After this, I’m hoping to focus on my new office. I've never had one before, so this is exciting. I've ordered a bunch of my favorite movie posters to frame for inspiration (yes, there's one of Captain Jack although I restrained myself and did not order the life-size cardboard cutout they had for only $35!). Now I'm trying to figure out the right color to paint the walls, but I have no clue. I can't figure out Feng Shui. The room is on the 2nd floor with windows facing south, but the door is in the northwest corner. Where is my wealth and success section? What color should the walls be? Beige is not an option and blue and brown have been overdone in other rooms. I'm looking at green, purple, even yellow if I like the shade. It's also important that the color match my existing furniture. Right now, I have a tall cherry bookshelf and a short black bookshelf, a tall cherry file cabinet. I’m lacking a desk, but I’m also having trouble finding one that isn’t priced as though it’s carved with ivory and gold. That or it just looks cheap. Finding one that matches the existing furniture isn't much fun either.
Here's the forerunners. What do you all think?
Option 1: $199 (staples.com) No drawer for pens, etc., but it does have that nifty bookshelf built into the side there.
Option 2: $279 (staples.com) Has a drawer and plenty of nooks and crannies, however the keyboard tray seems short and I wonder where my mouse would sit.
Option 3: $199 (staples.com) This one doesn't have a drawer either, but it does have a black desktop, so it would match both my bookshelves.
Option 4 : $429 (officedepot.com) Lots of drawers and cabinets and whatnot, plus I think out of all 4, it matches my existing cherry furniture the best, even the drawer pulls are similar. I'm not sure its $200 nicer than the other ones, though.
What do you guys think? I’m leaning towards number 2. Maybe with a hunter green wall color? Or would that be too dark? Play interior decorator for the day and help me out! I know some of you have taken workshops on creating the ideal workspace and I need some assistance here.
Are you having trouble making decisions lately? Toss any quandries into the blogosphere and see if we can help you decide, too.
SPPS. Angel’s winner from Monday’s Blog with Barbara Vey is MaryKate. Anne is the runner up. Email her at email@example.com to claim your prizes!
To my past winners – Joye (Harry Potter prize) and Robynl (Scotland prize) please email me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you your nifty gifts. Otherwise, we’ll have to schedule a trivia shootout to see who gets your stuff.
And finally, a special birthday shoutout to Maven Linda! Happy Birthday!!