't wait!

23 comments

  1. Congratulations on lucking up with the house... can't wait to see pictures and how you make your house a home!

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    1. Thank you! We're SO excited about it :)

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  2. Congratulations; I'm looking forward to seeing your pics soon!!

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    1. Thank you, sweets! We're so excited to make it our own!

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  3. Congratulations on finding a house you love! Some bases can be really hard to get a good house, so I am glad you are excited about where you are going to be living! I'm loving those office pictures too! Simple, white chic...love it :)

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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    1. So true, Chelsea! We got really lucky because of Ryan's rank and because he'll be going to WOCs in June. These are the newer houses, so we definitely had the good Lord looking out for us on this one :)

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  4. Congrats on your new home! It must be so exciting to have a new office to play with! Have fun!

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  5. This is so exciting! I can't wait to see your transformation out there!

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  6. Congrats on the house! A walk-in closet is my ultimate wish list for a home! Look forward to seeing how you decorate it!

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  7. love, love, love that second pic! more or less what i went for in my home office area too!

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  8. Girl after my own heart! Can't wait to have my own office too!!!! Yay so happy you get to start with a clean slate!

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  9. Sounds amazing. Congrats!! So exciting to have rooms to decorate and to have a place to call home :). Also, who doesn't love white with pops of colors!! Xx.

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  10. Ooo I love those pins! And I can't wait to see what desk you get!

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  11. Those are all beautiful. I think we've got verrry similar office taste! I hope our next home will allow me to swoon over images like these. Have you heard of/signed up for Joss and Main? It's one of those fancy furniture online stores, that I at first thought was too posh and expensive, but the deals and selection are INSANE. Literally hundreds of dollars off. It could be worth looking into for the perfect desk! (and decor ;) )

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    1. I'll have to look into it further! I, too, have always been deterred by the price! I can't wait to take the design plunge though!

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  12. Oooh, I like your office ideas! Will you be putting your books in the office? I have a library room/office.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, the books will be going in my office. We briefly thought about putting them in the living room, but I think they'll be better suited in my space :)

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  13. Yes! Whites are so peaceful!!! Excited for y'all! CHEERS!
    xx

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  14. Your new home sounds huge! Congrats!

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  15. Oh my gosh yay!! Congratulations!! That is so exciting! Decorating is fun :)
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  16. I love white in an office..I think it promotes creativity!

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  17. LOVE these looks. I'm a big fan of the simplistic, monochromatic look.

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  18. Awesome! I approve of the inspirations you picked; not that you need it, of course. Haha! Anyway, I love how you're going for a bright, fresh look. A home office should have minimal decor, to keep you from getting distracted. But a few inspirational mood boards wouldn't hurt. Anyway, good luck!

    Doyle Townsend @ Urban Fitout Pty Ltd

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