I was thrilled when Mrs. Limestone asked if I would like to share my favorite nook. Immediately, I know what room I wanted to share, my office, specifically, my bookshelf.
My office bookshelf is my favorite area in our house for a few reasons. Number one, it's mine, all mine. In a house with an unorganized (all be it, handsome) husband and two young, messy boys, it feels good to have a space of my own. No need to ask for Ben's opinion, I simply have what I love in the space. Because I'm the only one using this space, things are exactly as I leave them, organized and always in place, which is perfect for my OCD tendencies. Reason number two, a year ago, we finished our basement.
Transforming the empty shell to finished living space doubled our square footage, so it is still quite new. Number three, it's a fun space to decorate (and redecorate) as I need/feel. Shortly after (the next day) the office was finished, our youngest son was born. In a hurry to get things done, I randomly placed items on the shelves.
Most of our books, magazines and office supplies are on the shelves, but I've mixed in decorative items to keep it from looking like a sterile storage space. Finally, when I had caught up a little on my sleep, I organized my books and truly decorated my shelves.
Since then, I've added three modern portraits along with a custom painting of our dog to personalize the space. The decorating options are as endless as the storage space, but if I could change one thing, I would consider painting the backs of the shelves. Probably the same blue-green as the theater room.