Announcement: we’ll be seriously downsizing
when we move into the Dutch colonial.
No more 3 bedrooms + separate sewing/bozoputer room!
Natch, this has me thinking the following:
1. organization + 2. purging
+ lots of both!
Take the dining room. Please.
We never dine here, at our current hacienda . . .
. . . so one would assume that we won’t do so in our next hacienda, either.
Speaking of which,
our Dutch colonials’ spacious + bright dining room
is open to the kitchen:
Here’s my plan:
Instead of it being just a room for dining,
half of it will be our home office!
First, the dining half.
Check out the room’s spacious window bay:
It shall include a small-ish, round table
for puzzles, Scrabble + the occasional meal.
It is imperative that it be charming + attractive, along these lines:
For the home office half,
it’s up to ME to somehow create a tasteful + organized home office.
I have a new, favorite designer (sorry, Sarah Richardson!),
Allison Kandler .
Here she is now:
And here’s the combo family room/home office
in her own Santa Monica, CA home:
2 words, people: awesome built-ins.
* * *
What a dream!
Sadly, our budget would never permit such awesomeness,
so it’s time to do what I do best — punt!
I can totally do this! Here’s how:
I will re-purpose our existing farmhouse table into a cool desk . . .
. . . + place the top, cubby portion of my postal sorter on top of it!
Now it’s time to search for cool yet good-looking storage
to fill those cubbies,
something along the lines of those red boxes
in Alison Kandler’s room:
Please. That alone is worth its own blog post.
Meanwhile, you’re no doubt dying to see the rest of her house.
Go here now: