Now that we’re settled in our house, I’m feeling like we’re moving past the point of getting to know each other. It has become accustomed to my needs and I’ve figured out what areas work best for living. We had originally planned to put our guest room upstairs in the spare room next to ours, but we thought about it and decided to put it in our addition area where my office had been. That room has its own private full bathroom so we thought it would work well when visitors come to stay for a few days.
The spare room quickly transitioned to be my office. The room gets gorgeous light all day long so it’s perfect for painting and working on the computer. I moved my desk upstairs and began setting things up a few weeks ago. It’s been a bit of a slow go, but it’s coming together!
This eucalyptus is leftover from my styled shoot with Addie. We had piles and piles of it for the day and I took home my fair share! It’s been drying on our porch for the last couple of months and is finally ready to be hung up all throughout the house. And you better believe that is nearly everywhere!
This dresser was a cast off from last year’s markets with Marian. It has some serious structural issues so I use it as storage for linens on the second floor. It fulfills the need perfectly for now and may serve as a full time dresser in the future if I decide to fix it up. Well, if I decide to ask my dad to fix it up. Let’s be honest, I don’t know those things.
I fell in love with this color when I repainted it last summer! I made a custom mix using MMSMP and decided to pair the soft color with these jet black knobs. I wouldn’t usually pick them, but they ended up being the perfect finishing touch to the piece. The color is what served as the inspiration for the room.
These sweet prints were $2.50 each at my local antique store. I snagged some frames on clearance at Target and cut the prints down to size. The colors are gorgeous and I find that having natural elements around the room really helps inspire me while working.
These lamps were a steal! I walked past them several times at a local antique shop worried they may not be functional. I finally approached one of the ladies who tends the counter and asked if she happened to have a spare lightbulb. After rummaging around a drawer, she appeared with a bulb! We tested each lamp and found they both work perfectly. I was overjoyed! The birds are so dear and work well with the natural, organic theme.
My new curtains are perfect for this room! They shade the bright sun, but still allow enough light to flow through creating an airy, light environment. I had other curtains up before that were lined, but I have enjoyed having these up to let a bit more natural light in during the day! These are from ICHCHA and I couldn’t be more pleased with them! ICHCHA means wish and it is the company’s wish to provide their customers with product that is both socially and environmentally conscious. Each piece is block printed by hand using natural dyes. When I first opened my package, I was so surprised by how soft the curtains are! Most curtain fabrics are stiff and don’t really call out to be touched, but these scream out to me each time I walk by and I can’t help but give them a little stroke as a pass. Their softness is appealing to the eye as to the touch.
How lovely is this mirror? I purchased it for a song and absolutely love the small details that it has. I can imagine the lovely life it has already lived on some fancy woman’s dresser. I hope that it finds charming memories in my home as well.
This was part of my attire on my wedding day. I wore my mother’s dress for the ceremony and made a quick change before the reception to this number. I came across the box with both dresses at the bottom of my closet the other day and thought it was such a shame. I never felt prettier than when I was in this piece- why not have it out? All it’s going to do is collect dust in a box. I’m thrilled to have it out on display.
This postcard is actually from a little local attraction in the town I lived in as a child. It’s a tiny little insignificant place that I would never have even thought sold postcards. So imagine my surprise when I found this while flipping through a box of cards in an antique mall here in Pennsylvania! I was thrilled and happily paid the $3.75 for it.
Like I said, it’s all still a work in progress. I’d like to get some more shelves up to display some other piece, but for now, I’m finding the space very inspirational! If you loved the curtains as much as I do, ICHCHA has sent along a discount code for you all! Just enter Rosemary&thyme at checkout.
Until next time!
*Disclosure: ICHCHA was kind enough to send along the curtains for my review. For more on this, visit my disclaimer page.