This room is on the second floor, right across from the guest bedroom that we claimed as the master. This room has given us the ability to sprawl out and essentially turn our entire floor into one master suite. We use this room for everything. We use it to relax but I also use it during days when I work from home and telecommute, hence the tv. We almost passed on the tv and got the biggest iMac. We decided instead that we’d get the most bang for our buck out of a tv. I can just hook it up to an HDMI cable for days where I need an extra screen for data mining and we still get all of the benefits of a tv.
Half of the time, it gets used for work from home and marathons of One Tree Hill. I play it in the background the way people Spotify; something I can listen to but not watch because I’ve seen it so many times. Another pro-tip from a constant work from homer, wear a real clothes. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked to add video to a call, I could pay for the decor in this room. Anyway, this desk is one hubby snagged in our last home that’s followed us here. Mostly it gets used by Remus Lupin who loves having a covering over his head (No one was more thrilled than him when we got a bedskirt in our room since it gave him somewhere to hide). I mostly just work from the couch.
The other half of the time, this is a guest room. The couch is yet another World Market win. You know I live and die by the World Market sword. It’s a fantastic couch and one day, I’ll do a full review of it but it’s a fold out sleeper which helps this room double as an extra guest room on nights where we have multiple groups of guest. It’s super firm and great on the back and even better, it’s super easy to fold out.
Out of all of the rooms in our house, this one is most authentically us. It includes so many pieces of our life and our relationship; the Harry Potter books gifted to us over the years by respective family and friends, the book ends from my father in law who had a chuckle at the two black dogs, the globe that doubled as a guest book at our wedding, the quirky book clock gifted by my best friend when I went to college, the first drawing of me from April Heather over on instagram, a map of our town that we found in a thrift store long before we ever moved here and went back to get years later and the woman who owned the shop remembered us. This room is a sign of a life well lived and well loved.
This room is a small one, but it’s home. I’ve sourced as many things as I can below but honestly so much of the things in here are one of a kind, vintage, gifted or thrifted that I’ve just had to post similars. Thank you for reading!
Shelves: World Market Etagere
Sleeper sofa: World Market Nolee
Geometric Painting: Hubby, Similar from Crate and Barrel
Pug Book ends: Similar
White pots: Ikea
Wicker baskets: TjMaxx, similar
Lamp: Kate Spade from Homegoods, Similar
Custom Fashion print: April Heather Art
Poufs: Target Outdoor Pouf
Rug: World Market, similar
Dog Beds: TjMaxx, similar
Book Clock: Sold-out
Colorblock blanket: sold out
Ampersand Pillow: DIY, Similar
Curtains: TjMaxx, similar
Chair: Thrifted with DIY seat, Similar
Agate Tray: Sold out, Similar
New York Times Square Print: Old Ikea, Similar