We're slowly (and we mean slowly) setting up shop in our new home. Granted, we're not living out of boxes but 3 weeks in and there are still make-shift curtains in most of the windows. But with all the how-to and DIY action happening on the Apartment Therapy site this month, we got inspired--it also didn't hurt that we had an extra pocket of time this afternoon to get moving.
The velvet green curtains are from the beau's old office (which had more of an eclectic vibe). This time around, we're attempting to create a cozy, library den. The first (and probably easiest of tasks was hanging curtains. Originally this space was part of the living room (but at some point in the apartment's history) the landlord divided up the large living room to make a second bedroom. Because of this, there are 2 awkward windows (one is super tiny and the other juts up against the corner of the wall). In order to mask this flaw (and to make the ceilings seem even higher) we hung the curtains floor to ceiling and along the length of the entire wall. While there's plenty more to do, we think it's a great first step to creating a welcoming home office.
(Images: Beth Zeigler)