I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, mounds of books, swaying to records, watercolors, sunset walks with Rusty, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (three with Rusty) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with your cup of tea and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

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A Peek into the Office

I’m not officially done with my office – I just have to paint the doors and the window trim, spruce up Paul’s corner, and then it will be all finished!! :) But I thought I’d show you a peek into the progress I’ve made in the past 2 years – ha! Two whole years and I’m still not done. Unbelievable.

But, I am loving how the office looks now. If you recall, it used to be a weird yellow color with blue stars everywhere? It also had that yucky orange/brown wood trim everywhere – how on earth was that romantic?? It wasn’t, let me tell you. So, with the help of my dearest man friend, I picked a lovely gray color called Silver Drop for the walls and then we picked Ultra Pure White for the trim and doors (both Behr paint).

Here’s a before of one wall of the room (you’ll see the rest in another post :)):

If you remember me asking you all for help a few weeks ago on picking a canvas, then you will not be surprised to see a big ole’ photo of Clayton & Kristi hanging above my table. They add some romance to my little room. :) (Thank you SO much for helping me – you picked a good one :)). Also, no worries – Sean & Hannah have another spot in my little room. :) I’m also trying to talk Paul into letting me paint the bottom of that table a very light pink…we’ll see how the battle goes.

And then I just added small touches of loveliness in the room (new business cards – finally my branding all matches!!):

I’ve dived into the wonderful world of watercolors. My little desk now plays the roll of art table as well as work space. :)

One thing I really wanted to do in my office is bring the wonders of outdoors inside. Even if its fake. :)

Snippets of loveliness…

Vintage cameras, vintage books, and my love. Dreamy.

I hope you enjoyed the sneaky peek! I promise I will be showing you the full room soon!! :) Happy weekend, friends!!

  1. Haley

    June 30th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Looks like a really peaceful, beautiful space!

  2. Nikki

    July 6th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks so much, Haley! :)