Some of you probably already know most of my story, so I'll keep this intro relatively short! In September 2015 my husband and I moved to Marietta, Georgia so that he could attend a local grad school. We have a two bedroom apartment, which is such a blessing to have in the first few years of marriage, especially when one of you (a.k.a. ME) has a business. From the beginning we knew that the second bedroom would turn into an office space first, and a guest room second (when we feel like getting out the air mattress).
From the time we moved in I've spent more hours collecting different pieces of furniture, moving things around, changing the setup, and working in this space than I can count! For the first year of living here the room was basically two desks, one for me and one for my husband, and a couple of shelves. When I went full time with my calligraphy and wedding invitation business in September 2016, I started making some big changes. I got a large metal storage rack to hold my wood signs, printer, art supplies, mason jars, and more, and I also decided a few months in that I was going to get rid of my original mural wall (some of my highest liked posts on Instagram at the time) to replace it with a wall-fringe from Eleventh and Wilder. It is still one of my favorite pieces in the room!
Almost another year went by before I made my last and biggest round of changes to the space, which is what I've taken photos of to document! My desk used to be in the corner with the window to my right, and I finally woke up and realized how silly it was for me to NOT be facing the window. From there everything else experienced a snowball effect... shelves were moved, cabinets were rearranged, new artwork was bought (namely "Fidelity Bound" by Jake Weidmann), and my husband's desk was removed so that I could replace it with a second one identical to my first, which is from Ikea by the way! These two desks take up almost the entire wall by the windows.
The changes resulted in a drastic renewal of the space; at the emotional place I was in during the month of August, I think it was something that needed to happen on a mental level as well. The change continues to stimulate creativity and inspiration, it has encouraged me to add more plants & greenery to the space, and it has made the room feel even more like home. Enjoy the photos I've included below! I'm so happy with how everything turned out.
Wall Fringe: Eleventh & Wilder
"Fidelity Bound": Jake Weidmann
Succulent Wall Hanger: Light & Ladder
Apothecary Chest: Estate Sale Find
Desk Lamp: Anthropologie (no longer sold)
White Desks & Drawer Set: Ikea
Printer: Epson Artisan 1430 *affiliate link*