Four weeks ago this weekend, just hours after hosting friends over for what would be the last party in our “pre-Harvey” house, flood waters came into Lady Linton and forever changed us. I haven’t had the words to write about what happened. It’s impossible to explain unless you’ve gone through it. My safe place, my pride and joy, my first house will never be the same. We are grateful for our safety and that the water did not come up too high as we were able to salvage some of our possessions.
Each year, we try to chip away at various projects or improvements to our 1950s ranch home. We started off the year with new wood tile, and now we are changing out the windows throughout our home. New windows bring more energy efficiency, better sound proofing, and up our curb appeal game. While we enjoy the privacy of solar screens, I’m a little over air conditioning the neighborhood. Today, I’m sharing some of my black window frame inspiration for the upcoming change.
You know I am loving the tropical leaf trend as of late! My third leafy addition is these tropical leaf curtains in the study. While the focus of our study is maximizing productivity, we do spend a good amount of time in there and these add a soft layer as well as serve a purpose.
You’ll notice a new layout from when I first shared my office. I now get to share my office a bit more and with more sharing comes more function. We added a second monitor, printer, and rotated the desk. I enjoy looking at the shelves instead of the wall now; however, the glare on our monitors from the window can be a bit harsh.
When I ordered our new pillow shams and purchased these for the study. The fun leaf print adds another print to this bright room, and I’m excited to share them with you today. I used my favorite matte brass curtain rod again too. At $42 it doesn’t break the bank but is a sturdy weight with full-length curtains.
With the desk floating, I look over the shelves now as I work. I’ve enjoyed the enhanced view so far!
I’ve been thinking about adding some art to the blank wall, but I haven’t found what I want yet. Working from home doesn’t have to be such a drag. I’m already enjoying this playful print to add some cheer to our study!
Do you have a special place that instantly relaxes you? Hawaii is that place for us. From the minute we land, there is a calmness that sweeps over us. We enjoy long morning walks, relaxing outside, and taking it all in.