Ready to see this maximalist glam inspired office? With Covid putting a screeching halt to wedding season, and everyone moving into a home office and doing s ton of nesting, we got to do some designing! Katie, owner of Encourage Coaching moved her office into a guest bedroom and was ready to creative a bold and engaging space to see clients over zoom, during lockdown and then host them in person once life got back to “normal.”
My signature move is definitely wallpaper. Infamously known for wallpapering a rental property with skeletons, I constantly resist the urge to wallpaper every single room in the house. My sister- and brother-in-law just bought their first house and they have the perfect wall for a statement wallpaper. Obviously, you know I wanted in on that, so I decided to share the collection of places I browse for wallpaper that I put together for them. A note: I am a wallpaper purist. I’ve never even used removable wallpaper. One, because this isn’t something I put up myself and, two because wallpaper a dying art I like to support. It doesn’t seem like there are that many people who put wallpaper up anymore, and it looks hard as hell. So, I like to support those who keep this analog art going.
It’s still amazing to me, almost six months after the fact that my home and work space was featured on Apartment Therapy. Every year instead of making a New Year’s resolution I try to make a list of ten goals for myself for the year. Some are semi-attainable like “visit a new country” and some are kind of a stretch like “pay off student loan.” They are work-related, personal, financial, anything goes, as long as it gives me focus for the year ahead. One of the goals that I wasn’t sure was possible last year was to get my apartment published. After living here for a year and spending all of it scouring thrift shops, painting, refurbishing and hanging things I was pretty proud of my 1,000 square feet of urban living.