I loved our formal dining room, but we never used it, and the wasted space was getting to me. I really wanted a room dedicated for an office space and a sitting/reading area, so...the dining room got a little makeover.
Dining Room Before:
Dining Room After:
(and a bookshelf on the wall opposite the blue love seat)
Big change...and I love it! I cleared out the room a few weeks ago, so the room was empty for a while. My friend, Heidi, called one day and said that she was taking a trip to Ikea, and asked if I wanted her to pick anything up. (Such a great friend.)..and perfect timing to get things going.
The desk, desk chair, and rug are from Ikea, the love seat is from my sister in law's house, and everything else we had! I bought the Anthropologie candle for myself for Mother's Day...favorite scent everrrr.
We've really been enjoying this room. I like having a set place to get work done, and it's nice to have a separate room to read and study..and play (the boys use the lines on the rug as their road.)