Thursday, April 19, 2012

Making myself comfortable

In trying to decorate my husband's office, I had an epiphany.  I want every room in the house to look like a living room.  I guess that's where I feel most comfortable.  I said two days ago that a dining room that is totally dedicated to dining feels strange to me - as does a bedroom that is totally dedicated to sleeping and an office that is totally dedicated to working.  I feel like you should be able to hang out in every room.

These are some of the items I have gathered for my husband's office -

If it were my office, I would add some quirky touches like a yellow phone from the 70's -

 and this "sculpture" from Crate and Barrel -

He likes the painting* but questions the use of a lamp in his already well-lit office.  (I didn't even mention the yellow phone.)  I may keep the lamp for my kitchen - because it makes it look more like a living room.  My husband may want his office to look like an office and not a colorful living room.  So, we will probably go with a more subdued color scheme and more traditional accessories like the globe I bought him for his birthday -  

I'll let you know if he let's me add anything quirky.  I may find a spot for the yellow phone in my house.

*In case are wondering, the painting in the vignette above is the one I started at our church's street fair last month. 

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