Welcome back, friends! Today we’re exploring my fitness room. This is the second to last space I’ll be sharing in round one of my house tour. I’m never quite sure what to call this room: home gym sounds too formal for what it is. I’ve toyed with calling it my “zen den” because I have a spot for meditation in here as well, and I try to do some yoga too, but that sounds too cutesy, doesn’t it? lol… So I’ll just stick with fitness room for now…
Earlier this year, on my 35th birthday, I wrote a “bucket” list of 40 items (in no particular order) to achieve by the time I turn the big 4-0. A way to push myself to get the most out of the years I have left in my 30s. If you missed it, you can read the list HERE. While I love the home I live in now, one of the things on my list to do in the next five years is to “buy a farm house of sorts.”
Today is four years to the day since I closed on my current home. And while I’m not quite ready to put the sale sign up just yet, I thought it would be fun to make a list of all the things I’d love to have in my next home. I realize it’ll be hard to come by all of these things in a single property that I could actually afford, but why not dream big, right?!
Good morning! When I looked at my editorial calendar for today’s post topic, I wondered exactly what I had originally intended to write about. I mean, I have a pretty good idea I wanted to discuss un-stuffy, un-precious home decor. Lived in, loved in, laughed in. Simple and cozy and you. I didn’t intend for it to be an epic post, and I don’t think it needs to be. But as I’m sitting down to write this post, I’m not sure that’s all I want to write about… I think we need to take a slight detour, to give a little backstory…
We’re coming down the home stretch in my house tour series! Today I’m sharing my home office and studio space!
If you missed any of the previous tours, you can catch up by visiting my outdoor spaces, my entry, kitchen and dining room, my living room and study, all the in-between spaces on the way upstairs, the master bedroom and the bathroom.
Now, on to my home office slash design studio slash crafting space slash outfit planning central. Enjoy!
One month ago I shared the plans for my study redesign, which is just a small portion of my living room that has a desk and bookshelves, and is the passthrough to the sliding doors that go out back. I wanted to make the space more intentional by adding a comfy chair for reading and reworking the bookcases. If you missed that post you can catch up HERE. And today is the day to share the reveal!
Are you on Team Neutral or Team Color? Or are you a mix of the two? Don’t worry, you’re totally allowed to be! And all kinds of colors can be combined to create a cohesive color palette. Holy cow, did you catch all of the alliteration happening right there??
As an “in-the-middleist” (if you missed it, you can read about my made up design style HERE), I bridge both sides of the spectrum, taking relatively neutral base color schemes and injecting some color from time to time. Maybe I lean more toward Team Color, but in moderation and with a tight and mostly toned down scheme.
Last week I wrote A LOT (I’m sorry, I didn’t mean for it to be that epic) about how I keep my finances in order: from how I tackle budgets and spending freezes to savings plans and more. If you missed it (and are interested), pour yourself a big mug of something good, get comfy and check it out HERE.
I really hadn’t planned to do a series on anything finance, but when I did a little rearranging to my blog schedule this week it worked out that my topic for today was going to be about how to achieve a boho look on a budget. Next weekend it just so happens that I have another financey-related post headed your way. So unintentionally a would-be series was born. I’ll try not to go on at length in today’s post, promise!